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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11/13/22  6:08 pm
Commenter: Linda Berry

Puppy Mills/Pet stores

I believe all puppy mills should be shut down and breeders be registered with the state and strict regulations applied, with frequent, unannounced inspections.  There needs to be controlled sale of pets, again with frequent, unannounced inspections and on-site veterinary care in the case of pet shops.  Female breeders should have a limited number of litters and have veterinary care and supervised living conditions (for all the pets).  And people should continue to be encouraged to adopt shelter pets.

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