Home boarding

To apply for a home boarding licence for dogs, you must meet certain requirements. Find out more about applying for this licence here.

You need a licence from the council to operate a dog boarding business. 

We will inspect your premises and assess your suitability before granting you a licence. You must show that your facilities meet standards and that you will provide the dogs with good food, exercise, and protection from disease and fire. 



Home boarding £300 for new applications and renewals

Licences last for either one, two or three years, dependent on the animal welfare rating score at the time of the inspection.

How to apply

Download, complete, and return the application form, enclosing the correct fee.

Download your application form 

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