Moving with your pets to Germany!

Like most EU countries your cat or dog has to be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days before they enter pet friendly Germany.

As per the new European Union requirements, dogs and cats must have an id number preferably as a microchip and a passport issued by a vet for the pet itself. If you live in a rented place the permission of your landlord is mandatory.

Germany has a ban on import of a few species and rules vary from state to state. For example, Rottweilers are not completely banned but they must pass through a test. They go through the 'viciousness test' and on failure they could be sent back to your home country. When they pass this test, they can be let into the country but the dog has to be kept leashed whenever its outside the ownerҒs property.

The owner is legally responsible for all the pets in Germany. Anything that the animal does can draw a controversy and huge law suits. For example, your cat ran in the middle of the road and a car pulled over causing an accident. The liability lies with, the owner, and this means you can be sued. Insurance is available to safeguard owners in such situations.

The entry of dogs into many public areas in Germany is restricted. They are not allowed in butcher shops, grocery stores and any stores where fresh food items are sold. Some cafes wont allow dogs inside. Shops or places where dogs are not allowed will have a sign on the window with a dog on it. The rules ease off for traveling and pets are allowed in trains. Even airlines allow pets but itҒs always better to notify them in advance.

As with all forms of pet travel, a good strong crate is always a necessity while moving your pets. The crate should be properly ventilated. It should be big enough so that your pet can stand turn around and lie down properly. There are many pet stores which sell these crates and are available in most stores of online with our company.


Germany is a beautiful country and its beauty is alive because of its rules. So with pets its no different. Your pet can enjoy the country and its serenity only if itҒs well behaved.

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By Theodoros Christodoulou on October 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Please, I want to take with me a small cat from Cyprus to Germany...What I need to do, what exams, what doctors papers , what certificates and all I need to do  for taking the cat to Germany from Cyprus and if possiple how much will cost all exams and certificates and how much the transport?

Thank You, Christodoulou.


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