Animal rehoming activities licence

Apply for a licence to engage in animal rehoming activities (other than operating as an animal welfare establishment)

What is an animal rehoming activities licence?

Any person or organisation that supplies animals as pets to persons in Scotland that have been sourced for that purpose from either within or outwith Scotland must, subject to a few exceptions, be licenced.

An example would be a person or organisation that sources street or rescue dogs from Eastern Europe for the purposes of rehoming them with persons in Scotland.

Any such person or organisation engaging in animal rehoming activities and supplying 5 or more animals as pets in any 12 month period must be licensed, unless the animal being supplied is a fish or was bred by the person supplying the animal.


An animal rehoming activities licence is £176.87 + vet fees.

How to apply 

email Environmental Health for an application form.

What happens next?

Once we have received and processed your application we will contact you.

To make a payment contact customer services.
Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 1 April 2023