# Keeping animals
There are more than 30 million pets living in households in Germany. Do you keep pets and have questions, for example about dog tax and keeping dogs? This section provides contacts at public authorities and information about keeping animals, pet taxes and legal questions, ranging from registering a dog to the protection of animals to keeping wild animals.To Services
Every dog owner is obliged to register his dog in his municipality of residence. The registration results in the dog tax.
Wenn Sie Ihren Wohnsitz in eine andere Gemeinde verlegen oder Sie keinen Hund mehr besitzen, müssen Sie den Hund bei der bisherigen Gemeinde abmelden.
An exemption from dog tax is always possible if you meet the necessary requirements. Further information can be obtained from the municipality responsible for you.
A deregistration of the dog ownership is always necessary if you give up the keeping of the dog in your municipality of residence. Further information can be obtained via the location search of the municipality responsible for you.