You need an Animal Activity Licence licence to:
- sell animals as pets
- board cats or dogs
- provide home boarding (including day care) for dogs
- hire out horses
- breed dogs
- keep or train animals for exhibition
You need a separate licence to keep dangerous wild animals or run a zoo.
Before you apply
You should read the:
- full information on the law surrounding Animal Activity Licenses
- animal activities licensing statutory guidance on GOV.UK
Your business must comply with the conditions and will be assessed before the license is granted to make sure they can meet them.