In principle, you must follow the regulations specified in your rental contract. In many rental agreements, keeping some animals is prohibited. If there is a specific ban regarding pets in your rental agreement, you must comply.
What regulations apply to pets and their owners?
Dogs, cats, budgerigars, fish, mice... - there are countless animals people like to keep as pets. A pet can bring much joy, but also requires care and responsibility. In this chapter, you can learn about the most important regulations and general issues concerning pets.
What do I need to know?
May I keep a pet in my apartment?
Which rules do I have to consider as a pet owner?
Where can I get a pet?
Do I need liability insurance ("Haftpflichtversicherung") for my pet?
How can I find my missing pet?
I cannot take care of my pet anymore. What can I do?
I found a stray pet. What can I do?
I found an injured animal. What can I do?
How can I bring my pet from abroad to Germany?
Where can I find a vet or veterinary clinic?
It is forbidden to abandon or mistreat an animal. The abandonment or maltreatment of an animal will be punished with a fine of up to 25,000 €.