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Old 08.07.2020, 12:07
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Re: Finding an apartment with a dog and two cats

With a budget of 4K, and that your dog is small, you shouldn't have the kind of problems you might have read about. Finding accommodation with cats and very small dogs is generally a lot easier than when one has a herd of larger mutts.

Take a look at Homegate, put in your max budget - you will see there are a fair number of properties available.

For instance, if you put in max 4K and pets allowed as a filter, currently there are 46 houses - not flats - that are possibilities. Including this dog owner's dream :
https://www.homegate.ch/mieten/3000491055

Looks like a good number of flats as well - but were it me, as a dog owner I'd always go for a house over a flat. Why put yourself through the potential for misery with pet hating neighbours and shared space when with your budget (and a dash of realism) you could likely find a house?

Broadly speaking, one tends to find more acceptance of pets at the higher end of the rental spectrum, if only because there is less competition for a more expensive property.

Are you restricted to Kt ZH? Could you also expand your search to neighbouring cantons?

Another way to up your chances would be to hire a relocation agent to help with the search. But if you do so, make sure you hire a 'dog and cat friendly' agent, one who truly understands how important your pets are to you. Not all agents understand what a pet owner is up against, nor what our pets mean to us.

Good luck with the search, with the move, and with settling your furry friends into their Swiss adventure.
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