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The Legislation on dogs in force in Switzerland, is applicable  to members of permanent missions and international civil servants who own dogs

Importing pets

Information relating to the veterinary border checks carried out at the Swiss border is available on the website of the Swiss Confederation.


Importing living wild animals

Many wild animals that are traded across borders are protected by national and international legislation governing the preservation of species.

Certain conditions must also be complied with regarding the legislation on epizootics. The importing or exporting of such wild animals is subject to authorisation.

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Acquiring pets

For further information concerning the legislation on dogs in Switzerland, applicable to members of permanent missions, international civil servants and dogs owners, please consult the Manuel: Animals on the Swiss Confederation website.


The City of Geneva website has a list of places where dogs are forbidden  and also publishes the Practical guide of citizen dog in Geneva (with a map of places where dogs may roam freely.

Animals lost and found

The Animal Identity Service (ANIS) consists of a national data bank of tagged pets. You may also consult Europetnet - the European databank.


Protection of animals




Specialised shops

Some stores and pet shops with websites:

Pet sitting

If you are away or ill, you will be to find pet sitting services at: