Geneva Animal Care Contacts

Some useful contacts for caring for your pet in Geneva...

Dog identification in Geneva

Any dog born since January 2001 in Geneva must be micro chipped within ten days of acquiring the dog, or within ten days of arrival in the canton of Geneva. For dogs born before January 2001, a tattoo is acceptable, however, the dog must be registered with the Animal Identity Service (ANIS).

Dog licences in Geneva

A dog licence (médaille) is available from the Département des Finances at the following address:

  • At: l'Hôtel des Finances, Caisse de l'Etat, 26 Rue du Stand
    Open: 09:00-16:00 Monday to Friday
    Tel: +41 (0)22 327 55 72

Dog licences in Vaud

Dog licence are available from the local commune.

Lost and found in Vaud

The canton of Vaud does not subscribe to the national database of lost and found animals. Instead this is managed by the Société Vaudoise pour la Protection des Animaux (SVPA).

If an animal is found in Vaud, it should be reported to the Société Vaudoise pour la Protection des Animaux (SVPA) then be taken to the refuge, the Cantonal Fourrière of Vaud, in Lausanne (see address below).

If an animal is lost in Vaud, contact the refuge (open for calls daily, 24 hours a day). Tel: 021 784 80 00.

The completed form should be faxed to +41 (0)21 784 80 01

Geneva Canton

For veterinarian emergencies for small animals in Geneva canton (available nights, weekends and holidays) Tel: 09 00 83 83 43.

  • Office Vétérinaire Cantonal (Cantonal Veterinary Office)
    At: 109 chemin du Pont du Centenaire, 1228 Plan les Ouates, Geneva
    Tel: +41 (0)22 884 99 60
  • Frontier Veterinarian Service
    Geneva airport, PO Box 1211 Geneva 5
    Tel: +41 (0)22 798 13 37, Fax : +41 (0)22 788 30 41
    Fourrière Cantonale Pour Chiens (cantonal dog pound)
    At: Chemin de la Fourrière, 1239 Collex
    Tel: +41 (0)22 774 14 08
  • Société Genevoise pour la Protection des Animaux (SPA) – Animal Protection Centre (in French)
    Refuge de Vailly, 
    At: 5 Avenue de Cavoitanne, 1233 Bernex
    Tel: +41 (0)22 757 13 23
    Fax: +41 (0)22 777 10 00
  • Société Genevoise des Veterinaires (Geneva Veterinary Services)
    Tel: 09 00 83 83 43