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Animal Boarding Licence

Anyone running a business providing or arranging accommodation for other people's cats and dogs is required to have a licence. You can find information about all licensed animal boarders in the district below.

There are four types of animal boarding licence:

  • Boarding in kennels for dogs
  • Home boarding
  • Daycare
  • Boarding for cats

You should read the conditions thoroughly before making an application.

Application process

  • Check that you and your establishment comply with the conditions for the boarding you provide see the Canine and Feline Sector Group link below
  • Print an application form see below
  • Sign and return your application form to us along with a copy of your insurance, a copy of the relevant Ofqual level two or above qualification or details of relevant business experience and your application fee payment. See the Table of Fees below for more information
  • You can make payment via card or cheque. Please make cheques out to Blaby District Council
  • After receiving the application we will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premises
  • If the inspection of the premises is satisfactory you will be required to pay the licence grant fee, and the licence will then be issued. If the inspection is unsatisfactory, you will be contacted in writing and advised that the licence has been refused
  • If you have any doubts or wish to discuss your application please contact us

Guidance notes and the Animal Welfare Regulations relating to this licence are available at the Canine and Feline Sector Group link below.


Application Price
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £99 application fee per activity
+ veterinary inspection costs where necessary
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £110 grant fee per licence
Dangerous Wild Animal Licence £225 + veterinary inspection costs
Zoo Licence £960 + veterinary inspection costs
Animal boarders in the district

Five Stars

Licence holder Organisation Location
P Perry Dogs and Digs Glen Parva
J Brookes Leicester Pet Nanny Glenfield
J Reed Minezara Glenfield
S Sampey The Willows Boarding Kennels Elmesthorpe
J Pickering Slinky Bojangles Wigston Parva
D Holt The Haven Luxury Cat Hotel Countesthorpe
B Smith Furry Friends Pet Care Services Glen Parva
Mr & Mrs Williams Little Glen Cattery Glen Parva

Four Stars

Licence Holder Organisation Location
A Collier Maison des Animaux Huncote
M Dent Four Paws And Trails Enderby
L Clark Little Gems Doggy Day Care Croft

Three Stars

Licence holder Organisation Location
O Curran Greenlands Cattery Narborough
P Massarella Croft Lodge Kennels and Cattery Croft
E Perry and A Granger Grange Boarding Kennels Whetstone
M and H Cooper Hazelhurst Cattery Braunstone Town
R Stack Lodge Kennels Thurlaston
M Miller Pooch Home Boarding Littlethorpe
M Savage Cosby Cattery Cosby
V Parker A47 Boarding Kennels and Cattery Leicester Forest East

Two Star

Licence holder Organisation Location
M Gil Kirby Cats Kirby Muxloe
J Elson Petstay Leicestershire And Rutland Griffydam


Last updated 17 November 2022
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