Tennessee House Bill 2303, introduced on January 21, 2016 would enact the “Commercial Dog Breeders Registration Act” that would make the following consumer protection violations:

  1. selling of dogs by unlicensed breeders;
  2. misrepresenting the condition of a dog for sale; or
  3. altering or falsifying a dog’s health certificate.

A companion bill was concurrently introduced into

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

On Monday, February 8, 2016, the New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee will consider Senate Bill 63.  The bill repeals consumer protection laws for pet purchasers, prohibits the sale of dogs unless the transactions are conducted face-to-face, and requires pet shops

According to the Courier-Post, Camden County, New Jersey, appears to be on the brink of adopting a resolution to ban pet store sales of purebred and specially bred dogs and cats bred, raised and sold by Class A licensed breeders or those exempt from licensure by USDA (Hobby Breeders).  Pet stores would only be

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PORTLAND, Ore., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The number of dogs entering US shelters has reached an all-time low, and the number of purebred dogs found in shelters has dropped to about 5%, according to a study just released by the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), an advocacy

If township ordinances base their kennel license requirements on the New Jersey State definition of kennel, without exception, hobby dog breeders should obtain a kennel license, even if they breed only once or twice a year.  Preferably, town ordinances exempt from licensure those owners who breed their dogs infrequently, often setting a specific limit of