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

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, animal.welfare@coventry.gov.ukPlease 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

Our telephone number is for live incidents only, such as stray dogs.

Telephone: 07976 736957