Home boarding and dog day care
Last Updated: 5 October 2021
Businesses need a licence to provide home boarding and day care for dogs.
Defra guidance on home boarding and dog day care
How to apply
To apply for a licence to home board and/or dog day care you should fill in the animal welfare application form (PDF 479KB / 7 pages).
The application form should be returned to the Licensing Team, along with any supporting documentation and the relevant fee:
- new application fee: £192.22
- variation licence/re-evaluation of rating: £124.91
Where there are a combination of activities, the highest activity fee is applicable.
Existing licence holders will be sent the relevant application forms about a month before the renewal date.
To apply for a variation to a licence or re-evaluation of the star rating, contact the Licensing team.