Hi, Does anyone know of a dog daycare in Lyon?We're from Toronto, Canada and here we have dog daycarewhere you can leave your dog for the day while you're at work. Is there anything similar in Lyon? We are also looking for short term dog accommodations i.e. for periodsof a few days to a week. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Antonio
As a group, LAARF have tried to find dog and cat refuges in and around Lyon who will accept volunteer help in caring for their animals, but are struggling to do so from a distance. Does anyone already volunteer somewhere, or know of anywhere that will accept walkers and cuddlers in the area? So many people would love to help, it would be great to be able to help them help the animals.
If so, then find out more about it by reading this article: http://www.thegoodlifefrance.com/expats-volunteer-opportunities-in-france-with-laarf/ Or join the LAARF volunteer network (Les Amis des Animaux en Refuges de France) on: Facebook: LAARF SPA Volunteer NetworkWebsite: laarf.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have grown up around practically a zoo full of animals and I am really missing owning a pet here in Lyon. So I am offering my services as an experienced dog walker. I live in the 5th but work in the 6th so could cover various locations. I am available outside of work hours and at the weekend. I can also do live in dog or pet sitting. I have experience with: Dogs - West Highland Terriers (owned), Border Terriers (walked), Rottweiller (owned), Dacshunds (owned and walked), Springer and cocker spaniels (owned Springers, walked Cockers). And I love pretty much all dogs! Cats - owned and house sitted Horses - although not so useful here in Lyon Small pets - rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters etc.
Hi there, We've arrived with dog which meant douanes was satisfied with the paper work, now it's time for Lyon. I assume we need a municipal dog license, but either a) I'm wrong, b) I don't know the French for "dog license" ("licence de chien"?), or c) I'm looking on the wrong internet. Can anybody tell me if we need a license, and if so, where to apply? -- Chris
Hi all, I'm posting this on behalf of a lady on AngloInfo Brittany, hoping that some kind souls may be able to contribute a small amount towards an operation for an abandoned cat. See here for details: http://brittany.angloinfo.com/forum/viewtopic/222662/0/injured-cat-dilema/ Thanks for taking the time to read this. Best wishes. Linda W
Good news. The new LAARF (Les Amis des Animaux des Refuges en France) SPA and refuge volunteer network is doing so well. Angouleme SPA reported on Thursday that EVERY dog had been walked since the beginning of the week. If you'd like to volunteer at your local SPA, walking dogs, cuddling cats, taking photos, even grooming and cleaning, please contact your SPA directly, or join the LAARF group to hook up with a companion. There are plenty of kind people who will accompany you for your first visit. It really, really makes a difference to the welfare of the animals. Thank you The LAARF group can be found: Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/433692586732464/ Website www.laarf.com
Hi there, Another question for the group: does anyone have experience taking dogs in taxis? Do taxi companies in Lyon/France generally allow dogs in (or dogs in crates) in their cabs? (I know not every driver will, but are the companies ok with dogs?) -- Chris
Just popping over from Poitou-Charentes to let you know that a new Facebook group has been formed to bring together animal lovers who would like to help out at their local animal refuge. If you already volunteer for your local animal refuge, or are interested in joining others in helping by walking the dogs or cuddling cats or by collecting and delivering much needed food and bedding, please join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/433692586732464/ We plan to develop the network and there will be a website in the New Year with lots of information about volunteering, fostering and where you can make a difference, so if you don't use facebook but are interested in being involved, please get in touch, letting us know how you'd like to help.
Hi there, I'm a Canadian who'll soon be moving to Lyon with my husband and dog to start a job at an international agency. Do rental apartments generally allow dogs? I can't find much information on this, and the person I asked at my future workplace could only tell me what the French phrase would be in rental ads prohibiting dogs. Thanks in advance! cheers, Teresa
A law has just been passed in Belgium to control the stray cat population by obligatory sterilisation of all cats, starting with those being adopted being sterilised before they go to new owners (from now) then being applied to all cats that are sold or given away by individuals and breeders from sept 2014. Finally all stray cats in communes will be identified and sterilised (trap, neuter, release) A public petition has been started to get the same law passed for France. With our massive amounts of stray cats and cats and kittens killed everyday because they are unwanted I think this is something that we should support. You can sign the petition here http://www.petitionpublique.fr/?pi=P2012N29902 make sure, when you have signed that you click on the link in the email that you are sent to confirm your signature, this is to stop people just signing people up without their consent! More info on the new belgian law here http://wamiz.com/chats/actu/les-chats-domestiques-belges-bientot-tous-sterilises-2440.html (with a great illustration of how 2 cats can become over 20,000 in 4 years)