Dogs kept for breeding or sale in dog farms or pet shops

All dogs that are currently kept in dog farms for breeding purposes have to be licensed under a breeding group dog licence via the Pet Animal Licensing System (PALS).

All dogs aged nine weeks and above that are intended for sale by pet shops and dog farms must be licensed under a retail group dog licence via the PALS before they are sold.

When a dog is sold, pet shops and dog farms are required to perform the transfer of licensing, be they to individuals or other pet businesses via PALS.

Download thPALS user guide for step-by-step instructions on dog licensing e-services.

Applying for a breeding or retail group dog licence 

To obtain a group dog licence, you first need to have a pet shop or dog farm licence. We will process the group dog licence(s) for you after you have obtained a valid pet shop or dog farm licence.

You must update your group dog licence if there are any changes to the licence owner and/or dog details via PALS (other than the address at which they are kept).

Type of licence  Who should apply?  Number of dogs allowed per group licence
Breeding group dog licence Dog farms that are keeping dogs intended for breeding. Must not exceed the maximum number permitted by the breeding group dog licence tier.
Retail group dog licence (effective from 1 March 2017)  Pet shops and dog farms that are keeping dogs intended for sale. Must not exceed the number stated in our pet shop licence conditions. 

Licence fees 

Breeding group dog licence fees
More than 300 dogs S$3,500 per annum
201 - 300 dogs   S$1,700 per annum
101 - 200 dogs  S$1,100 per annum
100 or fewer dogs or fewer  S$650 per annum
Retail group dog licence fees 
101 - 200 dogs  S$1,000 per annum 
51 - 100 dogs  S$500 per annum
21 - 50 dogs S$250 per annum
11 - 20 dogs   S$100 per annum
10 dogs or fewer   S$50 per annum