Changes to the Dog Purchaser Protection Act that we have worked on with Senator Greenleaf have been reintroduced on January 14, 2015 as SB22.  It has passed the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure committee on April 15, 2015 and was then referred to the Appropriations Committee. 

  • The proposal adds language to allow for treatment of incurable conditions up to the purchase price of the dog.
  • Extends the period to certify hereditary or congenital conditions from 30 days to 90 days.
  • Extends the period to certify contagious or infectious conditions from 10 days to 14 days.
  • The notification period for a buyer to notify the seller of a claim will be extended from 2 days to 5 days, and extends the period for providing certification from 5 days to 7 days.
  • Requires releasing agencies such as shelters to comply with some of the reporting requirements of the Law.

We are supporting these changes at this time.  Please take a look and let us know if you have any comments, concerns or questions on them.