I love my three dogs and appreciate the companionship that comes with having them around the house. The unconditional love that they have for us is something we don't deserve. Having a pet is a big responsibility, and having multiple pets multiplies that responsibility, but the payoff is through the roof.

Here are my dogs. On the left is Pheobe, yes named after Pheobe from Friends and just as crazy. On the right is Huntington, he's our old dog. Both are adopted and bring us so much joy!


Do you have pets? Have you considered owning a pet?

If you were to want to get a pet in 2024, I would recommend heading to the local animal shelter and adopting a pet. If you're thinking of something a little more outside of the box, you'll want to make sure you can even have it as a pet.

Keep scrolling to see pets that are banned in each state, including Idaho.

Idaho has banned certain animals as pets, but there are ways around it.

Deleterious Exotic Animals, according to animallaw.info, "Species of deleterious exotic animals include leopards, lions, non-pinioned mute swans, Russian wild boar, and all non-human primates, among others".  These types of animals are banned in Idaho if you want to have them as a pet unless you get a permit.

The Idaho State Department categorizes these banned pets as deleterious exotic animals as "animals which have been determined by ISDA to be dangerous to people, the environment, livestock, agriculture, or wildlife of the state. These animals and hybrids of these animals are regulated under IDAPA 02.04.27, “Rules Governing Deleterious Exotic Animals.”

Does Idaho have the most registered hunters? Scroll to find out. 

But, you can get a permit for these deleterious exotic animals.

The permit is an application for the Possession of Deleterious Exotic Animals.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

Gallery Credit: Elena Kadvany

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

Gallery Credit: Meagan Drillinger

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