Travelling in Europe with a Dog: The Ultimate Guide

Traveling in Europe with a dog

If you’re taking a holiday and would love to take your dog along, whether for a shorter vacation or long-term travels, Europe is your ideal destination. Not only is Europe about the most dog-friendly part of the world, it’s easy to travel with your dog in between many of the countries. In February 2017 I … Read more

Do You Need a Dog Muzzle when Travelling in Europe?

Best dog muzzles for travel

So you’re heading to Europe, and someone’s mentioned that you’ll need a muzzle for your dog. It’s great that you know in advance and can prepare, but if you’re from somewhere that dog muzzles are not commonly used, such as my home country of Australia, the thought of muzzling your beloved dog may be worrying. … Read more

Do I Need a Rabies Titre Test To Travel With My Dog?

Rabies titre test

Before you head off travelling with your dog, or relocate with them across the world, you likely have a long list of preparation steps. Steps such as checking their rabies vaccination, getting a health certificate and researching pet-friendly transport options. But there’s one extra step you may require or should consider: a rabies titre test … Read more

Basque Country: The Most Dog-Friendly Region of Spain

Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Sebastian

Upon arriving in Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country in northern Spain, I was struck by how many dogs I saw on the street. There were countless dogs walking with their owners, far more than in the other parts of Spain I had visited up to that point (or visited after). It therefore came … Read more

A Guide to Visiting Christmas Markets with Your Dog

Christmas Market Lights

One of the best things about spending December of 2017 travelling through Germany, was that nearly every town we visited had its own Christmas market. And most of the time it was the perfect place to visit with our dog: whether to have a cheap bratwurst on a roll for lunch, or to spend the … Read more

Are Dogs Allowed on Trains in Europe?

Dogs on trains in Europe

One of the best ways to travel around Europe is by train. Travelling by train is scenic and spacious, and on shorter trips it is often quicker than flying, once you take into account getting to and from the airport and check-in times. But, what about if you’re travelling in Europe with your dog? Are … Read more

How to Travel to Malta with a Dog

Pet travel to Malta

Malta was the 22nd European country that I visited with my dog, just over a year after we arrived in Europe and when we were in need of some sunshine and warmth at the end of winter, in early 2018. Despite being part of the European Union, Malta is one of the trickier countries in … Read more

The Most Dog-Friendly Ferry to All of Ireland

Dog friendly ferries to Ireland

When we were putting together our itinerary for visiting the United Kingdom in 2017 with our dog, we never considered not hopping across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Considering that we were hiring a car and dogs are not usually allowed to fly in the cabin in the UK, taking a … Read more

Travelling to Northern Ireland with a Dog in 2022

Taking dog to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a fabulous destination to visit with your dog, whether you’re visiting family or friends or touring the beautiful countryside. However, due to being situated across the Irish Sea and being treated differently since the end of the Brexit transition, it’s potentially trickier to visit than the other countries of the United Kingdom. Read … Read more

Travelling to Republic of Ireland with a Dog in 2022

Taking a dog to Ireland

Not long ago, I wrote about travelling with a dog in the Republic of Ireland. But how do you travel to Ireland with your dog in the first place? Like the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland is located on an island, with only a land border to Northern Ireland. So, like the UK, it’s … Read more