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Animal Licensing Register

Below you will find details of all the licensed animal premises operating in the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council area.

Animal Boarding Register
Name of EstablishmentType of Activity Licence Number Star RatingExpiry Date
Forest Farm Cat Hotel Cattery 18/501640/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Cats Whiskers Cattery AW002 1* 31st Dec 2020
Catnap Cattery Cattery AW003 1* 31st Dec 2020
Sophisti-Cats Cattery 18/501644/BOARD 3* 31st Dec 2020
Little Dale Dogs Commercial Dog Day Care AW041 4* 23rd Sept 2021
Pets are Life Commercial Dog Day Care AW022 4* 3rd Feb 2021
Hounds Home from Home Ltd Home Dog Boarding AW015 5* 8th Jan 2023
RTW Dogs Home Dog Boarding 19/500005/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Companion Care for Tunbridge Wells Home Dog Boarding 18/501649/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Paws Indoors Home Dog Boarding 18/501650/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Hold My Paw Home Dog Boarding 18/501651/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Tracks and Tails Home Dog Boarding 18/501653/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Gracie’s Boarding Home Dog Boarding 18/501654/BOARD 5* 31st Dec 2021
Happy Dogs Home Dog Boarding AW039 2* 6th Aug 2020
Showpaws Home Dog Boarding AW004 3* 31st Dec 2021
Waggatails Home Dog Boarding AW016 4* 31st Dec 2021
Roberta Johnson Home Dog Boarding AW017 1* 23rd Jan 2021
Saxbys Home Dog Boarding 18/501646/BOARD 3* 31st Dec 2020
Animal Kingdom Home Dog Boarding 18/501656/BOARD 4* 31st Dec 2020
Tabitha Barker Home Dog Boarding 18/500015/BOARD 4* 29th Jan 2021
Paws and Claws Kent Home Dog Boarding AW018 2* 3rd Feb 2021
Pets are Life Home Dog Boarding AW022 4* 3rd Feb 2021
Romney Cottage Home Boarding Home Dog Boarding AW043 5* 17th Dec 2022
MONKI Dog Care Home Dog Boarding AW007 1* 16th Mar 2021
Great Old Hay Kennels Kennels AW006 1* 31st Dec 2020
Dog Breeding Register
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence Number Star Rating Expiry DateBreeds
Mrs Willet 18/500099/BREED 5* 21st May 2022 Shih Tzu, Norwich Terrier and Australian Shepherd
Horizon Kennels AW040 1* 27th Sept 2020 Welsh Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer
Margaret Frost AW008 1* 18th Dec 2020 Pomeranian
Selling Animals as Pets Register
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence Number Star Rating Expiry Date
Dion Mason & Richard Martin
Lake View Koi
Herons Oast Farm
Speldhurst Road
Langton Green
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0JW
AW012 5* 30th Jun 2023
Andrew Statton
Pelagic Aquatic Ltd
The Barn
Maidstone Road
Matfield
Tonbridge
TN12 7JA
AW033 5* 31st Dec 2021
Alex Spencer-Allen
Notcutts Garden Centre
Pembury
Kent
TN2 4QN
AW033 5* 31st Dec 2021
Ollie Latty
Pets at Home Ltd
Unit 3
The Fountains Retail Park
Dowding Way
TN2 3FB
18/501659/PETHSP 5* 31st Dec 2021
Mitchel Mattocks
All Things Aquatic
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Hastings Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 4RT
18/501661/PETSHP 5* 31st Dec 2021
Hiring out Horses Register
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence Number Star Rating Expiry Date
Kerry Garwood
Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre
Chittenden Farm
Golford Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
TN17 4AJ
AW009 5* 14th Mar 2023
Ann Bryant
Ten Oaks Equestrian Centre
Ten Oaks Farm
Heartenoak Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 5EU
AW010 1* 12th May 2021
Katherine Henning
Henning Polocrosse UK
Benton Hoppers
Dingleden
Benenden
Cranbrook
TN17 4JU
19/500125/RIDING 1* 21st May 2020
Meg Davies
Apple Tree Stables
Starvenden Lane
Sissinghurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AN
19/500244/RIDING 4* 9th Jul 2021
Emma Whittaker
Wellgrove Riding Stables
Wellgrove Farm
Kings Toll Road
Pembury
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4BE
19/500243/RIDING 5* 21st Jun 2022
Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition Register
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence Number Expiry Date
Jaws n Claws 18/501387/PERFOR 17th Mar 2022

UK Owl and Raptor Centre
Groombridge Place
Groombridge Hill
Groombridge
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 9QG

AW038 4th Apr 2022

Sky Birds of Prey
Honnington Farm
Vauxhall Lane
Southborough
Tonbridge
Kent
TN4 0XD

AW046 28th June 2023
Zoos
none

Star rating scheme

Licences can be issued for a period of either one, two or three years depending on the risk rating and level of compliance. This also corresponds with the Star Rating for the establishment.

The Procedural Guidance describes the risk-based system that must be used when issuing licences under the Regulations (with the exception of 'Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition' where all licences are issued for 3 years).

Use of this system determines both the length of the licence and the star rating that will be awarded. Local authorities in England are expected to follow it in full.


Scoring
Matrix
Welfare Standards
Minor Failings
(existing business that are failing to meet minimum standards)
Minimum Standards
(as laid down in the schedule and guidance)
Higher Standards
(as laid down in the guidance)
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Low Risk1 Star
1 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 12 month period.
3 Star
2 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 24 month period.
5 Star
3 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 36 month period.
Higher Risk1 Star
1 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 12 month period.
2 Star
1 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 12 month period.
4 Star
2 year licence
Min 1 unannounced visit within a 24 month period.

Documents

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018 ( - )

Procedural Guidance for Local Authorities ( - )

Current Fees and Charges ( - )

Links

Animal Welfare FAQs (Link - )

A - Z of council services