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Animal Boarding and Dog Day Care

A licence is needed under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018 if, for business purposes, you intend to board cats or dogs.  The licence covers the provision of day care for dogs, boarding cats and dogs in your own home, or in kennels.

Please find information below of the minimum standards you are expected to meet in order to be eligible for the licence.

View guidance notes for Home Boarding of Dogs.

View guidance notes for Day Care for Dogs.

View guidance notes for Kennel Boarding for Dogs. 

View guidance notes for Boarding for Cats.


How do I apply for the licence?

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