North East Lincolnshire Council

Animal welfare licence


Animal welfare licence

All animals and pets should receive proper care.

From 1 October 2018, a person or business running under one the following must have an animal welfare licence:

  • sell animals as pets or to a pet shop
  • provide home boarding or day care to cats and dogs
  • hire horses or donkeys out
  • breed dogs for 3 or more litters in 12 months
  • display animals or train animals for shows

We may check your premises before giving you a licence, you will need to prove that animals in your care are kept in suitable accommodation, have enough food, water and bedding, regularly exercised, safeguarded and protected from any infectious diseases.


Animal establishment type


Selling animals as pets licence £391
Riding establishment licence £488
Home boarding licence £374
Animal boarding (kennel and cattery) £400
Day care for cats and dogs £356
Dog breeding licence £488
Keeping animals for display or training for shows £374

Animal welfare register

View the list of local people and businesses who’re licenced under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.