Boarding for cats or dogs
You need a licence if you provide or arrange for the provision of accommodation for other people's cats or dogs in the course of a business. This includes:
- Providing boarding for cats, for example in a cattery;
- Providing boarding for dogs in dog kennels;
- Providing home boarding for dogs (This include daycare in the home, even for short periods);
- Providing day care for dogs;
- Making arrangements to board dogs with a host family.
Failure to adhere to the Statutory Guidance will result in the Council refusing to grant a Licence or renew a current Licence;
- GOV.UK - Cat boarding licensing
- GOV.UK - Dog kennel boarding licensing
- GOV.UK - Home boarding for dogs licensing
- GOV.UK - Dog day care licensing
Should should also be familiar with health and safety guidance from the National Dog Warden Association; NDWA - Guidance for handling dogs and the use of equipment to ensure the health and safety of handlers, others and the welfare of dogs.