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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 AW024 5* 31 December 2022
Cats Whiskers Cattery AW002 5* 31 December 2023
Bruce's Tunbridge WellsCommercial dog day careAW0524*26 November 2024
Little Dale Dogs Commercial dog day care AW041 4* 23 September 2023
Pets are Life Commercial dog day care AW022 5* 3 February 2024
Paws and Claws KentCommercial dog day careAW0505*28 October 2023
RTW Dogs Home 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 boardingAW023 4* 29 January 2023
Pets are Life Home dog boarding AW022 5* 3 February 2024
Romney Cottage Home Boarding Home dog boarding AW043 5* 17 December 2025
Unleashed UKHome dog boardingAW0554*27 June 2023
Cindy's Dog ServicesHome dog boardingAW0564*27 June 2023
ShowpawsHome dog boardingAW0043*21 April 2024
Woofs Daycare and Home BoardingHome dog boardingAW0664*12 July 2024
Graces Pawsome PoochesHome dog boardingAW0674*19 July 2024
EstablishmentLicence no.Star ratingExpiry date
M. Frost AW008 2* 18 December 2023
Hawkenhurst LabradorsAW0575*16 August 2025
Aurvandill KennelAW0584*17 October 2023
A Nova Stella Dog BreederAW0644*9th Mar 2024
Colin SmithAW0633*13th June 2024
EstablishmentLicence no.Star ratingExpiry 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
EstablishmentLicence no.Star ratingExpiry date
Kerry Garwood
Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre
Chittenden Farm
Golford Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
TN17 4AJ
AW009 5* 14 March 2023
Ann Bryant
Ten Oaks Equestrian Centre
Ten Oaks Farm
Heartenoak Road
Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
TN18 5EU
AW010 5* 12 May 2024
Meg Davies
Apple Tree Stables
Starvenden Lane
Sissinghurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AN
19/500244/RIDING 5* 9 July 2024
Emma Whittaker
Wellgrove Riding Stables
Wellgrove Farm
Kings Toll Road
Pembury
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4BE
AW036 5* 21 June 2025
EstablishmentLicence no.Expiry date
Jaws n Claws AW037 17 March 2025
Sky Birds of Prey
Honnington Farm
Vauxhall Lane
Southborough
Tonbridge
Kent
TN4 0XD
AW046 28 June 2023
Jewls Falconry AW045 21 July 2023
Private licence holder (Hawkhurst)AW05928 Sept 2024
ZooLab KentAW06519th 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
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' by clicking on the links below.

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
£380 plus veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) if necessary 1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£225 for a 1-year licence

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£349 for a 2-year licence

5 Star establishments:
£474 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.

Example

A business that applies for home dog boarding licence will pay £380 for the application and if they are awarded a 3-year licence (5 star establishment) they will pay a further £474 to cover the administration of the licence a total of £854 which will give them a licence for three years, in effect costing £285 a year. Vets fees if applicable will be in addition to this. Whereas an establishment who is awarded a 1-year licence will pay £605 for a 1-year licence.

Arranging provision of home dog boarding

Part APart B
Up to and including four host families:
£380 plus veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) if necessary

Five or more host families:
Additional £66 for each additional host family
1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£225 for a 1-year licence

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£349 for a 2-year licence

5 Star establishments:
£474 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
£380 plus veterinary fees for an initial inspection based upon an hourly rate (including travel time) 1 Star and 2 Star establishments:
£225 for a 1-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

3 Star and 4 Star establishments:
£349 for a 2-year licence
(plus annual veterinary fees based upon an hourly rate including travel time)

5 Star establishments:
£474 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
£380 plus vet fees if applicable (based upon an hourly rate including travel time) £331 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)

£674 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

£851 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 £36
  • inspector visit (if required) £80 (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)

  • £140 plus vet fees (if applicable)

Pre-licence application advice and visit

  • Charged at an hourly rate of £36 per hour.

Supplementary fee for additional licensable activity provided by a business at one site

  • £66 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.


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.