Who let the Dogs out?
BFM Dog in Switzerland

Woof! I am a new dog in Basel!


You are relocating with your dog to Switzerland? Or you are new in Basel? Or you are thinking about to get a dog? But … making the decision to get a dog in a foreign land can be a little daunting, as it comes with a whole new set of regulations…

Don’t let the unknown deter you!

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? wrote for the Basel Family Magazine a summary of what you will need to know. Check out the article to find out the most important things you should know, about relocating a dog or getting a dog. 

There are for example some administrative things you have to organize after you entered Switzerland (or Basel Stadt):

  • Visit a veterinarian within 10 days after you have entered Switzerland. Your vet will take care of the mandatory registration in the national pet database of Switzerland, AMICUS.
  • Register your dog within 10 days after entering Switzerland or the canton at the Basel Stadt veterinary office.

Most of your dog related questions will be answered, like:

  • What do I have to do before I own the dog? 
  • Where can I purchase a dog? 
  • How do I import my dog into Switzerland? 
  • Where do I register my dog in Basel? 
  • Do I need insurance for my dog? 
  • Do I have to visit dog training with the dog? 
  • Do I need a ticket for my dog on public transport? 
  • etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to send you a pdf-file of this article.