WITH THE NEW FEDERAL LAWS COMING INTO AFFECT VERY SHORTLY I JUST WANTED TO ASSURE ALL MY INTERNET, AND LOCAL PUPPY BUYERS THAT I AM DOUBLY COMPLIANT WITH ALL LAWS.
NOT ONLY ARE MY DOGS ALL RAISED BY ME, AT MY FARM, BUT, I AM
YEARLY LICENSED AND INSPECTED BY HERNANDO CO, FL.
YOU MAY FEEL FREE TO CHECK THE COURTHOUSE FOR MY LICENSE #K13-000039
THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE FACT THAT EVERY PUPPY BUYER IS FREE TO COME AND SEE THEIR PUPPY, IN PERSON, IN MY LIVING ROOM AND TO ALSO MEET THE PARENTS AND SOMETIMES EVEN THE GRANDPARENTS.
Does APHIS’ New Retail Pet Rule Impact Me?
On September 10, 2013, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it was revising the definition of retail pet store under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to ensure breeders and Internet-based businesses selling pet animals sight unseen to buyers provide their animals with humane care and treatment and are licensed and inspected by APHIS.
If you sell dogs, cats, or exotic pocket pets that are born and raised on your premises where buyers can physically observe the animals before or during purchase, you do NOT need a USDA license.
(Breeder note: any person wanting to come to my house to see their puppy in person is more than welcome to do so, with an appt and with health restrictions in place in order to protect my babies.)
Also, if you sell birds, rats, mice, amphibians, and reptiles, you do NOT need a USDA license.
If you do not sell your animals in face-to-face transactions, you may fall under this new regulation and need a USDA license. Please use the following checklist to help make that determination.