Ferries to Canaries with dogs

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  1. Milliemobile

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    Hello just joined as a full member after being a read only for a while whist working out the best places join. Got our first pvc last June and did a quick 43 day tour oc Spain and Portugal last Oct - Dec. Now planning our next trip and wondering about the canaries. Has anyone taken the Acciona Transmediterranea, ferry to Tenerife from Spain in a MH travelling with dogs before?
    The website indicates dogs can travel in kennels has,anyone used these kennels that can give advice as to how dogs are looked after? We have 3, two labs and one Golden retriever, the Goldie has epilepsy so want to ensure we can walk them and spend time with them on ferry.
    Also any general advice about visiting the islands in a motorhome would be appreciated as only flown before. Gosh this is getting long, sorry Lin and Nige
     
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    welcome! all I know from reading past threads is that crossing very expensive, although you probably know that..but when you get there is there much camping friendly/touring infrastructure?

    an alternative: having been to canaries a good few times, corsica and sardinia are nice islands to visit..short ferry hop between the two
     
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    Thinking about possibly buying a place in Canaries if we can sell up in UK as we have family on Tenerife, as long as can get dogs on & off easily, we hope to explore everywhere we can but thought it might make a good base as weather is good year round, still a pipe dream at moment though :)
     
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    Welcome aboard;) Did it years ago on a Gold Wing Motor Cycle DXB 1100
     
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    Yoric has just been to Lanzarote in his van. Do a search.
     
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    Yes I did have read of it, will try to find again and ask him thanks
     
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    I'm still working out how those 3 large dogs fit in your PVC! It must be cosy, our Jack Russell is big enough for ours.

    If the kennels are anything like the Plymouth to Spain ferries then you will have access to the kennels during the voyage and so you can walk and feed your dogs.
     
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    Where do they go wee wee
     
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    On the deck. About which I wrote at length on my blog. A steel deck just ain't natural...
     
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    having just returned from tenerife we found that the free camping in los cristianious has now been shut down as a calor gas bottle blew up last year there,the police have sealed the area off ,so we were talking to a few people who go there every year ,and they said there is still plenty of free camping else where,so go and enjoy.
     
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    That's worrying me about ours, not sure oldest one would go :(
     
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    It has a large area at the front where kitchen is with free floor space where they sleep at night, oldest tends to claim the cab area, loves it, us humans have a mid lounge area which the dogs travel harnessed on to benches but pulls,out to a bed for just humans at night, we get a grand 120 cm width on our bed! All designed around the dogs, you gotta love em :D:D:D

    Just had a quick look at your blog, saved to read in depth later, we went for first time via Tunnel last Oct. The dogs did there own blog via blogger am I allowed to put a link to the blog on my profile? I note there is a blog section on the forum so don't want to break rules by linking to an external one :)
     
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    Thanks for the info :)
     
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    Yes, plenty put links to their own blogs in their signatures and some make specific posts on here to tell folk when there is something new to read. As long as it is not a trade site Oberwebmaster Jim won't mind.
     
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    Our pooch is 17 and coped with the trip without getting distressed, but some dogs in the kennels barked almost non-stop.
    What we did learn was that next time we are going to just take a large old towel for him to sleep on. If I gets wet and smelly we will just put it in a bin liner and probably chuck it.
    The bedding can get wet from drinking water if it gets rough, which it did on the return trip and also the dog is walking on the wet deck.
     
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    Thanks for that
     
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    On me phone now. Will give full reply when get on me PC :)
     
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    Thanks no rush :)
     
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    Just noticed a typo above "if I get wet and smelly" Should read "if it gets wet and smelly".
    I am already wet and smelly!
     
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