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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12/12/22  5:02 pm
Commenter: Carolyn Peake

Stronger Regulations needed for pet stores selling canines and felines

At a minimum, pet stores should be held to the same standards as shelters and private rescue groups that have facilities. To do anything less is ridiculous. If the standards are necessary, then they are necessary for all. 

Further, pet stores should be required to provide basic vet care both preventative and for illnesses and injuries for canines and felines in their care. 

CommentID: 206570