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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.

Name of EstablishmentType of ActivityLicence NumberStar RatingExpiry Date
Forest Farm Cat Hotel Cattery 18/501640/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Cats Whiskers Cattery AW002 1* 31 Dec 2020
Catnap Cattery Cattery AW003 1* 31 Dec 2020
Sophisti-Cats Cattery 18/501644/BOARD 3* 31 Dec 2020
Little Dale Dogs Commercial Dog Day Care AW041 4* 23 Sept 2021
Pets are Life Commercial Dog Day Care AW022 4* 3 Feb 2021
Hounds Home from Home Ltd Home Dog Boarding AW015 5* 8 Jan 2023
RTW Dogs Home Dog Boarding 19/500005/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Companion Care for Tunbridge Wells Home Dog Boarding 18/501649/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Paws Indoors Home Dog Boarding 18/501650/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Hold My Paw Home Dog Boarding 18/501651/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Tracks and Tails Home Dog Boarding 18/501653/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Gracie’s Boarding Home Dog Boarding 18/501654/BOARD 5* 31 Dec 2021
Happy Dogs Home Dog Boarding AW039 4* 6 Aug 2022
Showpaws Home Dog Boarding AW004 3* 31 Dec 2021
Waggatails Home Dog Boarding AW016 4* 31 Dec 2021
Roberta Johnson Home Dog Boarding AW017 1* 23 Jan 2021
Saxbys Home Dog Boarding 18/501646/BOARD 3* 31 Dec 2020
Animal Kingdom Home Dog Boarding 18/501656/BOARD 4* 31 Dec 2020
Tabitha Barker Home Dog Boarding 18/500015/BOARD 4* 29th Jan 2021
Paws and Claws Kent Home Dog Boarding AW018 2* 3 Feb 2021
Pets are Life Home Dog Boarding AW022 4* 3 Feb 2021
Romney Cottage Home Boarding Home Dog Boarding AW043 5* 17 Dec 2022
MONKI Dog Care Home Dog Boarding AW007 1* 16 Mar 2021
Great Old Hay Kennels Kennels AW006 1* 31 Dec 2020
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence NumberStar RatingExpiry DateBreeds
Mrs Willet 18/500099/BREED 5* 21 May 2022 Shih Tzu, Norwich Terrier and Australian Shepherd
Horizon Kennels AW040 1* 27 Sept 2021 Welsh Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer
Margaret Frost AW008 1* 18th Dec 2020 Pomeranian
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence NumberStar RatingExpiry Date
Dion Mason and Richard Martin
Lake View Koi
Speldhurst Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0JW
AW012 5* 30 Jun 2023
Andrew Statton
Pelagic Aquatic Ltd
The Barn
Maidstone Road
Matfield
Tonbridge
TN12 7JA
AW033 5* 31 Dec 2021
Alex Spencer-Allen
Notcutts Garden Centre
Pembury
Kent
TN2 4QN
AW033 5* 31 Dec 2021
Ollie Latty
Pets at Home Ltd
Unit 3
The Fountains Retail Park
Dowding Way
TN2 3FB
18/501659/PETHSP 5* 31 Dec 2021
Mitchel Mattocks
All Things Aquatic
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Hastings Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 4RT
18/501661/PETSHP 5* 31 Dec 2021
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence NumberStar RatingExpiry Date
Kerry Garwood
Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre
Chittenden Farm
Golford Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
TN17 4AJ
AW009 5* 14 Mar 2023
Ann Bryant
Ten Oaks Equestrian Centre
Ten Oaks Farm
Heartenoak Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 5EU
AW010 1* 12 May 2021
Meg Davies
Apple Tree Stables
Starvenden Lane
Sissinghurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AN
19/500244/RIDING 4* 9 Jul 2021
Emma Whittaker
Wellgrove Riding Stables
Wellgrove Farm
Kings Toll Road
Pembury
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4BE
19/500243/RIDING 5* 21 Jun 2022
Name and Address of EstablishmentLicence NumberExpiry Date
Jaws n Claws 18/501387/PERFOR 17 Mar 2022
UK Owl and Raptor Centre
Groombridge Place
Groombridge Hill
Groombridge
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 9QG
AW038 4 Apr 2022
Sky Birds of Prey
Honnington Farm
Vauxhall Lane
Southborough
Tonbridge
Kent
TN4 0XD
AW046 28 June 2023
Jewls Falconry AW045 21 July 2023

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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 three 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.

Welfare standards/risk scoring matrix

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)
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.

Fees for the following licence applications:


  • Boarding in Kennels for Dogs
  • Boarding for Cats
  • Day Care for Dogs
  • Home Boarding for Dogs
  • Breeding Dogs
  • Selling Animals as Pets

Part APart B
£320.00 plus veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) 1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£230.00 for a 1-year licence

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£357.00 for a 2-year licence

5 Star establishments:
£483.00 for a 3-year licence

Part A covers the application and authorisation process. Part B is the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Both fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.

For example a business that applies for home dog boarding licence will pay £320 for the application and if they are awarded a 3-year licence (5 star establishment) they will pay a further £483 to cover the administration of the licence a total of £803 which will give them a licence for three years, in effect costing - £268 a year. Vet fees if applicable will be in addition to this. Whereas an establishment who is awarded a 1-year licence will pay £550 for a 1-year licence.


  • Arranging provision of home dog boarding

Part APart B

Up to and including 4 host families:
£320.00

5 or more host families:
Additional £60.00 for each additional host family.

1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£230.00 for a 1-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£357.00 for a 2-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

5 Star establishments:
£483.00 for a 3-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

Part A covers the application and authorisation process. Part B is the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Both fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.

The star rating of a franchise is determined by the star rating of each individual host family combined.


  • Riding schools (hiring out horses)

Part APart B
£320.00 plus veterinary fees for an initial inspection based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) 1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£230.00 for a 1-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£357.00 for a 2-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

5 Star establishments:
£483.00 for a 3-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

Part A covers the application and authorisation process. Part B is the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Both fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.


  • Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition – all licences last for 3 years

Part APart B
£320.00 plus vet fees if applicable (based upon an hourly rate including travel time) £380.00 for a 3-year licence
plus vet fees if applicable (based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

Part A covers the application and authorisation process. Part B is the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Both fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.


  • Dangerous Wild Animals

Licence Fee

£646.00 for a licence, which must be renewed every 2 years.

Vet fees will be charged in addition to this fee (based upon an hourly rate including travel time).

This fee covers the application and authorisation process, and the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.


  • Zoos

Licence Fee

£830.00 for a licence, which must be renewed after the first 4 years and then after 6 years for each subsequent licence granted.

Vet fees will be charged in addition to this fee (based upon an hourly rate including travel time).

This fee covers the application and authorisation process, and the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.


  • Other charges

Part APart A
Licence renewals These will be charged at the same rate as new applications as above
Requests for Variations

Administration amendment only = £35.00

Inspector visit (if required) = £78.00 (additional to administration charge).

Vet fees will be recharged if applicable based

Request for re-inspection (for all licences) £137.00 (plus vet fees if applicable)
Pre-licence application advice and visit £45.00

Part A covers the application and authorisation process. Part B is the cost for administering and enforcing the framework. Both fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.


Payments can be made online. Please note fees are non-refundable.