As of October 1st 2018, the The Animal Activities Licensing Regulations 2018, will be brought into effect in England. This new regulation governs dog boarding and day care practises. The regulation is intended to improve the quality of dog day care and boarding services and to standardise the licensing process.
The Animal Activities Licensing Regulations have not yet been brought into effect in Scotland and Wales. In Scotland and Wales dog boarding and day care is governed by the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963.