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Animal licensing

Animal boarding, dog breeding, horse riding establishment, pet shop and zoo licences.

  • Animal boarding licence

    An animal boarding establishment is a business that provides accommodation for other people's dogs or cats.

  • Dog breeding licence

    If you breed dogs to sell you may need a dog breeding establishment licence depending on the number of dogs and litters.

  • Horse riding establishment licence

    A licence is required if your business hires out horses or ponies for riding, or operates a riding school.

  • Pet shop licence

    To run a business selling pet animals online or in a shop you will need a licence. Pet animals includes any vertebrate animals - fish, amphibian, reptile, bird or mammal.

  • Zoo licence

    You'll need a zoo licence to display wild animals to the public for at least seven days a year, in any place that's not a circus or pet shop.

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