The end of the chaotic Oregon legislative session saw the passage of House Bill 2915. This proposed bill would end the sale of all dogs and cats at pet stores with a five-year exemption for existing pet stores, ending on January 1, 2028. After that date, all pet stores in Oregon will be banned from selling dogs or cats. The proposed legislation also allows for cities to enact even more stringent laws that would restrict pet choice.
What You Can Do:
Concerned Oregon residents who support consumer choice, who believe the health of all dogs offered for sale/adoption in pet stores should be protected, and who support consumer protection laws for new pet owners are urged to contact Governor Tina Kotek to urge her to veto House Bill 2915.
Even if you would not personally source a pet to a pet store, it is critical that the governor understands that pet choice should not be limited. Visit the Pet Choice Key Issue page in the AKC Legislative Action Center for talking points and more information on AKC’s position.
You can contact Gov. Kotek via phone at (503) 378-4582 or voice your opposition here.