# 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
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If you cannot reach an agreement in a dispute with a postal company, the Federal Network Agency can mediate under certain conditions.
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