Boarding of dogs and cats

To run a business boarding dogs and/or cats in the Coventry area you will require a licence under the The Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018.

Boarding is split into the following four categories:

The cost and length of the licence is determined on meeting the criteria under the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (PDF).

Please note: New applicants can only achieve a 2 star one year licence in the first year.

Changes of circumstances can be made by contacting a member of the Animal Welfare team. Any changes will incur a charge. 

To apply for a licence you are required to download, complete and submit the application form. If you have any queries, please contact us via email, [email protected] - Please do not call us - our phone is for live incidents only (such as stray dogs) and you will be asked to send an email instead, please be patient and a Dog Enforcement Officer will respond to your email. 

Animal welfare

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07976 736957

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Coventry City Council

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