Not only will this directly affect Flexpetz, a company which has recently - controversially - started plying this cruel trade in the UK, it will set an important precedent for other US states and, hopefully, the UK.
The act came about largely through the work of the Coalition to Prohibit the Renting of Pets, with the support of many local, national and international organisations, including Dogs Trust.
Our CEO, Clarissa Baldwin, commented:
"Today's news is fantastic. We now need the UK to follow this sound reasoning and prohibit the dog rental trade. Dogs Trust and many other animal welfare charities work hard to promote the respect for animals that is so undermined by businesses like Flexpetz.Amen to that...
"Dogs are complex social animals that need stability, routine and a loving family. Compromising these needs for profit is unacceptable and UK law should take steps to reflect this."