This page contains information specific to dogs kept as pets including travel, behavior, care, health, first aid and dog bite resources.
USDA Animal Care has posted guidance for animal breeders, brokers and importers regarding the Retail Pet Store Rule and the Importation of Live Dogs Rule.Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 09:07USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
The document provides information to purveyors of USDA-regulated animals as to whether USDA requires those individuals to be licensed under the Animal Welfare Act or if they are exempt from licensing. It contains questions and answers that we hope will serve as a helpful reference. Covered topics include: USDA compliance inspections; applying for a USDA license; exempt sales; shipping dogs; and importing dogs for resale or adoption.