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.

Name Address 2 Town Post Code
Ms Stacey Barclay 14 Sevenoaks Drive Bournemouth BH7 7JQ
Adored Pets 157 East Howe Lane Bournemouth BH10 5JB
Dog Tails Home Boarding 16 Batcombe Close Bournemouth BH11 8PG
Carefree Pets 27 Gunville Crescent Bournemouth BH9 3PZ
Christine Shread 3 Horsa Court Bournemouth BH6 3AN
The Dog House 4 Cassel Avenue Bournemouth BH4 8JN
Nuts About Mutts 50 Cucklington Gardens Bournemouth BH9 3QS
Chanes K9 561 Charminster Road Bournemouth BH8 9RG
Bournemouth Doggy Day Care & Boarding 66 Daws Avenue Bournemouth BH11 8SD
The Dog House Bournemouth Flat 2, 6 Carlton Road Bournemouth BH1 3TG
Darling Dogs Retreat 75 Normanhurst Avenue Bournemouth BH8 9NW
Petstay Dorset & Bournemouth 102 Tuckton Road Bournemouth BH6 3HT
Sandy Snouts 20 Solent Road Bournemouth BH6 4BP
The Dog Creche 48 Muscliffe Road Bournemouth BH9 1NW
Tanya's Happy Hounds 51 Normanhurst Avenue Bournemouth BH8 9NN
Fido's Friends 68 Orcheston Road Bournemouth BH8 8SR
Happy Tails 6 Hayes Avenue Bournemouth BH7 7AD
DB Domestic 80 Arnewood Road Bournemouth BH6 5DN
Fetch “n” Go 8 Franklin Road Bournemouth BH9 3AY
Westfield Cattery Throop Road Bournemouth BH8 0DF
Palmers Pooches 138 South Kinson Drive Bournemouth BH11 8AD
Paws-A-While 25 Branksome Dene Road Bournemouth BH4 8JW
Bournemouth Boarding Cattery 74 Green Lane Bournemouth BH10 5LF
Gold Paws Doggy Day Care 7 Kingswell Gardens Bournemouth BH10 5DP
The Dog Hitch 7 Norton Road Bournemouth BH9 2PX
Dogmestic Bliss 25 Willow Tree Rise Bournemouth BH11 8EE
Active Dog Walking and Pet Care 48 Prince Of Wales Road Bournemouth BH4 9JW
Ms Vicki Kelly 285 Belle Vue Road Bournemouth BH6 3BB

Making a complaint about a Boarding Establishment

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

Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451451


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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