Animals and zoos

Animal businesses

Businesses such as:

  • dog breeders
  • pet shops
  • horse hire
  • boarding for dogs and cats
  • home boarding for dogs
  • dog day care
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

need to follow the The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018.

We carry out regular inspections to make sure they comply.

Apply for a licence

Find out more about licences to sell animals as pets

There are different types of licences you can apply for, contact the Licensing Team to apply for a licence.


Licensing Team

Address: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Campus East
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City