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Dogs in Singapore, is it easy to rent accomodation with dogs

Post by irish2021 » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:20 pm

i have two small (maltese shitzu) dogs and have to bring them to Singapore (kids will kill me otherwise) is it easy to get accomodation with dogs. HELP

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Post by ksl » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 4:36 am

irish2021 wrote:i have two small (maltese shitzu) dogs and have to bring them to Singapore (kids will kill me otherwise) is it easy to get accomodation with dogs. HELP
There are restrictions in apartments , to dog size ect, but houses you are OK, I think if you contact admin, they may have the answers.

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Post by beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:45 am

Not all apartments allow dogs, and the ones that do sometimes restrict only larger breeds, so you should be fine with your two little guys. Don't even think of moving and leaving them behind -- it'll be better on all of you if they come. Quarantine is a pain, but manageable. Lots of people have dogs here, myself included. The vet care is cheaper, groomers will come right to your home and most dog foods are available. Good Luck!

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Post by Yutenji » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 1:20 pm

beenhere10years wrote:Don't even think of moving and leaving them behind -- it'll be better on all of you if they come. Quarantine is a pain, but manageable.
Hi, while I think you are almost certainly right, I think it's important to understand some of the challenges if for no other reason than so that they can be planned for and managed.
We moved our dog from Japan->Singapore->Japan->Singapore (little buggar had more frequent flyer miles than me :wink: )
The first time into Singapore, the quarantine experience left him permanently very nervous about the weather ... tin roof + heavy rain = very noisy introduction to tropical weather. For the next four years, the first hint of rain and he would run for cover.
Also, prior to going to quarantine, he had had to overnight at Changi because we arrived late in the evening. Sadly, the staff responsible for looking after him were Muslim who, for religious reasons, will have nothing to do with dogs. Result, one filthy unfed dog (and two homicidal owners) the next day when we collected him. [No issues with the religion here, just that I'd like to murder the moron supervisor who came up with -that- work assignment :evil: ]
You will need to get your dogs 'chipped' (a little RFID chip is implanted under the skin) before coming here.
Dogs have to be kept on a lead when outside, and you're supposed to clean up your dog's mess even in public. (Two rules that I agree with, but that we see ignored frequently).
Overall, if I were you, I -would- bring my dogs here, but just do plenty of research about how it all works.
Good luck

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Post by beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 2:13 pm

Yutenji,

A horrible experience, I grant you but usually the process runs a lot smoother. With our advice and the counsel of others I'm sure Irish 2021 will sail through and will glad the dogs are here when all is said and done.

For a little more money, companies like Pet Movers can help work out the kinks (www.petmovers.com.sg).

Anyone who knows me knows I'd sooner move without my luggage than my dogs. :)

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Post by Yutenji » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 3:07 pm

beenhere10years wrote:A horrible experience, I grant you but usually the process runs a lot smoother. With our advice and the counsel of others I'm sure Irish 2021 will sail through and will glad the dogs are here when all is said and done.
You're absolutely right. With foresight and careful planning, I have no doubt they'll be happy.
beenhere10years wrote:For a little more money, companies like Pet Movers can help work out the kinks (www.petmovers.com.sg).
Good point. We used them the first time, and the bits they handled were smooth.
beenhere10years wrote:Anyone who knows me knows I'd sooner move without my luggage than my dogs. :)
Ah yes, reminds me of that awkward moment when I shut our dog in a suitcase. :shock:
Needless to say, -I- was the one in the doghouse subsequently. :oops:

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Post by irish2021 » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:28 pm

thanks guys makes very easy decision to bring the dogs. appreciate your help

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Post by annainsingapore » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:50 am

Yutenji...
Can you tell me more about bringing your dog from Singapore to Japan ?
we are thinking of getting a dog in singapore but im kinda putting it off because im not sure what it will be like bringing a dog from singapore to japan... and also on a certan website, i read that dogs can be quaratined in Japan for up to 120 days !!!!!

from japan, we would like to bring our dog to australia. if anyone has had experience with that, please let me know...
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Post by Yutenji » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:30 pm

annainsingapore wrote:Yutenji...
Can you tell me more about bringing your dog from Singapore to Japan ?
we are thinking of getting a dog in singapore but im kinda putting it off because im not sure what it will be like bringing a dog from singapore to japan... and also on a certan website, i read that dogs can be quaratined in Japan for up to 120 days !!!!!
Hi,
Right up till the moment I starting writing this reply, I was under the belief that dogs going from SG->JP do not need to go into quarantine. When we went in 2002, our dog did not go through quarantine. However, my (Japanese) wife just told me that the rules are changing and perhaps have already changed. So, sorry but I'm afraid I now do not have the latest info and you should check with the Japanese authorities. We'll take a look around ourselves and post again here if we discover anything useful.
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Post by Yutenji » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 5:24 pm

Yutenji wrote:
annainsingapore wrote:Yutenji...
Can you tell me more about bringing your dog from Singapore to Japan ?
We'll take a look around ourselves and post again here if we discover anything useful.
A surprisingly good (informative + well written) website on the subject. It now seems that dogs from Singapore DO have to go through quarantine when importing to Japan. :(

http://www.maff-aqs.go.jp/english/ryoko ... antine.htm

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dogs and apartments

Post by Ives » Sat, 20 May 2006 1:49 pm

hi guys,
very interesting re quarantine...i was wondering re finding apartments, i heard that only ground floor apartments allow dogs.....we have a chihuahua that we would like to bring to singapore but i'm afraid that severely limits the apartments you can live in,,,after all there are only a few ground floor units in every block???

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Post by Yutenji » Sat, 20 May 2006 6:58 pm

Ives wrote:i heard that only ground floor apartments allow dogs.
Hi, that's the first time I heard that and we did stay in a higher floor of a Serviced Apartment with a small dog, albeit only for a month or so. I think (just my opinion) that you'd be ok given that your dog is small.

Perhaps this is an HDB specific regulation.

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