General information

New animal welfare regulations came into effect on 1 October 2018 for:

  • selling animals as pets
  • dog breeding
  • providing for or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs
  • hiring out horses
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

Check the regulations and government guidance on the Canine and Feline Sector Group website.

To ensure animal welfare matters are properly addressed, certain specified categories of premises are subject to licensing regimes.

Brentwood Borough Council is responsible for the issue of the following licences:

  • Selling animals as pets
  • Animal boarding establishments (cats and dogs)
  • Dog Breeding
  • Zoos
  • Dangerous Wild Animals
  • Hiring Out Horses
  • Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition

All premises are inspected by our Licensing Team, and where necessary an independent vet to ensure their suitability before the licence is granted.

Animal licence fees and charges

Animal licence fees and charges, effective from 1 April 2020

There is an additional charge for our appointed vet's inspection, where required, payable after the inspection has taken place, payment for this can be made online: 

Pay an animal licence vet's inspection

Animal licence fees and charges
Licence activity Application fee Grant fee Additional costs to applicant Total fee
Animal boarding £300 £100 n/a £400
Selling animal as pets £300 £100 n/a £400
Dog breeding £300 £100 vets fees for inspection on application £400 (plus vets fees)
Hiring out horses £300 £100 vets fees for inspection on application and throughout licence £400 (plus vets fees)
Keeping animals for exhibition £300 £100 n/a £400
Combination of activities

£300 plus

£150 per additional activity

£75 per additional activity vets fees where required (as above) £375 plus £225 per additional activity

Variation to licence/re-evaluation of rating

  • animal boarding
  • selling animals as pets
  • keeping animals for exhibition
£85 n/a £137 for inspection £222

Variation to licence/re-evaluation of rating

  • dog breeding
  • hiring out horses
£85 n/a £137 for inspection plus any vets fees £222 (plus vets fees)
Appeal (all licences) £137 for inspection n/a inspection fee refunded if appeal upheld £137
Variations to reduce licensable activities or numbers of animals £85 n/a n/a £85

 

Making an application

To apply for a licence you will need to complete sections 1 and 7 and the relevant section(s) dependant on the activity you are applying to be licensed for:

Section 1 - Standard Application Profile pdf

Section 2 - Pet Vending pdf

Section 3 - Dog Breeding pdf

Section 4 - Animal Boarding pdf

Section 5 - Hiring out of Horses pdf

Section 6 - Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition pdf

Section 7 - Declaration pdf

Once completed, please send by email to licensing@brentwood.gov.uk, fee payments can then be made over the phone by calling 01277 312500.

Animal welfare licensed establishments

Animal welfare licensed establishments
Premises Licence issued Star rating

Pussies Galore
Iona
Hunters Chase
Hutton
Essex
CM13 1SN

Cattery 3 Star

Ladybird Kennel and Farm
Roman Road
Ingatestone
Essex
CM4 9AD

Kennels & Cattery 5 Star

Adelaide Farm
Swallows Cross
Wyatts Green Road
Wyatts Green
Essex
CM15 0SS

Kennels & Cattery 3 Star

Lawlor Cat Hotel
Great Warley Place
Great Warley Street
Great Warley
Essex
CM13 3JP

Cattery 5 Star

Cherished Pets
3 Crow Green Lane
Pilgrims Hatch
Brentwood
Essex
CM15 9RH

Home boarding 4 Star

In The Dog House
59 Mores Lane
Pilgrims Hatch
South Weald
Essex
CM14 5RU

Dog Day Care 3 Star

Pawtopia Dog Services
Wren House
Church Lane
Doddinghurst
Essex
CM15 0JB

Home boarding & Day Care 5 Star

Weald Walkies
1 Lincolns
Lincolns Lane
South Weald
Essex
CM14 5QT

Home boarding 5 Star

Barker's Dogs
30 Vaughan Williams Way
Warley
Essex
CM14 5WP

Home boarding 5 Star
Herongate Cattery
Broadview Farm
104 Billericay Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM12 9SL
Cattery 4 Star

Time 4 Pets
Farringdon Garden Centre
Ongar Road
Kelvedon Hatch
Essex
CM15 0JX

Pet Shop 5 Star

Town & Country Nursery
Tilbury Road
West Horndon
Essex
CM13 3LS

Pet Shop 3 Star

Trop Shop
Farringdon Garden Centre
Ongar Road
Kelvedon Hatch
Essex
CM15 0JX

Pet Shop 4 Star

Thomas Loveridge
Greenacres
4 Oak Tree Farm
Chelmsford Road
Blackmore
Essex
CM4 0PZ

Breeder 4 Star

Kayleigh Aldis
Inglenook
Little Warley Hall Lane
West Horndon
Little Warley
Essex
CM13 3EN

Breeder

2 Star

 

Exotic Explorers Limited
1 Kensington Road
Pilgrims Hatch
Essex

Exhibition of Animals No star rating on this type of licence required

Colmar Farm
Weald Park Way
South Weald
Essex
CM14 5QH

Riding Establishment 5 Star

Red House Farm Riding School
Warren Lane
Doddinghurst
Essex
CM15 0JD

Riding Establishment 3 Star

REACH
Crown Farm
Crown Road
Kelvedon Hatch
Essex
CM14 5TB

Riding Establishment 4 Star

Rockeys Fun House
62-66 Ongar Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM15 9AX

Exhibition of Animals No star rating on this type of licence required

Scallywags
6 Georges Drive
Pilgrims Hatch
Brentwood
Essex

Home Boarding

4 Star

 

Dogrunners
2 Doddinghurst Stores
Church Lane
Doddinghurst
Essex
CM15 0NG

Home Boarding

5 Star

 

Wallace Kennels
Clapgate
Chivers Road
Stondon Massey
Essex
CM15 0LH

Kennels

3 Star

 

Sandpit Farm
Sandpit Lane
South Weald
Essex
CM14 5QD

Riding Establishment 5 Star

Marion Exley
45 Roth Drive
Hutton
Brentwood
Essex
CM13 2UE

Home Boarding

2 Star 

 

Bed & Biscuit
35 St Charles Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM14 4TS
Home Boarding 4 Star
Amy Rowe
9 Selwood Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM14 4PX
Dog Breeding 4 Star

H20 Aquatics
13 Ongar Road
Brentwood 
Essex
CM15 9AU

Pet Shop

4 Star