Guide to keeping pets in HDB

Posted by Lizann on November 20, 2017

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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 Findahomeloan have the perfect guide for you.

 

Dogs

 

 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

10

Boston Terrier
(a) Lightweight
(b) Middleweight

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

40

Pekinese

41

Pomeranian

42

Poodle

43

Pug

44

Poodle (Miniature)

45

Schipperkee

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

   

 

 

Cats

 

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

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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:

  • Hedgehogs
  • Iguanas
  • Tarantulas
  • Scorpions, star tortoises, snakes, salamanders, sugar gliders, slow lorises

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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.

 

Final 'Bark'

 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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Topics: HDB, Guides

Written by Lizann

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