I have told the Pawsome Foursome not to let fame go to their heads. They said that they won’t let it change them and will still freely give Pawtographs – particularly to anyone who happens to be wearing white trousers…!
Deemed “One of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe” it confuses most people to learn that, while Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) IS in Saxony, it is absolutely NOWHERE near Switzerland!
The name was coined by two Swiss artists, Adrian Zing and Anton Graff, who felt that the strange landscape near Dresden, in Eastern Germany, reminded them of their homeland. Since it seemed a more romantic title than ‘The Heath above Schandau’ (Heide über Schandau) as part of the area was known, their name stuck – and was even pinched where the Elbe mountains continue into the Czech Republic, which became known as Bohemian Switzerland.
Surrounded by sea in Splendid Isolation, Britain has understandably been very protective about keeping herself free from dangerous diseases, such as Rabies. Thankfully, since the development of an effective Rabies vaccine, the PETS (Pet Travel Scheme) allows pets to enter the UK if certain criteria are met. So, gone are the days when pets returning to the UK required 6 months in quarantine.
We are asked frequently about the red-tape involved in taking our pets abroad. You need to be aware of the requirements. However, once your furry friend has an EU Pet Passport, travel is usually very straightforward.
To help, I have written this guide, which highlights all you need to know about Pet Passports, entry requirements, banned breeds – and the best and most comfortable ways for your pets to travel.