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  4:45 pm
Commenter: Melissa Ford

Pet Store regulations - VA Dept of Argiculture and Consumer Services

For-profit businesses like pet stores should be held to at least the same standards as municipal and nonprofit animal shelters in Virginia to ensure the health and safety of animals.

Proposed regulations should be amended to require stronger standards of care and meaningful penalties for animal welfare violations for pet stores. 

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