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Basel with 2 dogs

Hi all!

Iím potentially moving to Basel for work with my two dogs. One of them is a very well behaved adult dog but is big (27 kilos/60lbs) and the other is a smaller enthusiastic puppy (11 kilos/25 lbs).
The puppy is probably adaptable but the older one is used to having a backyard (for play and potty) and I donít really love the idea of having them in a small apartment with no yard space.
Can anyone recommend neighborhoods (in or near Basel) that I find a place with yard space for them?
Iím a single woman so a safe, friendly neighborhood is ideal and I do enjoy being able to walk to shops and things. I can afford probably upwards of 3k per month for rent.

Thank you!!!!

(These are my ďkidsĒ on a recent rainy day)
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Old 17.10.2018, 23:42
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

Just because I loved the picture of the dogs...

Basically.. it's not going to be easy. If you want to live 'near the city' and you need a walled/fenced garden then you'll probably need a house not an apartment. You'll be lucky to find that for 3k per month. You'd have to look outside.. down the river or in the hills.

Even further out, walled/fenced gardens aren't the norm.

Have a look at homegate.ch

If living over the border in France is an option, you'll have a lot more choice. Take a look at leboncoin.fr
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

Hi Candicehal
Welcome to the forum, and well done for thinking about your dog's needs before you set off. Here's a fairly recent thread from someone else, with dogs, planning to move to Basel or surrounds, asking for advice on where to look for suitable homes.
https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...s-gardens.html
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

Thank you ipoddle for the links and the compliments on the photo of my boys

Iím familiar with the various housing rental websites but am very unfamiliar with the various neighborhoods in and around Basel and am having a tough time navigating them as result :/

I was hoping to get some advice toward specific neighborhoods where I might be able to have a small fenced/walled yard that is affordable, safe and in walking proximity to shops and things.

And thank you doropfiz for the link to the other thread...man that thrread went off the rails a bit! A little frightening to be honest but there was some good info toward the start regarding barking and such. Thanks again!
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

You probably will not be able to live in France (assuming you're American since you're in LA). It's not really a valid option unless you're from an EU country.
I did a quick look at houses in the Basel area and there are 14 to be had with a price about of 3500+. They are all in good areas and they all have gardens, all are row houses. BUT the gardens are not like big American backyards. I think only a few may have been fenced.

It is going to be tricky trying to replicate the American lifestyle here because it just doesn't exist. Although I do not have a dog, I spend quite a bit of time with people who do. Gardens are small and off-leash places are few, so there is a lot of dog walking to be done.

Good luck, I hope people with more dog knowledge can help out.
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Re: Basel with 2 dogs

Finding a place with a garden will be difficult.
Even then, there is a lot of 'no pets'.

Perhaps you should consider a large balcony, and employ a dogsitter to take them out during the day (my situation).

What is your plan anyway with regards to work/dog care during the working week?
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