Animal boarding establishments licence
You need a licence from Cheshire East Council to run a business providing:
- boarding in kennels for dogs
- boarding for cats
- day care for dogs
- home boarding for dogs
Before applying for a licence there are a number of things to take into account that we have listed in the guidance notes.
You can find out if a business is licensed to keep animals by looking at our list of animal welfare establishments page.
How to apply
You can download the applicant profile, application form and the declaration form to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence.
Return completed forms:
By email to:
By post to:
Animal Health and Welfare Team
Cheshire East Council
Payments may be made by calling 01270 686601 or 01270 686597 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Right of appeal
If we refuse to give you a licence, you can appeal to an independent tribunal.
If you disagree with the star/risk rating we have given, you can challenge your rating.
Page last reviewed: 28 April 2023
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