Pet shop licence
Pet shop licences
Animal Welfare Regulations - 1 October 2018
New animal welfare regulations came into force on 1 October 2018, affecting businesses or individuals who want to apply or renew an animal boarding licence.
Before submitting an application, please read our information explaining the new regulations and the Government's guide on how to comply with the regulations.
You must have a licence from us if you want to run a pet shop. This includes all sales of animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.