Dog-Legislation.com is a compilation of federal, state and local legislation affecting dogs and dog owners.
This site does not attempt to provide opinions on proposed laws. Rather, the purpose of the site is to collect and display basic information on dog-related legislation in a concise fashion that is easily referenced based on location.
Dog legislation includes breed-specific legislation (breed bans or regulations based on breed, BSL), mandatory sterilization (mandatory spay/neuter, MSN), tethering (chaining, penning), licensing, pet limits, dangerous and vicious dogs, rabies law, animal cruelty, breeder regulations (breeding permits, litter permits), pet industry regulations (groomers, trainers, veterinarians), and more.
Any site visitor is welcome to post alerts about proposed legislation in your area; however, the site owner reserves the right to reject or edit posts before they are published.
- Apr 9, 2018: McConnell’s Trace, KY - neighborhood bans a dozen breeds
- Jan 10, 2018: Boardman, OH - tethering law may be unenforceable due to language
- Jan 10, 2018: Forsyth County, GA - change to animal control ordinance
- Jan 9, 2018: Virginia HB646 - Tethering animals; adequate shelter and space
- Jan 7, 2018: Ohio - group proposes breeding regulations
- Jan 7, 2018: Kinston, NC - tethering and shelter requirements proposed
- Jan 5, 2018: New Mexico HB64 - proposed pet food registration fee increase could fund spay/neuter services
- Jan 5, 2018: H.R.4693 - Puppy Protection Act of 2017
- Jan 5, 2018: H.R.4691 - WOOF! Act
- Jan 5, 2018: Rhode Island H7045 - Repeals exception which allows hunting dogs to be kept outdoors in cold weather
- Jan 5, 2018: New Jersey S-1640 - establishes protections for animals in extreme weather and evacuations (PASSED)
- Jan 2, 2018: Lakewood, OH - council lifts ban but adds breed-specific rules
- Dec 28, 2017: Somerset, WI - BSL repealed
- Dec 15, 2017: Virginia - bill would require bite history on pets available for adoption
- Dec 14, 2017: Tempe, AZ - tethering ordinance passed