Dog and Cat Boarding

Animal Welfare Information

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 requires that a licence be required for anyone providing or arranging for the provision of accommodation for other people’s cats or dogs in the course of a business on any premises where the provision of that accommodation is a purpose of the business by:

  • Providing boarding for cats;
  • Providing boarding in kennels for dogs;
  • Providing home boarding for dogs; or
  • Providing day care for dogs.

The Council inspects all licensed premises, which may include a veterinary surgeon or practitioner. If the inspection is satisfactory the licence will be granted for 1, 2 or 3 years and provided with a star rating.


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Animal Welfare Licences – Cat/Dog Boarding (incl. dog day care / home boarding). Fee comprised of (a) initial fee; and(b) successful application (enforcement) fee

1 year licence: New / renewal (+vet fee if required)


(a) £87.43; (b) £69.95

2 year licence: New / renewal (+vet fee if required)


(a) £87.43; (b) £139.90

3 year licence: New / renewal (+vet fee if required)


(a) £87.43; (b) £209.85