Animals Regulations for the Entry into the European Union

Regulations on entry with dogs, cats and ferrets into the European Union: are you planning to travel to Germany with your loved one or two? Make sure to make the right steps to allow yourself and your pet to travel without having any legal problem. For the entry with dogs, cats and ferrets from non-EU […]

Rights of a cat living outside of the house – German Law

If your cats lives outside of your home, this article will be interesting for you to read. Have fun with it! Defence claims against stray cats/cats living outside: AG Ahrensburg – Ref.: 49b C 505/21 – Judgment of 15.06.2022 The parties are residents of a German city and are not direct neighbours. It is a general […]

Rights and Duties of a Cat-Owner in Germany

Do I have to have my cat chipped or neutered in Germany? About chipping:  No, the law does not explicitly require cats to be chipped or neutered. Chipping or registering cats with a microchip is a quick and simple procedure in which a small transponder is implanted under the skin of the animal. This chip […]

Purchase of an animal: Check-List

Our Check-List: Buy an animal and remember to be safe.  In case you are thinking about buying an animal, you shall be aware that in Germany the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is currently warning against illegal puppy trade. The animals are bred in countries like Poland, the Czech Republic or Hungary under very […]

Regional Dog Register – Lower Saxony Regulation

Dear international dog owner living in Germany: did you know that you have to register your dog in many regions of Germany? As our main office is located in Hanover, we will give you some information about the Regulation of Lower Saxony. According to the Lower Saxony Law on the Keeping of Dogs (NHundG), all […]

Hundeführerschein: The Dog Owner License in Germany

The dog licence is a certificate of competence for you as a dog owner in Germany, with which you can show that you have special knowledge in dealing with dogs. Furthermore, this dog licence provides the information that you have trained your dog well and have it under control, i.e. that the pelt nose is […]

The 5-Fs Rules on Animal Welfare

Did you know that the European Commission has been promoting animal welfare for a long time in order to improve the lives of farms animals?  In times when environmental friendly and animal welfare is become every day more important, you’ll may be asking yourself wether the European Union is really doing something in order to […]

“Hundesteuer” – German Tax on Dogs

German Tax on Dogs: Tell me more about it! Almost everywhere in Germany, dog owners have to pay taxes for their fur-friends. The only people exempt from paying these taxation on dogs are: shepherds, dog breeders or blind people or more generally explained: those who need their dog for their job or for living, or […]

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