Chicago Ban’s Pet Stores

Chicago has banned pet stores from the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits that come from commercial breeding operations, commonly referred to as puppy mills, and said all animals sold in the city must come from pounds and rescue organizations.

The prohibition is seen as a major win for the Windy City’s animal shelters and animal welfare community.

Puppy mills contribute to pet overpopulation, particularly in urban areas, and are known for their poor living conditions that lead to diseased animals often being sold to unsuspecting pet owners across the country.


Roscoe Village Animal Hospital serves the veterinary needs of animals in Chicago’s  Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Wicker Park, Uptown , West Loop, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods.