Living with Pet Dogs in Bangalore

#1 Jul 29th, 2012, 17:14
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Hallo!
We are interested to move to Bangalore as expats next year, but we have four dogs, two Whippets and two small mixed breed dogs. Shipping them would not be the problem, but is it possible to find a house with garden in Bangalore with four dogs?
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There are many dog lovers in Bangalore. You can look for a house and ensure you have enough space for your pets. You will definitely find many people with similar interests.

About your query, sorry, I am not very sure if I got you. Yes, you can find house (for rent or purchase) with garden in Bangalore and keep your dogs there.
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Thank you Paresh,
yes you got me right, my question was, if it is possible to rent a house with my four dogs.

In Germany it is very very difficult to rent a house or a flat when you own dogs, even with only one, because the landlords always think the dogs bark too much and ruin their property. So I was not sure if indian landlords see it the same way.

If there are too many problems in owning dogs in Bangalore we would not move, thats the reason for my questions.
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The concerns you are facing in Germany are also likely to be faced in Bangalore or in any large city with small living spaces/plots/flats. You would need an independent house in a not very populated part of the city if your dogs bark a lot. You can safely say Flats can be ruled out. Independent homes cost a lot anywhere, especially if you are looking for a central places.
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The basic assumption is that yours pets should behave specially at nights. If that does not happen then no colony of the world is going to be happy with you. Rent out an independent house (read as spend more) and you should be all set. I would say it is a solvable problem. Your pets are not in your way of your move. The tolerance for barking dogs is way too more in Bangalore than that in Germany. .
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Independent house owners generally will not have problem if you have dogs! You'll have to find a house that is not centrally located ,it is possible find them and once you do you won't have too many problems living with dogs in Bangalore!
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Originally Posted by happyhippy View Post Independent house owners generally will not have problem if you have dogs! You'll have to find a house that is not centrally located ,it is possible find them and once you do you won't have too many problems living with dogs in Bangalore!
I agree here. An agent can help you here.

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Thanks for your answers.
It's different in different countries how accepted dogs in rented houses are. But I think from your replys an agent would be a good choice.
My dogs don't bark a lot, sighthounds are quite silent at home
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To find a house with a garden will be expensive. I do not know what the prices are at the moment but you may want to check before hand. If you are send by a company to India they should be able to help you.

Keep in mind that, although there are vets in Bangalore, you may not find a vet with experience with sighthounds.

Also there are not many areas in Bangalore where you can let the dogs have a good run without them encountering stray dogs. I used to walk my dogs around the airport but that area may now be build up.

Make sure your dogs are rabies vaccinated and ideally sterilised before they come to India. Pedigree dogs do get stolen to be used for breeding, so a dog which is sterilised is not attractive.

Lastly, keep in mind that taking dogs back out of India is far more difficult and expensive than taking them into India,
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Moderators, should this tread not be moved to animal forum?
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Hi Wippdog, I just came back from the shelter and found a large female sighthound mix up for adoption. She was found tied on a tree on 10th July and has been in the shelter since. Now her time is running out fast. So I was wondering whether you would perhaps want to consider to adopt her? Or if not perhaps you would know of a rescue group that may be interested giving her a chance?
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I have two adopted Indian dogs, ex-strays and we have rented an independent house in HSR layout so that the dogs get some space to roam about in the small garden in front and the small backyard. It's another story that the dogs hardly ever want to get their lazy a88es off either our sofa or my bed. But the point is, it would be possible to rent an independent house in HSR layout/Koramangala or even near Whitefield etc.

I do take my dogs out for walks often (or more precisely, they take me out) and we do run into packs of street dogs and those dogs do snarl at mine, but quite often it's a display of bravado.

We also feed another dog who lives on our street, we've vaccinated him and given him a collar. He's extremely friendly, would anyone be interested in adopting him? He's about 9 months old now.

PS: But 4 dogs? I don't know. I do know that it's possible. A house in the next lane has 3 dogs - 2 Dalmatians and 1 Rottweiler. Another acquaintance who also lives in HSR layout has 2 GSDs, 1 Lab and one mixed breed.

Personally, I'm not sure I would be able to handle 4 dogs, although when we travel to my in-laws' place, we end up with 4 dogs in the house, 2 of ours and 2 that my in-laws have. They're fun to have around, but can be a major pain in the rear because they keep having alpha-dog showdowns and also want to go out in the garden at 5 am. Even if I do open the door groggily to let them out, 2 of them would want to be let in at 5.05 am.....and the other two at 5.15 am.....but I love those hounds all the same
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Oh I'm sorry birds, adopting a fifth dog is not possible and I regret, but I don't know any rescue groups in India.

DrHeckleAndMrSnide, my sighthounds are very easy to handle, also the two small dogs, no problem to take them for a walk alone. My dogs are also not very big, 2 are 50cm and 12kg, two 30cm and 8/14kg
As I said, they don't bark a lot, we live in an appartment in the city, 2nd floor.
But here in southern Germany it is quite easy to let them run off leash outside the city in the woods or fields. We also do sighthound racing here.

I think this is not possible in Bangalore, so I will need a garden. Maybe the landlords will be milder if I offer a higher deposit.

The only thing I'm affraid of is the dog steeling thing, you can't see if a bitch is neutered

Now my husband is looking for an expat job for his company, but it will last until autumn to know details.

Thanks for all your thoughts and information so far.
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Originally Posted by Whippdog View Post The only thing I'm affraid of is the dog steeling thing, you can't see if a bitch is neutered
Assuming they are really sterilised, make sure you tell your staff and everybody else in the neighborhood, including shop owners, watchmen, etc. that your dogs are sterilised and vaccinated against rabies.

Most people will only be interested in them being vaccinated but those who have other ideas will remember what you have said. It is of course not a full proof protection as in some areas pedigree stealing is organised from outside, but it may help against those who just think about making a quick buck.
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Originally Posted by happyhippy View Post Independent house owners generally will not have problem if you have dogs!

I'm puzzled! Given that quite often Bangalore house owners won't rent out their properties to non-vegetarians, how could they possibly allow dogs?


Whippdog, I don't think you need to necessarily rule out all apartments. It usually depends on the policy of the property owners' associations, if any. There are complexes that do allow dogs, as well as those that don't. Some of the former kind do have quite spacious design for comfortable dog-walking. I myself have had experiences with both kinds in Bangalore. You may want to go through agents, -- just make sure you clearly specify your requirements beforehand.

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