Advice please on bringing our dog from UK to Fuerteventura - Animals and pets in Lajares - Lajares forum - Fuerteventura forum in the Canary Islands province of Spain

Join the Lajares forum

Join the Lajares forumMy name's Alex and this is my website all about Lajares in Spain. Register now for free to talk about Animals and pets in Lajares and much more!

Advice please on bringing our dog from UK to Fuerteventura

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:01pm
5 replies55 views5 members subscribed
Kris

Posts: 2

Location: Lajares

Joined: 22 Sep 2021

We are very excited as we are planning to move to Fuerteventura in the next few months. We have a rescue Greyhound. Has anyone got experience of flying their dog from Gatwick? There seem to be a few companies that do this - we will probably fly out the day before to get things ready for her. Any advice or recommendations gratefully received!

FuerteventuraNow

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53am

Posts: 17

3 helpful points

Location: Antigua

Joined: 19 Aug 2021

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53am

Hi.  We brought our 3 dogs over and handled it all ourselves.  However, that was nearly 5 years ago.  At that time there were only 3 airlines that would fly a dog here, and sadly 2 of those went bust.  As far as I am aware, only Tui will now fly dogs over. However, at that time we could not go with them as the crate for one of our dogs was too big to go in the hold, and your beautiful dog will have a bigger crate that that.

It was very easy to organise their flight ourselves, and saved us well over £1,000!  All in all, it cost us just a little over £900 for all three.  When we got here we then sold their crates.

You can read about our experience here:  https://fuerteventuranow.com/flying-with-pets-to-fuerteventura/   and here:  https://fuerteventuranow.com/weve-arrived/

Kris

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:26am

Kris

Original Poster

Posts: 2

Location: Lajares

Joined: 22 Sep 2021

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:26am

FuerteventuraNow wrote on Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53am:

Hi.  We brought our 3 dogs over and handled it all ourselves.  However, that was nearly 5 years ago.  At that time there were only 3 airlines that would fly a dog here, and sadly 2 of those went bust.  As far as I am aware, only Tui will now fly dogs over. However, at that tim...

...e we could not go with them as the crate for one of our dogs was too big to go in the hold, and your beautiful dog will have a bigger crate that that.

It was very easy to organise their flight ourselves, and saved us well over £1,000!  All in all, it cost us just a little over £900 for all three.  When we got here we then sold their crates.

You can read about our experience here:  https://fuerteventuranow.com/flying-with-pets-to-fuerteventura/   and here:  https://fuerteventuranow.com/weve-arrived/

Thank you so much - the links are really helpful. Tui do still take dogs according to their website so I will get in contact with them. First thing, measure dog and see if they can take the size of crate she will need! Having her on the same flight does make sense. :-)

Gerald70

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:23pm

Posts: 9

1 helpful points

Location: Triquivijate

Joined: 19 Jan 2021

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:23pm

No we drove and it was great

Brunobear

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:57am

Posts: 8

Location: Antigua

Joined: 2 Sep 2020

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:57am

Kris wrote on Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:01pm:

We are very excited as we are planning to move to Fuerteventura in the next few months. We have a rescue Greyhound. Has anyone got experience of flying their dog from Gatwick? There seem to be a few companies that do this - we will probably fly out the day before to get things ready for her. Any ...

...advice or recommendations gratefully received!

We sent our dog overland to Fuerteventura we can advise you if this is an option for you 

Cyberion

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:50pm

Posts: 64

23 helpful points

Location: La Oliva

Joined: 17 Aug 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:50pm

We flew our two dogs over with us 3 years ago, and travelled on the same flight (TUI). Handling this end is a breeze and it was good for us to drop them off at cargo in the UK and pick them up 6 hrs later on Fuerteventura. All they had to do was sleep in the hold. The flight crew even gave us a report on their wellbeing after we had taken off.

Everything went really well throughout with our any problems. Just make sure you have all the paperwork and register her with a VET here as soon as you can.

Sign up for free or login to reply to this topic

Want to reply to this topic? Login or register for free to post your message:

Find more Animals and pets advice topics from a particular area:


Register for free!

Login to your account

Advertise your business here
Advertise your property
Help with my computer