How to take your Dog to the UK

It’s easy to take your dog to the UK for a friendly visit, just follow these simple steps with your vet and get your dog a passport and you will be set to go!

What you and your vet have to do:

From 1 January 2012 all dogs, (including guide and hearing dogs) can enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.
Animals which do not meet all the rules must be licensed into quarantine until they are compliant. They might then be able to obtain early release if they can be shown to comply with the necessary pet travel requirements.


How to Travel: Buses, trains, and tube

You can travel with any dog, unless there is a good reason for them to refuse it (such as if the dog seems dangerous or is likely to upset other customers).
You must keep it under control on a lead or in a suitable container, and must not allow it on a seat. Staff can’t take charge of any animal.
You must carry dogs on moving escalators or through automatic ticket gates please.

Fun Fact…Dog:  hails from the Old English word “dogca,” which actually referred to a specific kind of dog, a mastiff. “Dogca” in this sense was borrowed by several other European languages. In French it became “dogue” as in the breed the dogue de Bordeaux.  The previous term for dog in Old English was “hound.” Ironically, while “hound” eventually took on a more restricted meaning – that is, of a hunting dog – “dog” came to signify the animal in general…