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 and shelters, pet shops, research facilities, distributors, out-of-state distributors, boarding facilities, animal rescues and foster homes. Office staff maintains licenses, health papers and correspondence pertaining to the program. Field inspectors inspect licensed facilities and investigate complaints.

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.

Also be sure to see the USDA Regulations - Animal Care Blue Book.

Note: The license year for all licenses under the Pet Animal Act has changed to October 1 - September 30.

Online License Management

Online capabilities to renew your license, update information, cancel your license or request a license for a new facility are NOW AVAILABLE. Click here to access the online license management portal. If you have any questions or issues with accessing the online portal, please contact our office at (785) 564-6605.