Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight: Living in Singapore With Pets

Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight Part Five

To finish up our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight, we're pausing to take a look at a very important (and maybe the most exciting) aspect of the pet relocation process: what happens after the move!

Once you've completed the travel process and your pet is home from Singapore quarantine, it'll be time to settle in. Not only will you need to figure out the basics (food, supplies, a veterinarian), you can also look forward to having fun in one of the most pet friendly cities in the world.

Singapore is filled with dog parks, cat cafes, and beautiful open spaces where leashed dogs are more than welcome. As you plan for life after the move in Singapore, keep these resources in mind (and let us know if you have anything to add).

Happy exploring, pet lovers!

Veterinary Services in Singapore

You'll want to locate a veterinarian as soon as possible (you never know when a question or issue will arise that requires a vet's expertise). Here are a few to check out before or soon after you move to Singapore.

 

bama in singapore

 

Kennel and Boarding Options

It's also always a good idea to have a boarding facility in mind where you feel comfortable leaving your pet. Here are several that come recommended to us.

 

Finding Pet Food While Living in Singapore

Buying food online may be your best bet. Here are a few retailers to check out, especially if you're looking for specialty, raw, or freeze-dried food.

lulu in singapore

Online Stores for Pet Accessories and Other Needs:

Do you have enough leashes, collars, doggie bags, and kitty litter? Here's where you can stock up on a few supplies.

 

Dog and Cat Cafes in Singapore

Singapore has many pet "cafes" -- establishments that not only tolerate the presence of dogs and cats but even welcome them. Here are a few places that, in addition to offering menu items for people, host dog meet-ups and have pet-friendly hang-out areas and treats. (Offerings and hours vary so check each website before you go.)

 

Laika in Singapore

Dog Friendly Parks (Off-Leash):

Dog-centric Singapore has plenty of dog runs and fenced areas for canines to socialize and exercise.

 

Dog Friendly Parks (On-Leash):

Singapore's parks allow city dwellers to escape to nature for picnics, swimming, sports and more. These treasured scenic getaways are pet friendly as long as dogs are kept on a leash.

 

More Dog Friendly Open Spaces

Many outdoor areas are popular with runners, walkers and general outdoor explorers. While not specifically created for dog recreation, they are dog friendly as long as you follow the rules (keep pets on a leash, clean up after yourselves, etc.).

cat in singapore

Advice for Living With Dogs and Cats in Singapore

Here are a few tips and anecdotes we've received from our agents and former clients living in Singapore:

  • "Tick and Flea treatment is highly recommended as ticks are highly prevalent in our climate!"

  • "As many Muslims live in Singapore, pets are not allowed to roam freely in most shopping malls and cafes, and taxis may not readily accept 4-legged passengers so always best to call the drivers to check beforehand, or book a pet taxi."

  • "(Our dog) has found a new love for aircon just like we have and has a short new hairdo to match the weather. As long as we keep him on short walks and his water bowl filled, he's a happy dog."

  • "We live right on the river so (our dog) loves his daily walks and trips around town and to the dog parks."

  • "Gabo has adapted very well to his new place. He is taking long walks around one of the most beautiful and exciting places in Asia!"

  • Finally, meet a few pets who have traveled to Singapore and shared their experiences.

 

gabo in singapore

Do you have any great Singapore tips for pet owners? Feel free to share them in the comments or on our Facebook page!

This is the fifth installment of our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight. Read the rest of the series here and contact us to set up a consultation with a Pet Relocation Consultant if you're ready to start planning your pet's move to Singapore.

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