Because of the number of Puppy Mills in the state of Pennsylvania, there has now been a law passed in 1997, called the Puppy Lemon Law (Dog Purchasers Protection Act), that provides guidelines for conducting business in the exchange of a puppy, for both the Breeder and the New Owner. This was done under the aspices of Consumer Protection. This information is located on the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs web site in its original form.
However, due to dynamic state of the Internet, we have also provided you a copy of this information as saved under the Kushinda Web Site (to guarantee its existance in the future). So, if the orioginal links do not work, please access the COPIED information. With the exception of the formatting, none of the text has been changed in any manner. The Kushinda's Breeder/New Owner Contract and Health Guarantee also contains a complete copy of all of this information.
Any transaction done in the state of Pennsylvania is goverened by Senate Bill 182.
THE PUPPY LEMON LAW IS NOW THE LAW OF PENNSYLVANIA!!! The Governor signed the legislation June 25, 1997. Act 27 of 1997 took effect August 24, 1997.
If you are planning on purchasing a puppy in PA, here is what you need to know:
original source or COPY!
If you do not receive information about the Dog Purchaser Protection Act when you buy your puppy from a licensed
kennel or if you do not see information about the Law posted in a place selling puppies, you should immediately
contact the PA Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division at 800-441-2555. Then, please
drop us a note to let us know your experience with the new Law.
You may also call the Consumer Protection Division for a copy of their brochure Facts for Puppy Buyers.
PA Licensed Veterinarians can contact the office for a copy of their brochure Facts for Veterinarians.