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Bringing a dog to Almeria

Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 1:40pm
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Tonyingham

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My partner and I are hoping to come to Almeria for about 2 months next winter, bringing our dog. 

Does anyone have an opinion of the best way to travel? We live in Lancashire. 

From my searching the net, it appears that the cost of the journey by car, via Channel ferry or Portsmouth/Bilbao is very similar if you include overnight stops. 

Also, we will need to rent accommodation when we get there. What is the best way to do that for 2 months? 

Nadine123

Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 6:33pm

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Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 6:33pm

We travel From Scotland with our dog and cat on the Eurostar through France and Spain to Almeria. we have a couple of overnight stops. It is a long drive, but we can never seem to book a pet cabin on the Ferry to Santander or Bilbao in time.  We don’t want to put the dog in  a kennel on the ferry and cats have to stay in the car.  We book hotels that are pet friendly on the website for the overnight stops. The cost of doing it either way works out the same.

Tonyingham

Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 6:42pm

Tonyingham

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Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 6:42pm

Nadine123 wrote on Sun May 3, 2020 6:33pm:

We travel From Scotland with our dog and cat on the Eurostar through France and Spain to Almeria. we have a couple of overnight stops. It is a long drive, but we can never seem to book a pet cabin on the Ferry to Santander or Bilbao in time.  We don’t want to put the dog in  a kennel ...

...on the ferry and cats have to stay in the car.  We book hotels that are pet friendly on the website for the overnight stops. The cost of doing it either way works out the same.

Thanks Nadine. What you say confirms the impression I got from my research. 

John99andrew

Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 10:25pm

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Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 10:25pm

Tonyingham wrote on Sun May 3, 2020 6:42pm:

Thanks Nadine. What you say confirms the impression I got from my research. 

You would bee better to find out about qaurantine going back with the dog after brexit  not sure if the law will have changed

Tonyingham

Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 11:37am

Tonyingham

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Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 11:37am

John99andrew wrote on Sun May 3, 2020 10:25pm:

You would bee better to find out about qaurantine going back with the dog after brexit  not sure if the law will have changed

Thanks for that John. I'm relying on my vet to advise me. Apparently nobody knows exactly what's needed until the negotiation is done. 

jtp890

Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 1:32pm

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Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 1:32pm

Returning to UK will not be a problem, the increased requirement is for entry to EU post brexit 

James 

Rach2772

Posted: Tue May 5, 2020 1:37am

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Posted: Tue May 5, 2020 1:37am

Hola! We are now living in Almeria Province with our dog - we came over on the ferry Portsmouth to Santander 6 months ago. We'd never want to put our big wuss of a Lab through the kennel experience again, he was fine with the violent motion, which to be fair was shocking even for us, for 2 nights, but not the kennel.  A neighbour told us here in Almeria to ring Brittany Ferries for a pet cabin as you can never get one online... sure enough we got a cancellation for an extra 25€. Although that was due to sail last week so obviously didn't happen! But I'd advise booking online and then calling to change to a pet cabin if you can be flexible with ports and dates. It's a simple option if you don't want to drive through France. Happy travels when you can :)

Tonyingham

Posted: Tue May 5, 2020 3:27pm

Tonyingham

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Posted: Tue May 5, 2020 3:27pm

Hi Rach. Thanks for that suggestion. I didn't know you could get a cancellation. My whippet is very dependent so I would want him in a cabin with us. There are no sailings available after October so I'll have to be on the ball when things move! 🐶

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