Application to keep a boarding establishment for animals - dogs

Use this form to apply for a new licence to operate a boarding establishment for dogs under the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963.

Please note: for all new applications a vet's inspection will be required. The cost of which will be paid by the applicant.

This form consists of 7 pages and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Fields marked with a * are mandatory and require completion.

Prices for the different types of licences are as follows::

  • Animal boarding - kennels: £180.00
  • Commercial day crèche - no overnight stays: £200.00 (Applications will not be accepted from domestic residential properties)
  • Home boarding - maximum of up to 3 dogs only in private home: £65.00

    Before you start

    Please ensure you have:

  • a plan of the premises showing accommodation units, isolation unit, kitchen facilities and fire extinguishers - this is not needed for home boarding
  • a valid email address to receive confirmation of payment
  • your debit or credit card details.
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