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Minnesota State Law Process

New Minnesota Pet Law to Take Effect July 2015

"During the 2014 legislative session a law was passed requiring commercial dog and cat breeders to be licensed and inspected by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. The purpose of this new program is to protect the health and well-being of dogs and cats that are kept and produced by commercial breeders. A commercial breeder is defined in the law as a person who possesses or has an ownership interest in animals and is engaged in the business of breeding animals for sale or for exchange in return for consideration, and who possesses ten or more adult intact animals and whose animals produce more than five total litters of puppies or kittens per year. Visit http://mn.gov/bah/dogs-cats.html#commercial-dog-and-cat-breeders for details and to download an application."


Bethany Hahn
Communications Director
Minnesota Board of Animal Health

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155


  • Commercial Dog or Cat Breeder Inspection Supplement -Click Here
  • Commercial Dog/Cat Breeder Inspection Report - Click Here
  • Commercial Dog and Cat Breeders (Supplement) Current Law - Click Here
  • Commercial Dog and Cat Breeders New Law - Click Here
  • Application for Registration or License Commercial Dog or Cat Breeder -Click Here
  • For details Download an Application - Click Here
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