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Pet shops

No person may keep a pet shop unless they have first obtained a licence from their Local Authority.

All licences are to be renewed annually.

The keeping and running of a pet shop that sells animals is controlled by the Pet Animals Act 1951 (Amendment) Act 1983

Licensing of pet shops

Licenses for pet shops may be issued provided the applicant is not disqualified under any of the following Acts:

  • The Pet Animals Act 1951
  • The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
  • The Protection of Animals (Amendment ) Act 1954
  • The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act 1934

There is a fee for this application please see: pdf icon Fees & Charges [292KB]

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