Pet Shop Ordinances and Legislation in the United States and Canada

October 23, 2019

Many of these pet shops did not have pet shops; some ordinances are not complete bans but are regulatory.

ALABAMA

Huntsville, ALEnacted December 2018: effective immediately

Athens, AL – Enacted January 2019; effective immediately

Guntersville, AL – Enacted July 2019; effective immediately

3 ordinances

CALIFORNIA 

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Enacted April 2009; effective May 2011

West Hollywood, CA – Enacted February 2010; effective March 2010

Hermosa Beach, CA – Enacted March 2010; effective April 2010

Turlock, CA – Enacted May 2010; effective June 2010

Glendale, CA – Enacted August 2011; effective August 2012

Irvine, CA – Enacted October 2011; effective immediately

Dana Point, CA – Enacted February 2012; effective immediately

Chula Vista, CA – Enacted March 2012; effective April 2012

Laguna Beach, CA – Enacted May 2012; effective immediately

Aliso Viejo, CA – Enacted May 16, 2012; effective immediately

Huntington Beach, CA – Enacted June 2012; effective June 2014

Los Angeles, CA – Enacted October 2012; effective June 2013 (revised language)

Burbank, CA – Enacted February 2013; effective August 2013

Rancho Mirage, CA – Enacted February 2013; effective March 2013

San Diego, CA – Enacted July 2013; effective September 2013

Ventura County, CA (unincorporated areas) – Enacted December 2013; effective December 2014

Chino Hills, CA – Enacted October 2014; effective November 2014

Oceanside, CA – Enacted January 2015; effective September 2015 (not a ban; can only buy from breeders who sell fewer than 20 puppies/kittens a year or have fewer than 3 litters a year; information for either is not available through USDA documents)

Long Beach, CA – Enacted March 2015; effective October 2015

Garden Grove, CA – Enacted March 2015; effective March 2016

Encinitas, CA – Enacted July 2015; effective immediately

Beverly Hills, CA – Enacted August 2015; effective September 2015

Vista, CA – Enacted September 2015; effective October 2015

Palm Springs, CA – Enacted October 2015; effective immediately

San Marcos, CA – Enacted January 2016; effective February 2016

Cathedral City, CA – Enacted January 2016; effective February 2016

Truckee, CA – Enacted February 2016; effective immediately

Indio, CA – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

La Quinta, CA – Enacted April 2016; effective May 2016

Carlsbad, CA – Enacted May 2016; effective June 2016

Colton, CA – Enacted June 2016; effective July 2016

Solana Beach, CA – Enacted July 2016; effective immediately

San Francisco, CA – Enacted February 2017; effective March 2017.

Sacramento, CA – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately

South Pasadena, CA – Enacted June 2017; effective July 2017 (also bans retail sale of chicks and ducklings; animal commission has recommended retail ban of all animals).

 

Del Mar, CA – Enacted August 2017; effective September 2017

The State of California (Assembly Bill 485) – Enacted October 2017; effective January 2019

36 ordinances, 1 state law

COLORADO

Fountain, CO – Enacted May 2011; effective May 2011 (grandfathered in existing pet shop)

Berthoud, CO – Enacted July 2019

2 ordinances 

FLORIDA

Flagler Beach, FL – Enacted June 2009; effective immediately 

Lake Worth, FL – Enacted February 2011; effective February 2011

Coral Gables, FL – (applies to dogs only) 

Opa-Locka, FL – (applies to dogs only)

North Bay Village, FL – (applies to dogs only)

Hallandale Beach, FL – Enacted April 2012; effective immediately

Margate, FL – Enacted October 2013; effective immediately

Pinecrest, FL – Enacted October 2013; effective immediately

Palmetto Bay, FL – Enacted December 2013; effective immediately

Coconut Creek, FL – Enacted January 2014; effective immediately

Wellington, FL – Enacted January 2014; effective immediately

Surfside, FL – Enacted February 2014; effective immediately

Aventura, FL – Enacted March 2014; effective immediately

Wilton Manors, FL – Enacted March 2014; effective immediately

Greenacres, FL – Enacted April 2014; effective immediately

North Lauderdale, FL – Enacted April 2014; effective immediately

Bay Harbor Islands, FL – Enacted April 2014; effective immediately

Pompano Beach, FL – Enacted May 2104; effective immediately

North Miami Beach, FL – Enacted May 2014; effective immediately

Miami Beach, FL – Enacted May 2014; effective January 2015

Bal Harbour, FL – Enacted May 2014; effective immediately

Sunny Isles Beach, FL – Enacted May 2014; effective immediately

Dania Beach, FL – Enacted June 2014; effective immediately

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Enacted July 2014; effective immediately

Juno Beach, FL – Enacted July 2014; effective immediately

Cutler Bay, FL – Enacted August 2014; effective immediately

North Palm Beach, FL – Enacted August 2014; effective immediately

Hypoluxo, FL – Enacted September 2014; effective immediately

Miami-Dade County, FL – Enacted September 2014 (regulatory)

Jupiter, FL – Enacted October 2014; effective immediately

Homestead, FL – Enacted October 2014; effective immediately

Tamarac, FL – Enacted December 2014; effective immediately

Palm Beach, FL – Enacted January 2015; effective immediately

North Miami, FL – Enacted April 2015; effective immediately

Lauderhill, FL – Enacted April 2015; effective immediately

Fernandina Beach, FL – Enacted July 2015; effective immediately

Jacksonville Beach, FL – Enacted August 2015; effective immediately

Deerfield Beach, FL – Enacted November 2015; effective May 2016

West Melbourne, FL – Enacted November 2015; effective immediately

Casselberry, FL – Enacted November 2015; effective immediately

Neptune Beach, FL – Enacted January 2016; effective February 2016

Sarasota County, FL – Enacted January 2016; effective January 2017

South Miami, FL – Enacted January 2016; effective immediately

Delray Beach, FL – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Hollywood, FL – Enacted June 2016; effective December 2016

St. Petersburg, FL – Enacted July 2016; effective immediately

Key West, FL – Enacted August 2016; effective immediately (also bans ferrets and guinea pigs)

Miramar, FL – Enacted August 2016; effective immediately

Palm Beach County, FL – Enacted September 2016; effective November 2016 (applies only to new pet stores as of 10-1-16; county has 7 existing pet shops)

Safety Harbor, FL – Enacted November 2016; effective immediately

Holmes Beach, FL – Enacted February 2017; effective immediately

Hillsborough County, FL – Enacted May 2017; effective immediate (grandfathered in all four pet shops)

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Enacted June 2017; effective immediately

Miami, FL – Enacted July 2017 (regulatory; may use local breeders)

DeSoto County, FL – Enacted July 2017; effective immediately

 

Oakland Park, FL – Enacted December 2017; effective immediately

 

Seminole County, FL – (unincorporated areas) – Enacted February 2018 effective immediately

Atlantic Beach, FL – Enacted March 2018; effective immediately

Lake County, FL – Enacted May 2018; effective immediately

Sanford, FL – Enacted July 2018; effective immediately

Dunedin, FL –  Enacted July 2018; effective immediately

Royal Palm Beach, FL – Enacted September 2018; effective immediately (existing pet stores have until March 2020 to comply)

Indian River County, FL – Enacted June 2019, effective immediately

Marion County, FL – Enacted May 2019, effective Nov. 2019

Indian Harbor Beach, FL – enacted January 2019, effective immediately

Mount Dora, FL – enacted January 2019, effective immediately

66 ordinances

GEORGIA

Canton, GAEnacted March 2017; effective immediately

Holly Springs, GAEnacted May 2017; effective immediately

Waleska, GAEnacted May 2017; effective immediately

Woodstock, GA – Enacted June 2017; effective immediately

 

Senoia, GA – Enacted November 2017; effective immediately

 

Sandy Springs, GA – Enacted November 2017; effective February 2017

Ball Ground, GA – Enacted January 2018; effective immediately

Centerville, GA – Enacted January 2018; effective immediately

Atlanta, GA – Enacted November 2018; effective immediately

9 ordinances

ILLINOIS

Waukegan, IL – Enacted June 2012; effective immediately

Villa Park, IL – Enacted June 2012; effective immediately

Chicago, IL – Enacted March 2014; effective March 2015

Highland Park, IL – Enacted November 2013; effective immediately

Cook County, IL – Enacted April 2014; effective October 2014 (CAPS provided extensive legal research and writing for the lawsuit against the county by Petland, Happiness is Pets and Missouri Pet Breeders Association). Illinois has home rule so towns and cities can opt out of county ordinances

Orland Park, IL – Enacted September 2014; effective immediately (regulatory)

Carpentersville, IL – Enacted July 2015; effective immediately (regulatory)

Chicago Ridge, IL – Enacted November 2014; effective immediately

Hoffman Estates – August 2015; effective immediately (regulatory)

Warrenville, IL – Enacted February 2016; effective immediately (regulatory)

Arlington Heights, IL – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately (regulatory)

Crest Hill, IL – Enacted October 2017; effective January 2018

 

Kankakee County, IL – Enacted May 2018; effective immediately

Vernon Hills, IL – Enacted February 2019; effective immediately

Downers Grove, IL – Enacted March 2019; effective October 2019

West Chicago, IL – Enacted March 2019, effective immediately

Buffalo Grove, IL – Enacted June 2019, effective immediately

17 ordinances

INDIANA

St. Joseph County, IN – unincorporated areas – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately 

1 ordinance

IOWA

Fraser, IA – Enacted October 2017; effective immediately

Stuart, IA – Enacted January 2018

Boone, IA – Enacted May 2018; effective immediately

3 ordinances

 

MAINE

Portland, ME – Enacted September 2016; effective immediately

Bar Harbor, ME – Enacted January 2017; effective January 201

2 ordinances

MARYLAND

Montgomery County, MD – Enacted March 2015; effective June 2015

The State of Maryland (House Bill 1662) – Enacted April 2018; effective January 2020

1 ordinance, 1 State Law

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Stoneham, MA – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately

Cambridge, MA – Enacted August 2017; effective November 2017 (all animals)

3 ordinances

MICHIGAN

Eastpointe, MI – Enacted September 2015; effective January 2016

Memphis, MI – Enacted September 2015; effective immediately

New Baltimore, MI – Enacted November 2015; effective November 2016

Fraser, MI – Enacted December 2015; effective immediately

Royal Oak, MI – Enacted June 2019, effective July 2019

5 ordinances

 

MINNESOTA

 

Roseville, MNEnacted March 2017; effective September 2017

 

Eden Prairie, MN – Enacted May 2018; effective immediately

St. Paul, MN – Enacted December 2018, effective January 2019

3 ordinances

NEVADA

Las Vegas, NV – Enacted January 2016; effective January 2018 (reversed in November 2017)

Mesquite, NV – Enacted May 2016; effective June 2016

North Las Vegas, NV – Enacted December 2016; effective immediately

3 ordinances

NEW JERSEY

Point Pleasant, NJ – Enacted May 2012; effective immediately

Brick, NJ – Enacted July 2012; effective immediately (grandfathered in existing pet shop)

Manasquan, NJ – Enacted September 2012; effective immediately

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Enacted October 2012; effective immediately

Hoboken, NJ – Enacted May 2013; effective immediately

Oceanport, NJ – Enacted August 2013; effective immediately

North Brunswick, NJ – Enacted October 2013; effective November 2013 (cat ordinance)

Randolph, NJ – Enacted September 2014; effective immediately

Camden County, NJ – Enacted September 2015; effective immediately

Voorhees, NJ – Enacted October 2015; effective immediately

Brooklawn, NJ – Enacted October 2015; effective immediately

Audubon, NJ – Enacted October 2015; effective immediately

Waterford, NJ – Enacted October 2015; effective January 2016

Cherry Hill, NJ – Enacted November 2015; effective immediately

Merchantville, NJ – Enacted November 2015; effective immediately

Runnemede, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Somerdale, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Laurel Springs, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Oaklyn, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective immediately

Westville, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Haddon Heights, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Gloucester Township, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective January 2016

Glassboro, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Magnolia, NJ – Enacted December 2015; effective March 2016

Bellmawr, NJ – Enacted January 2016; effective immediately

Berlin Township, NJ – Enacted February 2016; effective May 2016

Clementon, NJ – Enacted March 2016; effective June 2016

Pine Hill, NJ – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Haddon Township, NJ – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Winslow, NJ – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Jackson, NJ – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Collingswood, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

Audubon Park, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

Mount Ephraim, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

Barrington, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

Berlin Borough, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

East Brunswick, NJ – Enacted April 2016; effective May 2016

Gloucester City, NJ – Enacted April 2006; effective immediately

Chesilhurst, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective August 2016 

Greenwich, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective June 2016

Pennsauken, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective June 2016

Beverly, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective immediately

Clayton, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective August 2016

Mantua, NJ – Enacted May 2016; effective immediately

Gibbsboro, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective September 2016

Little Ferry, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective September 2016 

Wyckoff, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective immediately

Washington Township, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective July 2016

Lindenwold, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective immediately

Hackensack, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective September 2016

Bordentown, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective immediately

Hi-Nella, NJ – Enacted June 2016; effective September 2016

Mount Holly, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective October 2016

Pitman, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective October 2016

Camden City, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective August 201

Maywood, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective immediately

East Rutherford, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective October 2016/p>

Union City, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective immediately

Glen Rock, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective October 2016

Woodlynne, NJ – Enacted July 2016; effective October 2016

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Enacted August 2016; effective immediately

Saddle Brook, NJ – Enacted August 2016; effective November 2016

Upper Saddle River, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective immediately

Eatontown, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective December 2016

Swedesboro, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective December 2016

Ridgefield, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective December 2016

Fanwood, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective immediately

Fairview, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective December 2016

Wallington, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective immediately

New Milford, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective immediately

Hamilton, NJ – Enacted September 2016; effective October 2016

Ridgewood, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective November 2016

Edgewater, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective January 2016

Woodbury Heights, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective immediately

Marlboro, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective January 2017

Fair Lawn, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective immediately

Ocean, NJ – Enacted October 2016; effective November 2016

North Arlington, NJ – Enacted November 2016; effective immediately

Watchung, NJ – Enacted November 2016; effective immediately

Frenchtown, NJ – Enacted December 2016; effective March 201

Palasades Park, NJEnacted December 2016; effective immediately

Union Beach, NJEnacted December 2016; effective immediately

Cliffside Park, NJEnacted December 2016; effective immediately

Stratford, NJ – Enacted February 2017; effective May 2017

Burlington, NJ – Enacted February 2017; effective March 2017

Bradley Beach, NJ – Enacted January 2017; effective immediately

Haddonfield, NJ – Enacted February 2017; effective March 2017

Bound Brook, NJ – Enacted February 2017; effective immediately

Livingston, NJ – Enacted March 2017; effective June 2017

Franklin, NJ – Enacted March 2017; effective June 2017

Manalapan, NJ – Enacted April 2017; effective immediately

Scotch Plains, NJ – Enacted April 2017; effective immediately

Lodi, NJ – Enacted April 2017; effective immediately

Secaucus, NJ – Enacted March 2017; effective immediately

East Newark, NJ – Enacted April 2017; effective July 2017

Roselle Park, NJ – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately

Harrison (Gloucester County), NJ – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately

Brielle, NJ – Enacted May 2017; effective immediately

Caldwell, NJ – Enacted June 2017; effective immediately

Maple Shade, NJ – Enacted June 2017; effective immediately

North Plainfield, NJ – Enacted June 2017; effective July 2017

Asbury Park, NJ – Enacted June 2017; effective July 2017

Matawan, NJ – Enacted June 2017; effective immediately

Leonia, NJ – Enacted July 2017; effective immediately.

Hopewell Borough, NJ – Enacted August 2017; effective immediately

Springfield, NJ – Enacted September 2017; effective December 2017

Cranford, NJ – Enacted October 2017; effective immediately

Nutley, NJ – Enacted October 2017; effective January 2018

Moorestown, NJ – Enacted October 2017; effective November 2017

Rahway, NJ – Enacted November 2017; effective immediately

 

Lawrence, NJ – Enacted February 2018; effective March 2018

Holmdel, NJ – Enacted February 2018; effective May 2018

Barnegat, NJ – Enacted March 2018; effective immediately

Westfield, NJ – Enacted April 2018; effective immediately

Garwood, NJ – Enacted June 2018; effective September 2018

Linden, NJ – Enacted June 2018; effective immediately

Palmyra, NJ – Enacted June 2018; effective immediately

Teaneck, NJ – Enacted September 2018; effective December 2018

South Orange, NJ – Enacted November 2018; effective immediately

Wall, NJ – Enacted December 2018; effective immediately

Tinton Falls, NJ – Enacted March 2019; effective immediately

Carteret, NJ – Enacted March 2019; effective June 2019

Madison, NJ – Enacted May 2019, effective immediately 

Medford Lakes, NJ – Enacted February 2019, effective immediately

 

124 ordinances

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, NM – Enacted June 2006; effective August 2007

Bernalillo County, NM (unincorporated areas) – Enacted February 2013; effective August 2013

Rio Rancho, NM – Enacted April 2017; effective November 2017 (Section 6)

3 ordinances

NEW YORK

Suffolk County, NY (regulatory) – Enacted June 2014; effective August 2014; ordinance was amended (stricter regulations) in November 2016

Nassau County, NY (regulatory) – Enacted August 2014; effective immediately

New York City, NY (regulatory) – Enacted December 2015; effective June 2016 (CAPS filed amicus curiae brief on behalf of New York in lawsuit against the city by New York Pet Welfare Association)

The following ordinances are bans but are not enforceable because they conflict with state law:

Mamaroneck Village, NY – Enacted February 2016; effective immediately

Mount Pleasant, NY – Enacted March 2016; effective immediately

Rye Brook, NY – Enacted August 2016; effective immediately

Yorktown, NY – Enacted July 2016; effective immediately

Port Chester, New York – Enacted October 2016; effective immediately

8 ordinances

OHIO

Toledo, OH – Enacted December 2013; effective January 2014

Grove City, OH – Enacted March 2016; effective January 2017

2 ordinances

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, PA – Enacted December 2015; effective June 2016

Philadelphia, PA – Enacted April 2016; effective July 2016

Wilkinsburg, PAEnacted October 2017; effective immediately

Sharpsburg, PA – Enacted April 2018; effective immediately

Bellevue, PA – Enacted May 2019 – effective immediately

4 ordinances

RHODE ISLAND

East Providence, RI – Enacted June 2014; effective immediately

Warwick, RI – Enacted July 2017; effective August 2017

 

West Warwick, RI – Enacted February 2018; effective March 2018 (applies only to new pet stores)

Providence, RI – Enacted July 2018; effective immediately

4 ordinances

TENNESSEE

Nashville/Davidson County, TN – Enacted May 2018; effective August 2018

Franklin, TN – Enacted December 2018; effective March 2019

2 ordinances

TEXAS

El Paso, TX – Enacted October 2010; effective January 2011

Austin, TX – Enacted December 2010; effective December 2010

2 ordinances

UTAH

Salt Lake County, UT – unincorporated areas – Enacted October 2015; effective immediately

Millcreek, UT – Enacted December 2016; effective immediately

Emigration Canyon, UT – Salt Lake Cty code adpted January 2017; effective immediately

Copperton, UT – Salt Lake Cty code adpted January 2017; effective immediately

Kearns, UT – Salt Lake Cty code adpted January 2017; effective immediately

Magna, UT – Salt Lake Cty code adpted January 2017; effective immediately

Whtie City, UT – Salt Lake Cty code adpted January 2017; effective immediately

Sandy City, UT – Enacted May 2018; effective immediately

Midvale, UT – Enacted July 2018; effective immediately

Murray City, UT – Enacted August 2018; effective immediately

Salt Lake City, UT – Enacted November 2018; effective February 2019

 

11 ordinance

 

WASHINGTON

 

Bainbridge Island, WA – Enacted June 2017; effective July 2017

 

Bremerton, WA – Enacted September 2017; effective immediately

 

Poulsbo, WA – Enacted January 2018; effective immediately

 

Gig Harbor, WA – Enacted May 2019, effective June 2019

 

Kitsap County, WA –  Enacted July 219; effective July 2020 

 

5 ordinances

 

WYOMING

 

Rock Springs, WY – Enacted April 2018; effective immediately

1 ordinance

 

320 ordinances in U.S.

2 State Laws

CANADA

Richmond, British Columbia (Canada) – Enacted November 2010; effective April 2011

Toronto, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted September 2011, effective September 2012

Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, Quebec (Canada) – Enacted December 2011; effective immediately

Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted July 2012; effective January 2013

New Westminster, British Columbia (Canada) – Enacted November 2012; effective immediately

Kingston, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted August 2013; effective November 2013

Vaughan, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted April 2014; effective immediately

Hudson, Quebec (Canada) – Enacted September 2014; effective immediately

Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted September 2014; effective January 2015

Mount Royal, Quebec (Canada) – Enacted May 2015; effective immediately

Beaconsfield, Quebec (Canada) – Enacted December 2015; effective immediately

Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted April 2016; effective immediately

Oakville, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted November 2015; effective immediately

Cambridge, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted October 2016; effective immediately

Chatham-Kent, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted April 2017

Delta, British Columbia (Canada) – Enacted October 2017; effective November 2017

London, Ontario (Canada) – Enacted December 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) – Enacted December 2017; effective immediately

 

Surrey, British Columbia (Canada)– Enacted March 2018; effective June 2018

Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada) – – Enacted June 2018; effective immediately

 

20 ordinances in Canada

340 total pet shop ordinances in U.S. and Canada