A Pet Shop is defined as any premises (including a private house) which is used to carry on a business of selling animals as pets.
You do not need a pet shop licence if:-
- You are only selling Pedigree animals bred by you
- You are selling the offspring of an animal kept by you as a pet
- Please note: If you are breeding Dogs you may need a Dog Breading Licence
If you satisfy any of the conditions above it is likely you will need to apply for a Pet Shop Licence. This licence is required by law under the Pet Animals Act 1951.