Animal welfare and licensing

We enforce legislation that protects livestock, farm animals, feedstuffs and the integrity of the human food chain.

We also offer advice and assistance to farmers and the livestock industry so that they can comply with their legal obligations.

Licensing

You are required by law to hold a licence for certain animal related businesses and ownership. 

Licence
LicenceFee

Animal Welfare Establishment Application:

Icon for word Animal Welfare Establishment Application [DOCX - 46KB]

£200

 

Boarding:

Icon for word Boarding Application [DOCX - 46KB]
Icon for pdf Boarding Conditions [PDF - 52KB]


Icon for pdf Commercial Day Boarding for Dogs Conditions [PDF - 283KB]
Icon for pdf Commercial Day Boarding for Dogs Guidance [PDF - 680KB]


Icon for pdf Home Boarding Conditions [PDF - 53KB]
Icon for pdf Home Boarding Guidance [PDF - 124KB]

Icon for pdf Cat Boarding Guidance [PDF - 1MB]
Icon for pdf Dog Boarding Guidance [PDF - 941KB]

£200

Cat Breeding Application 

Icon for word Cat Breeding Application [DOCX - 40KB]

£200

Dangerous Wild Animals:

Icon for word Application [DOCX - 49KB]

Icon for pdf Conditions [PDF - 119KB]

£200

Dog Breeding:

Icon for word Application [DOCX - 49KB]

Icon for pdf Conditions [PDF - 52KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance [PDF - 1MB]

10 or less breeding bitches - £350 including vet fees

More than 10 breeding bitches - £700 including vet fees

 

 

Pet Shop:

Icon for word Application [DOCX - 39KB]

Icon for pdf Conditions [PDF - 91KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance [PDF - 404KB]

£200

Icon for word Performing animals [DOCX - 48KB] £200

Rabbit Breeding Application:

Icon for word Rabbit Breeding Application [DOCX - 40KB]

£200

Rehoming Application: 

Icon for word Rehoming Application [DOCX - 47KB]

£200

Riding Establishment:

Icon for word Application [DOCX - 50KB]

Icon for pdf Conditions [PDF - 48KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance [PDF - 2MB]

£350 including vet fees
Icon for word Zoo [DOCX - 44KB] Fee on application

Animal Licence List

View the list of those with animal licenses, including breeding licenses.

Feedstuffs

Animal feed businesses are now legally obliged to register with Food Standards Scotland.  Registration covers any business involved in the feed industry including arable farms, feed storage or feeding animals that will enter the food chain. 

Further details and how to register >>

Report a carcase

Contact us on 030 33 33 3000 if you come across a carcase from a farmed animal. We'll need to know the exact location.

Page last updated: 13/02/2024
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