Oodle Marketplace includes listings for pets such as dogs, cats, birds, horses, livestock, reptiles, rabbits and other small, furry animals. Each pet listing contains a photo, description, breed if applicable, price, sex of the pet and the date of the posting.
Viewers can also find links to similar listings and view the listing in its original place and format on the web. Site visitors can search for pets by sex, breed, category or key words.
Oodle also provides safety tips when purchasing a pet and a place for users to report a suspicious listing. The Oodle safety center uses fraud detection technology which removes many scam listings on a daily basis. It includes a section on commonly used pet scams that outlines red flags for consumers such as sellers who refuse to let you meet the pet offered for sale or sellers who ask for shipping costs when an animal was initially listed as free.
Oodle Marketplace is based in San Mateo, California. Founded in 2005, it is one of the web’s largest sources of classified ads. Listings are comprised of postings from websites such as EBay and MySpace, as well as from newspapers. Oodles aggregates listings from local as well as national sources that cover over 1,000 regions in the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada.