Pet Relocation to Spain
Whether you move to Spain for its gorgeous beaches or equally stunning climate, the country has many surprises to offer as it manages to combine the old culture and new-age activities in a beautiful package. With an estimated 381,025 expats calling Spain home, this stunning Mediterranean country on the Iberian peninsula still ranks top in people’s choice in moving to Europe. Not to mention, the number of people that now bring along their 4-legged family members to enjoy this country has also exponentially grown.
While the Spanish have an unmatched love for pets and it shows in the way they take care of them, Spain is unfortunately one of the least dog-friendly countries in Europe in comparison. Although many Spanish own and pamper their dogs, they don’t have the same attitude towards dogs that many other European countries do, where dogs are frequently allowed inside restaurants and allowed on public transport as a right. However, there are some regions of Spain that are more dog-friendly than others. Spain also has a plethora of dog-friendly parks where your pooch can run free.
- The first step to prepare your pet to enter Spain is to have them microchipped, with the microchip’s date and number recorded on your pet’s health certificate.
- Your pet will need a rabies vaccination after microchipping.
- After waiting a minimum of 30 days after the vaccination, a rabies titer test must be administered, and your pet can enter Spain no sooner than 3 months after blood was drawn and avoid quarantine.
- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Non-commercial EU health certificate within 5 days of travel, endorsed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Exporting Country.
- Pets enter Spain by air at international airports in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife Sur or Valencia, where they will be checked to be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans.
- The minimum age for entering Spain from high-rabies countries is 7 months of age.
- The following breeds must be registered within 3 months of entry and must wear a muzzle to pass security in Spain: Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero, Tosa Inu and Akita Inu.
If you would prefer to sit back and prepare for your journey without stress, you can take the assistance of an accredited pet travel agency to help with the relocation. If you are planning on travelling to Spain with your pet, get a free quote here on our website by entering your travel and pet details.
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