Home boarding of dogs
What is home boarding?
Home boarding is the activity of providing the accommodation and care provided for dogs in a residential property. This does not need to include overnight accommodation to require a licence.
Do I need a licence to board animals at home?
If you board dogs as part of a business i.e. to make a profit, then you will need a home boarding of dogs licence.
How do I apply?
To home-board dogs, you will require an animal activities licence. The accommodation and care provided for dogs does not need to include overnight accommodation to require a licence.
You can find out more about licence conditions by reading the governments guidance on home boarding for dogs.
If you wish to apply for a home boarding licence, you can download the application form below and either email it to email@example.com or post it to St Helens Borough Council, Regulatory Services, PO Box 512, St Helens, WA10 6JX.
The fee for a home boarding licence is £288.03.