Intra-Community movement of pet dogs, cats and ferrets
Pet animals are defined as dogs, cats, ferrets, invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans), ornamental tropical fish, amphibia, reptiles, birds (except poultry) as well as rodents and domestic rabbits which are accompanying their owners or a natural person responsible for such animals on behalf of the owner during their movement and are not intended to be sold or transferred to another owner.
For regulations with regard to travelling with pets to Austria please see information here.
For information about bringing pets to the UK please see here.
By reaching the age of three months, all dogs must be registered by their owners with the responsible authority in Austria.
In principle, all dog owners have to pay a tax. In some municipalities, after payment of the relevant tax the dog owner receives a dog tag from the responsible authority.
In general, wearing the dog tag is not compulsory. However, in some municipalities there is a general obligation for dogs to wear their tags in public.
Since June 30, 2008, all dogs kept in Austria must be identified with a microchip. The chip has to be implanted by a veterinarian at the expenses of the dog’s owner no later than the dog reaching the age of three months. The Federal Ministry of Health provides an Austrian-wide animal protection database for a transregional cooperation.
For further information please see here.