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Dog registration ?s in Basel

Hi Everyone,

We recently moved to Basel and had our little pug Pearl checked out by a local vet soon after our arrival. His english wasn't so hot, and our German is even worse, so needless to say we left with a few questions about the requirements for registering our pug with the Kantonal authority. The vet gave us a "pet passport" with all of Pearl's rabies/vaccination information and seemed to indicate that he was forwarding this information to the Kanton. He also gave us a phone number of the woman who runs the mandatory dog owner class. My question now is, aside from signing up for the class, do I need to take further action to register Pearl with the Kanton? The vet was very unclear about this next step and I want to be sure to get it right. Please let me know any advice you may have and I apologize if these questions have already been answered numerous times.
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It's a confusing process, and our first two weeks were such a blur I can't remember exactly who handled the registration with the Basel Stadt government.

But I can give you the address and phone number of the Basel Stadt government entity who will send you the dog tags and bill for the registration (copied from my 2009 paperwork). I had questions about the tags when they sent them (unclear which dog belonged to which tag) and went there in person because the language barrier made a phone call to the general number useless. There was someone there who spoke some English and all was worked out. If I were you, I'd take everything the vet gave you in person to make sure you're all set:

Kant. Veterinaramt
Schlachthofstrasse 55
4025 Basel
Tel. 061 385 32 28

Also, FYI, while I can't remember whether the vet started the local governmental registration, I do remember the vet handled the initial ANIS registration and handed me a pink copy of the registration (the ANIS registration was part of the EU chip implantation, which cost me 80 CHF per dog in 2009). You also should get a red pet passport from your vet (this cost me 25 CHF per dog in 2009).

ANIS will send you a letter confirming your dog's registration within about 2 months (call them if you don't receive it, since it includes a sticker that you need to put in the pet passport).

And you may also want to be aware that when you move, you must contact ANIS separately. The ANIS letter confirming registration will include information on how to do the change of address online. The Basel Stadt dog people (Kant. Veterinaramt) don't need to be contacted when you move, though, because they tie the registration to the human person listed as the owner in the original registration paperwork, so when you tell the migration office you have moved, they know your registered dog has moved. But one disclaimer: Our moves have been within Basel Stadt, so I don't know what you need to do if you move out of the canton (which I assume may very well involve a whole new governmental registration process).

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Thanks for the great info everyone. In addition, does anyone out there have a recommendation for a dog trainer for the mandatory classes in Baselstadt? I would strongly prefer one that offers a classes English. Thanks in advance.
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