Animals want to stay with their owners. Refugees with pets should enquire in which accommodations they can take their pets with them.

The regulations of the federal asylum centres are cantonal and must be clarified in each individual case: Cantonal federal asylum centres

If you cannot be accommodated together with your pet, in many areas the animals are first placed in an animal shelter. Swiss animal shelters are of a very high standard and in most cases, you can visit your pet during its stay. Video of a visiting day at the animal shelter Pfötli VIDEO