The new AAL Regulations Licence

The new animal regulations licence  The AAL Regulations Licence Law

When you fly away on Holliday this year, what arrangements have you made for the care and welfare of your dog ?

Where you considering using a professional boarding setting ? If so, please be aware that the Government is bringing in stringent new animal boarding legislations,  The AAL Regulations Licence, which is the animal activities licence involving animals in England Regulations they come into effect on 1st October 2018,  by that date providers of home domestic boarding services will need to comply with all the detailed requirements of the new regulations in order to apply or renew their licence, which will replace the current, Animal welfare, licensing of Activities involving animals, England, Regulations 2018 come into effect on 1st October 2018.

By that date providers of domestic home boarding services will need to comply by law, with all the detailed requirements of the new regulations in order to apply for or renew a Local Authority Licence to continue offering their services.

 New AAL Regulations involving kennels, daycare, home boarding etc.

A local Authority Inspector must inspect any premises subject to AAL Regulations before a licence is granted, a copy of the Licence must be clearly and prominently displayed on any premises in which the activity is carried on.

The name of the licence holder followed by the number of the licence holder must be displayed on any website used in respect of any licensable activity.

Under the new AAL Regulations specifically for home boarders of Dog’s ,service providers must be compliant.

The home boarding of Dog’s  must be acccomodated within the home with no outdoor accommodation, that comes under a separate subsection of the regulation governed by the rules for kennelling.

The home must include direct actress access to a private, secure and hazard free external area and at least two secure physical barriers between any Dog and entrance and exit from it, be double gated and locked.

Dog’s  from other different households may only be boarded at the same time with written consent of every owner and each Dog must be provided with its own room were it can be kept separate from other Dog’s.

Dog’s  must have a window that opens, must be clean, warm and dry, were it can rest, sleep and eat, stretch out, laid down.


A Dog must not be confined to a crate for longer than 3 hours in a period of 24 hours.  in every case must not be kept in a crate unless

a It is already habituated to it

b A crate forms part of the normal routine to it

c The Dog’s  owner gives consent to the use of crate.

Any crate in which a Dog is kept must be in good condition and large enough for a Dog to sit, stand at full height, lie flat and turn around.


Each Dog must be fed separately in it’s own designated room unless it’s  owner has given written consent otherwise.

Before any Dog is admitted for boarding, all equipment to be used or in relation to that Dog must be cleaned and disinfected, any equipment the Dog is likely to be in contact with and to any toy provided, must be free of any risk of causing pain, suffering, disease or distress to the Dog and must be correctly used.

Every Dog must be exercised at least once a day as appropriate for it’s age and health. any advise that a veterinarian says cannot be excersised, must be provided with alternative forms of mental stimulation.

Written consent must be obtained from all owners to keep Dog’s  together in a designated room.


A register must be kept of all Dog’s  accommodated in the home which must include the following.

a  The dates of arrival and departure of each Dog.

b Each Dog’s  name, age, sex, neuter status, microchip number and description of it or its breed.  The Dog must wear a tag with the name and number of the boarding establishment.

c  The number of any Dog’s  from the same household.

d  Record of which Dog’s , if any are from the same household.

e  The name, postal address, phone number, email address of any owner, of each Dog and emergency contact details.

f  The name and contact details of each Dog’s  normal vetenary service and dogs insurance.

g  Details of each Dog’s  relevant medical and behavioural history, including treatment administered against parasites and restrictions on excercise.

h  Details of each Dog’s  diet and requirements.

i  Any required consent forms.

j  A record of the date or dates of each Dog’s  most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments.

k  Details of any medical treatment each Dog is receiving.

When outside the premises each Dog must wear an identity tag which includes the licence holders name address and contact details.

Please find a boarding provider who can demonstrate that they comply with all of the above, even before the new AAL Regulations come into force 1st October 2018, you can rest assured you are leaving your Dog in good hands.  Michelle Courtney Kaye, does comply with all of the above now and is ready for the new AAL Regulations set by the Government and can clearly demonstrate she is currently licenced by the existing Local Authority scheme and is properly insured by a specialist pet business provider.