Bringing your pet with you!

This is far less complicated than you might imagine, especially for dogs and cats. There is no quarantine procedure or permits required. Smaller pets can be slightly more complicated and rules are constantly changing so it is worth checking the latest legislation.

Vets in Moscow:

Here are a few reputable vets in Moscow:

  • Dr. Yuri Shishmaryov, DVM & Valeria Shishmaryova (Interpreter) –Husband and wife team
    Tel.: (495) 694-03-88 home)
    Tel.: 8-901-539-39-56 or 8-916-044-63-33 (cell, when calling from within Russia)
  • Movet Veterinary Clinic – Have English-speaking vets
    Ulitsa Vasilisiy Kozhinoy d.23, Metro Filyovskiy Park
    Tel.: (499) 142-01-04, (499) 142-01-05
  • Tsentr Veterinary Clinic
    Tsvetnoy Bulvar d.11, Building 1
    Metro Tsvetnoy Bulvar
    Tel.: (495) 621-63-76, (495) 621-65-65


Pet Stores:

Russians LOVE their pets – in winter expect to see dogs lovingly wrapped in designer threads and shoes (yes…shoes…it gets cold here!) So there is a great selection of pet shops (zoomagaziny) all over the city.

If your local pet shop doesn’t have the selection that you need then check out pet superstore Bethowen , which has branches all over the city.

See Moscow Animals for a wealth of information on importing pets, adopting animals and lot’s more!