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

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

The first step (in any country) is just 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.

Required Kennel Standards & Licensing for:
United Kingdom | Europe | America | Canada | Rest of World

EUROPE:

Country & Authorities:

Animal Welfare - Minimum Standards

SPCA:

Finland
Local authorities

   
Finnish Kennel Club
(Suomen Kennellitto-Finska Kennelklubben)

France
Local authorities

In English: Animal Health & Protection - Veterinary Services
En Français : Santé et protection animales - des directions départementales des services vétérinaires
 
French Kennel Club (Societe Centrale Canine)
Germany
Local authorities
   
 
Ireland
Local authorities
Ireland currently has no licensing or minimum standards for boarding kennel establishments.
We suggest using the UK's CIEH guidelines as a MINIMUM
ISPCA, Dublin SPCA
Irish Kennel Club
Italy
Local authorities
   
Italian Kennel Club
Netherland
Local authorities
   
Netherlands Kennel Club
(Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch gebied in Nederland)

Norway
Local authorities

   
Norwegian Kennel Club

Portugal
Local authorities

   
Portuguese Kennel Club (Clube Portugues de Canicultura)
Spain
Local authorities
  APASA English or German
Sweden
Local authorities
Swedish Kennel Club
United
Kingdom
Local authorities
Read: CIEH Model License Conditions for Dog Boarding Establishments RSPCA,
Scottish SPCA
UK - The Kennel Club

More Countries: Your local authority website online - for licenses, planning, animal welfare laws


REST of WORLD:
Country &
Authorities:
Animal Welfare - Minimum Standards
SPCA:
Australia
Local authorities
   
Australian Kennel Club

China

  Hong Kong SPCA
Malaysia   Malaysian Animal Welfare Foundation, Ipoh SPCA, Johor SPCA, Melaka SPCA, Penang SPCA, Sarawak, SPCA, Selangor SPCA,
South Africa   National Council of SPCA's, Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Durban & Coast SPCA, Johannesburg SPCA
Australia


Code of practice for the operation of boarding establishments - DPI Victoria  
New
Zealand
Local authorities
MAF Animal Welfare. Read: Codes of Recommendations &
Minimum Standards for Animals in Boarding Establishments
 
NZ Boarding Kennel and Cattery Association.
New Zealand Kennel Club
Royal New Zealand SPCA, Auckland SPCA, Wairarapa SPCA

More Countries: Your local authority website online - for licenses, planning, animal welfare laws


Canada

Local Authorities:

Licenses:

Animal Welfare - Minimum Standards & Statutes

SPCA:

Alberta   currently researching Canada... Alberta SPCA, Edmonton SPCA, Red Deer SPCA
British Columbia     British Columbia SPCA, Kelowna SPCA, Parksville Qualicum Beach & District SPCA, Vancouver SPCA
Manitoba      
New Brunswick      
Newfoundland     St John's SPCA
Northwest
Territories
     
Nova Scotia     Nova Scotia SPCA
Nunavut      
Ontario     Ontario SPCA, Hamilton/ Burlington SPCA, Orangeville SPCA
Prince Edward
Island
     
Québec     Montérégie SPCA, Western Québec SPCA
Saskatchewan     Saskatoon SPCA
Yukon      

Find your Your local authority website online - for licenses, planning/zoning, animal welfare legislation



USA

Summary guide to minimum standards:

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

Standards:


Space/Size:

- Adequate 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     Mobile SPCA
Alaska      
Arizona      
Arkansas      
California     Bakersfield SPCA, Central California SPCA, Los Angeles SPCA, Mariposa SPCA, Monterey SPCA, Pasadena SPCA, Placer SPCA, Santa Cruz SPCA, Sacramento SPCA, San Diego SPCA, San Francisco SPCA, Valley Oak SPCA, Yolo County SPCA
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     Delaware SPCA
Florida Boarding License   Bishop SPCA, Central Florida SPCA, Lakeland SPCA, Pinellas SPCA
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     Louisiana SPCA, Jefferson County SPCA
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     Anne Arundel County SPCA, Cecil County SPCA, LuckyOnes SPCA, Prince George's County SPCA
Massachusetts     Massachusetts SPCA
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
West Michigan SPCA
Minnesota      
Mississippi     Pearl River County SPCA
Missouri Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 273
Dogs/Cats Overview
. Includes 273-372 License annually required to operate animal boarding facilities. Contact:
Division of Animal Health at 573-751-3460 or e-mail
Animal Care Facilities Act Program (ACFA) Overview including License Fees The Animal Care Facilities Act Program's mission is to promote proper and humane companion animal care in licensed facilities in Missouri.

Rules of the Dept of Agriculture - Division 30 Animal Health - Chapter 9 Animal Care Facilities PDF
 
Montana      
Nebraska      
Nevada      
New Hampshire     Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, New Hampshire SPCA
New Jersey     Bergen SPCA, Monmouth SPCA
New Mexico      
New York     Central New York SPCA, Chenango SPCA, Cicero SPCA, Cortland County SPCA, Duchess County SPCA, Erie County SPCA, Suffolk County SPCA, Tompkins County SPCA, Ulster County SPCA, Upstate New York SPCA, Westchester SPCA
North Carolina     Cumberland County SPCA, Triad SPCA, Wake County SPCA
North Dakota      
Ohio     Cincinnati SPCA, Hamilton County SPCA
Oklahoma     Tulsa SPCA
Oregon     Greenhill SPCA
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
Bucks County SPCA, Pennsylvania SPCA, Clearfield County SPCA, Chester County SPCA, Hillside SPCA, Luzerne SPCA, Lycoming SPCA, Northampton SPCA
Rhode Island      
South Carolina We have been unable to find ANY information for South Carolina at State level. Please click the link on the left & go to your local authority/County website for planning & permit information. Aiken SPCA, John Ancrum SPCA, Doc Williams SPCA
South Dakota      
Tennessee      
Texas     Austin County SPCA, Bexar Country SPCA, Central Texas SPCA
Utah      
Vermont      
Virginia   Virginia Animal Welfare
Chapter 27.4 Comprehensive Animal Laws
Article 3.1 Boarding Establishments
Augusta County SPCA, Charlottesville - Albemarle SPCA, Fauquier SPCA, Fredericksburg SPCA, Norfolk SPCA, Peninsula SPCA, Richmond SPCA, Northern Virginia SPCA, Rockridge SPCA, Roanoke SPCA, Virginia Beach SPCA, Winchester SPCA
Washington      
West Virginia      
Wisconsin      
Wyoming      

Find your Your local authority website online - for licenses, planning/zoning, animal welfare legislation



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