Ever since humanity’s old hunter-gathering days, dogs have faithfully been man’s best friend. While the West has enforced strict laws aimed at safeguarding animal rights, some parts of Asia – among which Vietnam – still struggle with combatting pet stealing and dog meat consumption.
As Vietnam is walking briskly towards modernity, its people’s outlook on the position of pets in society has shifted immensely, so much so that they are now regarded as full members of countless households. As a result, in Saigon alone, newer more modern pet-friendly apartment complexes have emerged, many of which are listed below in this article.
It would not be far-fetched to estimate that a good portion of Saigon tenants are pet owners today. Following this trend, it has become almost mandatory for landlords that housing policies be revised to better accommodate this change.
However, many landlords are still, understandably so, if not hesitant, reluctant, or downright hostile to the idea of allowing pets in, as a disobedient or noisy dog can quickly become a nuisance. Tenants should nevertheless be upfront when bringing up the topic, in hopes of warming their landlord up to the idea.
It should not have to be underlined, but a dog needs proper training. Random barking, aggressive behavior, or anarchic defecation not only compromises other residents’ comfort and safety but damages the property. While all of the following apartment buildings do allow pets, it is not often without certain preconditions.
59 Đường Ngô Tất Tố, Bình Thạnh District
Tenants’ dogs must be walked with a muzzle on.
207 Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, District 2
Owners are allowed to raise pets within the complex.
88 Song Hành, District 2
Pets might need to be properly registered beforehand.
14 Thảo Điền Street, District 2
Pet registration is mandatory and building regulations to be followed.
2 Lê Thước, District 2
Last we heard, no prior registration is needed.
159 Xa lộ Hà Nội, District 2 / 179 Đường Xa lộ Hà Nội, District 2
To avoid facing fines, proper registration at reception and compliance with the relevant policy are expected.
An Phú, District 2
For now, pets are allowed without specific expectations.
91 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Bình Thạnh District
Under more flexible rules, registration is not expected.
N°11 Street, District 2
Pets are permitted without further expectations.
628c Xa lộ Hà Nội, District 2
Stricter policies restrict access to common areas and ask tenants that they muzzle their dogs in public.
Needless to say, it is best to take note of the possible requirements before moving in. In that regard, should you wish to know more about any of the above, please do consider getting in touch with us!