Hobby Kennel or Cattery
Any premises where at least six, but less than twenty adult dogs and/or cats are kept for hunting, breeding, for exhibition, organized events, field working or obedience trials. Any person(s) keeping more than ten dogs and/or cats must provide kennel facilities. Any person(s) or premise which exceeds the numbers or engages in practices beyond the definition herein for a hobby kennel or cattery, as determined by the enforcement agency, shall be subject to penalties and/or be required to purchase the appropriate license. The occasional selling of offspring shall not be construed as a commercial venture. All dogs and cats over the age of seven months shall be included as part of the kennel for payment fees.
- Any person keeping more than ten dogs and/or cats must provide kennel facilities.
- Kennel facilities are kennels, animal runs, enclosures, and/or any other building used for the keeping or housing of such dogs/cats. Kennel facilities shall comply with all zoning and code requirements, such as setbacks.
- Animals kept more than sixty days will be considered owned by the person housing the animal and must be licensed under PCC 6.04.020.
- Persons providing temporary housing must comply with PCC 5.24.030 F.
- Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year of issuance.
Pierce County Code Chapter 5 | Kennel Regulations | Chapter 16.52 RCW: PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS | Animal Welfare Act | National Agricultural Library | WAC 246-203-130
Please note first time applicants must obtain a development permit from Pierce County Planning and Public Works. For more information please contact PPW at (253) 798-3739 or review Pierce County Code 2.05.040. View information on their fees.
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