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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 for a home boarding licence (DOC/47KB/3pages)

Completed forms and the application fee should be returned to the licensing group.

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)