Whenever animals are transported, including journeys with dogs, the law says that: ‘No person shall transport any animal in a way which causes or is likely to cause injury or unnecessary suffering to that animal.’ You should plan for travelling with your dog well before the journey. Think carefully about the type of journey it is and the effect that it will have on your dog, taking into account how big the animal is, its nature, and how long the journey is.
Consider carefully whether you can fully protect your pet’s welfare on the journey. If you’re unsure, it might be best to leave your dog with a dog sitter or kennels instead.
Make sure that you know and understand the carrier’s conditions for transporting your dog, and that you have booked a place for it to travel if necessary. If you book a package holiday with us, we'll advise you of the carrier's conditions and will confirm the booking of your dog on your chosen operator. If you book your own travel arrangements, you must travel on an authorised route with an approved carrier. Let us know if you're travelling with an assistance dog - so we can make any special arrangements you need.