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Rule 901:1-8-05 | Dog broker recordkeeping.


(A) Pursuant to section 956.051 of the Revised Code, no dog broker shall negligently sell, deliver, barter, auction, broker, give away, or transfer a dog to a pet store without the records required under this rule.

(B) All dog brokers subject to this rule shall document the following information, if applicable:

(1) The name and address of the physical location of the animal rescue, animal shelter, humane society, dog broker, or qualified breeder which supplied the dog;

(2) The date that the pet store took possession of the dog;

(3) The breed, gender, color, and any identifying marks of the dog;

(4) The dog's birth date, if known;

(5) The permanent implanted identification microchip number as required by rule 901:1-8-03 of the Administrative Code; and

(6) The certificate of veterinary inspection that accompanied the dog.

(C) If the dog was acquired from a qualified breeder or dog broker, then the dog broker shall also document the following information:

(1) The Ohio high volume dog breeder license number issued to the breeder by the department;

(2) The United States department of agriculture license number of the breeder that bred the dog;

(3) A copy of the most current United States department of agriculture inspection report for the breeder;

(4) The Ohio dog broker license number issued to the broker by the department;

(5) A document signed by the dog broker certifying that all information required to be provided to the person acquiring the dog under this rule is accurate.

(D) Dog brokers are not required to submit these records to the director, but the records shall be made available to the director or the director's designee for review and copy upon request.

Last updated January 3, 2023 at 8:46 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 956.03, 956.21
Amplifies: 956.01, 956.19, 956.20, 956.21, 956.22, 956.23
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 5/14/2018, 10/14/2018