Pet shop licence

To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from us. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals online.

We will not grant a licence to any applicant who has previously been disqualified from keeping a pet shop.

Prior to granting a licence we will look to satisfy the following :

  • that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation, for example in regards to temperature, size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness
  • adequate food and drink will be provided to the animals and they will be visited at suitable intervals
  • that any mammalian animals will not be sold too young
  • that steps are taken to prevent disease spreading among the animals
  • that adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place

We will attach conditions to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.