Blueprints

Legislation & Requirements for Building Kennels

Exceeding Standards

Our blueprints exceed and surpass all required/legal standards we have ever come across - by miles. This helps you future-proof your kennels AND provide the wow factor for years to come.

Any required/legal standard is the MINIMUM and therefore pretty basic.

Meeting Minimum Requirements

These requirements differ for each country and probably each region/state/county.

The animal welfare standards, statutes & legislation expected by each region for kennels.
We want to include more standards - please let us know if your area's standards are online.

The first step (in any country) is to contact your local authority.
Your local Dog Warden/ Animal Control Officer/ Planning/Zoning Department & Environmental Health Officer should be aware of all the animal welfare standards & statutes applying to your area.

You might also find it useful to talk to your SPCA or Kennel Club, so links are included where known.

"The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
Mahatma Gandhi

Required/Minimum Kennel Standards & Licensing:

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Country & Authorities:

Animal Welfare - Minimum Standards

SPCA:

United Kingdom
Local authorities

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Country & Authorities:

Animal Welfare - Minimum Standards

SPCA:

Europe  

Finland


 

France


 

Germany


 

Ireland


  • Ireland currently has no licensing or minimum standards for boarding kennel establishments.
    We suggest using the UK's CIEH guidelines as a MINIMUM
  • Irish Kennel Club

Italy


 
Netherlands
 

Norway

Portugal

 

Spain

 

 

 

Sweden


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USA

Some states provide comprehensive information & some just very basic, such as:

Standards:



Space/Size:

dequate ventilation & temperature, Sufficient shade from sun & shelter from inclement weather, Protection from injury, Veterinary treatment when required, water resistant.

Allow freedom of movement or Calculation by size of dog,
structurally sound & in good repair, humanely clean, construction materials


Local Authorities:

Licenses:

Animal Welfare
Minimum Standards
& Statutes:

SPCA:

Alabama    
Alaska    
Arizona    
Arkansas    
California    
Colorado Boarding & Shelter Licenses Animal Industry Statute:
Section 16 Pet Animal Boarding Facility,
Section 17 Animal Rescue Facility,
Section 18 Animal Shelter Facility
Connecticut Boarding License Regional Inspectors
Delaware    
Florida Boarding License  
Georgia Animal Protection FAQs  
Hawaii    
Idaho    
Illinois Boarding & Shelter Licenses Illinois Compiled Statutes
Professions and Occupations
Animal Welfare Act 225 ILCS 605
Indiana    
Iowa Boarding & Shelter Licenses  
Kansas    
Kentucky    
Louisiana    
Maine Boarding & Shelter
Licenses
Maine Animal Welfare
Maine Cruelty to Animals Statutes:
Chapter 739 Cruelty to Animals:
4015. Proper shelter, protection from the weather and humanely clean conditions
 
Maryland    
Massachusetts    
Michigan Animal Shelter/Dog Pound Registration Form Dept of Agriculture, Animal Industry Division: Regulation 129 Dog Kennels and Regulation 151 Pet Shops, Dog Pounds & Animal Shelters
and Statute: Pet Shops, Dog Pounds, & Animal Shelters Act 287 of 1969
Minnesota    
Mississippi    
Missouri Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 273
Dogs/Cats Overview
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Animal Care Facilities Act Program (ACFA) Overview including License Fees

Rules of the Dept of Agriculture - Division 30 Animal Health - Chapter 9 Animal Care Facilities PDF
Montana      
Nebraska    
Nevada    
New Hampshire    
New Jersey    
New Mexico    
New York    
North Carolina    
North Dakota    
Ohio    
Oklahoma    
Oregon    
Pennsylvania Boarding & Shelter Licenses Pennsylvania Dog Laws
Kennel Regulations Part II. Dog Law Enforcement Bureau
Chapter 21- General Provisions; Kennels; Licensure; Dog-Caused Damages
County Pound Regulations
Rhode Island    
South Carolina  
South Dakota      
Tennessee    
Texas    
Utah    
Vermont    
Virginia   Virginia Animal Welfare
Chapter 27.4 Comprehensive Animal Laws
Article 3.1 Boarding Establishments
Washington    
West Virginia    
Wisconsin    
Wyoming    

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Rest of the World

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