Back to Pete's Q&A

Can I bring my dog to Spain on the plane with me?


We would like to bring our 4kg Yorkshire Terrier to Spain with us. Which airline will take her? Will she have to go in the hold or can she stay in the cabin with us?


Most of the airlines that fly out of Ireland do not allow pets to be taken in the cabin, and in many cases, they will not allow them to fly at all, even in the hold. Policies do change from time to time, so the best answer is to phone around the different airlines that fly to Spain. At the moment, most people in your situation end up driving and taking the ferry, because of the lack of interest by the airlines.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.