Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:
174F. The Department shall promulgate rules and regulations for boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs, including home-based kennels and daycare facilities, including, but not limited to staff qualifications and development, provider/dog ratios and interaction, group sizes and supervision, minimum housing and care requirements, indoor and outdoor physical facility requirements, utilities, dog handling, body language interpretation, breed familiarity, emergency response training, insurance, and penalties for violation thereof.
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