Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for the Inspection of Pet Shops Selling Dogs or Cats [2 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgate regulation required by Chapter 1284 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 12/23/2022
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11/14/22  1:04 pm
Commenter: Priscilla Hawkins

Pet shop standards

While I appreciate regulating that have been passed to protect pet shop animals  I urge you to adopt more substantive consequences for failing to comply with standards of care. Shops that have permits revoked shouldn’t be permitted to immediately reapply.  Any shops that commit acts of cruelty should be immediately closed and not allowed to reopen. Shops should be held to the same standards as animal shelters to include frequent inspections.

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