About Us

On the 1st of October 2018, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities) Legislation 2018 came into force, covering a number of animal activities that require a licence, including home boarding and home day care.
New legislation to improve animal welfare and to standardise practices across England had been needed for some time, and was welcomed by the industry as a whole. The details contained within the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) guidance that sits alongside The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities) Legislation 2018 were not, however, what the industry was expecting. With conflicting guidance statements and confusing descriptions of standards within the guidance, a large number of previously licensed home boarders were facing significantly reduced incomes or complete closure. Read more…

Join Us

And become part of a national association of dog boarders and dog day carers. We aim to be the voice of those businesses and support and nurture them. Read more….

Members Benefits

  • Representation by a professional trade association, run by home boarders like you.
  • Support and representation on matters pertaining to UK home boarding legislation and guidance via our membership of CFSG
  • Legal support and advice
  • Business listing on the members directory
  • Logo download for use on your website and social media
  • Access to a closed Facebook group of like minded professionals
  • Access to letter and document templates
  • Automatic membership of the ADB ‘Lost Keys’ scheme
  • Membership card detailing your unique membership number
  • Members discounts
  • Automatic sign up to periodic newsletters and members opinion polls

Association of Dog Boarders