Animal Licences

Who To Contact

Environmental Health and
Consumer Protection Service

Yorkon Building
Archway Road
L36 9FB

Telephone: 0151 443 4712

Fax Number: 0151 443 5438

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018

Read the regulations.

The law governing the licensing of animal welfare establishments has changed from 1 October 2018. This brings a much needed update to the licensing of animal activities.

On this page, you will also find our latest list of licensed animal premises.

What animal activities require an animal license?

The new regulations apply to certain activities involving animals, including:

  • Dog breeding

  • Dog boarding in kennels and home boarding of dogs

  • Dog day care

  • Cat boarding

  • Selling animals as pets

  • Exhibition of animals

  • Hiring out horses


Regulatory guidance has been produced for all the above activities can be found by following the links on the left hand side of this page.


The following animal licenses are largely unaffected by the new regulations:

  • Zoo licensing

  • Exotic, dangerous or wild animal licensing


What happens next?


The council is currently in the process of reviewing the new legislation and guidance. As a result licence conditions will be changed and our fees and procedures will also need to be adjusted. If you have an animal license with Knowsley Council, we will contact you to let you know what the next steps are. In the meantime, you should review the above guidance to see how the changes might impact on your business.

Full list of Licensed Animal Premises in Knowsley

The number beside the animal premise is their star rating given by the council


Commercial boarders - Cats and/or dogs

Cottage Kennels and Cattery (cats) (1 star) 3 Moss Cottages
Cut Lane
L33 3AH
Nursery Farm (dogs) (5 star) Nursery Farm
Knowsley Lane
L34 7HE
Paws in the Park (dogs) (5 star) Rydal Road
L36 5UU
The Pets Country Manor (cats) (5 star) The Pets Country Manor
Netherley Road
Tarbock Green
L35 1QG


Day care - Dogs

Paws in the Park (5 star) Rydal Road
L36 5UU


Dog breeding establishments

Anzil Dogs (5 star) Knowsley
Nicola Curtis/Grand Ohana (4 star) Kirkby
07877 019544
Huyton Frenchies (4 star) Huyton
07494 968 639
Xtreme Bullies (2 star) Huyton
07833 647 648
JRC Bullies (4 star) Knowsley
07460 634865
Liverbirdbullys Ltd (2 star) Huyton


Home boarders - Dogs

Cath's Pet Care (5 star) Campbell Drive
L14 7QG
07973 714133
Canine Care Liverpool (4 star) Roby
07817 853866
Doggi Daycare (3 star) Fincham Square
L14 9NZ
07842 368211
Doggy Daycare (5 star) Sandstone Drive
L35 7LS
07766 593942
Exclusive Dog Boarding (5 star) Prescot
07596 646383
Leanne's Doggy B&B (5 star) Whiston
07712 104961
Muddy Paws (5 star) Westbrook Avenue
L34 1NU
Paws in the Park (5 star) Rydal Cottage
Rydal Road
L36 5UU
07767 713570
Pooch Pawtrol (5 star) Edinburgh Drive
L36 0TE
07519 333789
Snooze Pawtrol (4 star) Haleview Road
L36 6DD
07731 437362
Strokes and Walks Galore Huyton (2 star) Crosswood Crescent
L36 2QG
07730 251498
Woody and Friends (4 star) Huyton,
L36 2NT
07753 178 441


Keeping or training animals for exhibition

Acorn Farm (N/A)* Depot Road
Knowsley Industrial Park
L33 3AR
Ark2Ewe (N/A)* Tarbock
07702 695 005
Party Central Entertainments Ltd (N/A)* Kirkby
07724 562328
Wild Arena Ltd (N/A)* Prescot
0151 528 6607
Willow Brook Reindeer (N/A)*


*Keeping or training animals for exhibition and zoos are not part of the rating scheme.

Pet shops

Pets at Home (5 star) 5A Cables Retail Park
Steley Way
L34 5QN
Whiston Pet Emporium (2 Stars) 5 Greenes Road
L35 3RE
Whitaker's Garden Centre (5 star) J Whittaker and Sons
Liverpool Road
L34 3LX

Riding establishments

Acorn Farm (5 star) Depot Road
Knowsley Industrial Park
L33 3AR
Gellings Riding School (5 star) Gellings Farm
Gellings Lane
L34 9GY
Lodge Riding Centre (5 star) Dacres Bridge Lane
Tarbock Green
L35 1QZ
Tarbock Green Riding School (5 star) Water Lane
Tarbock Green
L35 1RD


Zoo premises

Knowsley Safari (N/A) Knowsley Safari
Prescot Bypass
L34 4AN

New applications

Anyone wishing to apply for a new license is strongly advised to contact Environmental Health before making an application.