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Animal Licensing Register


On this page you will find our animal licensing registers. Each register includes the:

  • name of the establishment
  • licence number
  • star rating
  • expiry date

Registers

Click on a register name to view the details.

EstablishmentTypeLicence no.Star ratingExpiry date
Forest Farm Cat Hotel Cattery AW0705* 1 March 2026
Cats Whiskers 1988 Ltd Cattery AW002 5* 31 December 2026
Bruce's Tunbridge WellsCommercial dog day careAW0524*26 November 2024
Little Dale Dogs Commercial dog day care AW041 5* 23 September 2026
MONKI Dog CareCommercial dog day careAW0715*24 May 2026
Pets are Life Commercial dog day care AW022 5* 3 February 2027
Pawton's Doggy DaycareCommercial dog day care AW0744*16 October 2025
Paws and Claws KentCommercial dog day careAW0505*28 October 2025
ShowpawsCommercial dog day careAW0694*21 April 2026
RTW DogsHome dog boardingAW025 5* 31 December 2024
Paws Indoors Home dog boardingAW027 5* 31 December 2024
Hold My Paw Home dog boarding AW028 5* 31 December 2024
Tracks and Tails Home dog boardingAW029 5* 31 December 2024
Gracie’s Boarding Home dog boarding AW030 5* 31 December 2024
Happy Dogs Home dog boarding AW039 5* 6 August 2025
Waggatails Home dog boarding AW016 5* 31 December 2024
Private Home Boarder
(Royal Tunbridge Wells)
Home dog boardingAW0235* 29 January 2026
Pets are Life Home dog boarding AW022 5* 3 February 2027
Romney Cottage Home Boarding Home dog boarding AW043 5* 17 December 2025
Unleashed UKHome dog boardingAW0555*27 June 2026
Cindy's Dog ServicesHome dog boardingAW0565*27 June 2026
ShowpawsHome dog boardingAW0044*21 April 2026
Woofs Daycare and Home BoardingHome dog boardingAW0664*12 July 2024
Scooby's Canine CareHome dog boardingAW0684*8 December 2024
EstablishmentLicence no.Star ratingExpiry date
Hawkenhurst LabradorsAW0575*16 August 2025
Aurvandill KennelAW0585*17 October 2026
A Nova StellaAW0645*9 Mar 2027
Colin SmithAW0633*13 June 2024
Establishment Licence no. Star rating Expiry date
Andrew Statton
Pelagic Aquatic Ltd
The Barn
Maidstone Road
Matfield
Tonbridge
TN12 7JA
AW033 5* 31 December 2024
Dyan Chamberlain
Notcutts Garden Centre
Pembury
Kent
TN2 4QN
AW033 5* 31 December 2024
Henry White
Pets at Home Ltd
Unit 3
The Fountains Retail Park
Dowding Way
TN2 3FB
AW032 5* 4 January 2025
Mitchel Mattocks
All Things Aquatic
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Hastings Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 4RT
AW034 5* 31 December 2024
Glyn Brockwell
The Snake Shed
4 High Street
Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4NY
AW0544*15 December 2024
Establishment Licence no. Star rating Expiry date
Kerry Garwood
Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre
Chittenden Farm
Golford Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
TN17 4AJ
AW009 5* 14 March 2026
Ann Bryant
Ten Oaks Equestrian Centre
Ten Oaks Farm
Heartenoak Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 5EU
AW010 5* 12 May 2027
Emma Whittaker
Wellgrove Riding Stables
Wellgrove Farm
Kings Toll Road
Pembury
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4BE
AW036 5* 21 June 2025

Meg Davies
Apple Tree Stables
Starvenden Lane
Sissinghurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AN

AW014 2* 20 July 24
EstablishmentLicence no.Expiry date
BirdmanAW07518 February 2027
JJ Falconry AW045 21 July 2026
Private licence holder (Hawkhurst)AW05928 Sept 2024
ZooLab KentAW06519 April 2025
Establishment Licence no. Expiry date
Daniel Clarke and Liam McElroy
UK Owl and Raptor Centre
Groombridge Place
Groombridge Hill
Groombridge
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 9QG
AW047 20 May 2025

Mr Paul Green
Sky Birds of Prey
Honnington Farm
Vauxhall Lane
Southborough
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0XD

AW061 28 June 2027
Name Licence no. Expiry date
Private keeper AW051 19 October 2024

Further information

You can find out more about our fees and charges and the star rating scheme below.

Fees  and Charges

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

£410 plus veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) if necessary

1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£246 for a 1-year licence

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£379 for a 2-year licence

5 Star establishments:
£514 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.

Arranging provision of home dog boarding

Part APart B

Up to and including four host families:
£410 plus veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) if necessary

Five or more host families:
Additional £72 for each additional host family

1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£246 for a 1-year licence

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£379 for a 2-year licence

5 Star establishments:
£514 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.

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

Hiring of horses

Part APart B

£410 plus veterinary fees for an initial inspection based upon an hourly rate (including travel time)

1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£246 for a 1-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£379 for a 2-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

5 Star establishments:
£514 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 three years.

Part APart B

£410 plus vet fees if applicable (based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

£404 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 (DWA)

£730 for a licence, which must be renewed every two years.

Veterinary fees will be charged in addition to this fee and are based upon an hourly rate including travel time.

Fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.

Zoos

£1,670 for a licence, which must be renewed after the first four years and then after six years for each subsequent licence granted.

Veterinary fees will be charged in addition to this fee and are based upon an hourly rate determined by DEFRA including travel time.

Fees must be paid in full (along with any veterinary fees) prior to the licence being issued.

Other charges

Licence renewals

  • charged at the same rate as new applications as above

Requests for variations

  • administration amendment £40
  • inspector visit (if required) £87 (additional to administration charge)
  • vet fees will be recharged (if applicable) based upon an hourly rate plus travel time

Request for re-inspection (for all licence types)

  • £152 plus vet fees (if applicable)

Pre-licence application advice and visit

  • Charged at an hourly rate of £40 per hour.

Supplementary fee for additional licensable activity provided by a business at one site applied for at the same time

  • £72 for each additional activity (this is in addition to the appropriate Part A fee and corresponding Part B fee as above)

Making a payment

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

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 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 * Minimum standards ** Higher standards **
Low risk 1 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 risk 1 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

* existing business that are failing to meet minimum standards
** as laid down in the schedule and guidance


The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published Animal activities licensing: statutory guidance for local authorities to assist in assessing the regulations, which are available to be downloaded.