August 21, 2020
Since 2018, people around London who run dog boarding kennels, home boarding business and even doggy daycare must follow rules that focus on meeting the welfare needs of dogs.
Get the detail of what the law requires by reading our article blow and download our ‘Ten questions’ infographic and run through it with your kennel before you book your dog in for their next stay.
Dog boarding kennels
Kennels must provide a suitable environment, ensure they monitor behaviour and keep a record of your dog’s stay. Ask to see all of these.
As a minimum your dog must have:
The better kennels will offer more and longer walks, additional enrichment facilities and more staff interaction.
Home boarding services
Like kennels, home boarding businesses must provide a suitable environment, ensure they monitor behaviour and keep a record of your dog’s stay. Ask to see all of these.
Your dog must be:
As with boarding kennels, the better the home boarding the more exercise, enrichment and interaction will be available.
For a dog daycare business to be fully licensed, your dog must be:
Daycare providers aspiring to even higher standards will also document the interactions your dog has with people throughout the day.
Do download our ten questions PDF and use it, along with the information above, to assess your care provider. If you feel these conditions are not being met, then we’d urge you to walk away (taking your dog with you) and look for alternatives.