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WHERE TO FIND US

P&O Ferries Ltd.

The ferry terminal is 1 mile from Calais town centre.



OUR ADDRESS

Terminal Car Ferry
62100
Calais
France
Tel: 0800 130 0030




TAKING YOUR PETS TO & FROM FRANCE

No need to leave your furry friends behind – they can come on holiday too if you travel with us.

It costs £15 per pet each way to travel on the Dover to Calais route, with registered Guide and Hearing Dogs travelling free of charge.

Dogs, cats or ferrets are allowed on our ships with pet passports, as long as they meet all the EU requirements. The latest information on the pet passport scheme can be found on the DEFRA website.

As all pets must stay in the vehicle during the trip, we’ve put together a few tips on how to make the journey as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, for you and your pet. And, if you follow the link below and register today you can claim a FREE Pets Pyjamas Travel Bowl!

TAPEWORM INFORMATION

On your return to the UK TAPEWORM RULES APPLY TO PET DOGS ONLY. Dogs MUST be treated against tapeworm and the treatment administered by a vet and recorded in the EU pet passport or the third country official veterinary certificate, not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival in the UK. The treatment must have PRAZIQUANTEL or an equivalent as its active ingredient.

PET TRAVEL INFORMATION

GOV UK INFORMATION

TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PET

Here’s a few tips to help make your journey with your pet easier:

  • VACCINATIONS

    Make sure your pet has been microchipped and vaccinated against rabies 21 days before you travel. Some countries also need your dog to have had tapeworm treatment, which is recorded in their pet passport. Check www.gov.uk

  • PET PASSPORTS

    All dogs, cats and ferrets must have a pet passport (or third country official veterinary certificate) to enter or re-enter the UK. Your vet can give you a pet passport.

  • FEED AND WATER

    Feed your pet at least a few hours before boarding ̶ do it later and they may get travel sick. Leave some water in the car in a non-spill bowl so they can stay hydrated. Always allow time for your pet to go to the toilet before boarding.

  • EXERCISE AND PLAY

    Give your pet plenty of exercise before they travel - they’re likely to be less restless in the car. It’s also a good idea to leave them some toys to amuse them during the voyage.

  • COOL AND CALM

    Leave your pet’s bedding in the car with them so they feel comfortable. Make sure your car is as cool as possible when you leave them, particular in the summer months.

  • PLAN AHEAD

    If your pet isn’t used to long car journeys, take them in the car a few times before the crossing, so they get used to it. You could consider a night crossing, when they’re more used to sleeping.

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Passengers with pets need to check in at least one hour before departure.
  • Sorry - foot passengers can’t travel with pets.
  • Animals must remain in the vehicle at all times during the crossing.

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MORE INFORMATION

NEED A VET?

If your pet is poorly on the way to the ferry, you’ll find the nearest vets to Dover and Calais below.
As your pet stays in your vehicle during the voyage, it’s important to make sure they’re fully fit and well before you board.

EXERCISE AREA IN DOVER EXERCISE AREA IN CALAIS
NEAREST VET:

White Cliffs Vets
Unit 11, Whitfield Court, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, CT16 3PX
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 6pm
Thursday open until 7pm
Saturday 8.30am to 12noon
Tel: 01304 41 41 41
Web: www.whitecliffsvets.co.uk

Clinique Vétérinaire
Dr Wuillot, Dr Lavielle & Dr Mottoul, 139 Boulevard Curie, 62100 Calais
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12noon and 2pm - 8pm
Tel: 0321 821 511
Web: www.centre-veterinaire-curie.fr

Thinking of taking your dog on holiday?

Every year thousands of dogs join their families and travel by ferry for a holiday. Most crossings require your dog to remain in your vehicle or one of the ferry’s kennels and we have teamed up with the RSPCA to help make sure that wherever your dog spends his time, his experience is a positive and enjoyable one.

Take a look at the information from the RSPCA below:

RSPCA POINTS TO REMEMBER

Think about when best to book your crossing:
  • Be aware that leaving your dog in a vehicle can lead to heat stroke and in some cases, can be fatal. Some types of dog are more prone to heatstroke, like very old or young dogs, dogs with thick, heavy coats or dogs with very short flat faces like pugs and bulldog types. Dogs with certain diseases or on some types of medication are also more at risk.
  • This risk can be avoided by never travelling on hot days and always at the coolest part of the day. For example, travel overnight or leave first thing in the morning or later at night.
  • We strongly recommend to customers to visit their vet before travel for a pet health check to ensure the pet is in fit condition especially if your dog is one which is more prone to heat stroke.

    Prepare for your trip:
  • Bear in mind that, unless you are travelling on a ship with pet-friendly cabins and you have booked one, your dog will spend most of the time at sea on his own. It may be possible to arrange to visit your car mid-voyage to check on your dog – the car deck is not accessible to passengers once the ship has sailed so you would need to be escorted, so visits depend on the availability and discretion of the crew - but it is highly unlikely that he will be allowed to leave your vehicle. You therefore need to prepare in such a way which ensures he is comfortable and happy during the journey.
  • Make sure that the area in the vehicle in which you transport and intend to leave your pet is comfortable and secure. Your dog will need plenty of space during the journey and when left in the vehicle. Whether unconfined or in a crate he or she will need to be able to sit and stand up at full height, turn around easily and lie down in a natural position, and must not be able to escape.
  • Take some absorbent bedding to help him/her feel comfortable whether left in your vehicle or taken to an on board kennel. As your dog is highly unlikely to be able to leave the vehicle once sailing, this can help if your dog has any accidents during the journey.
  • Having familiar items near him/her can help make them feel more comfortable, e.g. your dogs favourite toys.
  • Your dog will need access to water throughout the journey. Spill safe containers can be attached to the side of a travelling crate or left on the floor of the vehicle.

    Allow plenty of time at the ferry port:
  • As your dog has to remain in the vehicle during the crossing, your dog will need an opportunity to go to the toilet prior to getting onto the ferry so give yourself enough time to get him/her out of the car.
  • If you are leaving your dog in your vehicle rather than in a kennel, make sure there is enough ventilation for your pet. Creating a flow of fresh air can be helped by opening both the driver and passenger’s front windows. Take care to ensure that your dog cannot escape from their carrier or your vehicle. Some ferry companies may provide window grilles which helps with ventilation and avoids escape but not all so we would advise taking your own.
  • If you are taking your dog to an onboard kennel, make sure you take some bedding so that he/she is comfortable.
  • Make sure your dog’s water container is full with clean fresh water and accessible to him throughout the ferry crossing.
  • If you are concerned about your dog at any point during the crossing then please do speak to a member of staff who may be able to accompany you to your vehicle or the kennels. Be aware however that increased security concerns may impact on whether or not this is possible.

    Arriving at your destination:
  • Once you have left the ferry, find somewhere safe to pull over and get your dog out of the car. This will allow you to check him over and an opportunity for him to go to the toilet and stretch his legs.