Dog day care

Businesses now require a dog boarding licence to provide day care for other people's dogs and puppies.

See the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 on for details of the legislation that came into force on the 1 October 2018.

Defra guidance on day care for dogs licence 2018

See Defra guidance notes for conditions for providing day care for dogs.

Apply for a dog day care licence

Download application for a licence to provide or arrange for the provision of boarding for dogs (PDF: 80Kb / 6 pages)

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024.