Boarding establishment for animals - Licensing information and application forms

Boarding establishment for animals
Brief description
Anyone who operates a premises providing accommodation for animals needs to apply for a licence under the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963. This legislation applies to premises whereby animals are boarding during the daytime where the premises is not otherwise licenced by the local authority as a kennels or home boarding establishment. This includes dog sitting in your own home during the day.
License period
one year
£205 - fees cover costs involved in the application process and are non refundable.
You should note that after payment, full consideration and processing, your licence may not be granted.
The application fee will not be refunded to you even if your licence is not granted
Download application
Trading Standards and Animal Health
Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA
0300 100 1800
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