Animal licensing

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, came into effect 1 October 2018 for:

  • Pet shops
  • Animal boarding establishments (commercial boarding kennels, catteries, home dog boarding, dog day care)
  • Dog breeding establishments
  • Riding establishments
  • Keepers and trainers of performing animals (certificate of registration previously requirement)

The regulations provide licence conditions and guidance, more information on how to meet the standards required can be found at:

View the full legislation

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