Headlines Second State Bans Sale of Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores Published 2 years ago on April 26, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet The law takes effect in 2020. Maryland’s governor has signed legislation banning the sale of kittens and puppies in pet stores, the Washington Post reports. The law, which drew opposition from some pet store owners, is set to take full effect in 2020. California has a similar law, which goes into effect next year. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the law is geared toward preventing the sale of animals from “puppy mills.” But opponents of the law said that term is inaccurate and that they source their pets from responsible breeders. Jeanea Thomson, owner of pet retail business Just Puppies, was quoted saying, “We couldn’t have been in this business for 20 years if the breeders weren’t caring for the dogs.” Advertisement Read more at Washington Post Related Topics:legislation click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like NY Considers Statewide Ban of Pet Shop Dog, Cat and Rabbit Sales Florida Allows Domestic Violence Protective Orders to Include Pets New York to Consider Banning Retail Pet Sales Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns9 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School11 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases22 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School11 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?