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bringing our dog to Singapore

Post by lhinloopen » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 9:48 am

Looks like we will be moving to Singapore in the fall for about two years. We want to bring our dog, you dog lovers understand! can't go without her..... she is a big girl, Weimaraner so I have been reading posts on quarantine and possibly a 10 day quarantine with special injections prior, also what are the "walking" situations in Singapore as she is a high energy dog! Any advice is very welcome. We have some time to get organised fortunately so I'm looking forward to your replies.
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 9:58 am

Please read up on this: http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/ ... /index.htm

and also possible pointers from that page.

Short story: big dogs need to be muzzled. Dogs are unclean to Muslims and some Asians are scared of dogs.

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:02 am

Get your dog a pet passport!

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Look to live outside of the city centre, there are plenty of big areas around, just not in the CBD.
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Post by lhinloopen » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:15 am

checked on the Muzzling of big dogs, the Weimaraner is not on the list fortunately.
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Post by supergrover » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:44 am

Quarantine depends on which country your dog comes from. We moved back to singapore from australia with our Weimaraner without requiring any quarantine.

You will however need to show proof of vaccinations and a valid microchip. You will also need an import permit which we applied for online at the AVA website. Any good petmover can help you do all the paperwork.

We never had problems walking our dog although he pulls on the leash quite a bit. Not even down Orchard road to get an ice-cream treat. A good place to walk them is East Coast / Pasir Ris park or Botanic gardens. However you will be expected to clean up after your dog as singapore is big on cleanliness.

There are quite a few good doggy cafes/restaurants and dog swimming pools too. There is a list of restaurants and pubs that allow dogs.

Nex Mall in braddell heights has a rooftop dog run, two storey pet grooming/pet shop, vet, dog cafe and a pet bakery. Some dog owners gather every evening at the nearby sunshine park to socialise.

If you are thinking of letting your dog run off-leash, there are a few dog runs and nature reserves.

If you are planning to live in the city, there are also many places to walk your dog. Botanic gardens is just off orchard road. If you are in the financial district, Marina bay area (near the sands casino) has vast empty grass-patches along the riverside as well as the Gardens by the bay (opening in june this year). You can grab a beer at a riverside pub in clarke quay and walk down the singapore river to marina bay sands and Gardens by the bay with your dog (many ppl do during the weekends).

If you have a car, Tanjong beach at Sentosa is popular with dog owners on the weekends but mostly smaller breeds and retreivers. The beachside fish and chips is gorgeous! We tend to go on quiet weekday afternoons and let the dog run and swim off-leash.

There is a list of dog breeds that require muzzling but it is limited to potentially violent ones.

Like in any other country, there will be people who are afraid of large dogs and some others who will come up to pat and hug the dog. The muslims are technically not allowed to handle dogs so we are very careful about the dog licking strangers.

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thanks you so much for all the info!

Post by lhinloopen » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 1:40 am

supergrover wrote:Quarantine depends on which country your dog comes from. We moved back to singapore from australia with our Weimaraner without requiring any quarantine.

You will however need to show proof of vaccinations and a valid microchip. You will also need an import permit which we applied for online at the AVA website. Any good petmover can help you do all the paperwork.

We never had problems walking our dog although he pulls on the leash quite a bit. Not even down Orchard road to get an ice-cream treat. A good place to walk them is East Coast / Pasir Ris park or Botanic gardens. However you will be expected to clean up after your dog as singapore is big on cleanliness.

There are quite a few good doggy cafes/restaurants and dog swimming pools too. There is a list of restaurants and pubs that allow dogs.

Nex Mall in braddell heights has a rooftop dog run, two storey pet grooming/pet shop, vet, dog cafe and a pet bakery. Some dog owners gather every evening at the nearby sunshine park to socialise.

If you are thinking of letting your dog run off-leash, there are a few dog runs and nature reserves.

If you are planning to live in the city, there are also many places to walk your dog. Botanic gardens is just off orchard road. If you are in the financial district, Marina bay area (near the sands casino) has vast empty grass-patches along the riverside as well as the Gardens by the bay (opening in june this year). You can grab a beer at a riverside pub in clarke quay and walk down the singapore river to marina bay sands and Gardens by the bay with your dog (many ppl do during the weekends).

If you have a car, Tanjong beach at Sentosa is popular with dog owners on the weekends but mostly smaller breeds and retreivers. The beachside fish and chips is gorgeous! We tend to go on quiet weekday afternoons and let the dog run and swim off-leash.

There is a list of dog breeds that require muzzling but it is limited to potentially violent ones.

Like in any other country, there will be people who are afraid of large dogs and some others who will come up to pat and hug the dog. The muslims are technically not allowed to handle dogs so we are very careful about the dog licking strangers.
lydia

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