Renfrewshire Council

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Home Boarding of Dogs

If you are paid to look after other people's dogs in your home, you will need a licence.

The maximum number of dogs that may be boarded at any one time will be limited depending on the size of your home.

Only dogs from the same household can be boarded together, unless the premises have been specifically assessed by an inspector for the boarding of dogs from different households.

A local authority may authorise an officer, veterinary surgeon or practitioner to inspect licensed premises, all new applications will receive a visit from an authorised local authority officer and a visit will always be undertaken following receipt of a renewal application.

How to apply for a licence

Applicants should complete the application form which is available in the related content.

On request an application form will be forwarded to the applicant for completion by post.

On receipt of the application form the council will arrange for an officer to carry out an inspection of the premises to ensure its suitability for housing animals.

A licence may or may not be issued dependent on the findings of the inspection.

  • Please contact the Team at for current processing times.
  • Visit the 'Community Resources fees and charges' page for current cost of a licence
  • You must contact us immediately with any changes of circumstances

Application forms

Application forms can be found in the 'related media' section of this page.

Conditions of licence

Each licence issued is subject to standard conditions that are imposed on all animal boarding establishments licensed by us. In addition to the standard conditions, a licence may also contain special conditions that are only applicable to your premises.  Please read the licence conditions and guidance which can be found in the 'related media' section of this page.

If you are refused a licence

Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence, or by any conditions to which a licence is subject, may appeal to a Sheriff who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.


Inspections may be carried out annually by the Trading Standards & Licensing team.

Licensed home dog boarder register

EstablishmentAddress and phone number
Lets Go Walkies166 Hawkhead Road, Paisley PA2 7BQ
t: 07749 059928
Erskine Dog Walking Services
15 Flures Avenue, Erskine PA8 7DE
t: 07990 503382
Renfrewshire Pet Services
18 Crofton Drive, Renfrew PA4 8YX
t: 07500 779418
All About Dogs
1 Pinkerton Lane, Renfrew PA4 0EQ
t: 07824 317899
Home from Home Pet Care
2 Edmiston Drive, Linwood PA3 3TD
t: 07760 839000
Helen Hunter's Doggy Retreat
42 Yarrow Crescent, Bishopton PA7 5ED
t: 07891 889926
Hearts and Bones5 Ryatt Linn, Erskine PA8 6HL
t: 07734 229468
Beds, Bones and BrushesCarnell, Sachelcourt Avenue, Bishopton PA7 5AA
t: 07900 232988
What Every Dog Wants30 Park Road, Inchinnan PA4 9QJ
t: 07747 721997
Waggy Walks19 Napier Gardens, Linwood PA3 3AW
t: 07718 029503
Bishopton Dog Walking Service20 Holmpark, Bishopton PA7 5JQ
t: 07949 348575
Rover's Relief9 Glen Gavin Way, Paisley PA2 7DF
t: 07946 226716
Woofwoof Day Care41 Malvern Way, Paisley PA3 2QT
t: 07469 673607

* Where traders name is bold, click to view their own website

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