Pet Store Regulations: What Sellers Must Tell You
It's never a good idea to buy an animal from a pet store--but if you do, at least get the information that the store is legally required to give you.
Buying a Dog: Putting a Sales Agreement in Writing
Getting the terms down in writing can avoid misunderstandings.
State "Lemon Laws" for Dogs
If you buy a dog with a medical problem, you may be able to return the animal or get reimbursed for your veterinary expenses.
When You Buy a Dog: What Did the Seller Promise?
If a seller makes specific promises, you are entitled to get what you paid for.
Just like other professionals, veterinarians are held to a high standard of practice.
Health Insurance for Dogs
With more and more expensive treatment options for animals, owners are reconsidering pet health insurance.
Other Lawsuits Against Veterinarians
If you think your pet suffered an injury while at the vet's, here are your options.
Required Vaccinations for Your Dog
Keeping your dog immunized is not only a good idea, it's probably required by law.
Spay and Neuter Requsirements
The only way to reduce pet overpopulation--and the resulting need to euthanize millions of adoptable pets each year in shelters--is to spay and neuter.
How Many Dogs Can You Keep?
Many cities now limit dogs to two or three per household.
Pets in Condominiums and Planned Developments
If you're looking to buy a condominium or planned subdivision unit (frequently called planned unit development or P.U.D.), be prepared for rules.
Make your dog a citizen in good standing.
Animal Burial Restrictions
Communities regulate where you can lay your pet to rest.