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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.

Before submitting an application, please ensure that you and your establishment comply with the conditions. These can be found in The Animal Welfare Regulations (2018) in the link below. 

Application requirements

To apply for an Animal Boarding licence, please submit the following to Licensing:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Qualification showing you, or a member of staff, have completed Ofqual Level 2 or above qualification in a relevant field. Only in exceptional circumstances will proof of relevant experience be accepted instead of a qualification
  • Written procedures
  • Application fee payment. This can be made by cheque to Blaby District Council, or is payable over the phone by credit/debit card. Our table of fares can be found below

Once we have received a complete and valid application, you will be contacted to arrange an inspection of the premises by an authorised officer.

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 would like to discuss the application process, please contact Licensing.

Animal boarders in the district

See below for a list of boarders licensed with Blaby District Council, sorted by star rating.

Five Star


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 and Mrs Williams Little Glen Cattery Glen Parva


Four Star
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
P Robson Posh Paws Blaby
G Marriott Brackenvale Gundogs and Dog Training Whetstone
C Hosenkhani S&C Home Boarding Glen Parva
Three Star
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
V Parker A47 Boarding Kennels and Cattery Leicester Forest East
M Gil Kirby Cats Kirby Muxloe


Two Star
Licence holder Organisation Location
M Savage Cosby Cattery Cosby


Application Price
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £105 application fee per activity
+ veterinary inspection costs where necessary
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £115 grant fee per licence
Minor Variation of Licence £20 minor variation fee
Major Variation of Licence £55 major variation fee
Dangerous Wild Animal Licence £235 + veterinary inspection costs
Zoo Licence £1020 + veterinary inspection costs
Last updated 9 May 2024
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