If you or your business board dogs in kennels or at home, board cats or provide day care for dogs (dog crèches), you will require an animal licence.
The licence runs for one to three years from the date of issue.
You will receive a one to five-star rating on your licence, with a five-star rating the highest possible. The rating will be an accurate reflection of the level of risk of your business and the animal welfare standards you adopt.
To apply, change or renew a licence, you must comply with the licence conditions and guidance.
Professional dog walkers do not require a licence.
- Making an application
The application fee is £418 boarding dogs in kennels and boarding cats or £386 for home boarding or providing day care for dogs. The application fee is payable on application.