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Home boarding of dogs

If you would like to apply for an animal home boarding licence you should fill in an application form for a home boarding licence (DOC/47KB/3pages).

Return the application form and the relevant documents to the licensing group, along with the correct fee:

  • home boarding of animals (grant): £178.83
  • home boarding of animals (renewal): £174.03

The decision about whether the activity needs to be licensed depends on whether or not home boarders are running a business on a regular basis. 

The reduced animal boarding fee is made in respect of home boarding:

  • because the number of animals boarded in each premises is small
  • the risks and the corresponding inspection burden for us is lower than with larger premises

Once we have received your application, you will be contacted by a licensing officer to arrange a visit for inspection.

Existing holders of a home boarding licence will be forwarded the relevant application forms approximately a month prior to the renewal date. 

Conditions

Home boarding licensing conditions (PDF/37KB/7 pages)