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Program News and Updates

Pre-License Inspection Checklist is Now Available

Attention all applicants for the Licensed Breeders program: the Pre-License Inspection Checklist is now available.

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 animal dealer's 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 cs.breeders@tdlr.texas.gov or 800-803-9202.


Advisory Committee Meetings

May 7, 2018 Meeting

The Licensed Breeder Advisory Committee met May 7 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available onĀ TDLR's YouTube channel.

Recent Meeting - August 23, 2017

The Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee met August 23 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.