Taking a dog from Spain to France and back?

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10 Sep 2009 00:00 by Febe Star rating in Flix, on river Ebro,.... 242 posts Send private message

Hi all,

Our dog is chipped and up to date with his injections. Is there any thing else we need to do to take him to a friends house in France and back to Spain?

As there is no longer any boarder control, not like the old days. You stopped the car, eveyone got out. Passports inspected, given a map and a little bag of sweets. What fun. You know you'd left one country and entered another. I'm rambling now, sorry.

I'm not talking about the UK here, just France and Spain.

Thanks, Febe



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09 Nov 2009 20:19 by denisehl Star rating in La Linea de la Conce.... 20 posts Send private message

Hello Febe,

I know I'm a bit late in the reply, but we have only just arrived in Spain from the UK. We spent a fortune on a dog passport, chips, vaccines and Uncle Tom Cobley and all. We were advised to be at Dover at least an hour before the Ferry was due to sail because of complications because of a dog on board. Imagine my surprise, we were put in a special 'dog on board' queue. Nobody checked the dog passport, or ours for that matter. After that we travelled through France, Spain, Portugal, then back into Spain. Apart from wanting money for tolls, no one stopped us or asked for anything. So I'm pretty certain you will be fine. Hope you enjoy your holiday, or perhaps you have already been and come back.

 

Kindest Wishes,

Denise 





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10 Nov 2009 21:38 by praguepix Star rating in Marbella Villa. 101 posts Send private message

We drove from Prague where we'd been living to Southern Spain last December with our Rhodesian Ridgeback.  The journey took three days of easy driving and our dog was comfortable with his bed and toys in the back of our Discovery. The hotels we stayed in in France and Northern Spain were very dog friendly.

We had everything done that the regulations require: dog passport, chip, vaccinations etc. etc. all within the stipulated time frame. To our amazement we passed through the German, French and Spanish borders without being stopped, although a Ridgeback is scarcely inconspicuous.

I am sure you will encounter no difficulties whatsoever.



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13 Nov 2009 16:03 by paulel Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

I will be driving from France to the Malaga area in December with my 2 lurchers (and a cat) so i would be very grateful if anyone can let me know of any dog friendly hotels in Spain. My route will take me down the coast past Barcelona and Valencia.

Thanks

paul





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13 Nov 2009 19:12 by Febe Star rating in Flix, on river Ebro,.... 242 posts Send private message

Thanks Denisehl and Praguepix,

Digger is due for his jabs again this month, so I'll ask tha vet then. I have heard of a lesser sort of passport for mainland europe, not including UK. I think this is what we need. Available from a vet. I know we're unlikely to be stopped, but sods law says that if anyone is it'll be us!

Take care, Febe



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13 Nov 2009 19:26 by Febe Star rating in Flix, on river Ebro,.... 242 posts Send private message

Hi Paul,

I think the motorway hotels Campanile take dogs. You'll have to check.

There are 2 around Barcelona, I don't know about Valencia, but  there is 1 at Alicante, Elche and Murcia.

Have a good trip, Febe

 



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13 Nov 2009 20:17 by paulel Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 Thanks Febe, I will try Campanile.





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22 Jun 2013 21:06 by wencra Star rating in mollina - malaga. 65 posts Send private message

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hi all

does anyone know if things have tightened up on cross border movement of dogs through mainland europe, still looking at getting our dog a passport, but curious if there are any border checks now or is it just the uk?

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11 Jul 2013 17:10 by DianaMA Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

Hi wencra, I've just come across your question and as far as I know legal requirements to entry Spain with dogs haven't changed recently. I also had this doubt when we decided on April to come for holidays in Spain. I found very interesting information in spainandtravel website. They have a very useful category: practical advice with update and helpful info about this subject. Hope this solves all your doubts. 

Regards,

 





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11 Jul 2013 21:14 by wencra Star rating in mollina - malaga. 65 posts Send private message

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Hi  DianaMA thanks for your reply will have a look at that site





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12 Jul 2013 09:46 by rolley Star rating in Torrevieja . 31 posts Send private message

No checks on the French /spanish border but get a passport and you can travel legally after 21 days.


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12 Jul 2013 10:08 by wencra Star rating in mollina - malaga. 65 posts Send private message

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thanks rolley, we intend to get a passport as we will be coming back to the uk for visits, it was more a curiosoty thing

 





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