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Pets are popular in Paris, especially small ones. Many families have cats or small dogs that are more adaptable to apartment living than larger breeds. Occasionally, you will see a big dog strolling alongside his owner on the sidewalks, but it is rare. Birds are common, as are small rabbits and rodents, like guinea pigs and hamsters.

You won't just see dogs on the sidewalks, either. They are in stores and restaurants, on the metro and in taxis. Dogs are wel…