This guidance has been produced to assist people in understanding the conditions required at animal boarding establishments.
If you are in any doubt about a boarding establishment ask to see a copy of the licence,.
It is a legal requirement that all persons boarding animals within the Borough must have a licence from Dudley MBC. Should you successfully apply for a licence the licence will expire on the 31 December of the year of issue and thereafter are renewed annually.
Under the Act you will receive yearly inspections from an officer of the council who will issue the licence subject to specified conditions. The conditions required for all premises may be found below, with specific additional conditions depending on whether the establishment is for dogs or cats.
Planning permission for new applications is required prior to a licence being issued.
An initial application will necessitate a visit from a veterinary surgeon, nominated by the Council, and his fee will be paid by the Authority and reclaimed from the applicant before a licence may be issued. A visit to the premises will also be necessary from an Environmental Health Officer of this Council, and if he/she is satisfied that the premises is suitable, then a licence may be issued.
No more than .... cats and .... dogs shall be boarded at any one time.
You can download a Licence to Keep A Boarding Establishment for Animals Application form in PDF format and can complete the form in one of two ways:
Print out the form and complete by hand
You can download documents marked with a using Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free of charge from www.adobe.com.
We recommend that you save this file to your computer hard disk, CD or a floppy disk before completing it.
To save a copy of the file to disk right click with your mouse on the claim form link and choose the 'Save Target As' option. You cannot save the form once you have opened it in an internet browser.
After you have completed the form on screen, you will have to print and sign it.