Pet Shop Licence

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: My dog has had puppies. Can I sell them?

Answer:
Yes. You can sell unwanted puppies from a litter without requiring a licence, providing you are not doing it as part of a business. You should ensure that the persons you sell them to are going to be responsible owners and are capable of looking after them. Make sure they see the mother, and where possible, the father, so that they know what to expect when their pup grows up. Give potential buyers advice on vaccination. You should never sell puppies to children, or in the weeks leading up to Christmas. If you are breeding dogs as part of a business, you must be licenced as a Dog Breeder.


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Question: I sell animals to members of the public. Do I need a licence?

Answer: If you sell pets as part of your business, even if it is from your home address, you will require a licence under the Pet Animals Act 1951. To obtain an application form, contact the Licensing Section on 01983 823159. Application forms and licence conditions will shortly be available to download.

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Question: Where can I get an application form for a Pet Shop Licence?

Answer: You can apply online via the related link, or can obtain an application form from the Licensing Section on 01983 823159. - Related Link

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Question: Are there any conditions attached to a Pet Shop Licence?

Answer: Yes – conditions form part of the licence. You must comply with a set of conditions that relate, for example, to the accommodation and security of the animals. You can view the conditions online as part of the application form via the related link. Alternatively you can obtain a copy of the conditions applicable on the Isle of Wight from the Licensing Section on 01983 823159. - Related Link

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Question: If a Pet Shop licence is granted, for how long is it valid, and is there a charge?

Answer: A licence for a Pet Shop is valid for a year from the date it is granted. For 2006-2007, the charge is £145.00, plus any fees charged by the veterinary inspector for inspecting the premises and animals. This inspection is compulsory.


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