Animal Licences

Who To Contact

Environmental Health 
2nd Floor, Municipal Building,
Archway Road,
L36 9YU
Telephone: 0151 443 4712

Email:[email protected]

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

Read the regulations.

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

What animal activities require an animal license?

  • 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?


There are a number of documents which must be submitted along with the licence fee for all applications (including renewals). More information will be provided on the individual animal licences pages. Please note that your application will not be accepted without this documentation.

Licence fees for each activity are as follows:-

  • Dog breeding -                 £395

  • Dog boarding in kennels  £346

  • Home Boarding of dogs   £300

  • Dog day care                   £346

  • Cat boarding                    £346

  • Selling animals as pets    £346

  • Exhibition of animals        £346

  • Hiring out horses              £395

  • Combination of activities, charged at highest fee plus additional charge of £177

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
The Pets Country Manor (cats) (5 star) The Pets Country Manor
Netherley Road
Tarbock Green
L35 1QG


Day care - Dogs


None at present


Dog breeding establishments

Nicola Curtis/Grand Ohana (5 star) Kirkby
[email protected]
07877 019544
Anzil (5 star) Knowsley


Home boarders - Dogs

Cath's Pet Care (5 star) Campbell Drive
L14 7QG
[email protected]
07973 714133
Canine Care Liverpool (4 Star)  Roby
07928 466 639
[email protected]
Doggi Daycare (3 star) Fincham Square
L14 9NZ
[email protected]
07842 368211
Doggy Daycare (5 star) Sandstone Drive
L35 7LS
[email protected]
07766 593942
Exclusive Dog Boarding (5 star) Prescot
07596 646383
Leanne's Doggy B&B (5 star) Whiston
07712 104961
[email protected]
Muddy Paws (5 star) Westbrook Avenue
L34 1NU
[email protected]
Snooze Pawtrol (5 star) Haleview Road
L36 6DD
[email protected]
07731 437362
Woody and Friends (4 star) Huyton,
L36 2NT
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
Mini Moxons (N/A)*
Knowsley Village 
[email protected] 
Willow Brook Reindeer (N/A)* [email protected]
Artemis Alpacas Ltd* Yew Tree Farm, Lower Road, Halewood, Liverpool L26 3UA

*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

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.

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