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Taking your dog to France: 6 things you need to know

A dog-friendly roadtrip to the French Alps With our grown-up kids all working this summer, we decided instead to take our dog Jacob, along on our latest holiday to the French Alps.  And what a joy! With a bit of preparation before we set off,  and given the French are very dog-friendly,  we discovered a great four-legged holiday companion. If you are thinking of taking your dog to France, we hope our experience will inspire you. 1 Preparation and packing for a dog Meeting passport and travel requirements It’s not difficult taking your dog to France. But we did find we needed to be sorting out Jacob’s travel docs a few months before we set off. A dog (cat or ferret…not sure why the third one is listed on government websites?) has to be microchipped, have all its vaccinations up-to-date and have a rabies jab before the vet can sign off on a pet passport.  Our local vet Sarah also flagged that we would need to find a vet in France to administer a worming …

Jacob the JRT

Essential tips for a cushy canine life: the dog-friendly way

Jacob’s tale On C-day (Chipping by law day) #GLO50 Jack Russell,  Jacob,  reveals how every self-respecting dog can create a ‘bona-fide’, dog-friendly care team to ensure they live life to the full.  As taken down by his human Emma. Hello. I’m Jacob the miniature Jack Russell. Welcome to my world. Now that we dogs all have to be chipped by law, we need to make sure our humans take our overall care very seriously. Here are my essential,  ‘owner-friendly’ tips to making life over 50 as cushy for a canine as it can be (I’m 9 in human years, which makes me the grand old age of 63 in dog. I still look good, don’t I? Woof, woof…..). Find your local dog-friendly coffee shop Nothing ensures a good walk with your humans than a good coffee shop at the end of it.  Find somewhere that will let them shelter inside when it’s cold or raining. I have it on good authority that there are no laws preventing dogs from going into cafes. It’s down to …