An Animal Boarding Establishment licence authorises a person to provide accommodation for other peoples dogs and cats, as described in the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1964.

A Home Boarding Establishment licence is for when you wish to provide accommodation for other people's animals in your own home.


New animal boarding licence:

Renew an animal boarding licence:

New home boarding establishment licence:

Renew a home boarding establishment licence:


Ways to pay:

  • Pay online
  • Pay over the phone: 0161 770 6611 (select option 2).

An Animal Boarding Establishment Licence costs:

  • £127.50 (excluding VAT and veterinary charges)

Local licensed boarding establishments

Animal creches   

Animal boarders