Licence for animal boarding establishments
An animal boarding establishment is a business that provides accommodation for other people’s dogs or cats.
The fee for an animal boarding establishment licence is £160.
You must complete the relevant application form for the type of boarding establishment you want to manage:
- Catteries and kennels application form (DOC, 168KB)
- Dog home boarding (looking after a dog in your own home) application form (DOC, 168KB)
- Dog day boarding (looking after a dog during the day - not overnight) application form (DOC, 169KB)
The number of dogs and cats that may be accommodated will be specified on the licence along with other specific conditions.
You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us after 45 days.
An animal boarding establishment licence needs to be renewed every year.
Register of licences
You can view all licences and applications.