On top of its licence to ensure the welfare of the dogs and cats at boarding kennels, Mid-Devon council is looking at licensing people who provide the service from their own homes, and is calling on residents views abbot the new arragments.
Licensing manager, Marjory Parish, said: “We want to make sure that wherever dogs are boarded, owners have the peace of mind that they’re being well looked after.
“That’s why we’re consulting with people providing boarding for dogs in their own homes – as well as with operators of purpose-built kennels and dog owners – on standards that we want to introduce for pet welfare. These standards of care would form the basis for us to license these premises.”
Chairman of the Council’s Licensing Committee, Glanmor Hughes, added: “The proposed conditions cover all the areas that dog owners would expect a licence to provide – disease checks, cleanliness, sleeping arrangements, access to outside and security – and will help ensure the welfare of people’s pets when they are on holiday.”
If you would like to see the proposed conditions and comment on them, take a look on the Mid-Devon Council’s website