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/3 pages).
Return the application form and the relevant documents to the licensing group, along with the correct fee:
- home boarding of animals (grant): £184.75
- home boarding of animals (renewal): £178.17
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.