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Pet Store Regulations


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The Environmental Division regulates the pet stores in Fargo and West Fargo according to local ordinances. They are inspected to ensure they meet the following standards:

•      The facilities include clean housing for the animals, washrooms for caretakers, and proper heating, lighting and      ventilation.
•      The enclosures where the animals are housed are in good repair and unable to cause injury to the animals. Also,      the enclosures only house compatible groups of animals.
•      Sufficient feeding and watering of the animals is provided.
•      Animal waste is removed on a regular basis.
•      Sick or diseased animals are given proper medical care and not be sold until a doctor of veterinary medicine gives      approval.
•      Proper records are maintained. Records of any animal sold must be retained by the seller for a period on 12 months.
•      Any cat or dog must be at least seven weeks old to be considered for sale.
If you have concerns about a pet store that does not appear to be meeting one of these standards, call the Environmental Health Division at 476-6729.