The Oregon Department of Agriculture regulates the ownership of the following classes of exotic animals in Oregon:
Bears, except for the American Black Bear
Non-indigenous canines which are not domestic or domestic crosses
Non-indigenous felines which are not domestic or domestic crosses
Unless an animal was licensed by ODA prior to 2010, or the animal qualifies for an exemption under ORS 609.345 (see below), possession of any of these exotic animals is prohibited in Oregon.
Oregon law (ORS 609.345) allows for certain exemptions to permit requirements such as law enforcement agencies, USDA licensed educational or research facilities, permitted wildlife rehabilitation centers, and disabled persons with service monkeys.
A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), import permit, and other species-specific tests will be required for exotic animals imported into the state destined for exempt facilities.