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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12/20/22  3:47 am
Commenter: Jane Doe

Pet store

As an employee working at a pet store, WE DO follow regulations, have a vet on staff, have USDA records available. We also have the State inspections as well as AKC inspections. We actually go over the top. Contrary to the misleading information you are giving people is horrible. You guys have the highest euthanasia rate as well as being known to kill dogs and throw them in dumpsters. Do you realize that these so called “puppy mill” inspections a majority are years outdated? Do you know these breeders have clean records for years in order for a store to sell them in Virginia? People, do your research and look at how old some of these stories. People have a right to choose where they get a puppy. Not everybody wants a pit bull or a dog”dropped” off at a shelter not knowing why it was surrendered. The not to mention shelters in cities getting violations for worse than pet stores. How about the outbreaks of parvo of said shelters where dogs in double digits have to be euthanized for parvo.  You guys should be ashamed of yourself. Again, people do your research and don’t let this fear  mongering hateful group, telling only what they want you to hear and not the full story.

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