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Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Surety Bond

What is a Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Bond?

  • A Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Bond is a $50,000 surety bond that can be posted by the owner of a dangerous dog.
  • Pennsylvania Statutes § 459-503 requires owners of dangerous dogs to obtain a surety bond or a policy of liability insurance in the amount of $50,000. The surety bond is payable to any person injured by the dangerous dog.
  • Per Pennsylvania Statutes, a dangerous dog is any dog that has inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property; killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal, dog or cat without provocation while off the owner’s property; attacked a human being without provocation; been used in the commission of a crime; a history of attacking human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation; or has a propensity to attack human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation.

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  • Due to the risk from the perspective of the bonding company, these bonds are very carefully underwritten. In all cases, a credit check and full collateral will be required. This bond is for $50,000, therefore, the owner of the dangerous dog must post $50,000.00 in collateral to the surety company. This can be in the form of cash (via wire transfer) or an irrevocable letter of credit payable to the surety.
  • If the credit report checks out and full collateral is posted, the cost of the bond is usually between 1-2% of the bond amount. In this case, the bond could cost as low as $500 to $1,000 per year.
  • The surety bond remains in full force and effect as long as the owner possesses the dog. The bond is only canceled if the owner gives the dog up for adoption or if the animal passes away. Keep in mind that bonds have a statute of limitations. Some are very extensive, this means that even though you may not own the dog anymore, you are still liable for any damages that may have occurred while you did own the dog. That means if you give the animal away today, you are still liable for anything that happened while you had the dog.

Contact The ProSure Group! As surety experts in business in Florida since 1993, The ProSure Group has experience handling bonds of this type and has partnerships with more than 30 different surety companies. This ensures that we get you the best, most competitive pricing and terms available in the marketplace. You just need to complete our simple application and one of our specialists will quickly contact you.

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Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Surety Bond Experts!
Type Bond Obligee Bond Amount
Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Surety Bond Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
$50,000