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Old January 28th, 2017, 10:32 AM
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Relocating to Montreal with 5 Dogs + 4 Cats

I'm in Montreal early, setting the stage for a big move from Hong Kong. My spouse, daughter will join in the summer, with my nine animals (if you've never moved internationally with pets, it can be a major headache).

I work in St-Henri and have seen that the Island is a no-go if I want this many pets and access to trails for outside walks. I know I need to live on the 'Shores'. My pets are all mongrels/mixed-breed rescues.

My questions are:

1. Which municipalities other than Sherrington allow this many pets?
2. When people say to register as a kennel, is it a complicated process?
3. When people say 'out of the municipality' or in 'rural' designated zones, how do we see that on a map? Do municipalities clearly have these designated zones?

I realize these are tough questions. Any help and advice would be VERY welcome.

Thanks!
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Old January 28th, 2017, 12:17 PM
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You can try making some phone calls to the towns you're thinking of moving or try checking out the town web sites and see if they have the info you're looking for.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for your reply.

How I've been trying to solve this challenge so far is:

1. Check out the map for a municipality.
2. Look up its bylaws to see if it's OK or not.
3. If it's not clear, write the city for more info.

It looks like Village de Senneville, Kirkland and Sherrington would be OK. I've sent emails to Vaudreuil-Dorion and Baie d’Urfe.


Problem is that this doesn't tell me if it's actually OK for dogs or not.
For example, Kirkland may accept multiple pets but it doesn't look especially good for dogs... Where could you go to give them good exercise?

For reference, this is where they're moving from...
https://goo.gl/photos/B6U5ivvotbX3Nbi3A

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Old January 28th, 2017, 06:08 PM
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For example, Kirkland may accept multiple pets but it doesn't look especially good for dogs... Where could you go to give them good exercise?

Thanks!
Having lived in Montreal region previously for 15 years, I can tell you that Angell Woods is a great option for walking your dogs - off leash is still available I believe. You may have to get in the car and take the dogs there though. You'll find that most parks within the municipalities do not allow dogs (even on leash) which is frustrating. We lived in Riguad which is further west/north from Vaudreiul and there are lots of walking trails out that way too which are dog friendly.

Good luck and kudos to you for bringing all the pets!
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Old January 29th, 2017, 09:01 AM
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Thank you Loki Love.
Your reply was perfect -- I can add the name to my list of places to check out.

Have a great day
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Old January 29th, 2017, 11:52 AM
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When you have some free time I would love to see some photos of your furry family !
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Old January 29th, 2017, 12:32 PM
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Photos of Dogs, Cats and other Hong Kong Specials

Hi Barkingdog,

No problem. also Some photos of boar, snakes, owls and other critters, but the cats and dogs are mine - all of the rescues and of the mongrel variety.

In Hong Kong they're called 'Tong Gau' -- like village dog.

Enjoy

https://goo.gl/photos/Mhn9tppevNH4FKmW9
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Old January 29th, 2017, 02:24 PM
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Thank you ran ! I love the photo of the dogs looking out the window ! All the photos are great , I hope you'll be able to find some place that will allow you keep all of your furry family .
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Old January 29th, 2017, 10:08 PM
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Love all your pics, ran, especially of the rock-climbing adventure! You have such a beautiful fur family.

What was the story on the paw? Almost looks like a snake bite! I hope the recovery was complete!
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Was just thinking to make sure none of the dogs resemble a pittie as they will have challenges in most places now. Ontario has the ban and I believe Montreal may be in the process of enforcing it...just something to consider.....now off to have a peek at the pics...

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