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Advisory Committee Seeks Veterinarian, Animal Control Officer & Licensed Breeder Members

The Licensed Breeder Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is seeking three volunteer members to serve on the committee:

  • A Licensed Breeder
  • A Veterinarian
  • An Animal Control Officer

Committee members serve four-year terms.

The committee provides technical knowledge and industry expertise to TDLR about dog and cat breeding in Texas. Meetings are held virtually, so members don't need to live near Austin.

For more information about TDLR’s advisory boards:

To apply:

Beware Of People Posing As TDLR Inspectors

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection.

Real TDLR inspectors will:

  • introduce themselves;
  • show their State of Texas employee ID card;
  • provide their contact information upon request; and
  • provide their TDLR business card upon request.

Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not:

  • accept payment for license fees;
  • request money for violations; or
  • charge for inspections.

If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is a third-degree felony in Texas.

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Changes to Licensed Breeder Law

Senate Bill 1531, passed by the 86th Legislature, amended Occupations Code, Chapter 802, relating to the eligibility for certain occupational licenses and the use of a person’s criminal history as grounds for certain actions related to the license.  Senate Bill 1531 and the changes to Chapter 802 became effective September 1, 2019.

TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Licensed Breeders program to review the updated Occupations Code, Chapter 802.

Advisory Committee Meetings

November 30, 2020

The Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee met November 30, 2020 via videoconference. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.