The following are licensed or registered by the commercial services team:
- Animal boarding establishments;
- Dangerous wild animals;
- Dog breeding;
- Pet shops;
- Riding establishments;
- Performing animals;
Officers inspect the majority of these premises annually, some with an accompanying veterinary surgeon depending on the licence type, to ensure that they comply with licence conditions. Warrants from the court could be applied for to gain access to unlicensed premises.
The licence conditions and standards relate to structure, safety, security, infectious disease control, and the suitability of the licence holder. The aim is to:
- Ensure minimum standards of welfare for animals.
- Prevent the spread of disease.
- Ensure the safety of the public visiting these premises.
Periodic inspections are carried out to confirm standards are maintained, and in response to complaints received. Our advice to anyone using these premises is always:
- Check they are licensed by the council, and ask to see the current licence.
- Inspect the premises prior to leaving your pet, buying an animal, or taking a riding lesson.
- Ensure that riding schools have current public liability insurance.
Information and guidance on the standards required for an Animal Activity Licence may be found in the Procedural Guidance and Sector Guidance documents.
Any complaints in respect of animal cruelty should be directed to the RSPCA.
Details of licenced establishments are maintained on our animal welfare register below.
Licence fees are required on application and in some cases payment of vet’s fees are also required. Licences run for varying amounts of time depending upon the type of establishment. Licence fees will be invoiced following receipt of the application and vet's fees, as necessary, will be recharged to the business following the licence inspection. See our fees and charges page for current costs.
Licences may be refused, cancelled or revoked. The courts may disqualify applicants from holding an animal license for a set period of time if:
- The applicant is under 18.
- The applicant has been disqualified from holding an animal license or keeping an animal.
- Conditions of the licence are not met.
If you would like to apply for an application form or if you have an enquiry or complaint about animal welfare licensing, please contact us using our online form.
Animal welfare register
These are details of licenced establishments that are maintained on our animal welfare register, last updated Tuesday 22 November 2022.
|Licence type and number||Name and address of premises||Type and number of animals||Star rating|
|Animal Boarding : No.001AB||Old Beams Kennels and Cattery, Forest Green Road, Holyport, Berks. SL6 2NN||60 dogs and 50 cats||1|
|Animal Boarding : No.003AB||Heathrow Boarding Kennels & Cattery 6-7 Park Lane, Horton, SL3 9PR||36 dogs and 14 cats||3|
|Animal Boarding : No.004AB||Banham Farm Cattery, Banham Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 2NR||75 cats||3|
|Animal Boarding : No.009AB||The Tarbay Centre, Tarbay Lane, Oakley Green, Windsor, SL4 4QG||64 dogs and 52 cats||5|
|Animal Boarding :
|Little Jem Cattery, 1 Truro Close, Maidenhead, SL6 5JG||12 cats||2|
|Combined Dog Breeder & Home Boarder : No.002BR/HB||Chelsea Chihuahua, 18 Garson Lane, Wraysbury, Staines, TW19 5JF||Breeding maximum 15 Adult Dogs (10 Bitches + 5 resident dogs) + Home Boarding maximum 3 Dogs from same household only. No mixing between Breeding and Home Boarding activities. (Chihuahuas)||1|
|Dog Breeder : No.003BR||John Torrid Farm, Beenhams Heath, Shurlock Row, Reading, RG1 0QQ||5 dogs (4 Bitches and 1 Stud)||5|
|Dog Breeder : No.004BR||Heather Whyte, Eton Wick||7 Dogs (3 Bitches and 4 resident dogs)||2|
|Dangerous Wild Animals : No.001DW||Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary||32 monkeys (1 Weeper capuchin, 1 Black capped capuchin, 1 Grivet monkey, 1Green Monkey, 4 Hamadryas baboon, 10 Ring tailed lemur, 1 Rhesus x crab eating macaque hybrid, 7 Crab eating macaque, 6 Rhesus macaque)||N/A|
|Pet Shop : No.001PS||Pets at Home Ltd., Unit 3, Stafferton Way Retail park, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AY||Tropical and Cold-Water Fish, Rabbits and Cavies, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Chinchillas.||3|
|Pet Shop : No.003PS||Heathrow Bird Centre, Rosendale Gardens, Staines Road, Wraysbury, TW19 5AG||Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters and small birds||3|
|Pet Shop : No.004PS||Coralz Ltd, Unit 33, Lindores Road, Holyport, SL6 2LU||Live Corals||2|
|Riding Establishment : No.003RE||Wayside Stables, 60 Fifield Road, Fifield, Maidenhead SL6 2PG||17 Horses||5|
|Riding Establishment : No.004RE||BCA Riding School, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR||26 Horses||5|
|Riding Establishment : No.005RE||Banstock House Riding School, Banstock, Cherry Garden lane, Maidenhead SL6 3QD||5 Horses||1|
|Riding Establishment : No.008RE||Julia Luke, Fifield Polo Club, Oakley Green Road, Fifield, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4QF||30 Horses maximum||3|
|Riding Establishment : No.011RE||Coworth Park Riding School @ Coworth Park Hotel, Coworth Park, London Road, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 7SE||13 Horses||5|
|Riding Establishment : No.014RE||Windsor Horse Rangers, Hedgerows, Banham Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead, SL6 2NR||23 Horses||3|
|Riding Establishment : No.015RE||Twyford polo, Park Farmhouse, Haines Hill, The Straight Mile, Shurlock Row, Reading, RG10 0NF||30 Horses||4|
|Riding Establishment : No.016RE||The Little Pony Club, Viners, West End Lane, West End, RG10 0NJ||8 Horses||5|
|Riding Establishment : No.017RE||White Waltham Polo Club, Smewins Farm, Smewins Road, White Waltham, Maidenhead, SL6 3SR||5 Horses||4|
|Riding Establishment : No.018RE||Fritazzi Polo, Glebeland Farm, Drift Road, Maidenhead, SL6 3ST||30 Horses||4|
|Zoo : Exempted||Ray Mill Island Aviary, Ray Mill Gardens Off Boulters Lock Island, Maidenhead, SL6 8PE||Guinea Pigs and Birds||N/A|
|Zoo : No.001ZO||LEGO CITY Deep Sea Adventure, Legoland, Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4AY||Marine Sea Life||N/A|
|Zoo : No.002ZO||BCA Animal Centre, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR||Small mammals, amphibians, fish, reptiles and birds.||N/A|
|Performing Animal : No.004PA||Basil and Crew, Patches Acre, Breadcroft Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3QF||3 Shetland pony, 3 Donkey, 6 Goat, 8 Sheep, 8 Duck, 36 Chicken, 11 Rabbits, 16 Guinea pig.||N/A|
|Performing Animal : No.005PA||Casting horses, Oakley Green Road, Fifield, Windsor, SL4 4PZ||6 Horses||N/A|
|Performing Animal : No.006PA||Heroes Berkshire, Heroes Farm, Bartletts Lane, Holyport, Maidenhead.SL6 2JD||6 Horse, 3 Goat, 5 Chicken, 12 Duck, 15 Rabbit.||N/A|
|Dog Day Care : No.001DC||Bruce's Doggy Day Care, Lower Mount Farm, Long Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9EE||86 Dogs||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/046/2020||Scruffs, Maidenhead||6 Dogs (5 boarding + 1 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/066/2020||Suzanne Davis Dog Boarding, Sunninghill||5 Dogs (4 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/035/2020||Celia Pits, Mucky Paws, Sunninghill||5 Dogs (4 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/004/2020||We Will Walk U, Maidenhead||11 Dogs (10 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/092/2020||Paws of Windsor, Windsor||13 Dogs (12 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/093/2020||Shelley Hayman, Sunninghill||5 Dogs (3 boarding + 2 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/059/2020||Dogology Ltd, Maidenhead||6 Dogs (0 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/097/2020||Fur B&B, Maidenhead||8 Dogs (6 boarding + 2 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/053/2020||Datchet Dog Walking, Datchet||8 Dogs (6 boarding + 2 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : RBWM/077/2021||Speedie Paws, Eton Wick||9 Dogs (6 boarding + 3 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.001HB||Creature Comforts Pet Care, Maidenhead||8 Dogs (0 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.002HB||Bertie and Friends, Maidenhead||7 Dogs (6 boarding + 1 resident)||5|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.003HB||Hound Love, Maidenhead||5 Dogs (3 boarding + 2 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.005HB||Home From Home Marias Doggie B&B, Maidenhead||4 Dogs (0 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.006HB||K9 HFM, Maidenhead||5 Dogs (4 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.007HB||Pooches "n" PJ's, Maidenhead||4 Dogs (3 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.008HB||Raffi's Retreat, Maidenhead||7 Dogs (6 boarding + 1 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.009HB||Just Pawz, Ascot||8 Dogs (5 boarding + 1 resident)||2|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.010HB||Bow-Wow's B & B, Maidenhead||5 Dogs (0 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.011HB||Lucie Leads, Maidenhead||5 Dogs (0 resident)||4|
|Dog Home Boarding : No.012HB||Lulu's Home Boarding & Day care||4 Dogs (3 boarding + 1 resident)||4|