A licence is required to operate a pet shop. A pet shop is defined as premises (including a private dwelling) carrying out a business of selling animals as pets. This includes selling animals over the internet.

Further information

Please read our pet shop guidance for additional information on the application process.

We have also adopted model conditions that premises must comply with.

Fees

Please see all our related fees

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Apply online: Pet shop online application

Download: Pet shop application form

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