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Travelling with pets


Pets Go Free

Everyone deserves a break! Even your four legged friends... and what's great about travelling with us is they go FREE!

Before you travel please take a read at the information on this page so you and your pet can be assured of a happy and healthy trip away.

Kennels are free!!!
Pets Travel Free - Kennels are Free*

Pets are welcome to travel with us either in their owner's vehicle or in onboard kennels*.


Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles. We would advise owners to take extra precautions and to use the kennel facilities where available onboard our ships.

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*Subject to availability. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book. There is a maximum of 5 pets per booking.

Vet Contact Details
Vet Contact Details

Wexford Vet:

The Veterinary Centre, Distillery Road,

Co. Wexford

Phone: 00 353 (53) 9145755

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Cherbourg Vet:

Dr LECANU

13, rue Paul Doumer, 50100 Cherbourg

Phone: 0033 233 53 51 40

Overview on travelling with pets: Rosslare - Cherbourg

Stena Line has been accredited to transport pets to and from the Republic of Ireland under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). To make your trip go smoothly you will need to be familiar with the EU and PETS rules and Stena Line's terms and conditions. We also recommend that you seek advice on how to ensure your pet's wellbeing during the journey and this is your reponsibility.


Rabies control - Entry of pet cats & dogs into Ireland by ferry from 1 January 2012. From 1 January 2012, all pets entering Ireland from another EU Member State (eg. France) must be:

1. Identified by micro-chip (as currently). However a clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011 is also acceptable.
2. Subsequently vaccinated against rabies, at least 21 days before entry into Ireland.
3. In the case of dogs, treated against the tapeworm echinococcus multilocularis within a period not more than 120 hours and no less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled arrival in Ireland (i.e. between 5 days and 1 day prior to entry.)
Veterinary certification of the above is to be contained in the EU Pet Passport or the Third Country Health Certificate (as currently).