Stockholm - 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?

Swedes love dogs. We didn't have a pet, so I don't know about available services or quarantine requirements. - Dec 2020

Helena's hund hotel by Arlanda International Airport is great; they offer boarding and will drop you/pick you up from the airport. The dogs love it. Vet has been fine. Swedes are very protective of animals. - May 2020

We have a cat and a dog and have had great luck with local vets and boarding. Swedes care for and respect animals, and it's reflected in local laws that limit leaving dogs alone at home for more than six hours. There is no quarantine.

Having a dog is the best way to meet Swedes, who generally keep to themselves and are difficult to get to know. - Jan 2017

No quarantine, though Swedish law requires that dogs be walked during the day, and doggie day-care and vet treatment is very expensive. - May 2015

No quarantine that I'm aware of. I have no pets, but I'm sure there is quality pet care available. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a Swedish law that forbids pet owners from leaving their pets unattended for more than six hours. So if you would need to leave the dog (or even cat) alone while you are at work, plan on having to get a sitter come in while you are away. This will of course be ridiculously expensive. - Aug 2014

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