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You need a licence to operate the following boarding establishments for dogs or cats:
The number of dogs and cats which can be accommodated will be specified on the licence along with other specific conditions.
We may authorise an officer, veterinary surgeon or practitioner to inspect licensed premises.
£172.00, plus vet's fees where necessary. A new licence is required every year from the 1 January.
Customer notice - this licence fee will increase to £177, plus vet's fees where necessary, from the 1 April 2018.
To apply please complete our online Animal Boarding Licence application form.
The following criteria will be considered during the application process:
Our full conditions can be found in the documents section titled 'Licence Conditions and Guidance for Dog Boarding Establishments - PCC' and 'model conditions for boarding cats'.
Please note: if you are applying for an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence for the first time, you will be refused a licence if you cannot meet the required standards.
Doggy day care, crèches and home boarding encourages the mixing of dogs. This creates a higher risk of both dog on dog conflict and the spread of diseases and infection between dogs.
To meet our required standards, you must demonstrate that you can manage your premises in a manner that is safe for the dogs and personnel that work there.
Our full standards can be found in the documents sections titled ‘'Licence Conditions and Guidance for Dog Boarding Establishments - PCC'.
Please note: many dogs live in a household with humans, not other dogs. Mixed dog settings can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety, which can lead to conflict arising over feeding, toys, possession of bedding etc.
An applicant must not be disqualified from any other following at the time of the application:
To appeal a rejected application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01772 906907.
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