Renfrewshire Council

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.

  • 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 a Public Health Enforcement Officer (Environmental Health).

Licensed home dog boarder register

Lets Go Walkies166 Hawkhead Road, Paisley PA2 7BQ07749 059928
Erskine Dog Walking Services15 Flures Avenue, Erskine PA8 7DE07990 503382
Renfrewshire Pet Services18 Crofton Drive, Renfrew PA4 8YX07500 779418
All About Dogs1 Pinkerton Lane, Renfrew PA4 0EQ07824 317899
Home from Home Pet Care2 Edmiston Drive, Linwood PA3 3TD07760 839000
Helen Hunter's Doggy Retreat42 Yarrow Crescent, Bishopton PA7 5ED07891 889926
Hearts and Bones5 Ryatt Linn, Erskine PA8 6HL07734 229468
Beds, Bones and BrushesCarnell, Sachelcourt Avenue, Bishopton PA7 5AA07900 232988
What Every Dog Wants30 Park Road, Inchinnan PA4 9QJ07747 721997
Waggy Walks19 Napier Gardens, Linwood PA3 3AW07718 029503
Bishopton Dog Walking Service20 Holmpark, Bishopton PA7 5JQ07949 348575
Rover's Relief9 Glen Gavin Way, Paisley PA2 7DF07946 226716
Woofwoof Day Care41 Malvern Way, Paisley PA3 2QT07463 673607
Aunt Lisa's House85 Ivy Gardens, Paisley07525 611053
Bertha's Dog House282 Paisley Road, Renfrew07960 988078
Blu's Buddies107 Beith Road, Johnstone07712 761872
Gran's House7 Robertson's Gait, Paisley07759 443645
Happy Pawz Hotel250 Millfield Hill, Erskine0141 463 7850
K9 First55 Spencer Drive, Paisley07714 211749
Snuggles n StrideMarydale, Greenock Road, Bishopton07557 474348
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