Pet shops are required to be licensed by the State of Vermont through the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. A pet shop is defined by 20 V.S.A. Chapter 194 as a place of retail or wholesale business, including a flea market, that is not part of a private dwelling, where cats, dogs, wolf-hybrids,
rabbits, rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, or other vertebrates are maintained or displayed for the purpose of sale or exchange to the general public.
Prior to being licensed, an inspection by the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets is required.
Questions regarding pet shop licensing should be directed to the Animal Health Office. You can also click the following links for the consumer right to know form and the Vermont Animal Welfare Regulations.