Licensing of Animal Boarding Establishments
The keeping and running of animal boarding establishments
(Catteries and Kennels) is controlled by the Animal Boarding
Establishments Act 1963.
No person may keep a boarding establishment for animals without
first obtaining a licence from their Local Authority, application
must be made to the Local Authority, and a licence may be issued if
the applicant is not disqualified under any of the following
- The Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963
- The Pet Animals Act 1951
- The Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954
- The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act
There is an application fee of £103.00
which must be paid at the time an application is made.
If you wish to make an application for an Animal Boarding
Licence please click on the links below to download the relevant
application form and conditions:-
Application Form for Animal Boarding Licence
(PDF, 22 Kb)
Dog Boarding Conditions
(PDF, 40 Kb)
Cat Boarding Conditions
(PDF, 40 Kb)
Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent
licence will expire on the 31st December of the year to which the
licence relates and must be renewed before that date if the
premises are to continue as an animal boarding establishment.
Copies of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 and other
legislation mentioned in this information sheet can be purchased
from The Stationery Office.
A copy of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 can be
inspected at the Council Offices where you may also obtain a copy
of the Council's standard licensing conditions, an application form
and further help or advice.
Completed application forms for a Animal Boarding Licence
together with the relevant documents and fee should be returned
either in person or by post to the Licensing Group.
0845 050 4434
(Fax: 01539 740300)
Post: Public Health & Licensing Group,
Neighbourhood Services Directorate, South Lakeland House,
Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UD