If you’re crossing the channel via the Eurotunnel or on a ferry, both options allow you to bring along your dog, for a fee.
Then there’s just the long drive through France.
Alternatively, consider catching one of the Brittany Ferries directly to Spain.
Pet-friendly cabins are available but do book out well in advance.
Can you take dogs on ferries to Spain?
Unfortunately, this is not an option for people travelling to Spain with a dog but without their car. Foot passengers are not allowed to take dogs on any of the Brittany Ferry routes.
Can I take my dog to Spain on holiday?
The procedure is straightforward but there are a few sensible rules. To obtain a Pet Passport your pet must be: micro-chipped; at least 12 weeks old; up to date with vaccinations including rabies; and treated for tapeworm. Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784 compliant, 15-digit pet microchip.
Can I take my dog on the ferry?
Ferries typically offer two options for taking dogs abroad. All dogs, cats and ferrets are expected to be covered by the PETs scheme. You should do your own research to ensure that your pet will be approved for travel, as any pets not meeting the necessary requirements generally aren’t allowed to board.
How can I take my dog to Spain?
If your pet is entering Spain from a high-rabies country (click here), your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). After waiting a minimum of 30 days after the primary or booster vaccination, a rabies titer test (FAVN) must be administered.