STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- A bill before the Virginia General Assembly could help you get more information about a puppy before you buy it.
Bailey's Law, more formally known as Senate Bill 228, would require pet shops to give potential buyers an animal history certificate.
It's part of an effort to crack down on puppy mills and give people more information about dogs that come from them that could have health problems as a result.
"Someone falls in love with a puppy in the pet store and either feels sorry for the puppy or just plain wants them, they could possibly face thousands of dollars in veterinary bills not realizing this is not a very healthy puppy," said Karin Magno, a local dog trainer.
Magno said her dog Lena is the quintessential puppy mill puppy and said you're better off getting a dog from a local shelter than a pet store.
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