Ohio's new puppy mill law goes into effect on January 1, and creates strict standards for two groups of people breeding dogs- the high volume breeder, those selling 60 or more dogs a year - and the dog retailer, who buys and sells dogs to pet stores.
Now, both will have to get re-licensed yearly.
Large scale breeders will have to submit pictures of their facilities to the state, and the state won't just accept the photos at face value; they'll also come by to inspect, at least once a year. Breeders will also have to reveal the number of dogs they have.
This will be Ohio's first puppy mill law. The Department of
Agriculture said 100 breeders are already in the process of applying