Brining Your Pets

Bringing your pets

A wonderful new life on the Costa del Sol awaits, and if you want to bring pets with you that won’t be a problem. There are issues that need to be dealt with, of course, but as soon as these boxes are ticked you can bring Fido to Fuengirola or Tiddles to Torremolinos without a hitch.


Certain regulations are in place, and these will need to be observed. Cats, dogs and ferrets that are being brought into Spain will need to be micro-chipped, for example, and will need to have been inoculated against a number of diseases, including rabies. It’s also worth noting that some aggressive dog breeds may not be allowed into the country at all.


Transporting your pets is another issue that requires a certain amount of pre-planning. If you’re travelling from the UK to Spain by plane, you’ll need to have a pet carrier that complies to the relevant regulations. The carrier will have to be large enough for your pet to move and to lie down, and it’s a good idea to clearly label it with information regarding you and your pet.


If you plan to come to Spain by car, be sure to have all the necessary paperwork with you. You’re likely to travel through France on the journey, and you’ll therefore need to have correct documents for that country as well. As always, all the information you need can be found on the internet.

A Pet Passport is a must

Whenever you travel with animals in the EU, you need to have a Pet Passport. Part of the regulations surrounding the European Pet Travel Scheme, it provides information such as your name and address, the pet’s microchip number and details of vaccinations against rabies.


As soon as you arrive in Spain, it’s important that you register your pets with the local veterinarian. There are plenty to be found on the Costa del Sol, and there are emergency services available in many locations, including Fuengirola and Marbella. Of course, once you’ve taken care of all the administration, you can look forward to enjoying your new life in Spain with your furry friends.


To find out more about the adventure that’s waiting to unfold, have a chat with the experts at Simply Costa Developments. We’re available right now on +34 682 66 22 89. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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