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Find a Pet Terms and Conditions.

We are happy to offer Find a Pet SA to legitimate animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, and animal rescue organizations as a free service. You are all heroes for homeless companion animals, but we do require that you abide by the following terms and conditions for use our service.

  1. By having pet listings on our site, we are promoting your pets and organization in many ways. We request that in return, if possible, you place a link to Find a Pet on your own website. This helps search engines direct people to our site so they can find a pet to adopt near them.
  2. We do require your NPO Registration Number and Paperwork (as issued through the Department of Social Welfare) to list pets with us. All shelters must be a legitimate rescue organisation and not engaging in activities counter-productive to the cause of animal rescue such as breeding pets, encouraging the public to breed pets, or selling pets for profit. You must be in possession of any local or provincial-required paperwork necessary for your operations. You must not have any pending or confirmed animal control or criminal citations or violations. All organization to abide by the following acts: Animal Protection Act, 1962 (Act 71 if 1962), Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act 24 of 1935) and the Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (Act No. 169 of 1993).
  3. While we admire and applaud all organisations that help animals, our mission is to help companion animals waiting to be adopted. To that end, only animal shelters and rescues whose primary purpose is to adopt out pets may be listed on Find a Pet.
  4. Please keep your pet listings on our site current and remove listings of pets that are no longer for adoption.
  5. Please respond to all pet enquiries made by the public within a reasonable time period. We kindly ask you to treat members of the public, especially those who find you through Find a Pet SA, in a courteous fashion. Rudeness hurts the cause of pet adoption. So we cannot stress this request enough. If you get more inquiries than you can respond to, or if you can’t respond to certain inquiries at all (out of country, for example), please have your voice mail or e-mail automatically give the public this information so they do not expect to hear back from you.
  6. Find a Pet is a family-friendly site. All pet postings and shelter information viewable by the public must be suitable for people of all ages. No profanity or anything else unsuitable for children is allowed. We want to make sure that pet adoption is perceived as a fun, positive thing for everybody.
  7. Only pets that are (or will soon be) available for adoption may be posted on Please do not post missing or deceased pets.
  8. Please be honest in your pet postings about breeds, ages, and all other information, and, when dealing with adopters, please disclose any known health or behavior issues.
  9. does not allow users to require an application fee of adopters who find them via We do not allow users to charge a referral fee.
  10. If you maintain multiple shelter accounts/locations on, please do not post the same pets within 400 km of each other.
  11. From time to time, we need to email our shelter and rescue partners to notify you about changes to the site, important new features, and other relevant information. By signing up to post pets for adoption on our site, you agree to receive these emails from us. Please note that we will never sell or rent your information to “spammers” or other third parties.
  12. Grounds for removal of your shelter or rescue from the site include defrauding a potential adopter financially or otherwise, making dishonest claims, conviction of animal cruelty, neglect, or related crimes, and violating the terms of any adoption contract you provide an adopter. We reserve the right to remove accounts for other serious reasons at our sole discretion, including a lack of following through on any of the above-listed terms of use.

By signing up to post pets for adoption on you are agreeing that staff, donors, funders, board members or sponsors are not responsible for any issues that may arise out of contact you have with anyone as a result of your organisation or your pets being listed on our site.

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