Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old when sold/adopted, and the date of birth (DOB) must be included in the ad.
All dogs, puppies, cats and kittens must include a minimum price of R100; free to home listings will not be permitted.
Dogs and cats put up for adoption/sale on Gumtree must be vaccinated AND vet checked. Please note, both vet checked and vaccinated must be stated in the ad.
All pet ads must state the exact breed/crossbreed/species of animal advertised. With crossbreeds, please include as much information as possible.
Litters must be advertised separately. One ad may not advertise multiple litters.
Docked tail and cropped ear pets are not allowed on Gumtree, this is a prohibited practice and Gumtree does not accept ads of this nature.
Ads for pregnant animals (with the exception of livestock).
The pets section is NOT intended to facilitate uncontrolled breeding, irresponsible commercial pet trading, trade of dogs or any other animal for the purpose of fighting or stud services. .For this reason, dog breeders are permitted to post a maximum of three breeds only on Gumtree (including mixed breeds). Posting more than three, even if only three are advertised on the site at one time, is not permitted.Any ads suspected of this kind of activity will be removed.
Ads that make reference to "racing dogs", "game dogs" or "game bloodlines".
Ads looking for or offering security/watch, fighting or hunting dogs.
The following breeds of dog cannot be advertised on Gumtree:
- American Bullies
- American Pit Bull Terriers
- American Staffordshire Terriers
- Black & Ysterberg Mastiffs
- Boerboels / South African Mastiffs
- Bull Terriers
- Cane Corsos/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino (Argentinian fighting dogs)
- Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian fighting dogs)
- Japanese Tosas
- MiPerro de Presa Canario
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Red/blue nose Carver
- Staffordshire Terriers or "Staffies"
- Cross-breed dogs including any of the above breeds
The following breeds of cat cannot be advertised on Gumtree:
- Russian Blue cats