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LesleyKH
18-07-2017, 13:25
We're meant to be going away this weekend and still haven't decided quite where, but are now thinking about the Harwich to Hook route for our crossing and then on to Germany (it was going to be Brittany until we needed to cut holiday to 3 weeks due to aged P and hospital appointments). We're in Cambridge, so this route is attractive to us, but it's a much longer crossing than Dover ones and I'm worrying about the 2 dogs.

We'd have the option of leaving them in the van. They are lurchers, so the ultimate in sofa dogs, and would sleep. Neither have bladder problems and wouldn't care about the noise on a car deck, but in this weather on a daytime crossing I'd be worried about how hot a car deck gets. There are kennels, but it could be we've left it too late for that.

We know they are fine in the van on any Dover crossing, and we tend to do those at cooler times of the day, but it means more road driving for us.

Has anyone taken dogs on the Harwich route and left them in their van? Was it OK?

Lesley

alcam
18-07-2017, 14:14
We're meant to be going away this weekend and still haven't decided quite where, but are now thinking about the Harwich to Hook route for our crossing and then on to Germany (it was going to be Brittany until we needed to cut holiday to 3 weeks due to aged P and hospital appointments). We're in Cambridge, so this route is attractive to us, but it's a much longer crossing than Dover ones and I'm worrying about the 2 dogs.

We'd have the option of leaving them in the van. They are lurchers, so the ultimate in sofa dogs, and would sleep. Neither have bladder problems and wouldn't care about the noise on a car deck, but in this weather on a daytime crossing I'd be worried about how hot a car deck gets. There are kennels, but it could be we've left it too late for that.

We know they are fine in the van on any Dover crossing, and we tend to do those at cooler times of the day, but it means more road driving for us.

Has anyone taken dogs on the Harwich route and left them in their van? Was it OK?

Lesley

All dogs are different . I would be reluctant with my greyhound but I suspect the 2 dogs will give each other company

john1974
18-07-2017, 14:21
looks like it cools down a fair bit before weekend, Lesley..

Could be a bit choppy on the water? keep eye on wind speed

witzend
18-07-2017, 16:11
They'll be fine You don't say how long it is. But last year we brought a friends 12mths old JR home from Roscoff to Plymouth 8 hrs and he'd never been in the van before leaving central france when we got back to van he was yawning as if to say not already.

LesleyKH
18-07-2017, 16:41
I know mine will fine with being in the van, and with being on their own for 8 hours. I am just worried about it getting hot on the car decks. I think I will probably try and get them a kennel on the ferry if one is available.

Lesley


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