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Take your furry friend away with you and avoid costly kennel fees whilst enjoying an exciting trip abroad with DFDS.
As part of the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), we provide safe transportation for your pets onboard our ferries. You will have the opportunity to visit your pets on longer crossings, as arranged by the onboard staff. Our Newcastle-Amsterdam and Copenhagen-Oslo crossings even boast pet-friendly cabins.
If the pet owner is not travelling with their animal, please provide a signed declaration from the owner. Movement of animals within the EU is limited to 5 per person unless taking part in a competition or event. These animals will require a signed declaration and a specific health certificate issued by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency. Click here for more information
Burnham House Veterinary Surgery
33-35 Castle Street,
CT16 1PT Dover
Tel: 01304 206989; Fax 01304 225622
Clinique Vétérinaire Dr Wuillot,
Dr Lavielle & Dr Mottoul,
139 Boulevard Curie,
Tel: +33 (0) 321 82 15 11
127 Rue du Canton du Caillouti
Tel +33 (0) 328 21 31 51
Avenue Veterinary Practice
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 515509
Dieppe R vertus.
SAINT AUBIN SUR SCIE
Tel : +33 (0) 2 35 84 27 35
Tyne & Wear
Tel : +44 (0)191 258 6886
Veltmeijer en Kruithof
Tel +31 (0) 25 55 16 211
Please ensure your pet will have suitable space within the kennel dimensions described below, the correct size kennel will need to be selected at the time of booking.
Extra small kennels
54cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 60cm (D)
86cm (H) x 94cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Extra large kennels
76cm (H) x 68cm (W) x 101cm (D)
Should you or your pets wish to stretch your legs once you’ve finished your ferry crossings, or before you board, below is a list of dog-friendly parks or green areas near our ports.
Parc St Pierre, Boulevard Jacquard, 62100, Calais, France. Map
Plage de Petit-Fort-Philipe, Digue de Mer, 59820 Gravelines, France. Map
Forêt d’Arques-la-Bataille 76880 Arques-la-Bataille, France. Map
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On our Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk ferry crossings, pet bookings must be made in advance of travel, and are subject to the same travel conditions as onboard our Newcastle to Amsterdam route. For pets travelling on our Dover to France routes there is a charge of £15 per pet each way. Pets must remain suitably secured inside your vehicle for the duration of the journey. However, you can visit your pet in your car during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member.
Motorists can take their pet on holiday with them by booking online in advance for £18 per pet, each way. You can visit your pet in your vehicle during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member, but not during the first or final hour of the crossing. Foot passengers may travel with pets but your pets must remain in kennels in the car deck throughout the journey. Passengers are asked to carry pets on board in a suitable travelling case.
Please ensure any pets are booked in advance. It’s only £19 each way, with kennels available for £6 each way. Pets in kennels must be secured inside your vehicle. Alternatively, there are our 4-bed, sea view pet friendly cabins available for £25 per dog. Each can accommodate up to 2 medium sized dogs. These cabins are bookable online or by calling 0871 522 9955. Foot passengers travelling with dogs must book by calling our customer contact centre.
When travelling from Holland please go to the terminal building before proceeding to the vehicle check-in so the pet microchip details can be validated.
It is possible to bring your dog and cat onboard the route between Copenhagen and Oslo when you book as both foot passenger or if you have a car. Foot passengers can only bring pets if they book a pet friendly cabin.
It is also possible to keep your pet in the vehicle during the crossing, but it must be properly secured inside the vehicle. The pet must be booked at least 24 hours before departure. Unauthorized pets are not accepted. It will be possible to walk your dog in the ship's designated area. The closing times on board are fixed and should be respected for the sake of the personnel who will assist you during the pickup and delivery of your pet on the car deck and during any walks.
From 1 June to 30 August, kennels will be erected on the open deck of the Copenhagen-Oslo route, as the car deck cannot be cooled sufficiently during this period.
For all other passenger information queries click here.
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