From barking to cleaning: The culture shocks to expect if you own a dog in Italy
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From barking to cleaning: The culture shocks to expect if you own a dog in Italy

Whether you move to Italy with your furry friend or you adopt or buy a canine companion once already here, dog ownership may feel very different compared to other countries. Here are the culture shocks to prepare for.

UPDATE: New rules on pet travel as UK granted ‘listed status’ by EU

UPDATE: New rules on pet travel as UK granted ‘listed status’ by EU

Restaurant near Vicenza welcomes dogs, if they pay a cover charge

Restaurant near Vicenza welcomes dogs, if they pay a cover charge

150,000 Italians call for release of dog confiscated for barking too much

150,000 Italians call for release of dog confiscated for barking too much

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Italian granted sick pay to care for ill dog

Italian granted sick pay to care for ill dog

Dogs can’t be ring bearers, Italian mayor tells engaged couple

Dogs can’t be ring bearers, Italian mayor tells engaged couple

Italian gelateria debuts ice cream for dogs

Italian gelateria debuts ice cream for dogs

The incredible hero dogs of Italy’s earthquake

The incredible hero dogs of Italy’s earthquake

Italian man jailed for slowly killing noisy dog with nuts

Italian man jailed for slowly killing noisy dog with nuts

Toby the reject dog wants you to mend his broken heart

Toby the reject dog wants you to mend his broken heart

Alitalia fined after dog refused flight home for Christmas

Alitalia fined after dog refused flight home for Christmas

Turin mulls silencing feast-day fireworks to protect pets

Turin mulls silencing feast-day fireworks to protect pets

Mafia use tigers and parrots to wield power

Mafia use tigers and parrots to wield power

Italy: no place for pets?

Italy: no place for pets?

‘No pets, no entry’: dog beach opens in Rimini

‘No pets, no entry’: dog beach opens in Rimini

Poor pets get free vet in Milan

Poor pets get free vet in Milan

Italy littered with fat cats and pudgy pooches

Italy littered with fat cats and pudgy pooches