Dog Travel Hull to Zeebrugge

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  1. oldflemo

    oldflemo Funster

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    What arrangements can be made for dog's toilet requirements on long ferry crossings? I only know you can visit by arrangement the dog in the MH
    Find it odd you are encouraged to use absorbent bedding for your dog,ours would need to leave her cage and the MH before she would anything at all.
    This must be a common problem for dogs and hopefully there is a common sense solution
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    Ian
     
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    I wouldn't like to think a dog was messing anywhere on a ferry to be honest, I suggest using a shorter route or leave the dog behind if it cant stay in the motorhome.
    I have used the Hull ferries many times and have never seen a dog on one before.
     
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    These guys should be able to help, or contact the ferry operator direct:

    "Not all ferry operators have the facility to take pets, therefore please contact us on 08445 765503 ormail@aferry.com before booking so we can add them to your booking. Ferry operators usually charge a small fee for each pet that they carry."​

    http://www.aferry.co.uk/pets1.htm#pets1
     
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    That is because they are not allowed in passenger areas . Clearly you would not see them.The ferry companies do encourage dog travel.
     
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    It's a long crossing for an animal left in a vehicle. And although you can visit them, what can you do? If they're unhappy you can't stay with them, if they're ok, pleased to see you, you then have to say ok, leaving you again.
    I always found the Le Havre to Portsmouth trip-5 and a bit hours, was the most mine could take, and I always did a shorter crossing rather than that in preference.

    I think the Hull to Zeebrugge crossing is nearer 8 hours, possibly too stressful for a lone dog?
     
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    Thank you for this helpful response
     
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    we were regulars on the Hull Zeebrugge crossing some years back, (pre dog) 8 crossings in 6 months sorting out my mums house sale

    there is a very grim looking kennel on the lorry deck, saw several lorry drivers using this, vowed we never would, only use the chunnel now we have a dog

    Loved the Hull route to Europe and would go back to it without a dog, but the price loading takes some swallowing, wherever you live
     
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    Thank you for this looks like we'll be following your example
     
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    We always travel with our dog(s) which is why we always take the Chunnel and on the Italy to Greece to Crete ferries we always book a pet cabin or camping on board. I have seen some of the kennels on board ferries and I wouldn't put a cuddly toy in them, let alone a dog.
     
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