Pet shop licence

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.

Contact Information

Licensing Board Administration
London Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 576005
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