Vienna - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Quarantine will depend on where you come from. For us, moving from Kenya, there was no quarantine. Vienna has excellent pet care and services, especially for dogs. There are tons of dog parks (hundezone) and the city is very dog friendly. - Sep 2022

Great (though expensive) vets and boarding options. Dog parks are ubiquitous around the city and dogs are welcome basically everywhere -- restaurants, shops, bars, transit, you name it! They must wear a muzzle on transit, however. - Sep 2021

Austrians love animals, especially dogs. There are good quality vets all over the city. There is a vet school on the outskirts of the city which we went to for an emergency and our dog received wonderful care. You cannot go wrong with bringing a dog to this cit. - Feb 2019

This is a very dog friendly country and most restaurants allow you to bring your dog on a leash. Dogs are allowed on public transportation with a leash and muzzle. Our vet (Tierklinik Döbling) was simply wonderful. Quarantine was not required. Flying our dog into Vienna with Lufthansa was no problem in summer, but we had to use a pet shipper (Animals First) to bring her back to the US. It was pricey, but they did a great job. - Jul 2018

Coming from the US, our dog did not require quarantine, but had to be micro-chipped (he already had one). Vienna is super dog-friendly, and this may be either a good thing or a bad thing for some. Dogs in general are well-trained and are welcome just about everywhere. Veterinarians seem to be everywhere, as well, and the costs for visits and necessary vaccinations are lower than in the US. - Nov 2017

I have noticed that people drive to Hungary to adopt/purchase puppies and drive them back to Vienna. - Jun 2016

Very good vets, no quarantine: pets just need demonstration of good health and rabies shots. - Jul 2014

No. - May 2013

Not that I'm aware of. You can bring your dog into stores, restaurants and public transport. They're very serious about people cleaning up after dogs and dogs must be well behaved. Lots and lots of rules about dogs here but they're readily accepted as members of society. - Jan 2013

No, but they will need current vaccinations and a EU-compatible microchip. - Aug 2011

No, but be ready to have a last-minute shuffle with paperwork and import issues. - Aug 2011

I don't think so. - Aug 2009

Not that I know of, check with your agency for advice. - Jul 2009

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