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Dog-Friendly Paris: Doggy Etiquette in the City of Lights

by Justine Robinett
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Justine Robinett

Justine Robinett is living the dream in Paris. When she's not working on her masters from Science Po and LSE in London or helping out with the HiP Paris blog, Justine roams the streets of Paris with her camera and her dog Lucas. View Justine Robinett's Website

24 comments on “Dog-Friendly Paris: Doggy Etiquette in the City of Lights

Ankur Parashar

Great piece of information provided for the pet lovers. I am also a pet lover. I appreciate the way you write your post on dogs.

Sanvi Choudhary

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Justine,

This is wonderful news for my little dog (shih tzu) and I. We will be moving to Paris here in the coming weeks. I have not however, had much luck in being able to find a pet friendly apartment in my budget (which I have increased several times to accommodate my pup!) Any suggestions??

Do you have any suggestions on where to look for pet friendly long term rentals in Paris? Im having a hard time locating places or websites that include pet friendly as an option. Thanks

I just got a 60 euro ticket two weeks ago for having my mini schnauzer in the Denfert-Rochereau station. Leashed. Was told she must be in a “sac.” I’ve seen s many dogs of all shapes and sizes, muzzled, not muzzled, huge German Shepherd security dogs, etc. on metro. But I got a ticket for my very well-behaved little mini. Phooey.

Aww Anna, that stinks. Very unfriendly and un-French!

Both me and Tobbie thank you. Tobbie being our miniture Dachshund will be visiting Paris in September. Although it not my wifes and my first visit by far but it will be our puppies. You have actually settled a few things as being allowed in bars, restaurants and of course my wifes faverite the the shops. Thanks for all the infomation you supplied.

Both me and Tobbie thank you. Tobbie being our miniture Dachshund will be visiting Paris in September. Although it not my wifes and my first visit by far but it will be our puppies. You have actually settled a few things as being allowed in bars, restaurants and of course my wifes faverite the the shops. Thanks for all the infomation you supplied.

Hi Justine,
We have our schnoodle (schnauzer / poodle) LuLu with us for our vacation in Paris. She jumped off the bed last night and seems to have hurt her leg.
We want to have her checked out by a vet, a holistic one if possible.
Can you recommend a good English speaking one ?

Hi, I highly recommend Dr. Calvo on rue de Clichy in the 9th in Paris. I don’t know if he is holistic or if he speaks English but he is a kind and lovely person:

Dr Calvo
82 Rue de Clichy
75009 Paris, France
01 48 74 42 36
Subway: Place de Clichy

Good luck! Erica

Monique,

For long-term rentals, I only had experience with looking for a furnished place. This seemed to restrict my options a bit (vs unfurnished) but with the many agencies I consulted it was really on a case-by-case basis what the apartment-owner felt. If I had to guess, I’d say about half the rentals I inquired about didn’t accept pets and half did. There was no agency that stuck out as being more pet-friendly than the others.

Hope that helps and best of luck!

Justine

Hi Justine,

I really enjoyed your post and very helpful too. I am moving to Paris next month for work with my beloved miniture poodle in tow, do you know of any good long term apartment agencies and generally is it difficult to find a landlord who accepts pets?

I like your web site a lot,you did a good job.I am wondering my self,is it good to invest in pet care industry in France.Can you invest in a dog care center or a grooming saloon,or maybe a pet-shop? Are people interested in this kind of service? Thank you in advance(-:

Haven in Paris

Hi Bianca… unfortunately, we do not have much info on the pet industry in France. Let us know what happens!!

Justine;
what a lovely contribution! I am a dog lover myself and I wait for the day I am slightly more settled down to have another go at it – right now I move around too much and would have no one to look after my ‘baby’ if I am abroad (and I am often).
Love those pixies; those soulful eyes, but I definitely would NOT RECOMMEND to see ANY dog (small or large) on a bistro chair! Travelling in metros with dogs is quite an ordeal too (for the dog!) – it’s most times nearly intolerable for us humans!

Thank you for this great post.
Kiki

Ahh im dying to have a dog in Paris. I steal my sisters all the time and bring him on the metro. I just hate how dirty he gets. I don’t even want him to touch the ground in there. Hahahha.

http://thetastysidetolife.blogspot.com/2011/02/champagne-tasting-trip-chateau-viewing.html

Bri – I’ve only stayed in apartments with my dog through Parisian Home and Paris-Housing for furnished rentals.

Justine! Thank You so Much for the info! I’m super excited to be bringing my lil buddy even if it is a bit of a pain! Small price to pay! Thank you again for the info. so far she has been chipped with the Euro chip and caught up on her shots, so all is good there! 🙂 If you know of a good furnished apartment long term rental agency, I would love to know! So far I’ve heard Paris Attitudes was good.

Justine Robinett

Bri – Yay! I’ve flown SFO-CDG several times – definitely take a non-stop! Check online with your airline’s policy, of course. I’ve had great experiences with Air France. Do know that you probably won’t be able to carry-on Layla even though she’s small as it’s an international flight 🙁
In addition to the airline requirements, you should have all the official “immigration” papers for your dog. Here is the official link: http://ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article783.
As for apartments, most agencies and listing sites will specify whether pets are allowed, but confirm before signing anything. You’ll have less options if you’re looking at furnished places, but there are still plenty available.
It’ll be worth the trouble, I promise!

Justine

Lovely post !

fabulous post…I love Paris for these reason and so many more!
xoxo
lila

Love this post! Great photos of such cute doggies and very helpful for anyone planning a move or long vacation w-a dog. Wish I were :’)

Hi Justine! I must say your blog is great for a person moving to Paris! Im moving there in September and can hardly wait! I’m also bring my 7lbs dog Layla! An your article could not have come at a better time! If you don’t mind I would love to get more info. on what you had to do to get your dog there? Papers? Airlines? Apartment? Anything is helpful! I;m coming from CA! Sincerely, Bri 🙂

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