To run an animal boarding establishment, either in kennels or in your own home, you need a licence from us.
Anyone keeping a dog breeding establishment needs a licence from us. As a general rule, a licence is needed when four or more litters are born in a 12-month rolling period.
To run a riding establishment, where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction, you need a licence from us.
Anyone keeping a dangerous wild animal, except where it's kept in a circus, licensed pet shop or premises designated for scientific purposes, needs a licence from us
To run a pet shop, you need a licence from us. The licence is required for all selling of pet animals from commercial or domestic premises and includes internet sales.
A zoo licence is needed if wild animals are exhibited to the general public on seven or more days in any 12 consecutive months.