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Old 25.10.2015, 17:03
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Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

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Any of you have dogs and live in Kilchberg? My seemingly never-ending search for a dog-friendly apartment continues with a possible find in that area (near the Sanatorium). Obviously, once you get across the highway and down to the Sihl there are some great areas to take the boy out, including off-leash, but are there any good options for getting him some exercise a bit closer to home, e.g. within Kilchberg or Wollishofen?

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Old 28.10.2015, 12:21
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

Beside the Seeanlage, I can't think of any parks/green areas in Kilchberg. Nearby you have Landiwiese (Wollishofen), Belvoirpark and Park im Grüene (Ruschlikon).
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Old 28.10.2015, 18:57
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

I'd be inclined to look a bit further down the lake, Richterswil, Wädenswil both have lots of good dog walking, lots of woods, and the Seeuferweg now runs all the way along the lake
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Hey everyone

Any of you have dogs and live in Kilchberg? My seemingly never-ending search for a dog-friendly apartment continues with a possible find in that area (near the Sanatorium). Obviously, once you get across the highway and down to the Sihl there are some great areas to take the boy out, including off-leash, but are there any good options for getting him some exercise a bit closer to home, e.g. within Kilchberg or Wollishofen?

Many thanks!
Hey matey. Close to where you are there are 3 in Grundrebenstrasse in Mettmenstetten, 72, 78 and 80, don't bother with the older ones. We lived in 74 with our 3 chochy cherubs for 5 years and it was great for them. Miles of tracks and area's to run off lead just 2 mins from the apartments. Easy access to Zug and Zurich.... all be it sedate on the S9.

Downside is the agents are incompetent tossers, but you only deal with them twice.... hopefully

http://www.homegate.ch/rent/apartmen...?an=2&tab=list
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Hey everyone

Any of you have dogs and live in Kilchberg? My seemingly never-ending search for a dog-friendly apartment continues with a possible find in that area (near the Sanatorium). Obviously, once you get across the highway and down to the Sihl there are some great areas to take the boy out, including off-leash, but are there any good options for getting him some exercise a bit closer to home, e.g. within Kilchberg or Wollishofen?

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Dog friendly apartments are difficult to find particularly if you own anything other than a small dog. If you have a glowing reference from your current landlord, without any mention of complaints about your dog, that will help in your search.


Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 30.10.2015, 09:37
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Dog friendly apartments are difficult to find particularly if you own anything other than a small dog. If you have a glowing reference from your current landlord, without any mention of complaints about your dog, that will help in your search.


Hope you find what you are looking for.
Not really, to be honest. Every apartment we've looked at (3 on Wednesday) were perfectly happy for us to move in with our Labrador. I suspect that's the case if you're looking on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but if you're looking for something with a yard in kilchberg or similar above 140sq m, the dog seems to be a non-issue.
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Not really, to be honest. Every apartment we've looked at (3 on Wednesday) were perfectly happy for us to move in with our Labrador. I suspect that's the case if you're looking on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but if you're looking for something with a yard in kilchberg or similar above 140sq m, the dog seems to be a non-issue.
I hope there won't be any issues after you move in. Other tenants who are also paying high rents may be very sensitive to things like dog hair and paw prints in common areas not to mention barking, however infrequent it may be. But at the high end of the rent scale if you have a private lift or separate access then of course you don't have to worry about shared areas.

High rent does not prevent complaints from other tenants in the building. Did you ask if any other tenants in the building have a dog?

There are enough dog owners living in exclusive areas where they own their own homes who still experience complaints from neighbours. Whether they are justified or not, it can still cause problems.
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

Any interest in buying, Corbets?

There's a single family home in Hagedorn on the market right now, with a large dog friendly garden at a (relatively, for ZG) decent price. Needs some renovation, but...
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Old 30.10.2015, 10:45
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Not really, to be honest. Every apartment we've looked at (3 on Wednesday) were perfectly happy for us to move in with our Labrador. I suspect that's the case if you're looking on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but if you're looking for something with a yard in kilchberg or similar above 140sq m, the dog seems to be a non-issue.
I agree, we have 3 large dogs and have not had a problem and are currently in a new build in Unterägeri. Go cheap, or in the hotspots and you severly limit your chances. Sounds like you are doing the right thing Corbets, just looking to tick as many boxes as you can.

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I hope there won't be any issues after you move in. Other tenants who are also paying high rents may be very sensitive to things like dog hair and paw prints in common areas not to mention barking, however infrequent it may be. But at the high end of the rent scale if you have a private lift or separate access then of course you don't have to worry about shared areas.

High rent does not prevent complaints from other tenants in the building. Did you ask if any other tenants in the building have a dog?

There are enough dog owners living in exclusive areas where they own their own homes who still experience complaints from neighbours. Whether they are justified or not, it can still cause problems.
TBH.... I think thats sabre rattling Mrs D, and that gives the impression that dog owners are condemned to live in sheds and it simply is not the case. Doesn't matter where you go someone always has the ability to complain about something, and there is normally a work around or compromise with a little common sense.

Simple fact is if the landlord accepts pets, and pet owners adopt a respectful attitude, and the pets presence cause no issues, harmony and happy living is perfectly achievable.... just takes a little effort, communication, common sense and application.
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Old 30.10.2015, 11:09
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

...and it helps when your landlord lives in the building and has 3 dogs of their own...
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TBH.... I think thats sabre rattling Mrs D
And I think that is probably the wrong expression...I don't see Mrs. D doing anything else than give the benefit of her experience. She is hardly threatening anyone as "sabre rattling" implies.

I think the bottom line is to be aware of your surroundings and how others in the building may react. The Swiss are not known to be particularly willing to compromise (in matters such as this) particularly when it comes to animals. I should imagine that issues with pets are relatively high on the list of reasons for tenants being given notice and throwing money at it doesn't always fix the problem. On the contrary, people in high rent apartments may well be pickier and more uncompromising if they feel that their quality of life is being affected.

So, as I said, awareness of what is going on around oneself, who the other tenants are, communication and consideration will be critical.
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Old 30.10.2015, 13:44
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

Not that I watch too closely, but it does seem to me that there are far more adverts on Homegate these days where apartments are pet-friendly or at least not "no pets"
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Re: Next attempt: Kilchberg for dogs

I live in Kilchberg and have two dogs, there are plenty of spaces of green where dogs can walk off lead near and slightly further afield. There is a space by the international middle school ( top of the hill) There is a spot by the farm ( Stockengut) There is another field near the Schutzenverein. I often walk and interconnect these. I also walk down to the Sihl in Adliswil ( river to walk along).
There is also a nearby forest in Ruschlikon. You can also park nearby most of these spots if you don't live close.

If you have any more questions about life in Kilchberg, fell free to PM me.

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