Annual inventory form due February 1, 2014 - An annual inventory must be completed and sent to TDLR no later than February 1 each year. An annual inventory is a count of all cats or dogs held at your facility at any time during the past calendar year. Use the Annual Inventory Form to report this information. Please be sure to submit your Annual Inventory Form to us by February 1, 2014. Download the Annual Inventory Form (56 KB PDF)
Attention all applicants for the Licensed Breeders program: the Pre-License Inspection Checklist is now available. Download the Pre-License Inspection Checklist (96 KB PDF)
Pre-license inspections are required for certain dog and/or cat breeder establishments who do not hold a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Class A or B license. Our inspectors use this checklist to ensure your facility is in compliance with state laws prior to obtaining your license. The checklist was developed by a multi-divisional TDLR team based on statutory and rule requirements.
We hope you will find this information useful and helpful in preparing for your on-site inspection. If you need assistance, please contact TDLR at email@example.com or 800-803-9202.
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Most Common Code Violations for Licensed Breeders
1. Standards of Care—Primary Enclosure, 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 91, §91.104(1)(A). Failure to be designed and constructed of suitable materials so that they are structurally sound. The primary enclosures must be kept in good repair and shall not be placed on top of another primary enclosure unless an impervious barrier designed to prevent the transfer of fluid or animal waste separates the two primary enclosures.
2. Standards of Care—Primary Enclosure, 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 91, §91.104(1)(B). Failure to properly maintain a primary enclosure so that it is suitable, safe and secure for a dog or cat.
3. Standards of Care—Housing Generally, 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 91, §91.100(3)(B). Surfaces. Maintenance and replacement of surfaces. All surfaces must be maintained on a regular basis. Surfaces of housing facilities--including houses, dens, and other furniture-type fixtures and objects within the facility--that cannot be readily cleaned and sanitized, must be replaced when worn or soiled.4. Standards of Care—Housing Generally, 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 91, §91.100(1). Structure; construction. Housing facilities for dogs and cats must be designed and constructed so that they
are structurally sound. They must be kept in good repair, and they must protect the animals from
injury, contain the animals securely, and restrict other animals from entering.
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