The DSPCA is working with Custom Officers and An Garda Síochána at Dublin Port in a new operation to highlight the legal requirements for the movement of Pets between Ireland, the UK and France - Operation TOTO.
What You Need To Know
Pets that are traveling on board with people in their vehicles must hold a valid pet passport or a veterinary certificate (UK only). Your pet must also have a rabies vaccination, which means your pet must be 15 weeks or older to travel with you. Your pet must be microchipped with the microchip registered to you the owner.
Read more helpful information Department of Agriculture - Pet Travel Information
Read more information on the additional regulations that apply to commercial shipments of pets Department of Agriculture - Commercial Shipment Of Pets
As ever the DSCPA are thankful to Customs for their support in highlighting this issue to the traveling public and for their on going vigilance in addressing the illegal puppy trade from Ireland into the UK. We would also like to the thank the Department of Agriculture for their support in this important campaign.
We are thankful to the traveling public for their cooperation and so far we are delighted to see that the majority of people boarding the ferries with their pets this week were compliant.