mission is to promote responsible dog ownership; to use all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs
and dog owners; to actively assist or participate in the making or passing or local, state and national legislation
concerning dogs and dog owners; to bring such legislation to the attention of the members of the Coalition and
to the general public.
list: We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting
animal ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others. Federal, state, local legislation, zoning,
breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration, breeder licensing, breeding bans, etc.
list: This group is for the discussion of Arizona Legislative
issues on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal interest and involvement. This list is for
those who believe in the right to own, show, and participate in sporting or conformation events, equine, ranching,
farming, hunting, and other legitimate animal activities while practicing responsible Animal ownership.
- Responsible Owners
of Arkansas Dogs ROADS is a not for profit group. Our supporters
include pure-bred, rare breed, mixed breed owners, breeders, trainers, exhibitors, breed clubs, obedience clubs,
and even people who don't own dogs, but are sympathetic to the right to keep and own dogs responsibly. ROADS promotes
the responsible ownership, care and treatment of dogs. We actively fight legislation that undermines the right
to own, show, hunt with our breed dogs, including breeding bans, mandatory spay/neuter, & breed specific codes
- Email list:
- California Responsible
Pet Owners Coalition The CaRPOC organization was founded
by like-minded pet lovers fighting oppressive pet legislation in the State of CA. The backgrounds of our founding
supporters include pet owners, rescue volunteers, working dog owners, service and therapy animal owners and clients,
trainers, Veterinarians, as well as show cat and dog breeders and enthusiasts.
We have come together with the single goal of fighting anti-pet
- The Animal
ANIMAL COUNCIL (TAC) was founded in 1991 to combat San Mateo County's (California) action to enact legislation
forbidding cat and dog breeding, and mandating sterilization of all cats and dogs. TAC is a California nonprofit,
public benefit corporation tax-exempt under Section §501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.TAC's goal is
to seek positive, humane solutions to the challenges of animal rights activists through study, analysis and application
of animal husbandry, statistics and law, and at the same time preserve human benefit from all species, breeds and
- California Federation
of Dog Clubs The
CFoDC is an association of dog clubs and owners in California dedicated to promoting animal welfare, supporting
responsible animal use and strengthening the bond between humans and animals. Our member clubs include numerous
breed clubs, performance clubs, outdoor and hunting organizations.
- Concerned Dog Owners
of California Their
mission is to provide information and education to elected officials and others so that legislation and regulation
will promote the health, well-being and appropriate care of all dogs, protect the rights and responsibilities of
dog owners and breeders, and support responsible dog ownership.
- Save Our Dogs Save Our Dogs is a grassroots effort to spread the word about how AB 1634
will hurt working dogs in California. Most pet dog owners are not familiar with working dogs and so are not aware
of the harm this bill would do if it becomes law. We believe that people who understand the impact of this bill
will agree that it is bad law.
Council of Dog Clubs The Sacramento Council of Dog Club's
mission is to promote and advance the welfare of American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club purebred and rare-breed
dogs through the membership of All-Breed, Specialty and Training Clubs in the following ways:
1. Responsible ownership through education and mentoring.
2. Representation on all dog-related legislation proposed by local and state governments in California.
3. The training required to help owners develop the natural instincts and special attributes of their chosen breed.
4. Educational symposiums on current dog-related topics.
Federation of Dog Clubs The CFDC has participated in the
state legislative process for the past several years. We have opposed
breed-specific and guardianship laws and laws that overly regulate dog owners. We have supported dangerous dog
laws, and other laws that affect everyday life with dogs.
- Email list:
This list will be maintained to discuss laws and legislation that affects our rights as owners of animals in the
Rocky Mountain Region.
Dog Federation The CDF mission is three-fold: 1. To encourage and promote the
welfare of dogs.
2. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of dogs and of persons connected with dogs.
3. To help the general public improve its knowledge of dogs by use of all media
- Email list:
Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/dc-md-pet-law
Animal rights legislation is spreading and the District of Columbia is under attack right now, from bill B17-89.
Defend your right to own, breed and rescue pets in our state!
Delaware Dog Owners
Delaware Dog Owners Association, Inc. was established to promote responsible dog ownership. Supported entirely
by members, the Delaware Dog Owners Association, Inc. is an inclusive organization that spans the dog world, and
is comprised of individual dog owners across the state of Delaware.
- Florida Animal Owners
Alliance The Florida Animal Owners Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit
corporation dedicated to protecting animal owners, users and enthusiasts against proposed legislation, harassment
and propaganda put forth by animal rights activists. We support reasonable well-written legislation which serves
to protect animal owners' interests, but also believe in the humane and proper care and treatment of animals. Our
membership includes hunters, fishermen, trappers, gun enthusiasts, research scientists, rodeo enthusiasts, working
ranches and farms, horsemen, cattlemen, pork and poultry producers, dog sportsmen, obedience trainers, dog and
cat breeders, both professional and hobbyists, as well as bird breeders, primate breeders and breeders of other
- Florida Association
of Kennel Clubs FAKC has a strong group of members that
specialize in solutions to animal issues within the community. We are always available to provide information,
assistance, and the benefit of our experience to local and state governments. Additionally we also have a group
that is trained to assist in disaster situations. FAKC can always be counted on to aid the animals in all major
disasters. It is the intention of FAKC to be an asset to the community in any way we can and promote the human
animal bond. We also try to have a good time doing it. If your club has not joined please consider doing so. We
are a great group of dog enthusiast's!
- Alliance of Responsible
Pet Owners of NE Florida Our mission is to be the leading
provider of information and assistance concerning animal welfare and related pubic health issues, taking whatever
steps necessary to preserve our historic relationship with animals
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/floridapetlaw/ FloridaPetLaw will discuss how
to fight Florida bills or laws negatively affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles,
others. State, local legislation, zoning, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration, breeder
licensing, breeding bans, etc. Share ideas, resources approaches.
Canine Coalition The GCC is the collective voice of dog
clubs and dog owners in advancing and protecting responsible dog ownership and the rights of dog owners in the
State of Georgia through legislative lobbying, communication and education.
- Email list:
This is a LAW & ORDER ADVOCACY GROUP. Supporting Responsible
Ownership-Opposing Animal Rightists!
- Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners - mission is to provide information
and education to kennel clubs in Illinois and their members, dog owners, rescue community, and elected
officials so that legislation and regulation will promote the health and well-being, appropriate care of all dogs,
protect the rights andresponsibilities of dog owners and breeders, and support responsible dogownership.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IL-pet-law We discuss
how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles,
Pure Dogbred Dog Alliance
- Our Mission:
Promote and protect the interest of purebred do hobby breeders and
responsible dog owners. Actively lobby against unfair legislation on behalf of responsible hobby breeders and dog
owners. Bring dog-related legislation to the attention of our membership and the general public.Promote responsible
breeding practices and dog ownership.Educate the general public on responsible dog breeding and ownership.
Champion the welfare of purebred dogs in Indiana.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/indiana_pet_animal_law
This group is for the discussion of Indiana Animal Welfare Legislative
issues (NOT Animal Rights! There is a difference!) on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal
interest and involvement. This list is for those who believe in the right to own, show, and participate in sporting
or conformation events, farming, hunting, and other legitimate animal activities while practicing responsible Animal
Kennel Club The Louisville Kennel Club promotes and encourages
the breeding and showing of purebred dogs of all breeds. It does all in its power to protect and advance the interest
of all breeds of purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KY-pet-law This is a
group of like minded individuals that will be exploring the laws as it pretains to animals in KY and across the
USA as it may impact KY.
of Maine Dog Clubs The objective of the Federation of Maine
Dog Clubs Inc. is to coordinate items of general interest to all-breed, obedience, and specialty clubs in the State
for their mutual betterment. We're the responsible dog owners and breeders in Maine. Sub-standard care and breeding
practices are not acceptable to us. Regulations currently on the books are more than adequate to track down offenders.
Enforcement is the issue. In a challenging economic climate, the State of Maine needs to work with people who need
minor upgrades. Responsible dog owners and the dog clubs in Maine are a valuable resource with protection. And,
all of society, not just responsible dog owners, should help pay for that protection.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEPetLaw This group is
to discuss laws pertaining to domestic animals.Help defend your right to own animals.We will discuss how to fight
bills or laws negatively affecting animal ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, livestock and
others. State and local legislation, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder licensing, breeding bans, and
other topics of interest to the animal owning population of Maine.
Dog Federation Maryland Dog Federation is a statewide organization
committed to promote, protect and defend rational dog ownership alongside public safety; to preserve the unique
human-canine bond; encourage and promote the welfare of dogs. MDF works closely with legislators to ensure laws,
policies and initiatives are reasonable, effective, and create no unintended consequences for dog owners or their
pets. The Maryland Dog Federation is a non-partisan dog owner advocate organization, not an animal rights group.
- Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/dc-md-pet-law Animal
rights legislation is spreading and the District of Columbia is under attack right now, from bill B17-89. Defend
your right to own, breed and rescue pets in our state!
Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Owners This Federationů
-Promotes and protects the interests of responsible dog owners. -Actively assists and participates in local, state
and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners. Brings such legislation to the attention of the membership
and the general public. -Promotes responsible dog ownership. -Uses all legal means to promote the general welfare
of dogs and dog owners. -Disseminates information and knowledge regarding dogs.
- Email list:
- Michigan Association
for Purebred Dogs What brings us all together in MAPBD is
our collective interest in effective and fair canine legislation and promoting responsible dog ownership. Restrictive
laws that effect dog ownership are proposed and passed every day at the national, state and local levels. Many
of these laws are proposed by well-meaning, but generally misinformed citizens or legislators. Unfortunately, too
many of these initiatives are part of a radical "animal rights" agenda backed by well-funded groups working
to ultimately ban all pet ownership.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MIPetLaw MIPetLaw is
directed to defend our rights to own pets. We are here in part to monitor legislation in our state,region and nation
that may negatively address our rights. All are welcome including private breeders, rescuers, animal welfare severs,
legislators and pet owners.
(Michigan Continued)Protect My Dogs
To bring organizations and individuals together to raise funds to influence legislation within the state of Michigan
- Minnesota Animal
Owners AllianceThe Mission of the MRAOA is to serve as a
leading voice for individuals and organizations that respect the importance of maintaining and strengthening the
human-animal bond by working to safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners. MRAOA unites the interests of
pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, breeders, and service animal owners dedicated to the welfare of all species.To
accomplish this mission MRAOA will --- Serve as an educational resource for the public, groups and individuals
dedicated to responsible animal ownership and care. --- Serve as a resource of factual verifiable data concerning
animal welfare issues for the public, lawmakers, news media and classroom teachers. --- Work to enact reasonable
laws that target irresponsible and inhumane owners while safeguarding responsible animal owners. --- Urge the passage
of strong laws that target vandalism, harassment, arson and all domestic terrorism done in the name of animal rights.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MN-pet-law
Canine Coalition *to actively assist or participate in local,
state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners; *to bring such legislation to the attention of the
members and to the general public; *to promote responsible dog ownership; *to use all legal means to promote the
general welfare of dogs and dog owners; and *to disseminate information and knowledge regarding dogs.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MississippiPetLaw/ Mississippi
Pet Law will discuss the various animal issues legislation as introduced so that we can make informed decisions
as to whether a particular law will protect our animals or put them even more at risk
- Missouri Federation
of Animal Owners (Mofed) "Our goal has always been
and shall always be to protect the rights of animal owners and enthusiasts against the devastating effects of the
animal rights movement."
- Email list:
Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pet_Law_Nebraska
Pet Law Nebraska is a list for laws specific to the state of Nebraska We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively
affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.
Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NVPetLaw
This group is for the discussion of Nevada Legislative issues (Animal Welfare - NOT Animal Rights! There is a difference!)
on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal interest and involvement.
New Hampshire Dogs This group is open to anyone interested in protecting the rights of pet
owners in New Hampshire. The purpose of this group is to coordinate the fight against antipet ownership legislation.
No AR postings will be allowed. Dog Owners of the Granite State
is an American Kennel Club affiliated non-profit organization founded in 1991 to represent the interests of all
pet owners in New Hampshire.
Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs The New Jersey Federation
of Dog Clubs, Inc. is a statewide organization devoted to the promotion and welfare of dogs. The Federation is
composed of over 80 member clubs involving all phases of the dog fancy. These include 24 All Breed, 46 Specialty
Breed and 6 Obedience Clubs, as well as 5 Animal Welfare Organizations. Each group is represented by delegates
selected from within their own membership.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJDogLaw Group to protect
and fight for the right of NJ dog (and other pet) owners.
Email List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VCNM_Animal_Control_Forum
(This is a public forum to address animal control issues and legislation in New Mexico)
Federation of New York To safeguard the common interests
of all dog owners, including the protection of the rights of responsible dog owners, and the promotion of reasonable
and humane animal control laws. To develop and engage in programs to educate elected officials, as well as the
general public, on canine legislative proposals in order to preserve our special relationships with our dogs.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFNYDogLaw This moderated
list is available for discussing and organizing support for fair and enforceable dog control ordinances and legislation
in the state of New York, and protecting the rights of caring, law-abiding dog and pet owners from all parts of
- North Carolina
Responsible Animal Owners Alliance Our mission is to become
North Carolina's leading voice for responsible animal ownership and preservation of the human-animal bond. To accomplish
our mission we will ~Educate the public and provide resources and information about animal care and training. ~Identify
areas of need and assist communities and individuals in reaching sensible solutions to animal issues. ~Support
reasonable and humane animal welfare laws. ~Oppose groups and those individuals that would restrict the rights
of responsible animal owners.
- North Carolina
Sporting Dog Association
The primary purpose of the Association is to protect the right to own, use and breed unaltered animals in sports
and for all other purposes.
Among the general purposes of the Association are the following:
1. To promote, defend and enhance the right to own, breed and use sporting dogs within North Carolina.
2. To promote and defend the right to use unaltered animals in sports.
3. To promote and defend the right to own, breed, use and sell purebred animals and selected animals for all purposes.
4. To educate the public as to the importance of sporting dogs in sports.
5. To educate the public as to the importance of maintaining pure breeds of animals.
6. To educate the public on the heritage, history and economic significance of sporting dogs in North Carolina.
7. To educate the public on the importance and value of maintaining pure breeds of dogs, cats and other animals.
8. To educate the public on the importance and value of defending the constitutional right of citizens of the United
States of America to own property without undue interference, including the right to own animals.
9. To promote the use of animals in conformation, performance and other sporting events, and to defend the right
of owners to selectively breed and enhance the abilities of animals to excel in these sporting activities.
- North Carolina
Federation of Dog Clubs (NCFDC) is a statewide non-profit
organization devoted to the promotion and welfare of dogs. Founded in 1955, the Federation draws its members from
more than 90 active dog clubs throughout the state. The NCFDC helps educate responsible dog owners and breeders
and assists its member clubs in providing community services. The NCFDC and its members also seek to influence
the passage of legislation and ordinances regarding the interests of dog owners in North Carolina.
- Ohio Valley Dog Owners A coalition of dog clubs, dog-related businesses, and individual dog lovers
in the Ohio River Valley dedicated to responsible dog ownership and to reasonable laws that protect dogs, dog owners,
and our neighbors.Membership is open to clubs, individuals, and dog-related businesses.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ohiopetlaw We invite
all companion pet owners and breeders who care about our privileges as dog/pet owners to join our group. Together
we will face and fight legislation that is currently being considered by our Ohio State Representatives that will
limit our rights as pet owners and breeders.
Animal Interest Alliance OAIA is a volunteer based private
non-profit organization that works to provide public education and resources to help Oklahoman's understand the
truth about living with animals.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Okla-Pet-Law A group
to discuss current or proposed laws affecting our rights to own and breed animals in Oklahoma.
- Oregon National
Animal Interest Alliance The mission of NAIA is to promote
the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OR_petlaw This group
was started to encourage discussions regarding BSL, breeding laws, licensing laws and other legislation aimed at
our pets. The goal is education, support and organization.
Federation of Dog Clubs Purposes of the
Federation * To monitor all State and Local legislation concerning dogs and dog owners * To bring such legislation
to the attention of the general public and member clubs * To educate the general public concerning the enjoyment
of dog activities and the importance of obtaining dogs from reputable sources * To use all legal means to promote
the general welfare of dogs and dog owners
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PennDogLeg
This group has been established to help educate and inform members of pending Dog legislation which could effect
your ownership rights.
South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs Peggy Wilson
We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles,
others. Federal, state, local legislation, zoning, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration,
breeder licensing, breeding bans, etc.
- RAOT promotes the humane treatment of animals and responsible
animal ownership. We are NOT an animal rights group and oppose the animal rights agenda. We are committed to finding
new solutions to old problems and, if we see a need, we try to meet it!
- Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TN-Pet-Law/
This group is for the posting and discussion of all proposed laws in Tennessee, whether local or state-wide, which
would affect all animal owners, but especially pet owners
Pet Owners' Coalition "Our mission is to be the leading
provider of information and assistance concerning animal welfare and related public health issues, taking whatever
steps necessary to preserve our historic relationship with animals."
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TX_Pet-Law This is a
public group for discussion and coordination of action related to laws affecting pets in Texas.
Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/VT-Pet-Law
We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals,
Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders
Founded over 40 years ago, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and
Breeders is one of the oldest dog club federations in the country. The objectives established in the late 1970s
- to share information and monitor state and federal legislation - are even more critical today, and the VFDCB
has risen to the challenges of the times. The Federation now includes nearly every all-breed club in Virginia and
many breed and performance clubs as well.
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VA-Pet-Law/
We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of
all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.
Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wa_pet_law
For all animal owners/animal breeders residing in Washington state. We seek to create a presence in the state that
helps legislators to draft appropriate laws that do not subjugate our rights to own or breed animals. We promote
Email List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westvirginiapetlaw
"West Virginia PetLaw is an Alliance working to keep the Mountain State, and Our Country, Free to Own, and
Use, Animals in Traditional Ways."
- Dog Federation of
Wisconsin What is the Dog Federation of Wisconsin? We are
a group of dog owners - pet owners, breeders, hunters, exhibitors, trainers, mushers, veterinary personnel, or
pet professionals - who are interested in working to protect our rights to own and enjoy our dogs. What is the
Federation working on right now? * Providing information to hunters regarding laws impacting their ability to work
with their dogs * Providing information to pet and kennel owners and kennel clubs to help them fight new restrictive
zoning laws * Working to make dog owners aware of possible problems with their homeowners' insurance policies due
to dog ownership, and how to fight these problems
- Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WI_animal_laws
For discussion about Wisconsin laws concerning animals.