Animal licence

Our Animal Welfare officers have a responsibility to:

  • advise about aspects of animal welfare licensing
  • inspect and grant licences to premises subject to animal legislation such as dog boarding kennels, catteries, pet shops, riding establishments and others
  • investigate complaints about animal welfare in these premises
  • take formal action against offenders where other action is unsuccessful and investigate complaints of illegal activities

Licenses are required for:

  • riding establishments
  • keeping of dangerous/wild animals
  • dog boarding kennels
  • catteries
  • dog breeding establishments
  • pet shops
Type of establishment New fee Renewal fee
Animal boarding - Home boarder £242 £141
Animal boarding - Single species £231 £231
Animal boarding - Double species £246 £246
Dog breeding - Up to 10 bitches £440 £262
Dog breeding - 11-25 bitches £531 £287
Dog breeding - 26 - 50 bitches £595 £341
Dog breeding - 51 - 80 bitches £709 £389
Dog breeding - Over 80 bitches £748 £418
Pet shops £412 £412
Riding schools - Up to 10 horses £356 £356
Riding schools - 11 - 20 horses £367 £367
Riding schools - 21 - 50 horses £379 £379
Riding schools - Over 50 horses £402 £402
Dangerous Wild Animals £1,003 £1,003

Page updated on: 31/01/2018