East Ayrshire Council currently licence four categories of animal boarding establishments; dog boarding, cat boarding, home boarding for dogs and commercial day boarding for dogs.

An applicant must not be disqualified from any of the following at the time of the application:

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

Please note that as part of the consultation process for the grant of a licence, your premises will be inspected by the Council’s appointed veterinary surgeon and the fees incurred in relation to this will be subject to a separate invoice.

For further information please contact the Licensing Unit using the details below.

Contact Information


Licensing Board Administration
London Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 07557 168826