We are pet friendly. If you are booking at our Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, La Maison Jaune, or at our Bed and Breakfast La Boucherie, you are very welcome to bring your dog. There’s plenty of land to run and forage around in. And if you’ve a Labrador, they usually like to swim, so they’ll love the lake.
Please note that for guests wishing to bring their dog and staying at our Bed and Breakfast, La Boucherie, we do have two dogs of our own; a bitch, a Galga, called Fina (Spanish rescue) and small French terrier, Tobi, also a rescue. They will make rather a noise when you arrive, but after the customary greeting acknowledgment they will settle down. And they seem to be great at accepting other dogs in their domain. You’re welcome to have your dog with you in your bedroom with its own bed.
We should also like to be advised when making your booking that you would like to bring a dog. We don’t make any additional charge.
This is a country environment so all around us we have farmers with sheep and cows grazing in the fields. We do ask our guests with their dog to be mindful of that and respect the livestock.
For long term renters staying at our Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, La Maison Jaune, you are also welcome to bring a cat, but, please, it must be ‘furniture friendly’.
We have an excellent veterinary practice fully conversant with the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) for pets returning to the UK. Changes have been made to the original legislation of 2000 As of January 2012 abolishing the tick treatment requirement and allowing up to 5 days for the tape-worming treatment to take place before returning to the UK. There has also been a relaxation in the time requirements after vaccination for blood testing etc. For further information about travelling with dogs and cats consult the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - www.defra.gov.uk > travelling with pets> bringing pets into the UK after 1 January 2012 or contact the helpline on 0870 241 1710.
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If the UK leaves the EU without a deal after 31 October 2019 the rules for travelling to EU countries with your pet will change. You should start the process at least 4 months before you travel.
When the original exit date for leaving the EU was the 29th March 2019, our guests, who had booked to come the summer of 2019 with their dog/s started the process of getting their dog/dogs vaccinated (against rabies) well in advance, as far back as December 2018. So they were well prepared. If planning to come in 2020 and if you already haven’t done so it’s advisable to get the process underway a.s.a.p. as after the vaccination you have to wait a month and then a blood test is taken to see if the vaccination has been successful. If it's successful you have to wait 3 months before bringing your dog to Europe. If not, another vaccination is given and you have to wait a month to have another blood test. Once this has all been done then you don’t have to go through the whole process again every year. But you have to make sure the vaccination is done every year. This is the rule here in Europe, our dogs are vaccinated every year and we have to do that in any event in order for them to be allowed into the UK and return to France. Refer to the UK Government web site: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit
Your veterinary practice in the UK will be well informed as to the change in procedures and will make sure the time processing is done correctly.
NOTE this change is only applicable if we leave the EU with no detail. If there is a Withdrawal Agreement (as agreed with the EU by the last Government) then there will be a two year period before any changes would possibly come into effect. And hopefully by then it will have been agreed that the pet passport scheme will continue as it has done up until now.
The rules with regard to taking your dog/dogs back to the UK remain the same.
Refer to the Defra website for up to date information:www.defra.gov.uk
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