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Home boarding of dogs

How to apply 

If you would like to apply for a home boarding licence then please fill out an application form for a home boarding licence (DOC/47KB/3pages)

Completed forms should be returned to the licensing group along with the relevant animal licensing fee (DOC/23KB/3 pages).

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

An initial risk based inspection of any premises will be undertaken by a licensing officer.


View the home boarding licensing conditions (PDF/46KB/7pages)