Teaching in Europe and taking a pet

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  • Bezza
    25 July, 2010 at 20:24
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    Hiya guys,

    This is quite a random question but I am about to complete my degree in the UK which I decided to undertake after four years teaching in Asia.

    I would love to head off again to settle somewhere in Europe (don’t really have a preference at this time) but I now have a dog and was wondering if any of you have travelled abroad with your pet, or know others that have and could give me any advice. I have had her spade and chipped and know about pet passport but would like suggestions of areas good for living an outdoors life and being dog friendly, whilst also having a good working environment. Or is this too much to ask for :)

    Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    23 January, 2011 at 21:55
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    Reply To: Teaching in Europe and taking a pet

    I’ve taken my dog to France and Spain and it has been relatively straight forward. There are some finer points that you have to do before you arrive, but it sounds like you have the majority of the procedures done. It only limits the search for a flat a little bit as most list apartments as pet friendly, or you could do what we did and made an appointment, show some interest and then mention the dog. They always say it’s fine.

    Valencia was very dog friendly, as was Bilbao. France is very dog friendly and you won’t have many problems.

    What we did was we looked for places near a park (that wasn’t difficult in Spain) so that you can take them off leash and let them run around. There were many dog parks (not specifically, more of a meeting place) and a lot of dogs. I’m not sure about the other European countries but I imagine they are pretty similar.

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