Chapter 6.11


6.11.010    Definitions.

6.11.020    Restrictions on the sale of animals.

6.11.030    Recordkeeping and disclosure.

6.11.010 Definitions.

To supplement the definitions found at Chapter 6.10, for the purposes of this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise. If there is a conflict between a definition in this chapter and a definition in Chapter 6.10, the definition in this chapter shall control for the purposes of this chapter:

A.    “Offer for sale” means to sell, offer for sale or adoption, advertise for the sale of, barter, auction, give away, or otherwise dispose of a dog or cat.

B.    “Pet shop” means a retail establishment where dogs and cats are sold, exchanged, bartered, or offered for sale as pet animals to the general public at retail. Such definition shall not include an animal shelter or animal rescue league, as defined, nor shall it include the isolated or occasional sale of animals by a person who sells only such animals that he has produced and raised, or any person engaged in the business of breeding who owns, has possession of, or harbors five or fewer female dogs or cats capable of reproductions and sells only those breeding dogs or cats or their offspring. (Ord. 2018-01 § 1 (part), 2018)

6.11.020 Restrictions on the sale of animals.

A.    A pet shop may offer for sale only those dogs and cats that the pet shop has obtained from or displays in cooperation with an animal shelter or an animal rescue league.

B.    A pet shop shall not offer for sale a dog or cat that is younger than eight weeks old. (Ord. 2018-01 § 1 (part), 2018)

6.11.030 Recordkeeping and disclosure.

A pet shop shall maintain records stating the name and address of the animal shelter or animal rescue league that each cat or dog was obtained from for at least two years following the date of acquisition. Such records shall be made available, immediately upon request, to the city or animal control authority. Each pet shop shall display on each cage a label stating the name and address of the animal shelter or animal rescue league of each animal kept in the cage. (Ord. 2018-01 § 1 (part), 2018)