Relocating with your four legged friend
21st July 2022
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We know that some family members have four legs. Here’s what you need to know about bringing your dog to the island.
If you are moving from the UK you will be able to bring your pets over without a pet passport. If you are moving here from outside the UK you will need a pet passport. You can find out more about this at https://gov.gg/petmovements.
1. Condor Ferries – Dogs can travel onboard Condor Ferries whether you travel by foot or by car. These ferries operate between Guernsey, Jersey, UK and France, you can find out more about their guidelines at https://www.condorferries.co.uk/ferry-routes-ports/plan-your-journey/travel-advice/travelling-with-pets.
2. Aurigny – Dogs can travel in the aircraft hold on the Southampton to Guernsey (both directions) only and must be carried by you to/from the aircraft and always remain in its crate. You can find out more about their policy at https://www.aurigny.com/faqs.
3. Private Charter Flights – There are 2 companies locally which you can charter a flight into Guernsey with:
– Aiglle Flight Support: aiglle.com
– ASG: flyasg.co.uk
Owners of dogs in Guernsey are required to buy a licence from their parish authority for each dog they own. Dog tax is payable annually at a rate of £10.00 per dog and is renewable each January by 31st of the month.
Tax is due for all dogs over the age of 6 months – the only exceptions being dogs kept solely by a deaf or disabled person for their hearing or guidance.
For further information you should contact your parish, details of which can be found in the Parish Contacts of the States of Guernsey web site www.gov.gg/parishes.
Dogs on beaches
Most of Guernsey’s beaches are dog friendly during the summer months, but between 1st May and 30th September there are some where dogs are not allowed. These are:
Fermain, Petit Bot, L’Eree, Vazon (Northern end), Cobo, Port Soif, L’Ancresse, and Pembroke.
While enjoying a gentle stroll on the beach with your furry friend, be sure that they don’t disturb the wildlife, particularly birds, that can be especially vulnerable during mating season (February to July). And of course, like anywhere else, please pick up after your dog!
For more information, please visit www.gov.gg/dogsonbeaches
Vets4Pets – 01481 239101
Isabelle Vets (Route Isabelle) – 01481 723863
Isabelle Vets (L’Islet) – 01481 241056
Northside Veterinary Centre – 01481 248464
Les Eturs Veterinary Clinic – 01481 257708