Dogs on buses and trains?

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  1. Volusia

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    I seem to have read somewhere recently that dogs were not allowed on buses and/or trains in Spain:helpsos:

    As we are planning a tour of Spain and Portugal this winter, and will have our two small dogs with us could someone let me know what the situation is please?

    The last time I was on a train in Spain I was sitting next to a lady with two geese, opposite was a man with a box of chickens and I'm sure there was a sheep on there somewhere :RollEyes: now admittedly this was a few years ago but surely they still allow poochies?

    We will want to visit places such as Barcelona etc and will have to leave the motorhome on site and use public transport for the day. Won't want to leave the dogs in it for that length of time so they will have to join us :Sad:So unless we can stuff them up our jumpers we will have to own up that we have dogs with us.

    Will we be barred on the bus? Will we have to walk to the cities we want to see?
    Will we have to put them in a push chair and pretend they are hairy babies?:Eek!

    Does anyone know? ........ Or was it all a dream?:Confused::yawn:
     
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  2. Gooney

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    Take them to France, they even let the mutts sit on restaurant tables there:Doh:
     
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    You didn't see this..... DID YOU :Doh:

    " now retired and living in France with two dogs (Bichon Frises )"

    :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Smile:Hi,
    If they're not banned , they should be !!!!:Angry:
    They're everywhere; they're taking over the world...:Angry:
    Imagine a world without dog pooo ??:Eeek:
     
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    Volusia,

    I can give you this info for trains............

    http://www.seat61.com/dogs-by-train.htm#.UnVNb_lFDIU

    Small dogs under 10kg are allowed in a pet carrier, but check country by country for the correct info. In spain dogs larger than this aren't allowed on trains.

    As I have travelled a lot with my labradoodle, I think you will find that a lot of the Southern countries of Europe aren't very dog friendly and I very much doubt they will be allowed on buses. Locals seem to see dogs as street animals.

    For us doggie-lovers, it is a problem. :Sad:
     
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  6. Volusia

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    They don't sit ON the restaurant tables ...... They sit AT or UNDER the tables:Smile:. .......we've lived here for five years and I'm still not used to that:Eek!:

    I agree about the dog poo issue though. If its out there (and it certainly is) you can guarantee Dave's shoes will find it :swear: YUKKK!
     
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    Thanks Pinkie ..... I should have known you would have the answer :Smile: I'll have to put the boys on a diet before we go, they are touching on 10 kg !
     
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    No Christmas stockings for them then! :BigGrin:
     
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    Sorry to disagree with you I have seen dogs sitting on tables on several occasions, in fact at one time we were sitting at a six seater table waiting for our order and a lady plonked herself down opposite us and placed her mutt on the table, my French is not too good but even my body language was completely ignored, we waited for our meal to arrive and asked to be transferred to a different table, the waiter obliged without giving a second thought to the woman and her 'table mate':Eeek:
     
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    could be worse...some countries see dogs as FOOD :Laughing:
     
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    There's no denying those dogs would definitely be ON the table:Rofl1:
     
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    I have enough trouble with Dave feeding them leftovers! To say nothing of the Grandchildren sneaking them biscuits:Eek!: I shall have to put them on the scales when I get on. Good job there isn't a weight restriction for humans ..... But perhaps there should be:RollEyes:
     
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    Tony ..... Be warned! Never mention eating dogs to a dog lover :Angry: I may collect a dozen or so and bring them round to poo on your doorstep:Wink:

    Re. the dog on the table! Even as a dog lover I wouldn't have allowed that. Disgusting!:Eeek:
     
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    Don't worry Chris we are also dog lovers, so much so that when we lost our last Yorkie we were so upset we can't bring ourselves round to replace him:cry:
     
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    Dogs abroad

    We were in Portugal earlier in the year and dogs were not allowed on bus's or taxi's.
    Malc:Sad:
     
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    Hey Ho, better get used to the idea that I will have to buy a guide book of Barcelona and make that do then:Angry:

    Actually I spent many weeks in Barcelona years ago with a Spanish 'pen friend's' family so I know it pretty well. Dave doesn't though and I thought it would be nice to see it again together.

    Much as I love my dogs there are times when they are a bl#%*y nuisance :RollEyes: I could always sty 'at home' with the dogs and send him sightseeing on his own:RollEyes:
     
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    small dogz

    So you can put an under 10kg dog in a Ryannair cabin bag and not have to pay a surcharge!:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi, there is an aire in Barcelona so you could park overnight if you wished, mind you the charge is as much as a campsite. :RollEyes: Most places have somewhere to park.:Smile:

    Or do what we do, get a dog basket on the bike, or trailer, :Wink: maybe just walk. :Rofl1:

    Jane with our dog Izzy in her basket, she loves it. :BigGrin: Bob.
     

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    Erm, nice try, but re-read the post ...............info for trains only!

    Commended for trying to take my "blonde" crown though! :Rofl1:
     
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