Dog Seller and Dog Facility Operator Complaint If you have a concern that a person or business is in violation of the State's law relating to the licensing and inspection of dog sellers and dog facility operators, you may file a complaint by completing the following online complaint form.

PLEASE NOTE: The dog sellers and dog facility operator laws do not generally regulate consumer matters regarding payments, purchase/adoption contract terms, or breed registration. These types of complaints may be better addressed through DATCP’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Complaints that fall outside of the department’s jurisdiction may be referred to other governing bodies.

To facilitate timely and efficient processing of your complaint, please provide copies of important documents, such as sales/adoption agreements, receipts, vaccination and veterinary records, certificates of veterinary inspection, or any other related materials or communications as soon as possible. Please omit or mark-out any confidential or personal information (e.g., checking account number, credit card number, social security number, date of birth, etc.) if it is not relevant to your complaint prior to submitting the information. You can upload documents that relate to your complaint after submitting this form.

This complaint and the information provided may be used in efforts to resolve the problem and may be shared with the party complained against. It may also be used to enforce applicable State laws. Under Wisconsin's Open Records Law, Wis. Stats. § 19.31, et seq., this complaint will be available for public review upon request unless an investigation is pending or nondisclosure is authorized by law.
Your Information:
Please provide your information. You have the option of remaining anonymous; however, if you do not complete these fields, we will not be able to contact you for more information about the complaint. If you include an email, you will receive an email confirmation of your complaint with information on how to check the status of the complaint online.

Information about the person or business your complaint is against:
Please fill in as much information as you can about the person or business your complaint is against. If the information provided is only a person or business name, and the location is not included it may not be possible to process this complaint.

Your Complaint:
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Authority: Ch. 173.41, Wis. Stats. and Ch. ATCP 16, Wis. Admin. Code
DAH-BFS-002w (rev. 08/2023)
Personal information you provide may be used for purposes other than that for which it was originally collected. Wis.Stat. § 15.04(1)(m).
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