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:
- The Pet Animals Act 1951
- The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
- The Protection of Animals (Amendment ) Act 1954
- The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act 1934
New pet shop licence:
Renew a pet shop licence: