Any person, firm corporation, partnership or other
association who sells more than 9 dogs and/or cats per
year directly to the public for profit are required to
be licensed and inspected.
Pet dealers must receive a satisfactory inspection by
the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Does a Person Report a Pet Dealer Complaint?"
The Department reviews all written and identified
requests expressing concern about the care, facility,
operation, record keeping and other related areas of a
pet dealer or potential pet dealers. Report
complaints to New York State Department of
Agriculture and Markets.
1 Winners Circle
Albany, New York 12235
The NYS Pet Dealer Licensing Program began in 2001
and has two primary goals:
First, it strives to ensure that dogs and cats are
properly cared for, have adequate and humane housing and
receive veterinary care while kept by the pet dealers.
Second, it provides consumers purchasing dogs and
cats from pet dealers with the information concerning
the animals' health, medical history, and origin.