Alert: Broward County FL Dog Breeders

Litter of puppies

Broward County FL dog breeders will now have to acquire a permit from Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. The amended county ordinance will limit the number of litters per adult animal to one per year.

The breeder permit will be required for anyone who sells, studs or breeds dogs or cats. The permit would be valid for one year and renewed annually. Neither the costs associated with the permit or the actual process for obtaining the permit have been released to the public. I searched the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption website and was only able to locate the Broward County Press Release which was published on 10/08/13.

The permit has several corresponding regulations :

  • Dog breeders will be required to keep comprehensive records on the birth of each litter of puppies
  • Breeders will be responsible for keeping accurate veterinary records of all rabies vaccinations and inoculations
  • Breeders will also need to provide to the county the names, addresses and phone numbers of all new dog owners
  • They must possess an Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for Intrastate Sales of a dog or cat

There are additional regulations in the county ordinance that outline the terms of mandatory inspections, the identification of the breeder’s dogs, additional medical record requirements and the enforcement of the ordinance.

The amended ordinance applies to both dog and cat breeders that are residents of the county. It does not apply to those from surrounding counties that sell a pet to a resident of Broward County.

If you have a question regarding this, I would contact the county directly
CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe
Public Information Manager
Broward County Commission
PHONE: 954-357-8053

October 19, 2013