Animal boarding

If you wish to run a kennel or cattery to provide accommodation for other people’s cats and dogs, including small-scale commercial boarding of dogs within your own home, you require an animal boarding licence from Blackpool Council.

This is to ensure the welfare of the animals is maintained to a high standard and to prevent the spread of any infectious disease.

The number of cats and dogs that may be accommodated will be specified on the licence.

Apply for a licence



Or download and complete an  Animal Boarding application form  [PDF 111KB] and submit with the required fee, currently £140.

After the premises have been successfully inspected by a public protection officer we aim to issue the licence within 5 working days. 

Please read the guidance notes  [PDF 22KB] before submitting your application.

Renewing or amending your licence

When granted, a licence and any subsequent licence will expire on 31 December so you must renew your licence annually before that date if the premises are to continue as an animal boarding establishment.

You can also apply to make a change to your licence


Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478570

The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.