Pet shop

Find information about grooming and other care of animals.

Definition

A pet shop or commercial animal care provider:

  • Grooms
  • Provides other care
  • May offer rescue animals for adoption
  • Is not allowed to sell dogs, cats, or rabbits

About mobile pet care:

  • If you provide pet care from a vehicle, you need a license.
  • You cannot make any sales from a mobile pet care vehicle.

You do not need a pet shop license for:

  • Places only selling frogs, worms or reptiles used for bait
  • Schools
  • Scientific labs
  • Veterinarians
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Requirements

Mobile pet care vehicle only

The City requires insurance for:

  • $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate for personal injury or death
  • $10,000 per occurrence for property damage

See Insurance certificate

Sewer availability charge (SAC)

The City requires a SAC determination.

See SAC information

Application

See Pet Shop Application

Fee

Find your license fee

Submit your application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2080

Fax

612-673-3399

Address

Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Environmental Health

Health Department

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave S, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415
 

Minneapolis 311

 
 

Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday