Traveling with dog & cat to Spain
Bringing pets such as a dog and / or cat is no problem with most of our holiday rentals and they are welcome guests. Pets are always to be registered in advance. In most cases, an additional fee will be charged in Spain. For your planning, we would like to give you some tips on the journey.
Entry requirements and facts for the holiday with dog in Spain.
When entering Spain, an EU pet passport must be presented to the dog in which a valid rabies vaccination is registered. The vaccination should be done with an inactivated vaccine (WHO standard). The first vaccination of a puppy must be at least 21 days ago. There are also sources of information that speak of 31 days. The dog's final vaccination against rabies must not be older than 12 months or the vaccination interval should be as recommended by the vaccine manufacturer.
Of course, a puppy must be at least 3 months old at the first vaccination against rabies. Younger animals may exceptionally enter Germany unvaccinated, provided that there is no acute rabies hazard. Please consult your veterinarian for further instructions.
It is also advisable to have the veterinarian issue a health certificate for the dog so that entry into Spain can be carried out without complications.
In order to identify the dog clearly, a microchip must have been implanted. Alternatively, during a transitional period until the beginning of July 2011, a readable tattoo will be accepted.
For classified as dangerous breeds such as Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero, Tosa Inú and the Akita-Inú is generally the linen and muzzle. If the owner of the dog has one of these or similar breeds, it may also be necessary to register the animal with the responsible community and to complete a "Combat dog form". For more information, please contact the Spanish Embassy.
Dog beaches in Spain.
Dogs are mostly undesirable on Spanish beaches. In some places, this regulation is strictly monitored so that a breach can even lead to a fine. But there are also beach sections where dogs are partially or at certain times tolerated. These are mainly the less crowded zones. These are usually traded as an insider tip and are rarely officially designated as a dog beach. In general, better conditions for bathing with a dog are to be expected in the off-season. A holiday home with pool is a possible alternative. Then the family can refresh themselves in the pool and plan their activities in the area with the dog.
With reasonable holiday planning Spain is well suited for a holiday with a dog. In many rural areas, the animals can move quite freely. In the tourist centers, the opinion about dogs is slowly changing for the better, where one is better advised to stay in the off-season. Particularly positive is that more and more landlords rent apartments and cottages to vacationers with dogs. A large selection for your Spain holiday with dog can be found here. Your pet is a welcome vacation guest. Please note that pets must be registered in advance. An additional fee is due in most cases in Spain.
Taking the dog on public transport.
In public transport dogs must be kept on a leash and carry a muzzle. In trains, the animals travel in a transport box in the luggage compartment. Of course you should think twice in advance and have a dog transport box ready in case of a fall.