In 2010, Illinois passed the Pet Store Disclosure Law, setting forth the information that a pet store is required to disclose to the consumer about each puppy offered for sale.
Illinois pet stores must disclose the following for every dog or cat available for sale:
This information must be displayed in a conspicuous place in writing on or near the cage. The pet store also must provided it to the customer in written form. If this information is not displayed on or near the cage, please let us know and report the pet store to the Illinois Department of Agriculture at email@example.com or 217-782.6657.
Breeders (defined under Illinois law as “dog dealers”) must disclose the following for every dog or cat available for sale:
Animal shelters and animal control facilities must disclose the following information on dogs and cats available for adoption: