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FOI 12772

Boarding Establishments

Request

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) is the trade association for pet businesses. We have almost 2,000 individual pet businesses in membership, ranging from pet retailers, kennels, catteries and home boarders, to suppliers, dog groomers and manufacturers. We offer a range of business benefits to our members, support them when problems arise within their business and represent the industry with government departments and other external stakeholders. We are part of the Primary Authority scheme ih the Corporation of London on pet vending licensing, and have been involved in putting together model licence conditions for animal establishments, including the recently published conditions by the CIEH on boarding kennels.


Licensing is a key issue that affects many of our members. In order to help them more effectively, PIF would like to understand more about the licensing landscape with regard to boarding establishments. This is an area which operates under the 1963 Boarding Establishments Act, but which has evolved enormously since then, with the growth of home boarders and ‘doggy daycare’ businesses.


We have therefore put together a survey under the Freedom of Information Act with a number of questions to enable us, as the industry representative, to better understand how all types boarding establishments are licensed in each local authority.

The survey contains 20 questions on an electronic ‘Survey Monkey’ questionnaire.


The link can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pifboardingsurvey

We would be very grateful if you would complete it at your earliest convenience, so that we can build up an accurate picture of how animal boarding establishments are licensed in 2016.


Response

SURVEY COMPLETED ON LINE