§ 3. (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
(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.
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