Animal Boarding Establishments

To run a pet boarding home such as a kennel, you need a licence

Anyone can apply for a licence unless they've been banned from owning animals.

To apply, renew or amend an existing licence for a Animal Boarding Licence please complete the application form, read the accompanying conditions and pay the application fee of £110.00.

The licence starts from the date of issue and ends 31st December in that year.

Can I appeal if you reject my application?

Yes. You need to appeal within 21 days of receiving the rejection. First contact us to let us know what went wrong. If it needs to go further, the appeal will be taken up with the local Magistrates’ Court.

What our inspectors look for

We want to make sure that all pets and animals have a safe, comforting and caring home to stay in. Our inspectors check that all animals are:

  • In suitable accommodation  
  • Given food, drink and bedding materials
  • Free to exercise
  • Visited regularly
  • Safe from disease
  • On a register with the animals’ arrival and departure dates, and the names and addresses of the owners

We organise inspections for licensed premises. Inspections can be completed by our animal welfare officers or an environmental health officer.

Animal Boarding Register

Business establishments currently registered for animal boarding within the Bournemouth Borough are listed in the table below.

Registered Establishments
RefNameTelephoneMobile
136444 The Dog House 01202 540035  
139337 Chanes K9   07594 802828
137859 Adored Pets 01202 949157 07514 865500
134668 Christine Shread 01202 417479  
89699 The Dog Creche 01202 549674  
142777 Tanya's Happy Hounds   07914 445582
110092 DB Domestic   07976 226882
142348 Pawfection   07724 012148
140604 Paws-A-While   07840 898659
138790 The Dog House Bournemouth   07887 423460
119512 Nuts About Mutts 01202 252382 07954 344728
123752 Bournemouth Doggy Day Care
& Boarding
  07866 764664
66246 Fetch “n” Go   07806 564313
92795 Bournemouth Boarding Cattery 01202 772683  
120299 Carefree Pets 01202 772972  
35394 Happy Tails    
100417 Gold Paws Doggy Day Care   07791 175275
100456 The Dog Hitch 01202 240556 07826 470359
90802 Fido's Friends   07954 611966
144166 Ms Stacey Barclay   07929 001890
110267 Palmers Pooches   07976 876844
138726 DO(g)MESTIC BLISS 01202 573806 07900 951566
59813 Petstay Dorset & Bournemouth    
142727 Dog Tails Home Boarding    

Make a complaint about a Boarding Establishment

If you wish to make a complaint about an animal boarding establishment, please contact us.