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Living in Montreal with dogs... advise pls.
Posted December 5th, 2009 - 6:32 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Hello to Montreal !!!
Me and my girlfriend would like to move to Montreal (for 1 year) and we have two small dogs (pic. in my profile)
So i have some questions, maybe somebody can advise me.

Has anybody some experiences about flying with dogs ??
I've heard mostly bed stories about this.. so i
dont know what is the best way how to move dogs from Europe, Paris airport. Or which airline is good/bad.

Also at some discussions about Montreal, i have read,
that in Qubec generaly, there is problem with dog
walking... no places, where you can go with dog, but I hope, this is not true :-)

I've also heard, Accomodation with dogs is problem... do you think, its possible to rent some apartmet/room with 2 small dogs???
what is your experience/opinion ????

Thank you very much for answer.

And if you have some other ideas how to advise, dont hasitate to contact me.

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Posted December 6th, 2009 - 6:49 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
First, you can now fly with your dog on your laps if it can stay calm on certain airlines. You have to call before and ask to keep your dog with you because they only accept few dogs per flights.
(but never flight myself with my dogs)

Problems with dog walking??? You mean on the street?? No problems! If you keep them in leash and clean after they shit, you'll never have any problems! Even better, there's parcs in Montreal reserved for dogs only.

Accomodation... It is a problem... really. You'll have to visit many places before finding one that accept dogs. Even at my place, I'm not allowed to have dogs... But when I visited, I saw that other tenants in the building had dogs... So realized that dogs were kind of tolerated. Generally, in other places that I visited, I would always asked subtly what would happen if one day I would like to have a cat or a dog.

By the way, I have 2 dogs (a young and big dog and a small and quiet one).

Posted December 6th, 2009 - 8:05 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
thanks for quick reply,
So the only problem is temporary houing, before we find some residence. Are there some cheap pet-allowed hostels in Montreal or should i start seeking for "dog" coachsurfer? But nobody is vouching for me, I'm new at CS community !!!
Thanks in advance for hints.

Posted December 7th, 2009 - 12:51 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I think you should try to find a dog friendly couchsurfeur or a pet sitter while you're trying to find a place to live (post a request in Montreal group or contact people from this forum). I never searched for a dog friendly hostel... So I have no idea if there's some.
Otherwise, you still can place your dogs in a kennel while you're looking for your apartment. But I have to admit, it's generally expensive... around 15$ per day, per dog and your dogs will have to be fully vaccinated.

Finaly, you can also look in Kijiji or Craigslist for a cheap dog sitter.

Last thing... Have you thought about flying without your dogs and after finding an apartement, asking your parents to send your dogs to you?


Posted December 7th, 2009 - 12:57 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Look what I found... That's really cheap!


But nobody knows if he is reliable... But still...!

Posted December 8th, 2009 - 10:17 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Thanks very much for advices,
I also found some "pet-allowed" hostels in Montreal, so I will call there and ask for info... this could be cheap way. And of course, I will try to find some coach, but 2 persons with two (though small) dogs for cca 5 days... :-D ... Im not sure.
Anyway thanks once more for help.

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 4:23 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I would, but I don't know how my dogs would react...

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 10:29 am by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
I see...
we have female dogs and sometimes other dog-lady doesnt like them.
Anyway, Ophelie, thank you very much for hints and have a good time !!!!!!

PS: I am most afraid about the flight, because it seems, that none of airlines can allow us to take our dogs into a cabin, even if they are 6 kg. So they will have to be in the cargo hold :-(((((((

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm from Halifax, Canada
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Posted December 9th, 2009 - 9:41 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
That's weird because I have read in article on that suject saying that now they will allow dogs in some airlines and last summer when I went to Guatemal I saw one dog in a flight (I think it was with American Airlines).

Posted December 10th, 2009 - 4:49 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Yes, you can fly with dog in cabin, but the dog must stay all flight in a box usually max 55x40x20 (length/width/height in cm, depends on airlines), however height 20cm is not enough for our ladies, their boxes are 70x45x35, but I still hope, that once the airline girl will see our pets, they will allow us (somehow) to fly together :-). Also my girlfriends parents are both vets, so that we have some soft sedatives, but I hope, it wont be necessary.
PS: at american airlines, max heigth is 9" (23 cm), see

Posted June 18th, 2010 - 2:11 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
If you have female dogs I may be able to take care of them for a short time while you look for a place. If you sign a lease, it is a hassle to evict you, so provided your dogs are not terribly disruptive, most landlords won't make an issue of it unless you don't pay the rent on time.

It is a risk, however, as most stipulate no pets in the lease. I looked for over a month before I found a landlord who would accept to have two dogs on the premises, but I did not want to chance an eviction.

I have two big, unneutered males, but they are quite friendly with females. It's not an ideal situation, but I may be able to help if you are in a pinch.

Posted June 17th, 2010 - 7:32 pm by from Amarillo, United States (Permalink)
just thought I'd throw this out there. CK with you "VETS" If the dogs are "Therpy Dogs" then an airline that is from the USA is required to accept the dogs and thy don't have to be in a crate. Check on this with our differant airlines. You may have a limit on the # of animals on the plane and you may have to pay for a seat since it can not be sold because there isno place to put peoples feet. . Not sure how Canadian Airlines treat this, Good luck