Animal premises licences
Businesses require a cat boarding licence to provide or arrange accommodation for other people's cats.
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
Businesses require a dog boarding licence to provide or arrange accommodation for other people's dogs in kennels.
Businesses require a dog breeding licence to breed dogs and advertise their puppies for sale.
Businesses require a dog boarding licence to provide day care for other people's dogs and puppies.
Businesses require a dog home boarding licence to provide or arrange accommodation for other people's dogs in a home environment.
Businesses, such as riding establishments, require a licence to hire out horses, ponies and donkeys for riding or riding lessons, trekking, or for loan.
Businesses require a licence to keep or train animals for exhibition either for entertainment or educational purposes.
Businesses and individuals require a licence to sell, import and distribute animals as pets for sale.
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.