Animal licensing

We deal with animal welfare licences for pet shops; animal boarding; horse riding; dog breeding establishments and the keeping of dangerous and wild animals.

Further information

A vet will inspect the premises before a licence can be issued and the applicant has to pay for this. We carry out our own inspections to ensure that standards are maintained.

Application forms for pet shops, animal boarding and riding establishments are attached below.

Please contact us for further information about dog breeding and keeping dangerous wild animals.


All animal welfare applications require a vet's inspection, the cost of which is variable and must be met by the applicant. There is also a set fee for each application. Please check our fees schedule for more information.