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April 08, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA

ADVISORY - Secretary of Agriculture Recognizes Benefits of Kennel Inspections for Quality Dog Breeders, Consumers

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminds the public that the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement provides a useful tool for consumers considering getting a puppy or boarding a dog.

The Kennel Inspections Search allows anyone to see the most recent dog warden inspection reports on local kennels. It is searchable by county, kennel or kennel owner name, city or ZIP code.

"This simple to use inspection search assures that consumers understand the condition of kennels they do business with," Redding said. "Whether choosing a breeder providing a new puppy, or searching for a kennel to board your
dog, you want to work with a reputable kennel. The kennel inspection search helps consumers make informed decisions."

The value of this service to both Pennsylvania consumers and small business breeders is in jeopardy, as the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement faces insolvency without a legislative fix to raise the dog license fee.