Animal Facilities Inspection

The Animal Facilities Inspection Program regulates companion animal facilities required to be licensed under the provisions of the Kansas Pet Animal Act. The Act requires licensing and inspection of all:

     •dog and cat breeders who produce, offer or sell
      three or more litters during the state fiscal year,
     •pounds, shelters and animal rescues,
     •pet shops,
     •research facilities,
     •distributors, in and out-of-state,
     •boarding facilities and
     •foster homes.

All facilities listed above must submit a yearly Veterinary Care Form. This form is valid for 1 year from the date signed by a licensed Veterinarian.

The Animal Facilities Inspection (AFI) field staff inspect and regulate these licensed facilities throughout the state of Kansas. Office staff maintains licenses, health papers and correspondence pertaining to the program.

Pet Animal Act

Statutes and regulations for small animals can be found under Article 17 of the Kansas Department of Agriculture Statutes. For a detailed look at these statutes, click here.

USDA Regulations - Animal Care Blue Book

These USDA regulations are only applicable to animal breeders and distributors.

Online License Management

As of August, 2016, license renewal mailing notifications provide instruction to access owner's licensing information online. This allows owners to renew their license, update information, cancel their license or request a license for a new facility. *Please note that foster reporting, renewals, adding or deleting fosters, is only available online through the link below.

To renew your license online through Kelly Solutions, click here.

*For shelters, to update or add a foster license, click here.

For downloadable Small Animal Program Forms, click here.