Any person or organisation selling animals as pets (or with the expectation of their being later re-sold as pets) in the course of a business, including keeping animals in the course of a business with a view to their being so sold or re-sold.
The business of selling animals as pets does not apply to persons operating an animal welfare establishment (an animal sanctuary or re-homing centre), engaging in other animal re-homing activities or licensed as a dog, cat or rabbit breeder (the breeding licence they hold allows for the direct supply of animals as pets).
Please complete the application form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. On receipt of the application a member of the Licensing Section will contact you for payment.
The licence may be granted for a period of up to three years.
Application for selling animals as pets licence (PDF 163Kb)
The Scottish Government produced the following guidance:
Scottish Government: The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 - guidance for pet sellers
The guidance should be read before applying for a Licence.
Under the 2021 Regulations there are general conditions attached to the Licence. These are within Schedule 2 of the 2021 Regulations. There are also specific conditions attached to the Licence that are within Schedule 3 of the 2021 Regulations. Both can be viewed below. The Licensing Section may also add additional conditions where necessary.
Legisaltion.gov.uk: The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 - general conditions
Legislation.gov.uk: The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 - specific conditions
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