A Life with a Dog in Brno

When arriving to a foreign country, one may immediately realise: I need a friend! Some people make a lot of acquaintances, and some are searching for pets: either a dog, cat or any other. In this article you have a chance to take a closer look at how a life with a dog in Brno looks like.

Do I have to pay a fee for a dog?

One of the first questions that might pop up in your head is whether you should pay a fee for having a dog. Throughout the whole Czech Republic it’s necessarily to pay for a dog, although the amount varies depending on a region. A fee is paid for a three-month old dog and older by a person who has a permanent or long-term residence or owns a company with its registered office in Brno. The first thing you need to is to register a dog in municipality within 15 days since acquiring. You’ll get a registration stamp which in fact says that a dog is officially registered and whenever inspection comes you should always demonstrate this stamp.

Where can I walk my dog?

Even though Brno is very tolerant of dogs, you can’t really walk a dog wherever you like. The size of the dog also matters, some restaurants and bars don’t mind small dogs, as long as they are not barking and generally behave well. A very good place to walk a dog is parks and forests: Lužánky, Bystrc, Mariánské Údolí, Palackého vrch and, of course, there are also some places where you can train your dog and teach them to jump over obstacles. The website listing these places is in Czech, so here is a little hint for you if you don’t understand Czech: look for bold names of the streets.

It’s also important to mention how you can travel with dogs on public transport: they are always obliged to have a leash and a muzzle. In addition, if you own a three-month pass (in Czech “šalinkarta”), you don’t have to buy a ticket for your dog. In other cases you have to purchase a reduced ticket for your dog.

Can I adopt a dog while I’m staying in Brno?

It’s a very popular thing among non-profit organisations in Brno: they are often looking for people who could adopt a dog for a certain period of time. Usually it’s dogs who can’t live in shelter or are in recovery. Note that these dogs had usually been through something terrible, for example, a puppy farm. They might not have hygienic habits and it’s not good to leave them alone for a while. One of our teammates has a nice experience with adoption organisation Dočasky.cz, so if you’re eager to help some dogs, feel free to contact them! 

A happy new owner of Amy from dočasky.cz

Is it hard to find a flat where I can live with a dog?

It is! However, don’t get scared: most landlords don’t usually have problems with small and middle-sized dogs; for an additional charge (normally 3000 Czech crowns) you can live at your dream flat with your beloved dog! Our relocation consultants highly recommend you to film your dog and send a landlord a video, so they are aware of how well-trained (and cute of course!) your dog is. The thing is that landlords often care about furniture and in what condition it’s going to be after you move out.

If you’re currently in a search for a flat, take a look at our web and find your dream one just now!

Purchased a dog and now looking for new human friends? 🙂 Visit our events and get to know the local community!

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Karyna Babkova

Hello, dear readers! I am a Ukrainian student, currently studying for a Master's degree in Masaryk University and I am deeply honoured to have a chance to share with you some important and interesting information about living in Brno. Hopefully, you will find my articles useful and entertaining xx

10 thoughts on “A Life with a Dog in Brno

  1. Well, I see, Many entrepreneurs are starting their own business like Uber for dog walking or dog grooming where you can hire a dog walker or dog groomer with a single tap in an application that is on demand dog walker.

    1. Hi Archie, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I guess that could be true!

  2. Hi,

    Can we get a part-time job in any of the Dog NGO’s/Shelter in Brno? As a veterinary social worker? please help me with the information.

    Thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Hello Tanushree,

      Thank you for you comment! We strongly suggest you to purchase our e-book where you can find everything about job search in the Czech Republic.

      Kind regards,

  3. I am looking for a Maltese dog mine died and I would like to give a home to a

    1. Hi Clarissa,

      I am very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I don’t know about any Maltese dogs for adoption but I suggest you try to check some groups or pages on Facebook or online forums for dog lovers. Or perhaps some local dog shelters 🙂
      I wish you soon find a new friend you can give a home to! 🙂

      Kind regards,


  4. Thank you for all the information. May I ask if you know places to adopt a dog? I just arrived in Brno and I would love to have a little pet.

    1. Hello Marina,

      you can try various Facebook groups and pages about dogs or even on-line forums.

      You can check out, for example, these:

    2. Link 1
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    4. Link 3
    5. Kind regards,


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