North East Lincolnshire Council

Animal establishment licence

From 1 October 2018 there will be a single animal establishment licence, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018, which covers the following licensable activities:

  • selling animals as pets
  • boarding and day care for cats and dogs
  • hiring out horses
  • breeding of dogs
  • exhibiting animals or training animals for exhibition

Guidance notes providing information of the changes for each type of premises can be read in the related document section below. Please note that all existing licensed premises will continue under the current licence. When it is time to renew your licence you will need to meet the requirements of the new regulations.

Further explanation of the guidance published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) can be found on the Canine and Feline Sector Group website.

If you have any queries about the new regulations then please contact the Licensing team on 01472 326299 or email licensing@nelincs.gov.uk.

Apply for a licence to keep a wild animal

You need a licence to keep some animals considered to be wild, dangerous or exotic. Contact us if you wish to apply for a licence to keep a wild animal. You need a licence to keep some animals, e.g.:

  • Wild cats
  • Primates
  • Wild dogs, eg wolves
  • Certain pigs, eg wild boar
  • Marsupials

See the full list of animals you need a licence for.

Please note: hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a licence, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor

Apply for a zoo licence

To find out about how to do this go to our Zoo licence page.

Licensing fees

To find out the how much a fee is and apply go to our Licensing fees page.

Animal welfare register

Premises name and address Licence details Licensable activities

In the Playhouse

Mrs T Molson

10 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, DN31 3LB

Issue date 18 October 2018

Expiry date 17 October 2019

Rating – 5

Daycare for dogs

Doggi Deli 

Mr S Seddon

R/O 5a Grant Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AT

Issue date 26 October 2018

Expiry date 25 October 2019

Rating – 3

Daycare for dogs

Dogs @ Home

J E Craigie

36 Defender Drive, Grimsby, DN37 9PQ

Issue date 18 October 2018

Expiry date 17 October 2019

Rating – 5

N/A

Mrs Rachel Hemsley

Peaks Covert Farm, Hewitts Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN36 4RS

Issue date 26 October 2018

Expiry date 25 October 2019

Rating – 3

Breeding dogs

Mrs Elizabeth Forster

122 Brookfield Road, Grimsby, DN33 3JL

Issue date 5 November 2018

Expiry date 4 November 2019

Rating – 2

Home boarding for dogs,

Keeping or training animals for exhibition


Nunny farm

Neil Campbell

3 First Avenue, Grimsby, DN33 1BN

Issue date 23 November 2018

Expiry date 22 November 2019

Rating – 5

Keeping or training animals for exhibition

Happy Puppy

Wendy Baron

14 Swales Road, Humberston, DN36 4AQ

Issue date 3 December 2018

Expiry date 2 December 2019

Rating – 5

Home boarding for dogs

Home from Home at Fay’s

Fay Porrill

240 Convamore Road Grimsby DN32 9HX

Issue date 4 December 2018

Expiry date

3 December 2019

Rating – 3

Dog boarding