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breed Specific Legislation for Arizona


Are Pit Bulls Illegal in Arizona?

No Pit Bulls are not illegal in Arizona.

On May 19, 2016 Arizona became the 20th state to ban breed specific legislation. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed the law. 

In the house, 35 Republicans and 1 Democrat (Rep. Reginald Bolding) voted in favor of the law. In the Senate 17 Republicans and 1 Democrat voted in favor of the law. 

The bill also include removing the requirements for commercial pet stores from only selling recuse dogs and cats. Bad news for the shelters. 

You can read more about the bill here.

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Breed Specific Legislation raise a lot of questions. We put together an FAQ page to help answer some of the most common questions we have ever asked.

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Disclaimer. We take multiple steps to ensure the information on this site is accurate and up to date. However, since there are so many legislation bodies it is difficult to track all instances of breed specific legislation. If we are missing something or if we have an error please let us know and will get it corrected.

Finally, information on this site is not intended to be used as legal advice. If you are facing BSL in your city, please reach out to your respect legislator or attorney.