Animal Welfare licence

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018 came into effect on 1st October 2018.  Under these Regulations any person carrying out any of the activities listed below will be covered under a single type of licence known as an ‘animal activity licence’. 

  • selling animals as pets
  • boarding cats or dogs
  • providing boarding kennels for dogs
  • providing home boarding (including day care) for dogs
  • hiring out horses
  • breeding dogs dog breeders
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

The ‘animal activity licences’ have nationally-set conditions for businesses providing animal-related services. We cannot change these conditions as they are set in the legislation.  Businesses operating with these activities will need to comply with these conditions, and will be assessed before the license is granted to make sure they can meet them.

Animal Welfare licence

The application process

Once the application has been received, we will examine the information that has been provided and we will send out an invoice.  When payment has been received and the application form with supporting documentation are all checked and ok we will then instruct the Animal Welfare Officer to arrange an inspection.

Fees

The application fees are payable following submission of a valid licence application (an invoice will be sent for payment of the Application Licence Fee). Once the inspection has been undertaken and the decision to grant a licence has been made a second invoice for payment of the Licence Compliance Fee will be sent for payment. If the second payment is not received the licence will become invalid.

Licence Type Application Licence Fee

1/2/3 years

Licence Compliance Fee

1/2/3 years

Total Fee
Initial Licence for a single Licensable Activity £230.82 £112.60 £343.42
Initial Licence for an additional Licensable Activity £112.60 £84.45 £197.05
Renewal Licence for a single Licensable Activity £191.42 £112.60 £304.02
Renewal Licence for an additional Licensable Activity £106.97 £78.82 £185.79
Initial Licence for a Dangerous Wild Animal

Renewal Licence for a Dangerous Wild Animal

£343.43

£304.02

n/a £343.43

£304.02

Zoo Licence £563 n/a £563
Vets Fees All vets fees are the responsibility of the applicant
Rescore Visit £112.60 per re-score application

Veterinary inspections and reports are required for riding establishments, zoos, dangerous wild animals and dog breeding establishments (new applications only for dog breeding) the fees are payable directly to the vet in addition to the licence fee.

Please note that licensing arrangements for Dangerous Wild Animals and for Zoos are not altered by the new regulations.

Licences Issued

Licence Number Business Name Licence Valid From Licence Expires Licence Risk Rating
AB0050 Wagg & Woof  30/09/2023 29/09/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
AB0042 Paws and Snores Home Boarding for Dogs 12/09/2023 11/09/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
AB0001 Highwood Boarding Kennels 01/01/2024 31/12/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
AB0005 Hounds at our home 05/10/2023 04/10/2024 2 Star, 1 year licence
AB0007 Dove Flatts Cattery 01/01/2023 31/12/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0008 Kingstone Pet Boarding 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0012 Brankley Cattery 01/01/2022 31/12/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0013 Newlands Farm 01/01/2023 31/12/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
AB0014 Roseview Cattery 17/05/2023 16/05/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0017 Animal Adventures pet boarding 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0018 Vita Canis 01/01/2023 01/01/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
AB0019 Bramshall Boarding Kennels Ltd 09/08/2022 08/08/2024 4 Star, 2 year licence
AB0020 Home from Home 01/01/2022 31/12/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0025 Craythorne Farm Boarding 01/03/2023 28/02/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
AB0026 Bitham Boarders 31/03/2023 01/04/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0031 Cavy Clubhome Boarding Services 01/01/2022 31/12/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0032 Barton Doggy Daycare 31/12/2022 31/12/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
AB0035 Branston Boarders 04/06/2021 04/06/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0037 Maple Tree Cattery 19/12/2022 19/12/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0039 Bromley View Cattery 22/09/2022 21/09/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0040 Petstay Franchise 24/09/2022 24/09/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
AB0041 Scruffy to Fluffy 07/03/2021 06/03/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0044 Pettitt Pet Services 26/01/2023 26/01/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0045 Lola's House 28/09/2023 27/09/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
AB0047 Clean and Collar 02/03/2023 01/03/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
AB0048 Pawfect Pet Companions 07/04/2023 07/04/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
AB0049 Wuff Wuffs Pet Care 19/04/2023 19/04/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
ABR001 Bournehouse Breeders 01/04/2021 01/04/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
ABR002 Saredon Terriers 01/01/2023 01/01/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
ABR003 Burtonians LTD 01/04/2022 31/03/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR004 Newlands Farm 01/01/2023 31/12/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR0046 Digs 4 Dogs 16/11/2023 15/11/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR009 Kardashian Cavaliars 29/03/2022 28/03/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
ABR010 Jordans Kennels 07/07/2022 07/07/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR017 Croftside Kennels 28/04/2022 28/04/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR018 Gamestyle Gundogs 01/01/2022 01/01/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR019 White & Amma 19/05/2023 18/05/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
ABR022 Dovedale Kennels 25/08/2022 24/08/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR024 Demandabullz 21/12/2022 20/12/2024 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR025 Perles Pawprints 14/06/2023 13/06/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
ABR026 Debbellaz 25/08/2023 24/08/2024 2 Stars, 1 year licence
ABR028 Barton Kennels 08/11/2023 07/11/2024 1 Star, 1 year rating
ARB011 Ricatori Bulldogs 20/06/2023 19/06/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
DC001 Doggy Day Care Burton LTD 21/10/2023 20/10/2026 5 Star, 3 year licence
DC002 Happy Hounds 20/06/2023 20/06/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
PALS04 National Forest Adventure Farm 12/07/2022 11/07/2025 3 year
PALS05 Hawkflight Falconry 06/11/2022 05/11/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
PALS06 Church Farm Tearooms 13/05/2021 12/05/2024 5 Star, 3 year licence
PALS07 Hens for Hire LTD 26/10/2021 25/10/2024 4 Star, 2 year licence
PALS08 National Forest Llama 14/01/2022 13/01/2025 4 Star, 2 year licence
PALS09 The Ark Animal Experiences 23/03/2022 21/03/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
PS0002 Pets at Home Burton 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 5 Star, 3 year licence
PS0003 Pets at home Uttoxeter 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 5 Star, 3 year licence
PS0004 National Forest Adventure Farm 01/04/2022 01/04/2025 5 Star, 3 year licence
PS0005 Johnsons Pets & Gardens 01/01/2023 01/01/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
PS0006 Byrkley Aquatics 01/04/2023 01/04/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
PS0007 The Ark Animal sales 01/10/2022 30/09/2023 1 Star, 1 year licence
PS0009 Perry's Reptile Centre 31/10/2023 30/10/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence
RE0002 Kingstanding Riding Stables 01/01/2024 31/12/2025 3 Star, 2 year licence
RE0004 Meadow View Stables 01/01/2023 01/01/2024 1 Star, 1 year licence