This code outlines the principles that everyone involved in the keeping and selling of animals through pet shops must use to protect the welfare of the animals in their care. This code contains both standards and guidelines for the humane keeping and selling of animals in pet shops. Animal retailers in NSW are expected to to conduct themselves in accordance with this Code of Practice. This code has been prepared in consultation with the Pet Industry Association of Australia, RSPCA NSW, the NSW Animal Welfare League and other people and organisations involved in the industry. It is also endorsed by the NSW Animal Welfare Advisory Council.