Animal Activity Licences

Dog and cat boarding, dog day care, dog breeding, hiring of horses , selling pets, keeping animals for exhibition.

You will need to have a licence for the following activities:

Dog breeding, selling pets, hiring horses, dog /cat boarding including dog day care and keeping animals for exhibition.

Key Features 

Businesses will be issued a star rating (1-5) that reflects standards. This will be shown on the licence.
Licences may be issued for 1,2 or 3 years. Businesses with a higher rating will receive a longer licence.
National mandatory conditions set out minimum standards required to obtain a licence. Higher standards are also specified. These are optional but the only way to achieve a higher star rating.

Transitional Arrangements 

Existing Licences for pet shops, riding establishments, animal boarding and dog breeding will remain valid until their expiry date, after which operators must hold a licence under the new Regulations.

Registrations for Performing Animals will remain valid until 1st April 2019 .

Fees and Applications

Further details will be published in due course when we receive more information. In the meantime, please contact our licensing team if you have any enquiries. 

Email licencing@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk  or call: 01303 853660

For more information you can read the guidance notes for each licensing activity

 

pdf icon Guidance notes for Breeding Dogs 2018 [603kb] 

pdf icon FHDC animal licensing guidance notes 2018 [353kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Boarding Cats 2018 [1Mb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Boarding Dogs in Kennels 2018 [423kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Dog Day Care 2018 [429kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Exhibition of Animals 2018 [616kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Hiring out Horses 2018 [462kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Home Boarding Dogs 2018 [564kb]

pdf icon Guidance notes for Selling Animals as Pets 2018 [868kb]