The keeping and running of a pet shop is controlled by the Pet Animals Act 1951.

You must have a licence to operate a pet shop.

Licences for pet shops may be issued provided the applicant is not disqualified under any of the following Acts:

  1. The Pet Animals Act 1951
  2. The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
  3. The Protection of Animals (Amendment ) Act 1954
  4. The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act 1934


New pet shop licence:

Renew a pet shop licence:


  • £107.00

Local licenced pet shops