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(225 ILCS 605/3)
(from Ch. 8, par. 303)
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, no person shall engage in business as a pet shop operator, dog
dealer, kennel operator, day care operator, dog breeder, or cat breeder
or operate a guard dog service, an animal control
facility, or animal shelter, in this State without a license therefor issued by
the Department. If one business conducts more than one such operation, each operation shall be licensed separately. Guard dog services that are located outside
this State but provide services within this State are required to obtain a
license from the Department. Out-of-state guard dog services are required to
comply with the requirements of this Act with regard to guard dogs and sentry
dogs transported to or used within this State.
(b) This Act does not apply to a private detective agency or private security agency licensed under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and
Locksmith Act of 2004 that provides guard dog or canine odor detection services and does not otherwise operate a kennel for hire.
(Source: P.A. 100-842, eff. 1-1-19; 101-295, eff. 8-9-19.)