The Laconia Planning Board is working on redefining what constitutes a kennel. From The Citizen
“The city currently defines a kennel as “an establishment in which three or more dogs or puppies, cats or kittens are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained or sold for a fee or compensation.” That language caused confusion earlier this year when owners of more than two dogs who came to register them with the City Clerk’s officer were told they had to get a special exception or a variance with the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The city suspended that practice, however, and the planning board has been working on and off since April to say with precision what constitutes a “kennel.”
If you own more than two dogs and live in Laconia, you might want to monitor this situation. Here’s a link to the Laconia Planning Board