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Regulations for the Inspection of Pet Shops Selling Dogs or Cats [Under Development] [2 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
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Promulgate regulation required by Chapter 1284 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
 
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Set an example for other states to live up to. cara artman  12/3/22  4:51 pm
Pet Store Regulations Anonymous (206485)  12/2/22  7:29 pm
Require Virginia to increase standard of care for pet shops Sofia Frenk  12/2/22  2:36 pm
Pet Stores: Need Stronger regulations and enforcement Patricia Haddock  12/2/22  12:44 pm
Virginia pet shop laws Jeaneen Andretta  12/1/22  6:44 am
Demanding Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Today PETA  11/30/22  10:41 pm
We Demand Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Today Clarise Ng  11/30/22  10:21 pm
Support for stricter legislation for pet shops Tara Casanova Powell  11/30/22  9:47 pm
Virginia Pet Stores Andrew Trinidad  11/30/22  9:29 pm
Proposed regulations on pet shop care of animals Teresa Young, Virginia resident and PETA member  11/30/22  9:16 pm
Need to set higher standards for Pamela Nowell  11/30/22  8:52 pm
Pet Stores in Virginia Pat Petro  11/30/22  8:32 pm
We Need Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores David Newman  11/30/22  4:22 pm
Better Protections for Pet Store animals Rachel Johnson  11/30/22  4:15 pm
Strong laws Dr. Lara Sheehi  11/30/22  3:47 pm
Animal welfare Anonymous (206450)  11/30/22  2:47 pm
Animal welfare regulations for pet stores Maria Kalousi  11/30/22  2:28 pm
Better care of animals and puppy Mills and pet shops Sandra DesFosses  11/30/22  2:26 pm
Pet Store Regulations Town Hall Bonnie Ferguson  11/30/22  2:25 pm
Protect animals Anonymous (206446)  11/30/22  2:14 pm
Strengthening Animal Laws for Pet Stores Anne Stuart Beckett  11/30/22  1:35 pm
Virginians: Demand Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Today Anonymous (206444)  11/30/22  1:35 pm
Puppies and kittens Holly hale  11/30/22  1:27 pm
pet stores memyself&I  11/30/22  1:16 pm
Animal protection. Prevent cruelty Julie Dougherty  11/30/22  1:16 pm
Animal welfare Margaret Reed  11/30/22  1:07 pm
pet store animals Anonymous (206439)  11/30/22  1:06 pm
Increased Pet Store Regulations Tara McCormick  11/28/22  9:36 pm
Requirements for pet stores Elisabeth Custalow  11/28/22  4:22 pm
Regulations for the Inspection of Pet Shops Selling Dogs or Cats [Under Development] [2 VAC 5 ? 105] Eileen M Hanrahan  11/27/22  5:17 pm
Stronger standards for pet stores Rosann N Meagher  11/27/22  11:06 am
Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Today Diana Woodcock  11/25/22  1:59 pm
Pet store regulations Anonymous (206032)  11/23/22  8:39 am
Pet shops/stores ryan master  11/23/22  8:20 am
Increased Pet Store Welfare Standards Regulations Equal to Animal Shelter Minimums Dale West  11/23/22  6:30 am
Regarding pet shops Mindy  11/22/22  7:46 pm
Improve standards of care in Virginia's pet stores M Spencer  11/22/22  5:44 pm
Virginia Pet Stores Denise Payne  11/22/22  2:12 pm
Help Stop This Patty Gentry  11/22/22  10:00 am
Selling Puppies and Kitties Arwa  11/22/22  8:44 am
Standards of Care for Pet Store Joseph Allen  11/22/22  8:39 am
Improve standards of care in Virginia's pet stores Antoinette  11/22/22  8:35 am
Standard of care in pet shops Lynn Chipkin  11/22/22  8:26 am
stronger standards of care in pet shops is needed Christine Lofgren  11/22/22  8:17 am
Stricter Regulations for pet stores David Hawkins  11/21/22  6:43 pm
Pet Store regulations Gail K Gordon  11/21/22  6:27 pm
Standards of Care for Pet Shops Robin Lynch  11/21/22  4:20 pm
Strenghen standards of care for Pet Shops Susanna Walker  11/21/22  12:48 pm
Rights for Animals in Pet Shops Reilly Park  11/21/22  12:08 pm
VDACS unannounced pet store visits Joanne Filion  11/21/22  11:51 am
Proposed Regulations for Pet Stores Elizabeth Kepp  11/21/22  9:49 am
Please strengthen standards of care for pet shops! Violet Slepoy  11/20/22  10:23 pm
Pet store regulations Teresa Dale Perfectly Imperfect Cats  11/20/22  9:00 pm
Standards of care Michelle Newmark  11/20/22  8:20 pm
Strengthen Your Standards GREATLY for Pet Shops Ruth  11/20/22  8:12 pm
Safe secure rules to protect all pets MR  11/20/22  10:07 am
pet stores Elizabeth A Mehok  11/20/22  5:40 am
Rules for pet shops Holly Gibbin  11/19/22  3:08 pm
Strengthen laws regulating animal care in pet shops Mary Randolph  11/19/22  12:56 pm
Support regulations that make animals up for sale safer Amanda C  11/18/22  6:48 pm
Animal welfare requirements for pet shops Andrea Morris  11/18/22  12:30 pm
Supporting VDACS Anonymous (205643)  11/18/22  7:25 am
Pet Sale Regulations Anonymous (205637)  11/17/22  11:30 pm
Pet Shops russell goodwin  11/17/22  10:50 pm
Pet Stores Humane Society of Fairfax County  11/17/22  3:20 pm
Increase Animal Welfare Requirements for Pet Shops Chris Bodley  11/17/22  3:13 pm
Pet Store Standards need Strengthening K. Eigler  11/17/22  1:40 pm
Stricter Standards for care of selling puppies and kittens James Curiel  11/17/22  7:19 am
Standard for pet stores Holly Ashworth  11/16/22  10:13 pm
Pet shop regulations Sita Lamartin  11/16/22  9:21 pm
Ban puppy mills Richa Sonifrank  11/16/22  8:08 pm
More regulation is needed Alex Sonifrank  11/16/22  8:07 pm
Ban dog and cat sales in pet stores! Anonymous (205500)  11/16/22  2:28 pm
Proposed draft regulations for pet stores that sell dogs and cats Christine Llewellyn  11/16/22  1:51 pm
Get Rid of Puppy/Kitten Mills Hilary Propst  11/16/22  1:26 pm
VDACS strengthen standards of care for pets stores Lisbet Chiriboga  11/16/22  11:34 am
concerns - pet stores Nicole McCloskey  11/16/22  10:40 am
standards of care Brian Ashton  11/16/22  10:10 am
Strengthen the standards of care Anonymous (205460)  11/16/22  10:03 am
Pet store Michael Smith  11/16/22  9:53 am
Strengthen standards of care for pet stores Jaimie ashton  11/16/22  9:48 am
Puppies ?? Anonymous (205416)  11/15/22  11:32 pm
VDACS strengthen its proposed standards of care for pet shops Bruce Aiello  11/15/22  11:23 pm
Regulations for Pet Stores Jacqui Carrington  11/15/22  10:07 pm
Proposed pet regulations Michelle Christian  11/15/22  9:29 pm
Improved standards of care for animals for sale in pet shops Janet Mcdonagh  11/15/22  9:12 pm
Pet Store Regulations Diana Brown  11/15/22  8:17 pm
STANDARDS Anonymous (205376)  11/15/22  8:07 pm
pet store cara artman  11/15/22  7:10 pm
Welfare standards for cats and dogs in petf shops. Holly Gibbin  11/15/22  7:02 pm
Pets for sale in stores Anonymous (205338)  11/15/22  5:41 pm
all are important, including the earth & all in it; on it; above it; and, below it. tara wheeler  11/15/22  4:33 pm
Pet store regulations Anonymous (205328)  11/15/22  4:29 pm
Proposed regulations for pet stores Anonymous (205327)  11/15/22  4:23 pm
Regulation of puppy sales Elizabeth Thebaud  11/15/22  4:17 pm
Please strengthen the proposed standard of care for pet shops Robin Eddington  11/15/22  3:27 pm
VDACS proposed legislation to regulate pet stores Roselyne Clair  11/15/22  3:27 pm
Proposed regulations for pet stores in Virginia Tim Enstice  11/15/22  3:19 pm
Standards of care for pet shops Agnieszka Saulle  11/15/22  2:03 pm
Pet Stores Erika Woods  11/15/22  1:24 pm
Please BAN the for-profit sale of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens Alexandria Solomon  11/15/22  1:07 pm
Increase Higher Standards for Pet Shops Anonymous (205305)  11/15/22  1:02 pm
Care for the animals in pet stores Kalina Tsaneva  11/15/22  1:00 pm
VDACS prroposed pet store regulations Maryellen Halvorsen, concerned citizen  11/15/22  12:44 pm
Pet stores MUST be better regulated to protect animal health & safety Anonymous (205302)  11/15/22  12:36 pm
Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Kristin Salsano  11/15/22  12:27 pm
Animal welfare standards for pet shops Dawn Carter  11/15/22  12:01 pm
Pet Store Regulation Bob Tubbs  11/15/22  11:43 am
Please Act now Anonymous (205294)  11/15/22  11:17 am
Pet stores Wanda Marie Britt  11/15/22  11:08 am
Proposed pet store regulations Megan Snyder  11/15/22  10:31 am
Pet shops Adam Richardson  11/15/22  10:22 am
Regarding pet shops in Virginia Ryan Lewis  11/15/22  10:18 am
This Commonwealth needs strong regulations of pet stores Lynn Brenner  11/15/22  10:03 am
Expand Supervision of Pet Stores Melinda LeBlanc See  11/15/22  9:59 am
Demand Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores jeanette Stewart  11/15/22  9:49 am
VDACS Pet Store Standards Anonymous (205283)  11/15/22  9:24 am
Please pass animal protections Olivia Rasquiza  11/15/22  9:10 am
Pets in stores Ann Mahoney  11/15/22  8:59 am
VDACS MUST strengthen its proposed standards of care for pet shops. Karen Kwasny  11/15/22  8:55 am
Puppies and kittens Jenny brown  11/15/22  8:51 am
If we can't abolish for-profit animal sales, can we at least regulate? Laura Fischer  11/15/22  8:29 am
We need higher standards for pet stores Delphine Carnes  11/15/22  7:56 am
Pet store legislation Megan McFatter  11/15/22  7:36 am
VDACS must strengthen its proposed standards of care for pet shops Kelly Schwartz  11/15/22  7:24 am
Pet store regulations and compliance Debbie Soderberg  11/15/22  7:04 am
Higher standards of care for animals in pet stores and stronger penalties for violators Patricia Diolazo  11/15/22  6:57 am
VDACS Pet Store Regultions Breanna Doll  11/15/22  6:34 am
Greater protections for increased and stricter regulations foe dogs and cats in the breeding indust Terry Reeves  11/15/22  6:20 am
Strengthen pet shop standards and regulations Susan Head  11/15/22  5:25 am
For stronger standards of care in pet shops !!!! Edwin Pieterse  11/15/22  5:22 am
Stop this inhumane suffering of these darling animals. Jane  11/15/22  2:36 am
“Pet” stires Karen fostel  11/15/22  12:18 am
Proper Care of all Puppies and Kittens Charlotte Davis  11/14/22  11:38 pm
Pets for sale at pet shops Jaime Turgeon  11/14/22  10:48 pm
Pet stores are a bad idea laurel mancini  11/14/22  10:23 pm
Animal welfare in pet stores Alicia Spence  11/14/22  10:21 pm
regulations for pet stores that sell dogs and cats Connie Haeder  11/14/22  10:05 pm
Re VDACs Proposed pet store regulations Laurie Methven  11/14/22  9:52 pm
Hold pet stores at a higher standard Judith Morgan  11/14/22  9:45 pm
Selling puppies in pet stores Tracy Hand  11/14/22  9:44 pm
NO DOG NOR CATS SHOULD BE SOLD IN PET MALL STORES, SHELTERS ARE FULL, THE PUPS ARE LEFT AT NIGHT. Lew Thomas  11/14/22  9:13 pm
VDACS: Draft Regulations ShouldA PETA investigation found that Strengthen Oversight at Pet Stores Lisa Piascik  11/14/22  9:11 pm
Puppies deserve a higher standard of care! Beverly Jacoby  11/14/22  9:08 pm
Strengthen proposed draft regulations for pet stores that sell dogs and cats Michael Boito  11/14/22  8:59 pm
Wrong in all ways Anonymous (205253)  11/14/22  8:58 pm
Pet store pets Anonymous (205252)  11/14/22  8:47 pm
Pet stores Anastasia  11/14/22  8:32 pm
Proposed regulations for pet stores Laura Stevens  11/14/22  8:30 pm
Pet store protections and regulations for animals Tara Golden  11/14/22  8:29 pm
Virginia sets the bar high for animals shelters. Why can't it do the same for pet stores? Sarah Deffinger  11/14/22  8:25 pm
Pet Stores Mehar Bangash  11/14/22  8:11 pm
Please Consider Higher Levels of Protection Donna Bazan  11/14/22  8:10 pm
Regulation of animals sold in for-profit pet stores Anonymous (205245)  11/14/22  8:04 pm
Better Standards Now! Gerald Bowman  11/14/22  7:57 pm
stop store abuse Nanci Bevilacqua  11/14/22  7:23 pm
This should be easy. Gene cochran  11/14/22  7:19 pm
Please STOP Puppy Mills from Selling In Pet Stores NOW Cynthia Jones Komadina  11/14/22  7:05 pm
Pet Store Violations sophia sue buckstrup  11/14/22  7:03 pm
Puppies and Kittens in Pet Store deserve higher standards of care Wendy Loundermon  11/14/22  7:03 pm
Please Regulate pet shops Celeste Orwat  11/14/22  6:48 pm
Draft Regulations for Pet Stores the Sell Dogs and Cats Nancy Schwall  11/14/22  6:40 pm
Give better care to the animals Catherine Nixon  11/14/22  6:38 pm
Puppys and Kittens in Pet stores Diane Fields  11/14/22  6:37 pm
Pet stores Jennifer Tulo  11/14/22  6:36 pm
Pet stores Anonymous (205233)  11/14/22  6:36 pm
Please Strengthen the Standard of Care for VA Pet Shops Brandon Bryn  11/14/22  6:29 pm
Pet shops foster animals' misery! Richard Otto  11/14/22  6:28 pm
Excellent reasons not to sell animals in pet stores Shaheen Alikhan  11/14/22  6:23 pm
Pet store regulations Kara Williams  11/14/22  6:23 pm
Conduct of Pet Stores K. Bergdoll  11/14/22  6:04 pm
Pet Stores are Supplied by Puppy Mills Dawn Keefe  11/14/22  6:02 pm
Puppies and kittens in Virginia’s pet stores Carrington Petras, M.A.  11/14/22  5:58 pm
Puppy mills and pet shops Helen Carpenter  11/14/22  5:56 pm
Pet Store Abuse of Animals Stacey Parker  11/14/22  5:54 pm
No Dogs in Pet Stores Melanie Marsh  11/14/22  5:44 pm
Pets Jessica Marie Freeman  11/14/22  5:42 pm
Please Enact Better Standards of Care in Pet Stores & Tougher Penalties for Violators Patti Covington  11/14/22  5:42 pm
Standard of Care for Pets in Virginia Pet Stores and Shelters T Denby  11/14/22  5:38 pm
Standard of Care for Pets in Virginia Pet Stores and Shelters Ginger Thompson  11/14/22  5:37 pm
INNOCENT ANIMALS ARE DYING ADRIENNE ROUSSELL  11/14/22  5:36 pm
Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Tracey Aquino  11/14/22  5:36 pm
Do More for Animals in Pet Shops Reagan Sims  11/14/22  5:25 pm
Animal Care Anonymous (205213)  11/14/22  5:22 pm
Pet stores and puppy mills Lee  11/14/22  5:18 pm
VDACS must strengthen its proposed standards of care for pet shops William Kenealy  11/14/22  5:17 pm
Standard Regulations for Pet Stores Vickie Barnett  11/14/22  5:14 pm
PET STORES/BREEDER REGULATIONS: TIGHTER LAWS Anonymous (205209)  11/14/22  5:11 pm
Meaningful Protection for Puppies and Kittens--and All Animals--Sold in Pet Stores Patricia Vaticano  11/14/22  5:06 pm
Regulations for pet stores that sell dogs and cats Kathy M Ferebee  11/14/22  5:06 pm
Animal Welfare Judy Critzer  11/14/22  5:02 pm
Puppy and Cat Mills Anonymous (205205)  11/14/22  5:01 pm
Animal care standards Lisa Kidd Goodman  11/14/22  4:53 pm
Regulation re selling of animals from pet store in VA Animal welfare league of the northern neck  11/14/22  4:53 pm
Pet Store Animals - End the practice Lisa DiGiulio  11/14/22  4:51 pm
Pet Store Animals - End the practice Lisa DiGiuliko  11/14/22  4:50 pm
Puppies and kittens at pet stores Priscilla R. Good  11/14/22  4:49 pm
Pets Anonymous (205199)  11/14/22  4:48 pm
proposed standards of care for pet shops Stephen Hatcher  11/14/22  4:46 pm
Pet Store regulations - VA Dept of Argiculture and Consumer Services Melissa Ford  11/14/22  4:45 pm
Regulations for Pet Stores Sylvia Newman  11/14/22  4:44 pm
Higher Standards of Care for Pet Store animals Marie Hyder  11/14/22  4:44 pm
Please help homeless animals Ashley Sherman  11/14/22  4:42 pm
Puppy mills shirley walters  11/14/22  4:41 pm
More regulations on pet shops for animal welfare S. Yoon  11/14/22  4:41 pm
Strong Standards of Care Needed for Virginia Pet Shops Carol A. Hall  11/14/22  4:35 pm
Welfare of Puppies & Kittens in re Pet Shops Laura Stevens  11/14/22  4:34 pm
Mahatma Gandhi, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its anima Sue Lloyd  11/14/22  4:33 pm
Animal Welfare Archna Oberoi  11/14/22  4:32 pm
Pet stores in VA should be held to the same standards as our animal shelters Lori Painter  11/14/22  4:00 pm
Strengthen Proposed Standards of Care for Pet Shops T. Stevens  11/14/22  1:57 pm
Pet shop standards Priscilla Hawkins  11/14/22  1:04 pm
Pet shops Stacy Moran  11/14/22  11:38 am
Care of animals Adrienne Dameron  11/14/22  10:07 am
Support a ban on puppy mills and the sale of their products in VA Thomas Piazza  11/14/22  9:25 am
Virginia Puppy Mills Theresia Briggs  11/14/22  7:07 am
Pet Shop regulations Nancy Mobley  11/13/22  10:12 pm
Pet Shop Standards of Care Sarah Sanders  11/13/22  8:38 pm
Pet Stores and Regulations in Virginia Pamela Miller  11/13/22  8:36 pm
Pet Stores And Regulations Jodi Dean  11/13/22  8:29 pm
Puppy Mills/Pet stores Linda Berry  11/13/22  6:08 pm
Stronger Regulations For Virginia’s Pet Stores Virginia PawsitiVAty Initiative  11/13/22  5:49 pm
ENFORCE & STRENGTHEN PET SHOP REGULATIONS Ruthann McDermott  11/13/22  3:47 pm
Strengthen Pet Shop Standards Kathleen S Fitzgerald  11/13/22  3:39 pm
Pet stores Denise Payne  11/13/22  3:14 pm
Problematic pet shops in Virginia demonstrate a need for better standards and penalties Sonja Musser  11/13/22  1:16 pm
Pet Shop Regulations - Suggested Improvements Patrick Harkins  11/11/22  10:34 am
Pet shop regulations Joanne Filion  11/1/22  9:31 pm
Pet Store Regulations - Dogs and Cats Kathleen Stewart  10/26/22  11:40 am
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