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.
- AAVC - Animal & Avian Veterinary Clinic
- Allpets & Aqualife Clinic
- The Animal Clinic Katong Branch (East)
- The Animal Doctors Pte. Ltd.
- The Joyous Vet
- Namly Animal Clinic
- Pets Avenue
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.
- Furryland Cage Free Cat Resort
- Kev Posh Pet Services
- Mitchville K-9 Kennels
- The Pet Hotel
- Ricted Kennels
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.
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.)
- Open Farm Community
- The Green Door
- Happenstance Cafe
- Sun Ray Cafe
- Ah B Cafe
- The Company of Cats
- Neko No Niwa
Dog Friendly Parks (Off-Leash):
Dog-centric Singapore has plenty of dog runs and fenced areas for canines to socialize and exercise.
- Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
- Katong Park
- West Coast Park
- Sunny Heights Swim Park (this one's isn't free but it looks like lots of fun!)
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.).
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.
Do you have any great Singapore tips for pet owners? Feel free to share them in the comments or on our Facebook page!