Animal Owners

WVMA encourages animal owners to utilize the links below for information. However, information should not be used in place of veterinary care.

The best source of animal information is your local WVMA member veterinarian. If you are looking for a veterinarian, click on the “Find a Clinic Near You” button below.

Educational Materials
Wisconsin Act 90 - Dog Seller's Licensing and Inspection Program

Wisconsin has a new law regulating dog breeding, sales, and adoption-for-fee, effective June 1, 2011. The law was a decade in the making and represents cooperation among many different interests. It requires inspection and licensing of many dog breeders, dealers, and sellers, as well as shelters and rescues that foster and adopt out dogs. The new law also prohibits selling puppies less than 7 weeks old unless they go with their mothers, and requires that certificates of veterinary inspection – health certificates – accompany dogs that are sold or adopted for a fee. The intent is to protect the welfare of dogs and to protect consumers who buy or adopt them.

Program Website
Dog Breeder’s and Sellers Law

License Application Materials
Application Materials
ATCP 16 (formal adminitrative rule)
Rescue Groups and Shlters

Information For Rescue Groups & Shelters
Fact Sheet (4-page pdf)

Information For Consumers
Info for Consumers

State and National Government Agencies
Animal Health and Care Links
First Aid For Pets
Selecting a Pet
Disaster Preparedness