Most businesses that sell pets will also need a Sale of Small Animals (Pet Shop) Permit from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Click the following link to learn about this requirement.
Pets cannot be leased or rented out in New York State. Pets cannot be used for collateral for payments.
Home-based breeders selling less than 25 animals a year are exempt.
Contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for more information.
Division of Animal Industry
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-3502