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jurisdictions in North America have passed bans or strong restrictions on retail sales of puppies, kittens and sometimes rabbits, ferrets, pot-bellied pigs and other animals.

108 ordinances in 2016

ordinances in 2017

Bans Restrictions
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BansMap of Bans

Throughout North America, jurisdictions [US: , Canada: ] have passed a ban on the sales of puppies, kittens and sometimes rabbits, ferrets, pigs and other animals in retail stores unless procured from accredited shelters or rescues, also known as "adopt-only" ordinances.

PMFUS counts all New Jersey counties which include bans in their resolutions of support, though they lack authority over businesses locally. Without the , the ban count is .

assignment Resolution 2015-550, Mercer County, New Jersey Minutes, page 71 ⇾
Restrictions on the Sale of Animals
1A. A pet shop may only offer for sale those dogs and cats that the pet shop has obtained from or displays in cooperation with:
a). An animal care facility; or
b). An animal rescue organization
"[The ordinance] discourages and, in fact, prevents the sale of animals brought to our community under the most horrific circumstances that no community should ever condone."

—Jeff Nash, Camden County, New Jersey, Board Member, 9/2015. ondemand_videoVideo…. ⇾


Prohibitions of Bans

We include the 2 Arizona and the 2 Ohio jurisdictions because our count is of bans that have passed.


Phoenix ban passed 12/2013;
Tempe ban passed 02/2016;

... Before the state legislature prohibited puppy store bans.

Likewise Ohio:

Toledo, 12/2013;
Grove City, 03/2016.

Quicklink: Details and jurisdiction information. ↓

Strong RestrictionsStrong Restrictions.

Strong restrictions include ordinances that require pet stores to post breeder information on the cages of pets for sale and do not allow pets from mills that have had a USDA inspection violation in the past 2-5 years, variously. These are next to impossible to enforce, allow for business as usual and are dependent on consumers and watch dog organizations to report violations.

On the upside, when strong restrictions are proven to be repeatedly violated, it leaves a governing council or legislature no choice but to implement a total ban.

If the jurisdictions with strong restrictions [US: , Canada: ] that are causing puppy stores to close or change to humane are included, the number of international jurisdictions with pet sales bans or strong restrictions is .

Bans With Stores Active Puppy StoresActive Puppy Stores

Jurisdictions cite the reasons for the ordinance as humanitarian in nature since animals in puppy and kitten stores are virtually all sourced from large scale breeding operations, a.k.a. "puppy mills." Also frequently cited are issues of fraud as animals sold as pure-bred are sometimes not and animals born from sickly animals in pet mills can cost consumers in veterinarian and training bills. As costs rise, animals are sometimes turned over to local, tax payer-funded shelters or sold online.

By our count, at least bans have passed injursidictions that had at least one operating store in them, the majority of which are effective immediately. Some have limited grandfathering, usually 6 months. Noted on our map with a red puppy head icon.

Rabbit Sales BansRabbit Sales Bans

jurisdictions name rabbits in their bans of retail sales. Rabbits are often sourced from the same kind of reprehensible conditions as puppy and kitten mills, where profits are of greater concern than the animals' well-being. This is why the term pet mills has come about.

Other Animal Sales BansPot-Bellied Pig BansFerret Sales Bans

jurisdictions name other animals in their retail sales bans including ferret sales bans, long-lived birds, large reptiles and pot-belled pig bans.

Activists and elected officials argue that most animals found in stores are produced by the same pet mill animal suffering paradigm as puppy mills.

LawsuitsFailed Lawsuits

Against Jurisdictions
To date, 11:11 (10 federal and 1 local) court lawsuits against jurisdictions have failed (including 2 appeals and 2 withdrawals) andall bans have been upheld.The lawsuits were brought by store owners and large-scale breeder support organizations. Details….

Against Puppy Stores

known lawsuits are currently being brought against puppy stores and national chains selling puppies, kittens and other animals sourced from pet mills. Details….

Against Activists

At least 1 lawsuit brought by store owners against activists has failed, not including the judge's dismissal of charges in San Diego brought by multiple stores-owner David Salinas against activists, non-profits and individual city council members. See Chicago pet store owners' defamation lawsuit tossed vs puppy mill activist; judge says 'no malice'

11/16/16: Petland sues Sarasota Co. over controversial 'puppy mill' ordiance.

1/23/17: "The injunction was denied by the court therefore after this Friday (the 27th of January) Petland Sarasota MUST obey the new law and STOP all sales of cats and dogs." —FB post.

Ban ProhibitionsState Prohibitions

state laws prohibit local bans.

In May 2016, the Arizona legislature enacted a law prohibiting local communities from ending animal suffering by passing retail store restriction and ban ordinances, nullifying the 2 local bans that had been passed in Phoenix (12/13) and Tempe (02/16).

In December 2016, Ohio followed suit, nullifying two local bans in Toledo (12/13) and Grove City (03/16).

The Arizona law also created a statewide strong restriction on all stores.

We list bans that were passed, sowe have not changed the number of bansand include the bans passed in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.

Resolutions of SupportSupport

cities, counties and state departments have issued statements and resolutions of support toencourage other jurisdictionsto pass bans. Details ….

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Worldwide, jurisdictions have passed retail pet sale bans or strong restrictions

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  • CitiesStrong restrictions.
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UNITED STATES
Cities, Counties and States:
  • Full bans passed, ( cities and counties)City BanCounty Bans
CANADA
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  • Full bans passed, ( cities) City Ban

location_city JURISDICTIONS
states/provinces have passed local bansCity Banor strong restrictionsStrong restrictions.

US states passed local bansCity Ban
5 also passed strong restrictionsStrong restrictions.

States and Provinces
  1. Arizona []State Prohibitionsjurisdictions +
    Bans nullified by state law.
    1. Phoenix12/13
    2. Tempe02/16
    We count both these cities for passing bans.
    More info  Summaries ↑.
  2. California []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. South Lake Tahoe04/09
    2. West Hollywood02/10
    3. Hermosa Beach03/10
    4. Turlock05/10
    5. Glendale08/11
    6. Irvine10/11
    7. Dana Point01/12
    8. Chula Vista03/12
    9. Laguna Beach05/12
    10. Aliso Viejo05/12
    11. Huntington Beach06/12
    12. Los Angeles10/12
    13. Burbank02/13
    14. Rancho Mirage02/13
    15. San Diego07/13
    16. Ventura County12/13
    17. Chino Hills10/14
    18. Oceanside01/15
    19. Long Beach03/15
    20. Garden Grove04/15
    21. Encinitas06/15
    22. Beverly Hills07/15
    23. Vista09/15
    24. Palm Springs09/15
    25. San Marcos01/16
    26. Cathedral City01/16
    27. Truckee02/16
    28. La Quinta03/16
    29. Indio04/16
    30. Carlsbad05/16
    31. Colton06/16
    32. Solana Beach06/16
    33. San Francisco02/16
    34. close x
  3. Colorado []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Fountain05/11
  4. Florida []City BanStrong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Lake Worth02/11
    2. North Bay Village05/11
    3. Flagler Beach11/11
    4. Coral Gables11/11
    5. Opa-Locka11/11
    6. Hallandale Beach04/12
    7. Sunrise04/13Allows "hobby breeders"
    8. Margate10/13
    9. Pinecrest10/13
    10. Palmetto Bay12/13
    11. Coconut Creek01/14
    12. Wellington01/14
    13. Surfside02/14
    14. Aventura03/14
    15. Wilton Manors03/14
    16. Greenacres04/14
    17. North Lauderdale04/14
    18. Bay Harbor Islands04/14
    19. Pompano Beach05/14
    20. Bal Harbour Village05/14
    21. Sunny Isles Beach05/14
    22. Miami Beach05/14
    23. North Miami Beach05/14
    24. Dania Beach06/14
    25. Palm Beach Gardens07/14
    26. Juno Beach08/14
    27. Cutler Bay08/14
    28. North Palm Beach08/14
    29. Hypoluxo09/14
    30. Jupiter10/14
    31. Homestead10/14
    32. Tamarac12/14
    33. Palm Beach01/15
    34. North Miami04/15
    35. Lauderhill04/15
    36. Fernandina Beach07/15
    37. Jacksonville Beach08/15
    38. Deerfield Beach11/15
    39. West Melbourne11/15
    40. Casselberry11/15
    41. Neptune Beach01/16
    42. Sarasota County01/16
    43. Delray Beach03/16
    44. South Miami01/16
    45. Hollywood06/16
    46. Saint Petersburg07/16
    47. Key West08/16
    48. Miramar08/16
    49. Palm Beach County09/16 ⇽Affects 39 cities. 8 stores grandfathered under strong restrictions
    50. Safety Harbor11/16
    51. Holmes Beach03/17
    52. close x
  5. Geogia []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Canton03/17
  6. Illinois []City BanStrong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Waukegan06/12
    2. Chicago03/14
    3. Cook County05/15
    4. Warrenville01/16
  7. Maine []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Portland09/16
  8. Maryland []City BanStrong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Montgomery County02/15
  9. Massachusetts []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Boston03/16
  10. Michigan []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Memphis06/15
    2. Eastpointe09/15
    3. Fraser12/15
  11. Minnesota []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Roseville03/17
  12. Nevada []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. North Las Vegas11/16
    2. Las Vegas01/16
    3. Mesquite05/16
    Puppy Mill
  13. New Jersey []City BanStrong Restrictionsjurisdictions +
    1. Point Pleasant05/12
    2. Brick02/16
    3. Manasquan09/12
    4. Point Pleasant Beach10/12
    5. Hoboken08/13
    6. Oceanport08/13
    7. North Brunswick10/13
    8. Randolph09/14
    9. Camden County09/15
    10. Audubon10/15
    11. Voorhees Township10/15
    12. Brooklawn10/15
    13. Cherry Hill10/15
    14. Waterford10/15
    15. Merchantville11/15
    16. Laurel Springs12/15
    17. Oaklyn12/15
    18. Somerdale11/15
    19. Haddon Heights12/15
    20. Westville11/15
    21. Mercer County11/15
    22. Deptford12/15
    23. Runnemede12/15
    24. Magnolia12/15
    25. Gloucester Township12/15
    26. Glassboro12/15
    27. Monmouth County01/16
    28. Ocean County02/16
    29. Bellmawr01/16
    30. Berlin Township02/16
    31. Clementon03/16
    32. Middlesex County03/16
    33. Pine Hill03/16
    34. Winslow Township03/16
    35. Haddon Township03/16
    36. Jackson03/16
    37. Collingswood04/16
    38. Audubon Park04/16
    39. Mount Ephraim04/16
    40. Barrington04/16
    41. Berlin Borough04/16
    42. East Brunswick04/16
    43. Gloucester City04/16
    44. Chesilhurst05/16
    45. Greenwich Township05/16
    46. Passaic County05/16
    47. West Deptford05/16
    48. Pennsauken05/16
    49. Mantua05/16
    50. Gibbsboro06/16
    51. Beverly06/16
    52. Little Ferry06/16
    53. Hi-Nella06/16
    54. Bergen County06/16
    55. Wyckoff06/16
    56. Lindenwold06/16
    57. Bordentown06/16
    58. Hackensack06/16
    59. Mount Holly07/16
    60. Camden07/16
    61. Pitman07/16
    62. Maywood07/16
    63. East Rutherford07/16
    64. Union City07/16
    65. Clayton07/16
    66. Burlington County07/16
    67. Glen Rock07/16
    68. Woodcliff Lake08/16
    69. Saddle Brook08/16
    70. Woodlynne08/16
    71. Washington Twnshp08/16 ⇽Council override of mayoral veto
    72. Morris County08/16
    73. Upper Saddle River09/16
    74. Eatontown09/16
    75. Swedesboro09/16
    76. Hamilton09/16
    77. Fairview09/16
    78. Tavistock Country Club09/16
    79. Fanwood09/16
    80. Ridgefield09/16
    81. Wallington09/16
    82. New Milford09/16
    83. Ridgewood10/16
    84. Edgewater10/16
    85. Woodbury Heights10/16
    86. Marlboro10/16
    87. Fair Lawn10/16
    88. Pine Valley10/16
    89. Ocean Township10/16
    90. North Arlington11/16
    91. Watchung11/16
    92. Frenchtown12/16
    93. Palisades Park12/16
    94. Union Beach01/17
    95. Cliffside Park02/17
    96. Statford02/17
    97. Burlington02/17
    98. Bradley Beach02/17
    99. Haddonfield02/17
    100. Bound Brook03/17
    101. Livingston03/17

    102. PMFUS counts all counties which include bans in their resolutions of support, though lack the authority over businesses locally.
      For more, see  Summaries ↑.
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  14. New Mexico []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Albuquerque06/06
  15. New York []City BanStrong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Mamaroneck02/16
    2. Mount Pleasant03/16
    3. Yorktown08/16
    4. Rye Brook08/16
    5. Port Chester10/16
  16. Ohio []States prohibiting local bans.jurisdictions +
    1. Bans nullified by state law.
    2. Toledo12/13
    3. Grove City03/16
    We count both these cities for passing bans.
    More info  Summaries ↑.
  17. Pennsylvania []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Pittsburgh12/15
    2. Philadelphia04/16
  18. Rhode Island []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. East Providence06/14
  19. Texas []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. El Paso10/10
    2. Austin12/10
  20. Utah []City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Salt Lake County10/15

Canadian provinces with local bansBans.
1 also passed strong restrictionsStrong restrictions.

  1. British Columbia [2]City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Richmond11/10
    2. New Westminster11/12
  2. Ontario []City BanStrong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Mississauga07/12
    2. Toronto02/13
    3. Kingston08/13
    4. Vaughan04/14
    5. Waterloo08/14
    6. Ottawa03/16
    7. Oakville03/16
    8. Richmond Hill06/16
    9. Cambridge10/16.
  3. Quebec [3]City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Rosemont-La Petite Patrie12/11
    2. Hudson09/14
    3. Beaconsfield12/15

US states with local or statewide restrictionsStrong restrictions.
5 also passed bansBans.

  1. Arizona [1 statewide strong restriction]States prohibiting local bans.[2 bans nullified by State.]
  2. Connecticut [1 statewide strong restriction]Strong restrictions.
  3. Florida [3 local strong restrictions]Strong restrictions.City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Parkland11/10
    2. Plantation08/15
    3. Coral Springs09/15
  4. Illinois [2: 1 local and 1 statewide strong restrictions]Strong restrictions.City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Mundelein11/16
    2. Statewide11/15
  5. Louisiana [1 statewide strong restriction]Strong restrictions.
  6. Maryland [1 statewide strong restriction]Strong restrictions.City Ban
  7. New Jersey [: 2 city and 1 statewide strong restrictions]Strong restrictions.City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Emerson06/16
    2. Park Ridge07/16
  8. New York [: 1 city and 1 county local strong restrictions]Strong restrictions.City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Suffolk County06/14
    2. New York City12/14
  9. Ohio [1 statewide strong restriction]States prohibiting local bans.[2 bans nullified by State.]
  10. Virginia [: 1 city and 1 statewide strong restrictions]Strong restrictions.jurisdictions +
    1. Virginia Beach03/16

Canadian province with local restrictionStrong restrictions.
Province has passed 9 bansBan.

  1. Ontario [1]Strong restrictions.City Banjurisdictions +
    1. Welland11/14

assignment_turned_in Resolutions and Statements of SupportResolutions of Support

  1. New York State Attorney General Resolution of SupportState or Province
  2. Macomb County, Michigan Resolution of SupportSupport
  3. Camden County, New Jersey: 15 incorporated jurisdictionsResolution of SupportSupport
  4. Middlesex County, New Jersey: incorporated jurisdictionsResolution of SupportSupport
  5. Ocean County, New Jersey: incorporated jurisdictionsResolution of SupportCounty
  6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Resolution of SupportCity Resolution of Support
  7. Monmouth County, New Jersey: incorporated jurisdictionsResolution of SupportCounty
  8. Mercer County, New Jersey: 11 incorporated jurisdictions.Resolution of SupportCounty
  9. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaResolution of SupportCity
  10. Passaic County, New Jersey: incorporated jurisdictions.Resolution of SupportCounty
  11. Bergen County, New Jersey: incorporated jurisdictions.Resolution of SupportCounty
See map layer "Resolutions of support" for details and links.

gavel 11:11 Lawsuits Against Bans Have Failed. Bans Upheld

Jurisdictions and activists have won in federal courts 10 times: San Diego puppy store owner David Salinas sued each individual member of the City Council, activists and organizations including Companion Animal Protection Society and Humane Society of the US which helped write the ordinance. Judge dismissed the charges for all but the City of San Diego. A month later, Mr. Salinas dropped the suit against the city.

Cook County suit was dismissed twice by a federal judge: First in May and again with new arguments in August. Cook County, 2:2.

Embattled NJ puppy store chain owner (and owner of a MO puppy mill) Vincent LoSacco dropped his suit against the borough of Emerson, NJ, 7/2016.

  1. San Diego, CaliforniaFailed Lawsuits
    • Aug 2014, judge dismissed most charges.
    • Sep 2014, plaintiff dropped suit.
  2. East Providence, Rhode Island - Mar 2015, dismissed.Failed Lawsuits
  3. Cook County, Illinois - May 2015, dismissed.Failed Lawsuits
  4. Sunrise, Florida - Jun 2015, upheld.Failed Lawsuits
  5. Phoenix, Florida - Jul 2015, upheld.Failed Lawsuits
  6. Cook County, Illinois - Aug 2015, appeal dismissed.Failed Lawsuits
  7. New York, New York - Oct 2015, dismissed. [Strong restrictions]Failed Lawsuits
  8. Chicago, Illinois - Nov 2015, dismissed.Failed Lawsuits
  9. East Providence, Rhode Island - Dec 2015, appeal dismissed.Failed Lawsuits
  10. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - Dec 2015, dismissed under summary judgement.Failed Lawsuits
  11. Emerson, New Jersey - Jul 2016, store owner dropped suit against borough.Failed Lawsuits
See map layer "Failed Legal Challenges" for details and links.
Failed Lawsuits
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gavel Lawsuits Against StoresSuits Against Stores

  1. Class-Action v. Barkworks, Southern CA, 9/2014, expanded.Lawsuit Against Store Original posting from 1/2013, “Furry Babies” Pet Store Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Selling Unhealthy Puppy Mill Puppies and latest update, 6/2016.

    Good news for consumers and dogs: an Illinois court has ruled that a lawsuit alleging that a Chicago-area pet store chain that sold sick puppy mill puppies can proceed to trial, rejecting the pet store’s second attempt to have the case dismissed.

  2. Class-Action v. Barkworks, Southern CA, 9/2014, expanded.Lawsuit Against Store

    Barkworks, a pet-store chain in four Southern California counties. In October, ALDF broadly expanded its lawsuit against Barkworks, initially filed in Orange County in September 2014 on behalf of a handful of individual plaintiffs, by adding class-action allegations, thus filing on behalf of a broad class of misled purchasers of the chain's puppies.

  3. Mount Clemens, Michigan, 8/2015Lawsuit Against Store
  4. Petland Pet Store National Chain, Atlanta, Georgia, 11/2015Lawsuit Against Store
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  • What is a Puppy Mill?
    Fighting is not uncommon in the overcrowded pens, which are too small for even one dog to be in even part of the day, much less their entire lives. The dogs spend most of their time unattended so fighting goes unnoticed and injuries are untreated. It is not abnormal to find dead dogs on a regular basis at a puppy mill. Some dogs endure a process called “de-barking” – having portions their vocal chords painfully removed to reduce the noise of their incessant pleas for help and attention. More…
  • MLAR continues to fight for dogs imprisoned in our nation's puppy mills.
    We all know puppy mills are bad. Factory farms where thousands of breeding dogs are kept in cages slightly larger than their own bodies.

    Underfed dogs feeding an industry of corruption and greed. Instead of walking on grass, they spend a lifetime on painful wire flooring in cramp rabbit hutches. Instead of collars or bandanas, they wear rusted livestock clips in their ears or chains with USDA tags embedded in their necks. Undeserving of a name after eight years of service, a breeding female is often starved to death or led into a dark cornfield and shot once she can no longer produce puppies for market. More…
  • World Animal Awareness Society: Puppy Mills and How People Support Them Without Knowing
    What percentage of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills - 50%? 75%? How about 90%. Approximately 90% of puppies in pet stores come from commercial breeding facilities known as "puppy mills". In a puppy mill dogs are mass-produced and sold to pet stores, as well as through classified ads and over the Internet.

    In most states it is legal to keep HUNDREDS of dogs in cages their entire lives - simply for the purpose of reproduction. Most, if not all of the time, their feet never touch the ground. They are kept in crowded wire cages filled with excrement, kept outdoors without shelter from the elements, given little to eat or drink and what is available is generally unsanitary. Puppies born from puppy mill moms are taken away prematurely and suffer significant behavioral issues. Dogs in puppy mills are strictly commodities with no regard of their welfare. More…
  • Amish Puppy Mills: The Pennsylvania Amish Puppy Mill Connection
    The Amish are not quite as anachronistic as they may appear at first glance: contemporary Amish have cell phones, caller ID, answering machines, generator-operated heaters and propane-driven appliances. While car ownership is banned, they see nothing wrong in riding in them and often hire others to shuttle them around town. Telephones are not allowed in Amish homes, but many are found in barns or booths, called shanties. Many Amish own freezers but keep them in non-Amish neighbors' homes, sometimes paying rent for the space. (Mennonites, the older, less-strict religious order from whom the Amish split in the 1600's, drive cars and have electricity. Old Order Mennonites, also known as "horse & buggy" Mennonites, are but a mirror image of the Amish.)

    Besides raising cows and chickens, hundreds of Amish (and Mennonites), are engaged in another "agricultural" venture, that of large-scale dog breeding known as puppy mills. When it comes to the subject of dog breeding and the Amish, nowhere are the sounds of silence by tight-lipped local officials and the Tourism Board more apparent. Given that the Amish are well known for their agricultural skills, it's no wonder that most people are stunned when told that many Amish, with their large-scale commercials kennels, are responsible for Pennsylvania's reputation among the animal welfare community as the "puppy mill capital of the east." More…
  • One in five puppies bought online die before they reach six months old and many are more aggressive
    Welfare organisations claim such breeders are only interested in profits, not the animals’ health or well-being.

    As a consequence, many die due to poor health while still puppies or require expensive veterinary treatment. They are also more likely to display aggressive or unsociable behaviour.

    Experts warn that any prospective owner should ideally buy their pet from a registered breeder or a rescue centre, and visit the premises to see the puppy with its mother and inspect health certificates. More…
  • Something Stinks: The Need for Environmental
    Regulation of Puppy Mills
    Evaluates the need for further federal and state governmental regulation of commercial breeding facilities through pollution control and waste management, thereby ensuring the well-being of commercially-bred dogs as well as the local environment. More…

  • AKC-registered breeders raising dogs in 'miserable' conditions

    ondemand_videoSee videos on puppy mills.

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