Under the terms of the Pet Animals Act 1951 a licence is required to operate a pet shop.
Licenses for pet shops may be issued by a local authority 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
For further information on pet shops please contact the Licensing Unit using the details below.