The Division of Animal Health has the statutory responsibility to license all pet shops. Pet shop inspections are required for licensure and annual re-licensure of all Massachusetts pet shops. Each establishment must meet facility requirements outlined in 330 CMR 12.00 in order to receive a license. These requirements are in place to protect the health of the animals, as well as that of the visiting public and the employees who work in these shops.
**PLEASE NOTE, THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M.**