Traveling with pets, especially with dogs, is increasingly common in our country. And it is that the normality that has always existed in many European countries has finally come to Spain to stay: there are more and more hotels that accept pets , transport systems make things easier, owners of rental apartments welcome the presence of animals …
Despite all these advances, when traveling with your dog you must take different things into account. Discover them below!
Means of transport
Did you know that Cercanías trains are the only means of public transport that admits dogs of any size? In addition, the animal travels free, although it must be leashed and fitted with a muzzle. On the other hand, dogs over 10 kilos are not allowed on the AVE and long-distance trains. Those who can pass, must go by transporter and pay 25% of a human ticket. Of course, in preferential the animal travels free if the ticket is purchased in advance. In the rest of the means of transport they also tend to discriminate against dogs because of their size.
As for the taxi , you can call the Radio Taxi service and check if they have vehicles that allow pets. And in the car, you must be careful so that the animal does not disturb the driver or obstruct his field of vision.
It is important that, before booking, you ask if dogs are allowed in the rooms and if there is a weight limit or supplement. And it is better to avoid surprises: many say they are lovers of pets but only want those that weigh less than 10 kilos.
Unfortunately for dog lovers, there are few beaches that are officially dog friendly. They are O grove (Pontevedra), El Campello (Alicante), Casares (Málaga), a couple of beaches in Girona and La Rubina. Of course, in many coastal towns it is allowed to walk with the dog on the beach when the bathing season ends (A Coruña, Barcelona, Donostia, Santoña…).