Country Reports

We started this site in July 2013. Information on cities and places changes all the time so if you would like to add a vet, petshop or resort then please recommend.

If you would like to submit a country report for a country/city that you and your pet are familiar, then we have a set of standard questions to answer in an online questionnaire. Please follow this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q67F6GY

Croatia

 

Croatia FlagWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Croatia/Zagreb

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Your pet must be identified with a microchip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785. This is a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip that operates at 134.2 kHz. The information on the identification of the animal must also be entered to the vaccination certificates.

pet passport from the EU member states or a veterinary certificate from other countries listed above, issued by an official veterinarian must accompany the animal. The veterinarian notes the identity number, vaccinations, test results and treatments in the passport

Valid certificate that confirms they have been vaccinated against rabies (must be stated until when the certificate is valid)

Dogs, cats and ferrets under three month old and unvaccinated against rabies brought in Croatia from other member states or extra-community countries listed above have to be clinically well, accompanied by a passport and have stayed in the place in which they were born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection or are accompanied by their

Pets entering from a country with a high incidence of rabies, may be subject to the following additional regulations. It may be required that the pet must have a serological (blood titre) test.  The sample must be taken by an authorized veterinarian at least 30 days after vaccination and three months before being moved and sent to an EC approved laboratory in order to control the level of antibodies.

http://www.expatcroatia.net has a good section on moving to Croatia.

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is a relatively pet friendly country but not excessively so. However, people are often very wary of Dogs. In some places dogs in Croatia are tolerated in restaurants.

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

In larger cities there are purpose-built areas where your playful pet can run free and socialize with other dogs. You can socialize as well. At the seaside dogs are not aloud on beaches during the tourist season although many are breaking this rule. Please note that some people are afraid of dogs, so with the aim of avoiding unpleasant situations, keep your dog on a leash in public areas. Be aware of rat poison in parks. Deratization is usually done twice a year and that area is labelled with deratization posters.

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

 Is pet medical insurance available?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

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Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

Yes there are places that accept pets but best to check in advance.

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

When it comes to private accommodation, all depends upon an agreement with the owner of the apartment/house.

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

Temporary import or export of animals, pets (dogs, cats, birds etc.) for the shorter period of time can be allowed on all border crossings without veterinarian check under the condition that dogs, cats and tamed ferret.

  • carry microchip
  • have passport or veterinarian certificate confirming that they are healthy. Contact your veterinarian for information about how to get a pet passport
  • have valid certificate that confirms they have been vaccinated against rabies, (must be stated until when the certificate is valid)

Dogs, cats and ferrets which are under three months old and unvaccinated, may be imported only from the EU member states if they are accompanied by a passport and have stayed in the place in which they were born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection or are accompanied by their mothers on whom they are still dependent.

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

None

Updated Aug 2013

Brazil

rjWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Brazil/Rio de Janeiro

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/. Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is welcoming to pets

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

No but some taxis will accept pets.

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes no problem finding medications. No special medical issues.

Is pet medical insurance available?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

Yes, Lots of dog walkers, and doormen or their wives or children will often do it for extra cash.

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes available from supermarkets.

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes from pet stores and vets.

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes.

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

Suipa, in Rio de Janeiro. They hold adoption fairs every so often, in main squares of Ipanema.

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

No

Updated Aug 2013

Greece

feral-1Which country/ city are you reporting on?

Greece/Athens

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Yes. If you want to travel in Greece with your pet, you are under the EC 998/2003 terms  You need a passport, microchip and rabies vaccination.    If the pet travels like a cargo (unescorted), must have a TRA.CES message.

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No problems

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

No very pet friendly. I would say the population is 50-50. People are becoming more receptive to animals

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

Yes. Can be very tricky to find a hotel that will take dogs if you need that on arrival.

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Can travel with all public transport only if it is up to 10 kg and inside a crate. However, there is a campaign on to change that

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes

Is pet medical insurance available?

Yes

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

No

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

All supermarkets have dog food but poor quality. It is much better to get dog food from Pet Shops in my opinion.

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No. I adopted three strays and would advise everyone to do the same.  If someone wants to buy a dog it’s better to buy from a breeder in another European country and import.

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

 

The Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation and The Panhellenic Coordination Committee of 115 Animal Welfare Societies  Website http://pansyn.org/  E-mail: pfpomospondia@gmail.com

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

As with arrival under the EC 998/2003 terms  You need a passport, microchip and rabies vaccination.    If the pet travels like a cargo (unescorted), must have a TRA.CES message.

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

The Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation may be able to give more information on life in Greece for Pets  pfpomospondia@gmail.com

 

France

images-2Which country/ city are you reporting on?

France/Paris

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Yes. France is included in PETS

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No if the papers are all correct

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes very! However there are a few rules you need to follow.

  • Your dog must have either an electronic chip or be tattooed for identification purposes.
  • You must keep your dog on a leash when walking it.
  • Your dog, even on a leash, should be kept close to you.
  • You may not take your dog into food stores and markets.
  • Keep an eye on your pet if you leave it outside of a store.

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

Depends on the landlord. Not very difficult

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes – plenty of parks. Technically you should pick up after your dog and there is a 450 Euro fine for not doing so. However, the French are not that good at doing this so there is a lot of dog poop on the streets.

A large number of Parisian parks and gardens are accessible to dogs, but certain rules such as keeping the animal on a leash and picking up after it must be respected. Service dogs are allowed in all parks and gardens, sometimes even without a leash.  You can download a detailed list of the restrictions for each park and garden here: http://www.paris.fr/portail/Parcs/Portal.lut?page_id=6678&document_type_id=5&document_id=18558&portlet_id=15202

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Yes and if your dog is small (weighs less than 6 kilos), it can travel free with you in the métro, RER, buses, trams and the funicular Montmartre. But you must carry your pet in a bag or basket and prevent it from dirtying or inconveniencing other passengers.  If your pet is large, you can take it on the RER provided it is kept on a leash and muzzled. You also have to buy a half fare ticket valid throughout your journey.

Guide/Seeing eye dogs dogs can move freely on all networks (métro, RER, trams, buses).

Taxis generally do not take dogs with the exception of seeing eye dogs.  If you absolutely need to take your dog in a taxi, call the taxi company in advance to verify.  In Paris Taxi Dog and Aniwal will transport dogs with or without you but be aware that the fees are substantial compared to a regular taxi.

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes not problem there

Is pet medical insurance available?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes and a requirement.

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

Yes in the main cities.

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes no problem about getting this from supermarkets and pet shops.

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes.

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

Yes – Société Protectrice des Animaux  is the French national society for the protection of cruelty to animals.

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

 

Pakistan

map-pakistanWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Pakistan, Karachi

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Not a PETS country. Valid rabies certificate  Certificate from official vet/government office reponsible for animals

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No problems and I didn’t use an agent.

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is welcoming up to a point but religious issues for some around dogs.  Cats no issues at all.  Don’t know about other animals

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

I live on an embassy compound so not a problem. Worth noting that for UK Embassy pets will not be evacuated in an emergency situation.

Limited information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Probably not. Unsure how exercising a dog on an embassy compound would go down with management team and muslim staff.

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

As far as I am aware but I have had to go to the chemist to get human medicine for the cats.  Vet does her best but level of care and facilities would be considered extremely poor by European standards.

Is pet medical insurance available?

No

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

No such services exist but I imagine it would be possible to pay someone to do this.

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Pet food always available but range is restricted. Butchers will prepare food.

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

No, not even from vets as far as I know.

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

I haven’t seen any but it’s possible there are but unlikely I think.

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No. I inherited my cat. Dogs and cats are available but I would advise to only do this through a vet.

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

Kuwait

220px-Kuweit-towersWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Kuwait, Kuwait City

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

No it isn’t. You need animal microchip. up to date medical record including rabies  Import visa. Agents can do the visa for Approx £100 for visa and paperwork.

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No because we got everything done in advance with pet passage.

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

No not very pet friendly. Cats ok but many abandoned.  Some blocks of flats don’t accept pets.  Dogs not generally welcome. Difficult also to take dogs out in summer months because of the high temperatures

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

I didn’t. I imagine it would be. You just have to accept some places won’t accept them.  Would be much more difficult  for dogs.

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

No. Very few pavements to walk (also for humans!)  Few green spaces  Extreme heat 4 months a year, 40-50plus degrees. During the very hot summer months (May-Oct) . Never walk your pet during the hottest time of the day, from 11:00 am 2:00 pm. Your pet could burn the pads of their feet and also suffer a heat stroke.

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Almost no public transport anyway. Some taxis accept. Probably good to check with taxi company when you call them.

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes no issues there. There are two British Veterinary Hospitals here supposed to be good but expensive

Is pet medical insurance available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

Yes I would think so. Many expats have domestic staff who may do this.

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes but all imported international brands no local pet foods.

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes but mainly from vets

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Most big supermarkets have pet stuff and there are a few pet shops.

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

No. And no resorts for people really!!

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

Paws  Ks Path    Both have very good website and facebook info.    Very good for adopting and rehoming.    High standards

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

Rabies jabs up to date etc  Up to date health certificate from vet  Titre test – about £140

Note: From May 15- Oct 15th all American carriers have a heat embargo and WILL NOT fly your pets domestically in the states.

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

Beautiful Persian mix cats for adoption from shelters.  Don’t buy from Friday market.  No cremation, only ‘burial’ in the desert organised by vet

Finland

reindeer_farm_FinlandWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Finland/Helsinki

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Yes. I found this website helpful http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/animals/import+and+export/

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is very pet friendly

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

No

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes.  Helsinki is a green maritime city with many parks. There are also more than 80 dog parks (some divided into areas for small dogs and bigger dogs, and some places, like Tervasaari and Rajasaari, where dogs are allowed to swim in summer.

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Yes.When calling a taxi you need to mention that you are bringing a pet with you.  No problem on buses and trams.  The trains have special pet departments and there is a special pet ticket fee

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes – no medical problems I am aware of.

Is pet medical insurance available?

Yes

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

Yes

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes, usually from Vets

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes there are

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

Pelastetaan koirat (means “let’s resque the dogs)    website (in Finnish) http://www.pelastetaankoirat.com/

 What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

Check out http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/animals/import+and+export/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

No nothing to add.

Kazakhstan

geography-of-kazakhstan0..imagech035252_lr005463-sdeolWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Kazakhstan, Almaty

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Up to date Rabies & de-worming records in Russian & Medical Certificate form in Russian which a Kazakhstani Vet can email your vet in whichever country you are in. If your pet has an International Pet Certificate (passport) even better but not necessary

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

I had no problems

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is welcoming. Dogs are admired but “not so much” (as Borat says) cats :-)  Kazakh part of the population is not fond of cats, unlike local Russians, who are cat-loving.  There is a superstition among certain category of Kazakhs, with less education (e.g. Cleaners, gardeners etc) that ‘cats steal souls of their owners’ so they do not keeping cats as pets or approve of it.

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

No

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

Yes

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet medical insurance available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

Burma

burmaWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Burma/Yangon

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

I had no problems

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes it is welcoming. Poverty means that expats look odd spending so much money on pets that are often strays in Burma.

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

No but it depends on the landlord.

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes. Cheap. From Bangladesh, India, China.

Is pet medical insurance available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

Most expats have domestic staff who do this for extra payment

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Cheap Chinese or Thai copies of famous brands, our cats love them. Cat litter only available from one shop but very good. Other reports mention importing from Abu Dhabi.

 Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes from Pet shops

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)?

Yes there are a few. Hallo (the shop name!) Kaba Aya Pagoda Rd in Rangoon

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

No

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No. There are lots of strays to adopt  and of course expats leaving the country passing on their adopted strays so perhaps better to do that than buy.

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

Spain

Spain's_flagWhich country/ city are you reporting on?

Spain, Valencia

Is the country covered by the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? If not, what import documentation is required to bring pets into the country?

Yes Spain is a PETS country.  Microship  Anti-rabies vaccination  International Passport

Did you experience any problems bringing your pet into the country? If you used a specific pet export agent and would recommend them, please give contact details

No Problems

Is the culture of the country welcoming to pets? Are there any cultural or religious restrictions on keeping pets?

Yes very welcoming for pets.

Did you find it difficult to find accommodation as a pet owner?

Yes and no

Is it easy to find suitable places to exercise dogs?

Yes

Are pets allowed on public transport? (Buses, trains, taxis etc)

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are medicines and vaccines easy to obtain? Please mention any that are problematic. Are there any country specific pet medical issues you are aware of?

Yes

Is pet medical insurance available?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Is pet microchipping available?

Yes

Is it easy to find daycare for dogs (eg pet walking, doggie daycare)

No very problematic. Spanish people are relatively pet-friendly but there are a very limited number of animal hotels as they tend to leave a pet to a family when travelling. The cost of animal hotels are too high and not worth the services.

Is pet food easy to buy from supermarkets? Are there any local brands of pet food you would recommend or recommend to avoid?

Yes not a problem in Spain. Brekies are made in Spain and is a good value for money

Are special dietary pet foods available (eg obesity control etc)?

Yes

Are there pet shops for other pet needs (shampoos, leads, toys etc)

Yes

Are there any pet friendly hotels and resorts in the country you would recommend?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Have you bought a pet in the country? Do you have any advice for someone thinking of doing this?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Are there any animal welfare organizations operating in your country you would recommend to other animal lovers. (Pet shelters etc)

PEPA

What documentation is required for pets exiting the country?

No information on this point  – if you can help with this question or to update the report please contact us at http://www.myglobalpet.com/contact/

Do you have any other recommendations or advice for pet owners coming to your country not covered in the questions above?

Nothing specific. It’s an EU country and the EU law applies

Updated August 2013