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As we pass this chilly winter, we all imagine ourselves drinking hot chocolate by the window of a chalet, with our doggie snuggling next to our feet. Switzerland is a well-known winter and ski destination and one of the top pet friendly countries in Europe!
Interestingly enough, the Swiss government takes dog ownership seriously and recommends the first-time dog owners take a training course. This used to be a legal requirement for anyone who wanted to adopt a doggo for the first time. Now, dog owners are obliged to pay tax which starts at 160 francs (180 US dollars) per year for small dogs.
Swiss cities are practically paradises for dogs and their parents as you can take your dog pretty much everywhere; from dog parks like Allmend Brunau in Zurich or Genthod park in Geneva where your dog can stretch even off-leash and meet new puppers next to the river to popular dog friendly trails outside the city where your dog can follow you for new adventures.
Public spaces are well supplied with plastic bags and bins for dog waste.
Many not-so-expensive restaurants, cafes, and pubs are more than happy to serve you and your four-legged friend.
Water and treats are most likely waiting for a wagging tail under every table! You can even take your dog with you on a shopping spree.
The most exciting thing about Switzerland is the public transport system! Small dogs (about 30cm height) are allowed for free on the bus, train, tram, and even ferry.
Bigger pooches can travel everywhere as well with a 1-Day Dog Pass or with a Full-Year Dog Pass in both first and second class. Dogs are also welcome in the cabin on Swiss International flights, as long as the combined weight with the carrier does not exceed 8 kg.
To enter the cabin, pets need to be clean, healthy, and must not smell.
Overall, Switzerland is a lovely example of a European country where dogs live along with their hoomans protected and respected.
We’d love to see more cities adopting this mentality for a better world for pets and the people who love them!
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