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Animal boarding licence

A licence is required if you provide accommodation to other people's dogs or cats.

Accommodation includes commercial kennels, catteries, home boarding and day care centres.

We may call upon the service of an approved vet for new applications.

 

Apply for an animal boarding licence

To apply for an animal boarding licence please complete the Icon for pdf animal boarding license application form [210.71KB]  and return it by email to contact@chorley.gov.uk or by post to Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL.

We aim to process your application within 21 days.

 

Make a payment for a licence

Before we can process your application, we must first receive payment. Please make your payments using our automated payments line on 01257 515151, please make sure you obtain a receipt number.


Before applying for any animal welfare licence, you may wish to discuss your business proposal with us first. You can do this by submitting a general enquiry.

Discuss your business proposal with us

 

Cost for an animal boarding licence

It currently costs £78 to apply for a new licence for kennels, catteries and dog day care centres, which lasts for 1 calendar year. 

The licence should be renewed each year at a current cost of £78.

Licences can be issued for 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the outcome of inspection.

 

Home boarding dogs

It costs £78 to apply for a new licence to home board dogs, which lasts a full calendar year. 

The licence should be renewed each year at a current cost of £78.

Licences can be issued for 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the outcome of inspection.

 

Animal boarding licence evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be considered when the application is being evaluated:

  • animals will be kept in suitable accommodation at all times
  • suitable food, drink and bedding materials will be provided and that animals are exercised and visited regularly
  • steps are taken to control the spread of disease among the animals
  • adequate protection is provided to the animals in case of fire and other emergencies
  • a register is kept containing a description of animals received, their arrival and departure date and name and address of the owner.

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