Of Cats and Canaries in Denmark

If you are planning to take your pets along with you to Denmark, then both you and your pets should be able to find great company in the large number of Dane pet owners and pets. It is extremely common to have pets in Denmark, with more than forty per cent of Danish families being pet owners.It is extremely common for families living in the countryside or those with children to have one or more pets. While cats and dogs are the most common pets in Denmark, a number of people also keep birds, fish, rodents and horses as pets.

As an expatriate or immigrant, you are also allowed to take your pets into Denmark. Most common pets are allowed into Denmark, while you might require special permissions for importing exotic pets into Denmark. Different rules apply to the transfer of different species. As far as traveling to Denmark from USA with a cat, dog or ferret is concerned, you will need to get your pet micro chipped or tattooed for identification in case your pet already does not have either means of identification. You will also have to get your pet vaccinated against rabies and should also have a veterinary certificate or pet pass port that is updated with your pets current health and vaccination status. Your pet will be allowed to cross borders into Denmark only if it has been vaccinated against rabies at least twenty one days before departure. In case puppies and kittens are traveling with their mothers, then they do not need to be vaccinated but should still have their pass ports. Ҡ You are allowed to take up to ten rodents, reptiles, amphibians, spindles and insects with you to Denmark if they are accompanied by a person. Following incidences of avian flu, rules for the import of birds into the country are getting stricter, and you should check with the required authorities to find out whether you are allowed to take your pet bird with you or not. You are generaly allowed to import hares, rabbits, finches ,chinchillas, and canaries provided they have been under your possession for at least the past six months.Taking more exotic species like parrots, tarantulas and tortoises will need special permissions.Some animals are not allowed into Denmark. Tosas and Pit Bull Terriers are examples. You are required to inform theborder inspection post at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup or Billund Airport before the import of the animal. You will have to mail or fax information regarding the animal and its owner, along with details about the country of origin, the time and date of arrival and the flight number.

Once you are in Denmark, you will find that getting around with your pet is quite easy. All kinds of pet foods are easily available, and pets can commonly be seen accompanying their owners. However, one hitch that you might have is that you might face difficulties in renting a place when you have a pet, especially in big cities or in town centers. But once you overcome this, then both you and your pet can look forward to a comfortable life in Denmark.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in cat travel help or pet airlines recommendations to Denmark.


PetRelocation Team




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