Here’s a little Civics 101 to share with your fellow dog owners: There are more than half a million lawmakers in the United States. Read that again—there are half a million lawmakers (legislators) on the federal, state, and local levels of government.
There are more than 90,000 different governing bodies across the U.S. Among these are approximately 39,000 county, town, and municipal governments that, through the legislators you elect, enact local laws that affect dogs and dog owners.
It’s a lot to comprehend, so let’s break it down to a more manageable level: