Animal Welfare Licence

This relates to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 under section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and includes:

  • selling animals as pets
  • providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs
  • hiring out horses
  • breeding dogs
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

A licence is not currently needed to breed cats.

Apply for an Animal Welfare licence

To apply for an Animal Welfare licence please download the pdf form below.

Animal Welfare licence application form (PDF)

Once completed, upload the form to the licence contact form below.

Contact licensing

Once the licensing team have reviewed your application they will contact you to say if it has been approved and to take payment. 

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