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Selling Animals as Pets Licence

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Who should apply?

Any person or organisation selling animals as pets (or with the expectation of their being later resold as pets) in the course of a business including keeping animals in the course of a business with a view to their being so sold or resold.

The business of selling animals as pets does not apply to persons operating an animal welfare establishment (an animal sanctuary or rehoming centre), engaging in other animal rehoming activities or licensed as a dog, cat or rabbit breeder (the breeding licence they hold allows for the direct supply of animals as pets).

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form on the licensing webpage. This should be completed and emailed to Once this has been done, the licensing section will advise you of the bank account details to which the application fee must be paid. Please note your application will not be considered under the application fee has been paid.

The licence may be granted for a period of up to three years.

Is there any Guidance?

Yes. The Scottish Government produced the following guidance:

The guidance should be read before applying for a licence.

Will there be conditions attached to the licence?

Yes. Under the 2021 Regulations there are general conditions attached to the licence. These are within schedule 2 of the 2021 Regulations. There are also specific conditions attached to the licence that are within schedule of the 2021 Regulations.  Both can be viewed below. The licensing section can also add additional conditions where necessary.

General Conditions

Specific Conditions

How much will it cost?

The fee is £188. Any veterinary inspection fees are in addition to the above fee.


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