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Lugano with Dogs

If you are planning a trip to the region of Lugano with your dog, this guide provides you with all the information you need for a stress-free and enjoyable trip.

Regulations for pets

Dogs and cats traveling to Switzerland from abroad require a vaccination certificate stating that the animal is vaccinated against rabies. The vaccination must be made at least 30 days prior to entry and should not be more than 1 year old, This also applies to dogs and cats that are returning to Switzerland after a temporary absence. Since 1 July 2007, dogs, cats and ferrets have had to be identified with a microchip.

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HIKING WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND

A walking tour or hiking is certainly the best way to discover the region of Lugano. On leash at all times, your dog can accompany you wherever you want.

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DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS

When booking, check the accommodation's policy regarding pets. From one to another, the services offered differ and the related costs. For example, some places only accept small dogs, while others offer bowls, a cushion, a blanket and treats to make your dog feel like home

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Dog-Friendly Transport

Dogs are welcome, but please inquire about and respect the different transports' regulations.

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Veterinary in Lugano

Make sure you know how to get to your emergency veterinary clinic before there’s an emergency.

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CITY DOGS PARKS

Here are some dog parks near the city centre where your dog can run free in an off-leash area.

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