Chris Marshall is a popular man thanks to his pet transport scheme that operates between the UK, Europe and Spain. ALStrays‘ two vans are fully DEFRA licensed and meet the stringent requirements for carrying animals on journeys longer than 24 hours.
Based in Almerimar in the south of Spain, ALStrays will carry adopted pets to their new homes in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and also transport pets across the channel to the UK, cutting out the difficult process of transporting animals through France and Spain.
It is currently very difficult for anyone without a car to take their pets to Spain from the UK as pet friendly, inter-regional train services end in Perpignon, southern France (you can only take dogs under 8 kilos on the train hotel but you have to pay for the whole cabin) and Spain’s RENFE will only allow pets on shorter, local lines (provided they are muzzled). Getting from Perpignon to Spain is still quite a hassle as bus services are also not pet friendly. Ferry companies insist that all passengers with pets must have a vehicle and a pet friendly cabin.
Thankfully ALStrays bypass all that hassle and their bi-monthly runs in each direction ensure that you will have plenty of options if you need to travel across the continent. They have three drivers who take three hour shifts and drive straight through. Dogs are walked at every changeover and their vans also have water supplies directly to the animals’ cages.
ALStrays can also house your pet in Spain for a few days prior to travelling and their prices are very reasonable too; far cheaper than many rival pet transporters and friendlier too.
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You will need to ensure your pet’s passport is up to date and all jabs and boosters have been carried out if required.