Setting Up a New Kennel or Cattery

Your first step is getting planning permission

· Useful Information

The IBKCA can provide very practical advice when setting up or running your Boarding Kennel or Cattery. The information here will provide you with some information if you are just getting started.

Planning Permission

Your first step in setting up a new kennel or cattery is to get planning permission. You should discuss this with your County Council and Local Environment Office. See list of county councils here.

Dog Breeding Act of 2010

Commercial Boarding establishments now come under the Dog Breeding Act of 2010. More information on this can be found here.

Useful Websites

For those in business or just starting out, there are a number of useful websites which you will find here.