Please find below the updated guidelines concerning the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018.
These changes were made to bring the licensing regime up to date with local government regulation and to improve animal care standards, as well as making it compatible with the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
- Breeding dogs (pdf 604 kb)
- Boarding in kennels for dogs (pdf 564 kb)
- Home boarding dogs (pdf 564 kb)
- Providing dog day care (pdf 430 kb)
- Boarding in a cattery for cats (pdf 1.2 mb)
- Selling animals as pets (pdf 869 kb)
- Conditions for keeping or training animals for exhibition (616 kb)
- Conditions for hiring out horses (pdf 463 kb)
Animal establishment licence application fees
The fees stated below are the total fees payable, with the exception of activities requiring veterinary presence at the inspection. In this instance, the veterinary fee will also be recharged to the applicant or license holder.
- Pet shops - £256
- Dog breeding - £257
- Animal boarding (dogs and cats) - £233
- Home boarding of dogs - £188
- Domestic dog day care - £188
- Dog boarding franchise licence (1 named location) - £257
- Dog boarding franchise licence (2 named locations) - £425
- Dog boarding franchise licence (3 named locations) - £665
- Dog boarding franchise licence (4+ named locations) - £850
- Commercial day care for dogs - £240
- Dangerous wild animals license (2 years) - £190
- Keeping animal(s) for exhibition (3 years) - £225
- Horse riding (1-9 horses) - £310
- Horse riding (10-19 horses) - £340
- Horse riding (20+ horses) - £370
- Request for re-rating - £100
- Licence variation - £30 minimum
- Appeal - Costs for visits associated with unsuccessful appeal
Animal establishment application forms
Please download the appropriate application form. Once completed, please send it with all supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the team has confirmed receipt of your application form, an invoice for the application fee will be sent directly to you.
- Breeding dogs application (pdf 52 kb)
- Boarding establishment for cats and dogs application (word 57 kb)
- Riding establishment application form (word 70 kb)
- Sale of animals application (word 64 kb)