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Dog day care (dog creche)

You must have a licence if you want to run a daytime dog boarding service in your own home for other people's dogs, or intend to run a dog boarding franchise, and meet the licensing standards and conditions.

Please note: You need a different licence if you want to keep a boarding establishment for animals such as a kennel or cattery or an overnight dog home boarding business.

Apply for a licence


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What happens next?

We'll send an officer to visit your premises. They'll check you're complying with the relevant legislation and our licence conditions.

If you pass the inspection, we'll issue you a licence. This licence is subject to the Government's standard conditions.