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Scams and Safety




We always ask PetsForHomes users to follow these tips to stay safe:

  • Always meet in person
  • Check all documents before you commit
  • Ask if they are a registered breeder
  • Be loyal & patient with your new companion


If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud

If you have been a victim of fraud you should immediately go to your local authority, file a report with the Police, and keep the reference number for your records. PetsForHomes will happily do our best to provide them with any additional information if necessary. 

You should also take a screenshot of the ad for your records, and send us an email atPetsForHomes safety. Please include in this email any information that you have regarding the ad and the user in suspect, so that we can take internal action in ensuring the safety of PetsForHomes users.


Prior to contacting the Police

Before you file a report to the police, we suggest that you try and resolve the issue directly with the seller. In some instances, it may be the case of miscommunication or slow response on their behalf. 


How to file a Police report 

You can visit your local police station in person, or telephone them through their non emergency contact number. The police will need the name and contact details of yourself and the other person, as well as any additional information, i.e. nature and date of the offence, as well as details of any exchanges made. 


If you do file a Police report

Please get the relevant Police authorities to get in contact with us atPetsForHomes safety. Once you have filed a report, PetsForHomes will do our best to provide them with any relevant information to assist in their investigation. 


Related Resources:

What are PetsForHomes’ Terms and Conditions?

What are PetsForHomes’ Registration Terms?

What are PetsForHomes’ Advertising Terms?

What is PetsForHomes’ Privacy Policy?

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