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Good point, Medea.
Candice, is your employer in the Canton of Basel-Stadt or in the Canton of Basel-Land?

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Thank you for this! Very helpful toward understanding the culture (in general and with regards to dogs). From what you’ve described it sounds very similar to Japan and how things are there in terms of being rule abiding and disturbing the whole. This is something I can easily acclimate towards and is something that is mostly part of my personality dna.

Part of my plan is to get my boys enrolled in training stateside before leave (more for the puppy but the older one wouldn’t be harmed by a refresher!) and again when we arrive so that they (and me!) know what is expected of them is Switzerland as well as to learn German commands.
Excellent idea. I see our resident dog expert Meloncollie hasn't replied yet to this thread so she's probably on holiday or something.

As you might have noticed a post here the Federal mandatory dog ownership course was abolished, but I think there are still trainers out there who offer it as a voluntary thing and that might be a good place to start once you've arrived and got settled in. A bit more on it in this thread.

https://www.englishforum.ch/pet-corn...on-thread.html

Also you'll need to visit a vet within 10 days of arrival so your dogs can be checked over and registered in the AMICUS database so have a look in this thread for vet recommendations in the Basel area.

https://www.englishforum.ch/pet-corn...endations.html
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If you are on Facebook, join the Basel Dogs group.
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You have no idea how her dogs behave during the day. Some of my neighbors have multiple dogs on their terrace. I will mention that my terrace is probably 80 sq meters. Lots of dogs sleep most of the day unless aggitated by annoying people or cats.

I know that people are trying to be cautious and careful, but honestly, if you're from the US, renting a flat in Switzerland allowing pets is really much easier than it was in the US. Yes, there are rules, and there are awful neighbors, but they can be found everywhere. Let's find a little balance here.

Not only doggy day care, but there are lots of dog walking services - at least where I live near Winterthur, I wish I had information specific to Basel stadt, but I don't.

And if your landlord is like mine, the specifics of your dogs will be clearly spelled out in your lease. You will also need to carry liability insurance in case your dog does any damage.



An 80m terrace is more the exception than the rule !


I agree i have no idea how dogs behave,but the OP implied in her first post the little dog was...boisterous
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Doggy Day Care, alive and kicking.
https://www.doggarden.ch/
I'll second that recommendation. Our doggies go there a couple of days a week (they pick up and drop off at our apartment (we gave them a key)) and we also use them for training. The two owners are great, totally focussed on the dogs, and they're qualified trainers. You also get to see pictures of your dogs' day as they post 30-40 photos every day on their Facebook page.

Something to budget for is dog tax. In Basel-Stadt, for your first dog in Basel itself, it's 160 CHF per year (150 in Riehen, 120 in Bettingen), but for each dog after that the cost per dog is doubled (so 320/300/240). So for 2 dogs, we pay 480 CHF per year. (Though it's probably worth it for the free poo bags on every corner around here )
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I think you want to consider living near Lange Erlen. The neighborhoods are called, Klein Basel, Hirzbrunnen, and even Rhiehen.
Another good recommendation (though watch out - Kleinbasel is relatively big, and most of it isn't so close to Lange Erlen). There is also "Schorenmatten"/"Schorenweg" area very close.

We live just next to Lange Erlen and the woods and River Wiese (a shallow river with grassed banks) are doggy heaven.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lange_Erlen (German Wikipedia, but it has a few photos)
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He is very playful and utterly in love with the world...that is what I mean by enthusiastic. He's tail wagging excited about anything, everything and everyone.
Oh dear! I can see his tail wagging like crazy in the pic. How adorable are both.

Go for it, you’ll find a suitable place and you’ll love how amazingly friendly and suitable is Switzerland for dogs. Your guys will enjoy just like they did back in LA by having you around, and changing the sand for fresh green leaves, snow and rivers.
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Also bear in mind that as a non-EU you can't just decide to live anywhere in Switzerland. The rule is you live in the same canton as your workplace is based in so if that's Basel-Stadt that's where you need to be looking. You can ask another canton for permission to live there, but they have to approve a new permit for you and since your taxes go to the canton you live in the old canton might not be willing to let you go.
Some great insights here.
While I know you are looking for places to stay, Switzerland is like a group of towns which decided to call themselves a country. So many things are still driven by local regulations. Basel is very nice for dogs. What you may want to look for are places which are close to the river or close to the woods so that you can take your dogs for a walk. Also the point around people not being always comfortable with dogs is well made. Dogs I have seen here are exceptionally well behaved and trained (unlike my dog who was a bundle of raw energy). While there are other options like Canton Aargau (Rheinfelden, Moehlin etc.), it is not as easy to just go and stay there. Also note that any apartment/house you search for, you need to ensure they are comfortable allowing pets. Some are ok with small dogs but not big dogs. Additionally the same would need to be declared to the insurance companies as well. And cantons may also have their own rules for dog owners which you need to be aware of and follow. Switzerland is great for dogs and pets but as with all other things here, there is a process and you follow the process. All the best with the move.
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An 80m terrace is more the exception than the rule !


I agree i have no idea how dogs behave,but the OP implied in her first post the little dog was...boisterous
What you inferred is not what I meant to imply. By enthusiastic I just meant to describe that my little dog is a puppy...so he is enthusiastic like any puppy might be. Thrilled to pieces about everything and everyone. He's not a yappy, bark at everything just to hear his own voice dog. Thank god!
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

I know someone who lives in Riehen, they own their home (duplex), I don’t know what renting is like there but it is a lovely place, quiet and lots of green spaces and easy access countryside, quick commute to Basel city.
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Are people really such busybodies over there?
In villages, absolutely.
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good neigherhoods in Basel are Iselin and Gotthelf. You are quite near to the Allschwiler Wald as you are not allowed in parks with dogs. There you can go for walks with your dogs.
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Oh dear! I can see his tail wagging like crazy in the pic. How adorable are both.

Go for it, you’ll find a suitable place and you’ll love how amazingly friendly and suitable is Switzerland for dogs. Your guys will enjoy just like they did back in LA by having you around, and changing the sand for fresh green leaves, snow and rivers.

So great to be able to take our dog to most restaurants and cafés here - in the UK it is a nightmare to find places where you can.
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