You need a licence to run a business boarding cats or dogs, please click on the button below to make your application. 

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Please see our licence conditions and guidance documents below.

Home boarding

To apply for a home boarding licence, please download the application form and the conditions and guidance document below.

The number of dogs and cats that can be accommodated will be specified on the licence along with other specific conditions.

A local authority may authorise an officer, veterinary surgeon or practitioner to inspect licensed premises.

Licences are renewed annually with a licence fee paid. We liaise with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to ensure fire precautions are adequate and an inspection of the premises may be carried out by the Fire Officer. We also check with our development team on any necessary planning permission.

The licence we issue can state conditions. We add these conditions to ensure high standards of animal care and health and safety. New establishments must meet all licence conditions as a basic standard. Existing establishments may need to phase in improvements over an agreed time period.