Animal Establishment Licensing

Animal Licence Fee & Application form


Animal Boarding (valid per calendar year)

(less than 10 animals)                        £533.00

(less than 30 animals)                        £576.00

(more than 30 animals)                       £619.00


Dog Breeding (valid 12 months)

(less than 10 dogs)                            £544.00

(less than 30 dogs)                            £615.00

(more than 30 dogs)                           £623.00


Horse Riding (valid 12 months)

(less than 10 horses)                          £430.00

(less than 30 horses)                          £565.00

(more than 30 horses)                         £820.00


Pet Shop (valid per calendar year)        £561.00


DWA (Dangerous Wild Animal)

(valid per calendar year)                    £544.00



New - 4 year licence                          £4,553.00

Renewal - 6 year licence                     £6,019.00 


 Animal Boarding Application form - 1-10 Animals  

 Animal Boarders Application Form 10-30 

 Animal Boarding Application Form - 30+   

 Dog Breeding Application Form 1-10 

 Dog Breeding Application Form 10-30  

 Dog Breeding Application Form 30+

Template - Environment & Enrichment

Template - Socialisation    

 Pet Shop Application Form  

 Riding Establishment Application Form 1-10   

 Riding Establishment Application Form 10-30  

 Riding Establishment Application Form 30+  

 Dangerous Wild Animal Application Form


ID: 3220, revised 18/10/2018

Animal Boarding Establishment

Any person who wishes to carry on a business of providing accommodation for other people's cats or dogs must first obtain a licence from the Council issued under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963.

This licence is required whether the cats or dogs are accommodated in a traditional kennel environment or the increasingly popular home boarding situation.  Where pets live as family members in the boarders home.

The Council must have regard when considering an application.


  • that animals will at all times be kept in accommodation suitable as respects construction, size of quarters, number of occupants, exercising facilities, temperature, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness;
  • that animals will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding material, adequately exercised, and (so far as necessary) visited at suitable intervals;
  • that all reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent and control the spread among animals of infectious or contagious diseases, including the provision of adequate isolation facilities;
  • that appropriate steps will be taken for the protection of the animals in case of fire or other emergency;
  • that a register be kept containing a description of any animals received into the establishment, date of arrival and departure, and the name and address of the owner, such

For more information please click on the links below:  

If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a boarding establishment or believe a person is trading without a licence please contact us directly

ID: 2427, revised 05/10/2017

Dog Breeding Establishment

Any person who keeps a breeding establishment for dogs needs to be licensed under the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014.

The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014 came into force on 30th April 2015.  The new regulations now state that a dog breeding licence is required where a person keeps 3 or more breeding bitches and; Breeds 3 or more litters a year OR advertises 3 or more litters a year OR supplies puppies born from 3 or more litters OR advertises a business of breeding or selling puppies.

A written Enhancement and Enrichment programme and a Socialisation Programme will be required by the applicant as well as  a report from the applicants Veterinary Surgeon that the breeding bitches and stud dogs are fit to be used in the breeding establishment before a licensing inspection will be carried out.

Before issuing a license the Council will inspect a premises to ensure that: 

  • that the dogs will at all times be kept in accommodation suitable as respects construction, size of quarters, number of occupants, exercising facilities, temperature, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness;
  • that the dogs will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding material, adequately exercised, and visited at suitable intervals;
  • that all reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent and control the spread among dogs of infectious or contagious diseases;
  • that appropriate steps will be taken for the protection of the dogs in case of fire or other emergency;
  • that all appropriate steps will be taken to secure that the dogs will be provided with suitable food, drink and bedding material and adequately exercised when being transported to or from the breeding establishment;
  • that bitches are not mated if they are less than one year old;
  • that bitches do not give birth to more than six litters of puppies each;
  • that bitches do not give birth to puppies before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which they last gave birth to puppies; and
  • that accurate records in a form prescribed by regulations are kept at the premises
  • that the minimum staffing ratio is adhered to 

For more information please click on the links below:


Cariad Campaign -

The Blue Cross For Pets - 

If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a breeding establishment or believe a person is breeding without a licence please contact us directly


ID: 2428, revised 06/09/2017

Riding Establishments

Where horses are kept for hire for riding or for the purpose of being used, in return for payment, or instruction in riding, then that establishment will need a license under the Riding Establishment's Act 1964 & 1970.

Riding establishments are inspected by a veterinary surgeon and Animal Health and Welfare Inspector.

Before issuing a license the Council will inspect a premise to ensure that:

  • Horses must be in good health and capable of the work required of them.
  • All riding equipment supplied should be free from visible defect which is likely to cause suffering to the horse or accident to the rider.
  • The feet of all horses should be trimmed and if shod, their shoes must be fitted properly and in good condition.
  • Any horses found during the inspection to be in need of veterinary attention must not be used for work.
  • The horses shall be supplied with suitable grazing, shelter, water and supplementary feeds.
  • Stabled horses must be supplied with suitable feed, exercise, water and bedding material and groomed at regular intervals.
  • All reasonable steps need to be in place to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases.

For more information please click on the links below:

If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a riding establishment or believe a person is trading without a licence please contact us directly

ID: 2429, revised 06/09/2017


Where wild animals are kept for exhibition, to which members of the public have access, with or without charge for admission, seven or more days in any period of twelve consecutive months that establishment will need a license under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.

The wide scope of this definition means that licensed zoos range from traditional urban zoos and safari parks to small specialist collections such as butterfly houses and aquaria.

What is not a Zoo?

  • Open less than 7 days in a 12 month period
  • A collection of entirely domesticated animals only
  • Circus

The Act aims to ensure that, where animals are kept in enclosures, they are provided with a suitable environment to provide an opportunity to exhibit normal behaviour and keep the public safe.

If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a Zoo or believe a person is trading without a licence please contact us directly.

For more information on Zoo Licensing please contact the Animal Health and Welfare Team on 01437 764551 or email

ID: 2430, revised 06/09/2017

Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA)

Anyone that keeps an animal defined as being dangerous under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976needs to be licensed by the Council.  The intention of the license is to protect the health and welfare of the animal and ensure its security and other people's safety.

Examples of dangerous wild animals are:

  • Certain types of monkeys
  • Poisonous snakes and other dangerous reptiles
  • Wild boar
  • Ostrichs and Emus

Hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a license, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor

See the full list of animals you need a licence for

Please contact the Animal Health & Welfare Team for more information on 01437 746551 or

ID: 2431, revised 06/09/2017

Performing Animals

If you exhibit or train performing animals you must be registered with your local authority under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925. You must disclose details about the animals and the general nature of performances they are to take part in.

If you keep or train animals for public performance perhaps in a circus, television or film production, or in a theatre performance.

You don't need to register if you train or exhibit animals for use by the military or police, or for it they are trained for use in agriculture or sport.

A register is kept of all people who have registered under this Act and is available for public inspection by prior appointment.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate that: 

  • the performing animals are obtained from a reputable source to minimise the risk of disease;
  • the appropriate measures will be taken to protect the animals in case of fire or other emergency including the provision of suitable fire fighting equipment;
  • that the register contains the types of animal to be used in performances, both to be trained and exhibited;
  • that health and safety checks are carried out for both the animals and staff

If you have any welfare concerns for any performing animal or believe a person is using an animal without a performing animals registration please contact us directly

ID: 2432, revised 06/09/2017

Current Animal Establishment Licences

Pembrokeshire Establishment Awards
The Awards - promoted by the Animal Health and Welfare Team in Pembrokeshire County Council's Public Protection Division - recognises and rewards the best licensed premises for animals in the County.
By winning, they all qualify for a rebate in their licence fee as there is a cost-saving to the Council.

"A good establishment is a low risk and requires a fewer number of follow-up inspections" explained Councillor Huw George, the Authority's Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services.
"The Awards encourage other licensees to improve from satisfactory compliance to the high standards achieved at the best premises licenses by the Council and also better informs potential customers."

The awards are reviewed at each licensing inspection annually.

Please note - Horse Riding Establishments and Zoo's are not part of the Pembrokeshire Establishment Awards Scheme

Animal Boarders

Name and Address
Clwb Boarding Kennels, Cwmcych, Capel Iwan, SA38 9NA
Award Winner
Silver Hill Green, Walwyns Castle, Haverfordwest, SA62 3EB  
Cross Inn Cottage, Llanddewi Velfrey, Narberth, SA67 7EL  
Eithinduon, Hebron, Whitland, Carmarthen, SA34 0UD
Award Winner
Sue's Holiday Retreat 4 Cats, Cherry Tree Lodge, Jeffreyston, Kilgetty, SA68 0RE
Award Winner
Foxcombe Cats Hotel, Manorbier, Tenby, SA70 7SL
Award Winner
White Lodge Kennels & Cattery, Narberth Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 2XG   
Berry Hill Boarding Kennels, Berry Hill Farm, Sutton, Haverfordwest, SA62 3LP
Award Winner
Barnlake House, Burton, Milford Haven, SA73 1PA
Award Winner
Llanstinan Home Farm, Letterston, Haverfordwest,SA62 5XD
Award Winner
Castlepride Kennels, Awel y Coed, Little Newcastle, Haverfordwest, SA62 5TD   
Ridgecroft Kennels, Dill Road, Lamphey, Pembroke, SA71 5PH
* Currently not accepting new clients for Home Boarding
Award Winner
Country Boarding, Greenfields, Wooden, Nr Saundersfoot, SA69 9DY
Award Winner
Clements Dale Cattery, Clement Dale, Cold Blow, Narberth,S A67 8RN
Award Winner
Happy Hounds & Horses, 37 Douglas James Way, Haverfordwest, SA61 2TQ
Award Winner
Dinas Dogs, Mataroa, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, SA42 0XQ
Award Winner
Nash Mountain Boarding, Nash Mountain Farm, Troopers Inn, Haverfordwest, SA62 4NS
Award Winner
Mutt Cuts, 16a Waterston Ind Est, Waterston, Milford Haven, SA73 1DP
Award Winner
Broadlane Kennels, Broadlane Cottage, Lawrenny, Kilgetty, SA68 0PS
Award Winner
Bark Parc, 44 Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AT
Award Winner
Bark Parc (Daycare), Nestas Court, London Road, Pembroke Dock,S A72 4RA
Award Winner 
Home from Home Pembrokeshire, Tramar, Tiers Cross, Haverfordwest, SA62 3DB
Award Winner


Dogsbody Hotel, Morfa Las, 190 St Davids Road, Letterston, SA62 5ST
Cotton's Creche, Glynderi, Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66 7NQ


Award Winner
Cotton's Creche (Daycare), Sarngwm, Bethesda, Narberth, SA67 8HG
01st Class Pet Services, Wharepuna, Clay Lane, Dale Road, Hubberston, SA73 3RX
Award Winner


K9 Gold Pet Services, Cross Hill House, Freystrop, Haverfordwest, SA62 4HA


Award Winner
For Your Pets Care & Services, 8 Halls Nook, Rosemarket, Milford Haven, SA73 1JR 
Posh Paws Pembrokeshire, 5 Ocean Way, The Point, Pennar Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6RA
Award Winner
Happy Paws, 6 Liddeston Valley, Hakin, Milford Haven, SA73 3NR
Velfrey Pet & Smallholding Care, Dan y Lan, Lampeter Velfrey, Narberth, SA67 7UQ  
Happy Paws Daycare, Old Hakin Road, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XE 
SPOTT (Supporting People Through Opportunity & Training), Community Centre, 1 Furzy Park, Haverfordwest, SA61 1HT 
Shepherds Way, 8 Cranham Park, Johnston, Haverfordwest, SA62 3PU


Millin Brook Luxury Dog Boarding, Ty Newydd, Wiston, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BE


Dog Breeders

Newob Kennels, Newbridge Farm, Crundale, Haverfordwest, SA62 4EH  
Silver Hill, Walwyns Castle, Haverfordwest, SA62 3EB  
Castellan House Kennels, Blaenffos, Boncath, SA37 0HZ  
Pantgwyn Bach, Tegryn, Llanfyrnach, SA35 0BQ
Award Winner
Swmbarch Isaf, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, SA62 5UE  
Berllan, Llwyndrain, Llanfyrnach, SA35 0AU  
Llanstinan Home Farm, Letterston, Haverfordwest, SA62 5XD
Award Winner
Cymry Gold Show Kennel, Trefangor Farmhouse, Llanddewi Velfrey, Narberth, SA67 7NY
Award Winner
 Brynmeini, Hermon, Glogue, SA36 0DZ 


Award Winner

Horse Riding

Nolton Riding Stables, Nolton, Haverfordwest   
Penty Parc Stables, Penty Parc Mill, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, SA63 4QP  
Crosswell Horse Agency, Iet Wen, Velindre, Crymych, SA41 3XF  
The Bowlings Riding School, Rudbaxton, Haverfordwest, SA62 4DB  
Havard Stables, Trewreddig Fawr, Newport, SA42 0SR  
Dyfed Riding Centre, Maes y Felin, Bridell, Cardigan, SA43 3DG  
Llanwnda Stables, Penrhiw Fach,L lanwnda,G oodwick, SA64 0HS  
PAT Ponies, 3 Eastleigh Drive, Milford Haven, SA73 2LX  
Ashvale Holiday & Riding Stables, Pantyrhug, Mynachlogddu, Maenchlochog, Clynderwen, SA66 7SE  
St Brides Bay Stables, St Brides Farm, St Brides, Haverfordwest, SA62 3AN  
Pembrokeshire Pony Parties, The Park, Martletwy, Narberth, SA67 8AP  

Pet Shops

Fishguard Aquatics, Unit 2, Feidr Castell, Fishguard, SA65 9BB
Award Winner
Pets at Home, Unit D, Springfield Retail Park, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BS
Award Winner
Dragon Reptiles, Unit 23 St Govans Shopping Centre, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AG
Award Winner
Coast Aquatics, 39-41 Cartlett, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LH
Award Winner
The Reptile Experience,  Waterloo House, Brewery Terrace, Saundersfoot, SA69 9HG
Award Winner
St Govans Pets, Unit 16-17, St Govans Shopping Centre, Dimond Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AG  
Award Winner
Fish Aquatics, Unit 8, 25-27 Charles Street, Milford Haven, SA73 2AA  
Infinity Aquatics, The Garden Centre, Cosheston, Pembroke Dock, SA72 5SX  


Folly Farm, Begelly, Kilgetty, SA68 0XA  
Manor House Wildlife & Leisure Park, St Florence, Tenby, SA70 8RJ  
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, Lower Harglodd, St Davids, Haverfordwest, SA62 6BX  
The Secret Owl Garden, Picton Castle,Picton, Haverfordwest, SA62 6BX  
ID: 2422, revised 28/09/2018

Pet Shops

The keeping and running of a pet shop is controlled by the Pet Animals Act 1951.

To run a business selling pet animals you need a license from the local authority. This covers the commercial selling of pet animals, including at pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.

Local authorities must have regard to the following when considering an application for a pet shop license:

  • 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

 For more information please click on the links below:

 If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a pet shop or believe a person is selling pets without a licence please contact us directly

ID: 2426, revised 18/09/2017

Animal Establishment Licensing

The Council is responsible for ensuring that the following types of animal establishments are licensed. All establishments receive an annual visit and are required to comply with licensing conditions.

  • Animal Boarding Establishment
  • Dog Breeding Establishment
  • Riding Establishments
  • Zoos
  • Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA)

Legislation also requires people, in certain circumstances, that keep Performing Animals to be registered with the Council.

If you are concerned about the welfare of any animals within a licensed establishment or believe that there is an establishment trading that is not licensed please contact us.

Pembrokeshire Establishment Award Scheme

The Council has pioneered an initiative to reward and encourage licensees that keep their establishments to a high standard. The annual Award, the first of its type in Wales, rewards licensees that go above and beyond compliance with license conditions and standards of best practice.  

ID: 2425, revised 21/03/2018