A member of the Anti-Bait Taskforce collected a sample of
An English language overview of the veterinary clinics in Berlin and the surrounding region, along with their opening hours.
Germany as a whole is not the most digitalized society - well below average when compared to its EU peers - and the pet industry is no exception.
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Travelling with dogs on public transport in Germany has a sort of interesting bureaucratic charm to it. In most European countries, there is a fairly simple system: dogs either travel for free or there is a dog ticket for every situation.
Pet Passports Upon arrival at your destination from a non-EU
Depending on what you intend on doing with your new pal, you can either go the rescue or registered breeder route. Please do not support pet shops or commercial mills - the animals live in misery and you are not helping by giving them your money!
If you want to get into protection sports or compete seriously in any canine sport, then your best bet is to start researching dog breeds that excels in your chosen sport. Once you've found your match, the next step is to find an ethical breeder with bloodlines proven to produce competitive dogs.
Timing is of the essence when it comes to making preparations (vaccinations, rabies antibody tests, deworming, securing an appropriate transport carrier, booking a place for your pet on a flight etc.), so start research and planning at least six months ahead of time if coming from outside of the EU!
People often hesitate to report a dog attack, because they believe that the dog will be euthanized. This is, however, a myth: it is extremely unlikely, not to mention it takes several lengthy court cases and repeated attacks (including on humans) to get to that point.