Have you always wanted a pet but are not too sure what is allowed in HDB Flats? A pet is a lifetime commitment, it is best to consider if they are right for you and your environment. We at Findahomeloan have the perfect guide for you.
HDB has an approved list of dogs that are allowed and you can only keep up to 1 dog from the list. If found to have breached this regulation, you can be fined up to a maximum of $4,000!
Here is the list of dogs approved from www.hdb.gov.sg:
|1||Affenpinscher||2||Australian Silky Terrier||3||Australian Terrier|
|4||Bichon Frise||5||Bohemian Terrier||6||Bolognese|
|7||Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxaellois)||8||Bichon Havanese||9||Border Terrier|
|11||Cairn Terrier||12||Cavalier King Charles Spaniel|
|13||Chihuahua||14||Chinese Crested Dog||15||Chinese Imperial Chin|
|16||Chinese Temple Dog (Classic and Miniature)||17||Coton de tulear||18||Czech Terrier|
|19||Dachshund (Light and Miniature)||20||Dandie Dinmont Terrier||21||English Toy Spaniel|
|22||Griffon Belge||23||German Hunting Terrier||24||Griffon Brabancon|
|25||Hairless Dog||26||Italian Greyhound||27||Jack Russell Terrier|
|28||Japanese Spaniel (Chin)||29||Japanese Spitz||30||Lhasa Apso|
|31||Little Lion Dog||32||Lakeland Terrier||33||Maltese|
|34||Manchester Terrier||35||Miniature Pinscher||36||Miniature Schnauzer|
|37||Norfolk Terrier||38||Norwich Terrier||39||Papillon|
|46||Scottish Terrier||47||Sealyham Terrier||48||Shetland Sheep dog|
|49||Shih Tzu||50||Silky Terrier||51||Small Continental Spaniel|
|52||Small English Terrier||53||Small Spitz||54||Smooth Fox Terrier|
|55||Toy Fox Terrier||56||Toy Terrier||57||Tibetan Spaniel|
|58||Volpino Italiano||59||West Highland Terrier||60||Wire-Haired Fox Terrier|
|61||Welsh Terrier||62||Yorkshire Terrier|
The truth is cats are not allowed in HDB flats. As much as we love these furry partners the rationale behind this is some may find cats to be an inconvenience to neighbours as they tend to roam around, shed fur or urinate in public places
Photographer: Lizann Tan
That being said, there are still many cat owners and HDB generally ‘closes one eye’ unless there are complains.
A quick tip is a good idea to get your cats sterilized, it would minimize their need to roam and mate which also reduces the chances of your cat meowing at night to go out.
Other kinds of pets
Small animals that generally does not inconvenience neighbours are allowed like fish, hamsters, rabbits, Chinchillas, red-ear sliders and birds.
Exotic and endangered species
In Singapore, there is a ban on keeping certain exotic animals as pets such as reptiles, amphibans and primates.
Here is a list of animals NOT allow:
- Scorpions, star tortoises, snakes, salamanders, sugar gliders, slow lorises
Photographer: Lizann Tan
There are various reasons for this. For instance, keeping such animals as pets may cause an ecosystem imbalance and may start a trading trend which can threaten the survival of the species.
The climate in Singapore may not be suitable for some of these animals and as responsible people we should not have exotic pets for the sake of having one due to influence from social media platforms such as Instagram or to show off.
With a better understanding of the kind of pets allowed, you will be able to make the right decision on your choice of pets.
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