Stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and their dogs

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It is fascinating to see how many different kinds of human-dog bonds exist. Possibly, the variety of relationships between a dog and its master equals theĀ  number of humans multiplied for the number of dogs on earth.

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Planning London to Venice by train with a dog (via Paris)

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Getting from London to Venice by train already sounds like a quite long journey. Add that you travel with your dog – hence some trains and routes areĀ  precluded – and you will have the perfect recipe for a new adventure! This is what my furry friend and I will do this August, adding to the travelling options we earlier explored (van and plane).

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How to get from the UK to the rest of Europe with a dog by car

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The more common and convenient way to travel with a dog is surely by car. When my husband and I moved to the UK we used a van to carry our dog and all our stuff, and I can’t imagine how we would have done without. In this post I will tell you about the options available to cross the Channel or travel from another European country by car with your furry friend, and provide you with all useful links to plan your own journey (for information on the pet travel scheme rules see my previous blogpost).

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How to fly with a dog between the UK and Europe

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When I moved to the UK I thought that flying with my dog would have been the last option: he is a medium/big sized dog and I was not a fan of the idea of having him travelling in a plane’s cargo hold. Last year, though, we had planned a month in Italy and hiring a car in the UK for such a long time would have been very unconvenient, so we decided to try the plane-solution.

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A dog trip to Europe: travel rules and approved routes

Happy dog travelling in the car boot

With summer at the gates, I thought it would have been appropriate to start planning August holidays. To Italy. With my furry one. Having sold my car before moving to the UK, I have to find other ways to travel to the continent with my dog.

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