Animal premises licences
Animal boarding establishments for dogs and cats must have an animal boarding licence. For a licence to be granted animal boarding premises must be adequate.
Use this form to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence for kennels and catteries.
Dangerous animals are listed in the schedule of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. You must have a licence to keep to keep any animal listed here
Use this form to apply for a licence to keep dangerous wild animals.
A dog breeding licence is required by dog breeders who produce five or more litters a year.
Use this form to apply for a licence to breed dogs. You will need to provide details of breed, numbers of bitches, housing, feeding and dog waste disposal.
Anyone who carries on at any premises, including a private dwelling, a business of selling animals as pets requires a licence
Use this form to apply for a licence to run a pet shop, provide details of room size, heating, ventilation, lighting, water, food storage and waste disposal.
Before a zoo licence is granted, and during the term of licence, inspections of zoos are undertaken by a specialist vet appointed by the Secretary of State.
Stables which hire out horses for riding or instruction must have a riding establishment licence.