Owning a Pet in Basel

Pets can be wonderful additions to any household. Not only can they be a great source of companionship, but they can also be a great way to teach younger family members about the responsibility of caring for another creature. But before you welcome a pet into your home in Switzerland—whether you bring it with you when you move to Basel or whether you have been thinking about it before and are now going to go ahead—you need to find out whether owning a pet at your current residence is allowed and what general rules and regulations you need to consider.

For more information on owning pets in Switzerland, whether it’s small social animals, exotic animals, cats, or particularly dogs, download the pdf (originally published May 2021).