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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby big mervyn » Sat May 05, 2018 6:47 pm

We brought two Spanish rescue dogs back from Cherbourg to Dublin last year. Sailed with Brittany ferries and they each had a large pen. The journey is too long to leave them in a vehicle. The kennels were clean but you need to bring bedding. We were allowed regular access to exercise and toilet them. The crossing was a bit rough but they seemed none the worse unlike Mrs BM! Milton, the big lad, had been in a rescue centre for over 5 years!

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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby big mervyn » Sat May 05, 2018 6:58 pm

shamalicious wrote:Have a look at the dog lovers NI page... Reading bad things about Stena and the kennels are next to all the trucks apparently. Only getting this information second hand though.

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The kennels were next to the trucks on the Brittany ferry too but tbh it doesn't really matter.

The Dordogne and France is great for dogs btw. It's a very dog friendly country. We have camped and stayed in hotels with ours. Much better than leaving her in kennels.
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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby Rooster » Sat May 05, 2018 7:03 pm

Are the trucks not generally loaded first anyway and they don't drive around during the sailing !
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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby big mervyn » Sat May 05, 2018 7:06 pm

Rooster wrote:Are the trucks not generally loaded first anyway and they don't drive around during the sailing !

Correct :lol:

Dogs don't care so much for views if they are safe and warm! The ferry we crossed on had a crew member permanently on the deck keeping an eye on them.

Correction. Actually sailed with Irish ferries but the arrangements can vary from ship to ship within the same company.
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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby Bring Humph On!! » Mon May 07, 2018 1:50 am

big mervyn wrote:We brought two Spanish rescue dogs back from Cherbourg to Dublin last year. Sailed with Brittany ferries and they each had a large pen. The journey is too long to leave them in a vehicle. The kennels were clean but you need to bring bedding. We were allowed regular access to exercise and toilet them. The crossing was a bit rough but they seemed none the worse unlike Mrs BM! Milton, the big lad, had been in a rescue centre for over 5 years!

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Great stuff.

5 years for Milton ... poor thing ... How are the rescue dogs settling?

How did you hear about the rescue dogs?

Fair play to you Merv >appl
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Re: Stena Line - Rosslare - Cherbourg with a dog

Postby big mervyn » Mon May 07, 2018 9:18 am

Bring Humph On!! wrote:
big mervyn wrote:We brought two Spanish rescue dogs back from Cherbourg to Dublin last year. Sailed with Brittany ferries and they each had a large pen. The journey is too long to leave them in a vehicle. The kennels were clean but you need to bring bedding. We were allowed regular access to exercise and toilet them. The crossing was a bit rough but they seemed none the worse unlike Mrs BM! Milton, the big lad, had been in a rescue centre for over 5 years!

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Great stuff.

5 years for Milton ... poor thing ... How are the rescue dogs settling?

How did you hear about the rescue dogs?

Fair play to you Merv >appl

When I'm in Spain I work in a dog rescue centre 3 days a week. We brought the dogs back for my daughter.
They're doing brilliantly. Milton is a star. Coco, the smaller one causes all the trouble, but he's only 2!
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