Animal licensing

Animal licensing

Many businesses involving animals need to be licensed by the local authority.

Licensed animal boarding establishments in East Hampshire

A list of licensed animal boarding establishments in East Hampshire can be found below.

Animal boarding establishments

Such as kennels, catteries and home boarding businesses.

Riding stables

Dog breeders

Where one or more of the following applies:

  • Four or more litters of puppies are produced for sale in a year
  • Two or more litters are sold in a year
  • The breeding of puppies is considered a business.

You cannot apply for this licence online, please contact us online or call the Animal Welfare office on 01730 234319.

Pet shops

Any building from which animals are sold, including your own home. However, you don’t need a licence to sell pedigree animals that you’ve bred, or animals that are offspring of your own pet.

Zoos

You’ll need a zoo licence if you will be displaying wild animals to the public for at least 7 days a year, in any place that’s not a circus or pet shop.

Unlicensed premises

If you think someone is running an animal establishment without a licence, or if you are concerned about the welfare of animals at a licensed establishment, please contact us online or call the Animal Welfare office on 01730 234319.

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