This page lists the businesses and individuals which have been inspected by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and which meet the required standards to receive a licence.
Licences are issued in connection with standards and conditions set by:
- The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) England Regulations 2018
- Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
- Zoo Licensing Act 1981
The information we provide
The Government's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) encourages councils to maintain a list of licenced businesses and their associated ratings on their websites. However the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has also ruled on whether businesses should be listed. The businesses listed on this page have been advised that their details would be published here. Where licence holders have objected, their details have not been included.
We will regularly review the content of this page to make sure it complies with DEFRA and ICO requirements, and to add and remove entries as licences are issued, varied, renewed, or expire.
The 2018 regulations created a rating system for businesses it applies to. Animal Activities can be graded from one star to five stars. Grades are based on the standards of the premises and the knowledge, experience and training of the licence holder.
Grades determine how often a business in inspected. One and two star businesses are inspected each year. Three and four star businesses are inspected every two years, and five star businesses are inspected every three years.
One star is issued to established businesses which have yet to achieve the 2018 standards. Two and three star businesses have met the minimum conditions laid down in the schedules and guidance. Four stars can be given where higher standards have been met, but the business remains higher risk. Businesses can be awarded five stars once they have operated for more than three years and have achieved a ‘higher standard’, as set out in official guidance.
Where a business undertakes two or more activities, for example where a kennels also breeds dogs, they will appear in the list several times, each element will be inspected according to the regulations and guidance, but the grading awarded will be the lowest of the inspections.
There is currently no grading system in respect of Dangerous Wild Animals Licences or Zoo Licencing.
A-Z Aquatics ltd - Balterley: 3 Star
Pets & Pastimes - Butt Lane: 3 Star
Kidsgrove Tropicals & Water Garden Centre – Kidsgrove: 5 Star
Ian's Koi of Kidsgrove: 4 Star
The Meadows Cattery – Newchapel: 3 Star
Keele Cattery – Keele: 3 Star
Lavender Cottage Cattery - Kidsgrove: 3 Star
Laurels Boarding Cattery - Madeley: 3 star
Debs’ Cats Pyjamas Ltd - Harriseahead: 3 Star
Edland Cattery – Madeley: 2 Star
Monkey Tree Kennels - Betley: 1 Star - CURRENTLY CLOSED
Edland Boarding Kennels - Madeley: 2 Star
Eardley Hall Kennels - Bignall End: 3 Star
Greyhound Gap - Kidsgrove: 3 Star
Ranworth Lodge Kennels - Loggerheads: 4 Star
Audley Lodge Boarding Kennels - Audley: 5 star
Scruffy Mutts - Kidsgrove: 3 Star
Adventure Pet Care - Westlands: 5 Star
Lundy Home Boarding - Talke: 4 Star
Paws Retreat - Harriseahead: 5 Star
Waggy Walkers - Halmerend: 5 Star
Country Canines - Halmerend: 5 Star
Paddocks Pet Care - Madeley: 5 Star
Happy Waggers & Sleepy Whiskers - Kidsgrove: 4 Star
The regulations require any person who operates a business, as a booking agent, placing dogs with host families to hold a licence from the council where they have host families. Host families are generally only paid expenses, and may wish to look after a dog only from time to time. The arranger will generally not tell the dog owner which host they have chosen for their dog.
We do not currently visit host families to confirm their standards. We do, however, check that the arranger understand the regulations and their obligations to ensure appropriate welfare standards are achieved and maintained by the hosts they select.
Doggy Day Care - Silverdale: 2 Star
Whitmore Riding School - Newcastle: 5 Star
Rockley Stables Ltd - Scot Hay: 5 Star
Dragonborn Ltd - Harriseahead: 4 Star
Mr & Mrs Lowe - Newcastle: 3 Star
Pooch Perfect Canine Hotel - Talke: 5 Star
Eardley Hall Kennels - Bignall End: 3 Star
Helen Gribbin - Clayton: 4 Star
Fields Farm (Audley): 2 Star
Mrs Underwood- Bignall End: 2 Star
Mr Morris/Ms Heath- Betley: 3 Star
Kingswood- Wolstanton: 4 Star
Mrs Vernon - Crackley: 2 Star
This type of licences have a slightly different inspection regime and are not given a star grading. Inspections have confirmed they fully comply with the Animal Activities requirements and have received a licence for a three year term.
Acton Hill Alpacas, Butterton.
No Dangerous Wild Animals licences have been issued by the Borough Council within the last 10 years.
No Zoo licences have been issued by the Borough Council within the last 10 years.
Last updated 16 September 2021