Owning an animal and animal licences
Find information about lost pets and whether you need a licence to keep or breed certain animals.
If your dog is lost or you’ve found a missing dog, report it to the animal wardens and find out how to reclaim a lost dog.
Find out what type of dog attacks you should report to us, and what you should report to the police.
Find a professional dog walker in Brighton & Hove, or register your dog walking business with us.
Find out how to report an animal activity business that doesn't have a licence.
You may need a licence if your business keeps animals to show to an audience, like at schools or private parties.
Apply for a licence to run a zoo as a business in the city, renew your licence or make a change to an existing licence.
You may need a licence if your business provides accommodation for other people's cats or dogs.
You need a riding establishment licence if your business provides horses for riding, like riding schools or donkey rides.
You need a licence if your business breeds dogs, either at home or in a commercial property.
You need a licence if your business sells animals as pets, or if they'll be resold as pets in the future.
You need a licence to keep any animal listed in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.