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Transporting Dolly the Dog

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:41pm
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Glynn Simpson

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Hi 

I was hoping there may be a few members of the Forum that have transported a dog from the UK to Spain .Anyone like to share experiences of this 

Routes taken .Where was your dog in the car or cabin 

Just looking for people to share experiences 

Thanks Glynn 

sexystevieb

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:52pm

sexystevieb

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:52pm

I brought my Bullmastiff by van through France and Spain by road in a van, as long as there are plenty of toilet breaks he/she will be fine, most of hotels in France are dog friendly not quite so in Spain I took 3 days from midlands UK.

Shirl129

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:57pm

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:57pm

I brought my dog over by car via the tunnel as the dog friendly cabins on the ferry’s get booked up quickly & I wouldn’t leave her in the car on deck. Travelled across France & stayed overnight at Barcelona then continued on to Murcia. Used a Toll route.

Markbootsie

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:56pm

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Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:56pm

I brought my dog, cat and parrot over via plymouth-Santander with the dog in a kennel on the boat. I stopped overnight about 5 hours down from Santander in a pet friendly lodge and then traveled for 3 hours the next day to La Tercia. No problem at all for any of the animals and only 1 toll to pay going on the Madrid ring road using less just over half a tank of fuel. 

Rascalmate

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:11am

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:11am

Hi Glynn, 

We bought our dog over by the  Chunnel. 

We took our vets advice, who said as we were movíng to live in Spain the journey would be long and full of unknowns. The less time your dog spends seperated from his beloved parents the better. 

A dog locked away whilst travelling such a distance such a long journey the less traumatised he will be. 

I remember my first plane ride, the noise the vibration the buffeting. 

My little girl locked in a tiny crate on her own in semi darkness I think too much of her to subject her to that torture which is as the vet said how she would perceive it. 

We took our vets advice and drove with her sitting on my Wife's lap (secured of course) She enjoyed the journey, the sights, the new smells and the stops. 

We had no adjustment problems with her after the journey, she loved her new environment and improved weather as did we. 

We came via the tolls stopped overnight twice (a mistake) we should have planned three overnight stops, took our time and enjoyed the stops we had rather than just spending a few minutes before rushing off again. 

Regards Al ( a fellow La Tercian) 

Glynn Simpson

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:10pm

Glynn Simpson

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Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:10pm

Thanks for sharing. We have booked Ferry Plymouth to Santander 6 weeks today 😁

Rascalmate

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:22pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:22pm

Look forward to seeing you back in  La Tercia, mi amigos, best regards Al

Vi 77

Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 4:18pm

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Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 4:18pm

Hello couple from Scotland just had offer accepted on a property last week Le Tercia.

Wish to know if anyone can tell me how close vet practices are to Le Tercia?

Also if there are fitters and costs for air con to be installed in the area?

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