All cities have their own specific laws regarding dogs and cats. If you live in or on rented property, the landlord’s permission is required before you can keep a pet. As the owner is responsible for anything a pet does, it is recommended that you obtain a personal liability policy for your pets, particularly dogs, as you are subject to lawsuits if they cause an accident.
have to be registered for a dog tax (currently 120 Euro per year)
should not bark during ’quiet times’
have to have an identification number, either on a clearly visible tattoo or as a microchip. The
number on this corresponds to one on the proof of examination. (This is a European Union
need a passport and a valid rabies certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian, if travelling
between EU countries
are not allowed in grocery stores, butcher shops and other shops where fresh food is sold.
Some Konditerei, or cafes, don't allow them either.
need a train ticket for train travel.
should be leashed when outside of owner’s property with exception of dog discharge areas.
Certain breeds of dogs present special problems and most states consider pit bulls, Staffordshire bull terriers and American Staffordshire terriers too dangerous and have banned their import. North Rhine- Westphalia also includes Rottweilers as a Category 2 Kampfhund. These types of dogs must be subjected to a viciousness test. If they pass the test, they are treated like any other dog. But if they fail, they are subject to the same rules as the pit bulls and terriers. If they are not outright banned from the state, they face a high licensing fee, must be neutered and must be muzzled and kept on a leash whenever they are off the owner's property.
For more detailed information on which breeds may be banned and in which states the ban is effective it would be wise to contact a specialist in importing pets.
have to have an identification number, either on a clearly visible tattoo or as a microchip. This number corresponds to one on the proof of examination. (This is a European Union requirement) need a passport, issued by a licensed veterinarian. If travelling between EU countries, cats need a ticket for train travel.
Boarding for Animals
Langenackerstraße 14, 50389 Wesseling-Berzdorf
Tel.:(02232) 499 93 www.animalhotel.de/mhp_fassbender.htm
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Dr. Stefan Burike
(speaks English) Am Dinaswerk 4 53179 Bonn
Tel.: (0228) 918 02 28, www.burike.de
Dr. Class Denninger, Dr. Shrin Hertslet (speak English)
Konstantinestr. 90, 53179 Bonn
Tel.: (0228) 369 87 70
Dr Med. Vet Hermann
Rheinallee 15, Bad Godesberg
T el.:(0228) 357 566
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Am Nossbacher Weg 2 (Liesemer Strasse), 53179 Bonn Lannesdorf
T el.: (0228) 340 660 Fax: (0228) 857 349
Auf dem Äckerchen 6 53343 Wachtberg Tel.: (0228) 326731