The Preloved Pet Pledge
When Preloved first began accepting adverts for animals in 1997, the normal way of advertising a pet was in local papers, newsagents' windows, or notices pinned to lamp posts. We were one of the first online sites to introduce a minimum age for rehoming animals, control the sale of illegal breeds and ensure dogs are not illegally docked.
Today, we continue to tighten these checks still further to ensure all animals can be bought or rehomed safely. For example, we maintain a complete record of every buyers and sellers activity. We require members to register as a Business in order to list 3 or more litters in a 12 month period, providing a breeding licence from the local council where required by law and we will stop them advertising when we receive complaints regarding the health of animals they have sold. We are also able to trace any sellers who attempt to open multiple accounts with different identities and stop them from doing so.
With all of this in place, Preloved offers a much more controlled environment than that which existed before.
We also think it's important to have the right information to make a properly informed decision about which pets and breeds are best suited to individual lifestyles. We fully recognise that pet ownership is a huge commitment - from the moment they're first brought home and for years to come - so that's why we're continually adding more advice, guidance and tips to our pet pages.
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