Long Break £40 each way
WHERE TO FIND USP&O Ferries Ltd.
The ferry terminal is 1.5 miles from Dover town centre.
Dover Ferry Terminal
United KingdomTel: 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!
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☼
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
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.
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.
- 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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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.
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
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:
Prepare for your trip:
Allow plenty of time at the ferry port:
Arriving at your destination: