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    You need a passport for the dog and special vaccination your vet will give you the info. Don’t go to the United States, most parks do not allow dogs in …!

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    AT BEGINNING you can go to the east;

    East-South Europe is more open for animals. I m not sure how it will be with hotels but still, you can use a CouchSurfing for sleep. It’s a nice idea using the special backpack for the dog.

    Food for him you will get everywhere so don’t worry. Other things are like, someone up to say that you’ll need a passport and all the medical staff for him.
    In some countries, you will be required to use vaccination of protection before bite (for the dog).

    And don’t forget about the special box for transportation of the dog if you travel by plane.

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    Try and look up “bretsworldwalk” on Instagram, maybe you can ask him 🙂 He’s currently traveling with his dog.

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    Your Dog need water, food, and a passport as you ; ) Probably natural places will make the dog free and happy. Some hotels accept dogs sometimes for free, sometimes charging a little free. In some country, they are not allowed in public transport, in other yes, in some as the Netherlands your dog will be more welcomed than you, in other less… I had an amazing time with my dog before she died, and I did not find special problems, it just took longer find a hostel/hotel accepting animal when we did not share the tent which was happened more often.
    You can check whether Airbnb’s say “pet-friendly” and they usually aren’t that difficult to find 🙂

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    I’ve traveled around the world for 6 years since my Dog joined me. I’ve been to Australia, Argentina, Spain, Chile, Italia, Holland, and France so far. It is easier to travel in Argentina and Chile with a Dog compared to Spain. And it was a very expensive affair getting my Dog from Australia to Europe, I almost paid 6000€ for that.

    To bring your Dog to chile is not hard. You need more paperwork to bring your dog back.
    To go there you just need all the vacination and health test from the veterinary. To go back home you have to go to the SAC (for chile) there you get like 20 papers. As soon as you got them everthing is easy 🙂

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    I just visited Milan this weekend with my dog, first time he travels! I am from Vienna. For traveling along the EU, the pet just needs a chip, EU passport, up-to-date vaccinations plus rabies Injection. This is in general, you should ask your vet always three weeks in advance what vaccination is required for each country.

    Within Schengen Area, it is very easy to travel with them, in the airport, you can just carry them with you (as long as they and their bag weight up to 8kg) even during the controls.

    I have been told that in London, since it’s not Schengen and they are very cautious, the arrived pet needs to stay in quarantine for 1-2 days while he receives a health check, to ensure that he does not have any virus.

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    I know about vaccinations. I flew to Russia with my dog. I know about the paperwork.

    I mean the practical thing. For how long is it ok for a dog to walk? Does a dog need any special equipment?

    I don’t have experience in backpacking myself. But I want to make this experience and share it with my buddy. Mine is a middle-sized dog and is used to physical activities. We are joggers ????????

    • Teagan Stanton
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      How old is he?
      If you and he are joggers already it depends on the time you run with him. Maybe he already had lots of energy ready to burn! 🙂
      and just be on the lookout. if he shows any signs that he is tired etc.

      With the dogs that I had, I always had a really strong connection, I could tell if he needed water, needed a break etc.

      Maybe you can watch out for those signs.

      And it’s always about building up.

      My Australian shepherd. Could walk for a whole day.
      WITH enough stops potty breaks sniffing around and doing dog stuff. And some siesta maybe ;).

      Gear like dog shoes comes in handy with rough terrain.

      You could buy a backpack for your dog. To carry his own water and maybe food.

      • Elva Okuneva
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        He’s 3 years old.
        We don’t run long distances, only about 3-4 km. He’s getting tired but after a power nap, he’s ready to start over again ????

        • Teagan Stanton
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          That’s great! Running is way more tiring than walking 🙂
          As long as you build it up!
          And I don’t know if you are in a rush with backpacking but with our little pup (4,5months old) we really take things slow 😉

          You can always walk fewer hours to the place that you’re headed and leave the next morning and instead of 1 week, it’s 1.5 weeks.

          Also, make sure you bring enough water or let him drink at a lake.

          Your dog will let you know 😉

          And I think he’s gonna love it!

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    We visited Romania, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway, France, Germany, Spain, Nederland, Belgium….. you need a document and you can go 😉 now we search new companies for new adventures but is something wrong because people say ok we go and when we start people say ok we don’t go :/

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    I used to work for an airline, so I will highly recommend you to label all your carrier with lots of warnings and your contact information in case you get separated. Handling people are not always careful with the baggage, that way you would remember these are friendly puppies… not just another piece of luggage.

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    We travel with our Aussie as well – till now we discovered Italy like the most dog-friendly country in Europe! Dogs are welcome nearly everywhere (you can even go with your dog to Ikea there). A lot of people have dogs there and they love them. All the time someone stops us to talk about or just cuddle our beautiful Sunny – crazy! 😀

    • Kailey Simonis
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      I travel since 3,5 years with my boarder colli all over the world. At the moment we are in Spain. It is not allowed to go with him on a bus or train. Even most of the taxis do not take us. How is it in Italy? Can you go on public transport?

      • Eliza Dudek
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        We traveled by car and didn’t use the public transport… But as far I check if you would take the dog with you to the bus or train, you would need to buy an extra ticket. Also, you just you can’t take your dog to the bus during rush hours in the morning and in the afternoon but I think generally you shouldn’t have any problems with your dog as long you have a leash, muzzle and the passport of the dog. Good luck and enjoy your travel! 😀

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    You’re not gonna travel the world with your dog if you love your dog. And on many boarders, they will put him in quarantine only because you have been in some countries with him, doesn’t matter which vaccination he/she has… Your dog will not be thankful to sit 2 Weeks in a cage.

    • Kailey Simonis
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      Is not true. I traveled around the world and my dog was never been with the correct documents and still never been in quarantine!

      • Maria Michalska
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        Nope not that easy, you have to go around the countries when you have been there your dog gets into quarantine because he has been there!

        • Kailey Simonis
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          I´ve been with my dog in Australia, Germany, Austria, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Holland, and Italy. and now we are on our way to Marocco and after that, we will cross America. You need some blood test that shows, that he got antibodies against rabies and all that other stuff. after you got that and keeps your dog on vaccination you just can go. It is not always easy and sometimes really expensive… I paid 6000€ from Australia to Germany…

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    I think Germany is the most welcome/friendly country for dogs! We came by campervan from Ireland to Germany stopping along the way in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, & Prague. Germany is most friendly for dogs so far.

    • Elva Okuneva
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      You’re right, Germany is a dog-friendly country. You can take your dog almost everywhere with you and you can get the necessary stuff for a dog almost in every grocery store
      But I’ve been living in Germany for 15 years and it’s time for something new ????

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    Who here has experience travelling outside of Europe (Far East Asia/Russia and South America?) on the verge of adopting a dog after months of contemplation and everyone around me complaining and putting me down saying it’s impossible, he’s like a baby and will limit me from my travels, but I feel like it would be the dream life for a dog! Love and adventure! Nature and movement! I wanted a big dog because of my experiences with them, but now I am opting for a small/medium dog for practical reasons.

    • Kailey Simoni
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      Do not go bigger than a boarder collie. Many airlines do not take bigger boxes… try to stay under 32kg with the box. Otherwise, it is very expensive too.
      Do not get any dog… not every breed will be happy during traveling. Some breeds need safety and routines.
      But stop dreaming… just do it! I am doing it for 3,5 years ????

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    Dogs need visas and sometimes need to be quarantined. Some dogs hate heat, others can’t stand the cold. I have had my dog for 8 years, and my life has been around her. I have traveled to Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Croatia, Canada, the US, and Switzerland with her. We will always find an Airbnb, a hotel, or camping ground where they would allow dogs, but it would take us longer to find a place and more expensive.

    Also, not sure about you but my baby girl doesn’t react well to all food, so I always have to bring her food with me – which can be very problematic when crossing some borders.

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    Don’t go to Spain with your dog! we managed a couple of times to bring him James bond like in a train but in general, dogs aren’t allowed anywhere! Two times I get in trouble with the police and they wanted to take my dog! never Spain without a van!

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