You must apply/hold a licence from us if you take a dog/s into your home for any length of time in return for payment, this may include dog walkers. Please contact licensing for further clarification.
A full list of licensed home boarder/daycare and kennels/catteries can be found on our online register.
Existing licence holders and anyone planning to apply for a licence should also read the Animal Welfare (licensing of activities involving animals) Regulations 2018.
Apply for a licence
In order to make an application, you must fill out one of the following forms:
- application form - animal boarding
- boarding dogs in kennels guidance notes
- boarding cats guidance notes
- home boarding guidance notes
- dog day care guidance notes
Boarding application - application fee £134.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £64.00
Boarding renewal - application fee £134.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £39.00
Boarding variation - application fee £83.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding application - application fee £117.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding renewal - application fee £66.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding variation - application fee £83.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Veterinary inspection is the actual cost
You must then send the form to us with the appropriate fee, giving 28 days notice.
For further information please read the animal boarding establishment conditions and guidance for your information.
How long will it take to receive the licence?
You can expect to hear from us normally within 60 days.
If you have a complaint about a animal boarding establishment then please contact us for advice.
For more information, please contact us.
Page last updated 08/10/2018