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That Doggie in the Window - Bringing it Home
Who hasn't been charmed by a pet store puppy? Thousands of puppies are purchased each year from pet stores in Rhode Island and most transactions are entirely satisfactory. However, there are times when you may have a question, or a concern, or a complaint.
The Department of Environmental Management's animal health unit licenses pet stores in Rhode Island. In general, questions and concerns about the condition of animals at pet stores or the condition of the stores themselves would most appropriately be directed to DEM.
However, questions about sales contracts and business practices would be directed to the consumer protection unit at the state Attorney General's office.
More specifically, contact DEM's Animal Health Unit at 222-2781 about:
RI Department of Environmental Management
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Unit