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April 08, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA

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.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A six-week-old Australian shepherd puppy, of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, starts to get sleepy on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dog Law Enforcement Director Kristen Donmoyer speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sarah Martin, owner of Creekside Aussies, holds six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies, at her home in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, is pictured in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, is pictured in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sarah Martin, owner of Creekside Aussies, holds six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies, at her home in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rickee Miller, Region 6 Dog Law Supervisor, speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, play together on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, is pictured in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, play together on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sarah Martin, owner of Creekside Aussies, holds six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies, at her home in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The exterior of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, is pictured in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, is pictured in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dog Law Enforcement Director Kristen Donmoyer speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rickee Miller, Region 6 Dog Law Supervisor, speaks about the pressing need for a legislative fix to save the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement during a press conference at Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Six-week-old Australian shepherd puppies of Creekside Aussies, a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, play together on Thursday, April 8, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18648_AGRIC_Dog_Law_NK_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sarah Martin, owner of Creekside Aussies, which is a compliant non-commercial breeding kennel, speaks about the importance of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in Annville on Thursday, April 8, 2021.