Free Ads Campaign

Help Save Dogs from breeding and torture by joining our campaign to protect dogs listed as ‘free’

What you can do

Reply to adverts posted on Gumtree, Trade it and other free advert websites. You can also join the Get Gumtree Animal Free Campaign.

Use this template, copy and paste or edit yourself. Try and be polite as we want the advertisers to come around to our way of thinking, for the safety of their dogs. It may be easier for you to use the Protect a Pup email when replying to adverts as owners may reply seeking more information or help – use We can use our resources to help the dogs in the most vulnerable positions.

Please share on social media, the more of us doing this the more impact we will have and the more animals we will save.

Hi, I am replying to your advert about your dog

Please be aware that dogs listed as free on free ad websites are at a very real risk of becoming breeding machines, tortured, neglected or used as bait animals by dog fighters. Please see this recent news story of a dog who was tortured and killed by a seemingly ‘nice couple’…

This is a quote from a dog fighter
“The hardest thing is to get enough dogs and cats to use as bait during training. One good source is to check the local newspapers for ads that offer a pet dog or cat for free…My wife dresses up neatly and collects them for me. If that source is running dry, …I just hire some local gang kids to fetch me some dogs and cats. They scour the backyards and alleys….”

There is something you can do, you can change your circumstances to enable yourself to follow through on the commitment you made when you first took this dog on. If you really cannot find a way to care for your dog please consider using this website to list your animal as free, they provide home checks to potential homes to ensure your dog/s go to a genuine loving home

You can also contact your local rescue centre.

You can access free neutering and help to feed your dog/s if you are falling on hard times from Protect a Pup

If you have received suspicious emails and telephone calls regarding your dog/s please report it to pup at (please add the @ sign)

Thank you for reading


During our campaign we have become aware of dogs in the most vulnerable positions, those who have been passed from home to home and those who have been abused and left with the most basic of care. Where possible we endevour to help individual dogs into foster and find their loving forever homes.
Read Bobbie’s story
Read Sammy’s story

Our #GumtreeVictims poster

Share the image below and report concerning adverts
Courtesy of Get Gumtree Animal Free