An animal boarding establishment is a business that provides accommodation for other people's dogs or cats. We licence purpose built kennels and catteries, home boarding premises and dog day crèches.

Any new premises will be inspected by a vet and the licence will only last the calendar year in which it was granted and will need to be renewed every year after.

Further information

Please read our animal boarding guidance for more information on the application process.

We have model conditions that all premises must comply with:


Please see all our related fees


Apply online: Animal boarding online application

Download:  Animal boarding application form 

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