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Dogs in Singapore

Post by Moonlight_Cat » Sat, 10 May 2008 1:41 am

We want to move to Singapore with our french bulldogg. she is really cute und friendly to everyone. Sized 25cm und got a weight of 8,5kg . How is living in Singapore with dogs? Is it allowed to transport such dogs with the MRT? where can one go out with them? Is there no place to go without leish? Actually we go without a leish every walk and she is walking nearby (at max 2-3meters around us). Is it a problem to find a Flat (esp what about the "normal" condomions)?

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Post by maneo » Sat, 10 May 2008 2:35 pm

Where are you coming from?
Are you aware that most (if not all) airlines refuse to carry snub nosed dogs?

If it turns out you don't have a transport issue, then you will need to obtain an import permit from the AVA.
Recommend 2-3 months in advance since space at the quarantine station is limited.
Get details from the AVA website.
Use the Search function up above to see all the posts about importing pets, quarantine, etc.


Regarding pets on the MRT, I understand that they are not allowed, but I haven't found official confirmation of this yet. Of course you could check the SMRT website and send them a direct inquiry.
http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/safety_security.asp

Not all taxis will allow a dog.
If they do it may be only if the dog is in a carrier.

"If the dogs are in a public place, they must be on leash and properly supervised and controlled."
http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/ ... Licensing/

Within a condominium compound, you will need to follow the specific condo's rules.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 May 2008 5:50 pm

Small dogs are the preferred pet in Singapore (other than noisy birds and fish). Most Flats are pet friendly at least for small dogs. as maneo pointed out there is a wealth of information on this board. Start you search here:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic36703.html

Other links for AVA, vets, and assorted other needed services for pets and much, much more can be found in my links page in my signature as well.

A simple search using the search function at the upper left side of the page above the profile link will give you tonnes of info.

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Post by Moonlight_Cat » Sun, 11 May 2008 8:15 pm

about airlines: the german lufthansa transports such dogs (if they have less than 8kg your dog flies with you)

what I am really interested in is, how you feel with your dog there. are there to many donts or is it fun to live there with the dog. everyone speaks about how clean singapore is. so I cant really imagine, that it is accepted that dogs pee on the street :wink: for someone who is living in a country where dogs are even accepted in restaurants it is hard to imagine the situation. would like a lot to take my dog with me but only if her life is more than being in the condo and the 10 meters around. quarantine and vets are not my prob (I am vet myselves 8-) ). to give you an idea of what I mean.

actually I take my dog to work every day. she has her own room there to stay at or she is even having a walk around in the clinic. in the afternoon we have an unleished walk around for 1 hour and in the evening we join the park often to play football with her (she is a really good player - dont even hope to make a goal :D ). so her quality of life is very high here. dont want her to sit at home alone the whole day and to wait for a 10 minute wlk to pee :)

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Post by andy21 » Mon, 12 May 2008 10:27 am

My sister's dog looks pretty happy.

Dogs have to be leashed in public here, and there are ike only 3 small areas (specific enclosed dog runs) in SIngapore where your can let your dog off it's leash. That is the law at least.

I see a lot of people walking their dogs without leashes, but most tend to be quite discreet about it. I frequently drive by one particular condominium unit which has a fairly large open field right outside, and see quite a few dog owners playing ball with their dogs there. This kind of scene is quite contrary to the norm though.

Unfortunately, it is quite unlikely that your dog will enjoy the same standard of living in Singapore as compared to your home country. Religious sensitivities and all that stuff around here.

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Post by catswann » Wed, 14 May 2008 9:00 am

HI Cat (My name is also Cat!)

I have an English Cocker Spaniel who is a very active and high energy dog but he gets along fine here with plenty of walks.

I absolutely love having a dog here, it's a great way to meet nice people who also love dogs :D

You do have to keep them on a lead by law so it's good exercise for you as well! There are a couple of dog runs where you can let them free, one at West Coast Park and one at Bishan.

There is a doggy day care place called K9 Kulture on Turf Club Road which is also very good to help keep dogs happy.

On River Valley Road there is a doggy cafe (Pawtobello) where you can take your dogs and they can even eat there! There are other places where you can take dogs and sit outside to eat such as Holland Village and Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Road area).

There are loads of lovely places to walk with the dog, down the river, at the beach (Sentosa) and the Botanic Gardens.

I also know some dog sitter and walkers, groomers etc so Singapore is well set up for doggies. You might just need a little training so that your doggy gets used to living in a condo. Mine had only ever lived in a condo but I make sure he goes out for walks 4 times a day.. lucky boy!

I hope this info is helpful for you,
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Post by cheese_ruici » Sat, 06 Sep 2008 6:37 pm

all the flat in singapore can keep dog??

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Post by Hithnar » Mon, 08 Sep 2008 2:36 pm

maneo wrote: Regarding pets on the MRT, I understand that they are not allowed, but I haven't found official confirmation of this yet. Of course you could check the SMRT website and send them a direct inquiry.
http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/safety_security.asp
I think I have seen signs forbidding pets in public transport. And just logic thinking points out the hazards of having a dog in MRT, I don't think it would be safe for the dog and other passengers.

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