Buying a cat or dog guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you help combat the illegal trade in pet animals. If you plan to buy a cat or dog:

Government advice about buying a cat or dog.

Buying a puppy or a kitten

If you plan to buy a puppy or kitten:

Raising concerns

Contact  the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133 or use their online reporting form if you are concerned:

  • about the health or welfare of dogs and cats advertised for sale
  • you may have bought an illegally imported pet