Who we are

Adoptable is a website managed by volunteers which aims only to provide a place where domestic pets can be advertised for adoption, whether that is by private individuals, voluntary groups or pet welfare charities. The adoptable volunteers manage the website only and have no input or involvement in any of the adverts placed or organisations listed on the site. Our website address is: https://adoptable.co.uk/adopt/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

For visitors browsing the website, a temporary cookie is added to your browser to determine if you are logged in or out, to allow management of the menu system and to allow search activities to operate. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Registered advertisers

If you wish to place an adoption advert you are required to register as a user, which allows us to block spam posters. The data you provide when registering is retained for as long as you remain a registered user. If you delete your registration, your details are deleted at that time. During registration your email address and IP will be checked against worldwide spam databases to ensure you are not a known spam creator.


If you upload images to the website to be used in an adoption or organisation listing post, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms on this website exist to allow potential adopters to contact advertisers or agencies who have posted adoption adverts. These details are included in the conact email sent to the recipient and are not controlled by us. Contact form data is not retained on this website.


This website requires the use of (temporary) cookies to ensure correct operation. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an adoption advert, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor messages are checked (IP and email address) through an automated spam detection service.