Take your pet to Rosslare


pets go free

Everyone deserves a break – even your four legged friends! What’s more, when they travel with us they go FREE! Before you travel, please read the information below so you and your pet can be assured of a happy and healthy trip away.


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.

Pets travelling on Fishguard - Rosslare

By car

Cats and dogs may travel in your vehicle free of charge or you may use one of the limited number of kennels located on the car deck. Kennels cannot be pre-booked. Pets, other than guide or assistance dogs, are not permitted onboard in the passenger areas. 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.


By foot

Foot passengers may bring small pets in a pet traveller's case, but they will be placed on the car deck for the duration of the journey. Pets, other than guide or assistance dogs, are not permitted onboard in the passenger areas.

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Guide, hearing and assistance dogs

Stena Line is proud to have signed the Guide Dog Travel Charter, a code of ethics for the treatment of Guide Dogs and their owners by the travel industry.


In accordance with the charter, guide dogs are entitled to free travel and have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels.


Please note: All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.

What papers will my pet need?

Under the EU pet movement system, all pet dogs, cats and ferrets moving between EU Member States must meet the same animal health rules. All pets travelling between the Republic of Ireland and the UK or Continental Europe and between the UK and Continental Europe must be micro chipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by a pet passport.


Please note it is your responsibility to provide all necessary documents and make all arrangements including where necessary quarantine, to satisfy all legal requirements.


For more information, visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at www.defra.gov.uk or by calling 0870 241 1710.


You can find more information about the changes made to pet travel implemented on 29th December 2014 by viewing the EU Pet Travel Scheme.


For more detailed information on travelling with pets on our Rosslare - Cherbourg route, click here.