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dogs & other animals

  1. F

    This is kind of "Live from the Camino" but it's not me... interesting story

    Perhaps this falls under "Can I walk the camino with my dog/donkey/cat...?"
  2. D

    How to get a Donkey

    Hi, I am a travel writer from Korea, and me and fellow travel writer are planning to go through El Camino from SJPDP - Santiago de Compostela this september with a Donkey. We got interested in donkeys by visiting a local donkey farm and after we tried walking several days with him, we decided to...
  3. J

    Dangerous dog before Triacastela

    Please be careful walking through small hamlet before Tricastela. Just before Ramil. Walking through Monday morning on my own. 2 chained dogs barking aggressively and 3rd off chain ran towards me barking. Wasn't sure wether to run or what! It bite me on top of thigh but luckily then stopped...
  4. LesBrass

    Anyone taken a horse on the Camino?

    Hello A friend and keen horseman is interested to learn if it's possible to complete the camino on horseback. He lives in France and would arrive with his own horse. He is very experienced but has no idea if it is possible to complete the full camino in this fashion. I know folks have...
  5. Keith H

    Daughter, her Dog and walking the CF

    Hello all, I need a little bit of advice. My daughter has been studying in Barcelona throughout Covid and has had her share of ups and downs throughout. Her miniature dachshund puppy Steve has been the thing that has kept her sane. She is now coming up on her summer break and due to the...
  6. CalgaryLynn

    Dogs and treats

    I am a dog owner and a dog lover so I have no fear but reading some of these posts makes me wonder. Wild dogs can be dangerous and I am sure carrying a pole will be a deterrent. Has anyone carried dog treats with them to throw at the wild dogs? Distract them with some yummies.
  7. peregrina2000

    Vicious dog outside Barxa do Lor — describe your experience

    I have been in touch with Aida Menéndez, president of the Monforte Invierno Association, and one of the people who was always there working to get the Invierno recognition and Xunta investment. Anyway.... I described to her the situation of the dog many of us have seen lunging towards us in the...
  8. vwzoo

    Leaving dog home question

    I walked the camino francis in 2018 and am planning hopefully to walk it when I retire in 3-5 years. I have a question for pet owners who have left their dog home. I was convinced to get a dog last year and my adult daughter assured me should we be available for babysitting him. She is moving...
  9. Anamiri

    Hiking Trailer for a dog, advice

    A crazy question, but does anyone know of a hiking trailer suitable for a dog? Do you know anyone who has done that? I would love to take my dog with me on long walks, but she is only capable of walking a couple of hours at best, plus the roads can get too hot for her feet. I'd love to take a...
  10. Pelegrin

    Curiosities about cows

    When doing a Camino in Galicia is usual seeing herds of cows driven by a shepherd and a dog. Here some curiosities about them. - They always walk in order of age. The first position is for the oldest that receives the orders from the shepherd. She understands in Galician: right, left, up, down...
  11. Anniesantiago

    Save the Las Herrerias horses. I want to preface this with the fact that I have NO IDEA if this is legitimate or not, though personally I feel it is.
  12. Q

    Riding a horse up to O Cebreiro

    We are walking from Leon to Sarria in May 2020 (I walked Sarria to Santiago in June 2019) and read threads that people had ridden horses for a few hours up to O’Cebreiro. I was wondering if it is possible to book in advance? Any thoughts on this? I have read other threads about people doing this...
  13. C

    Caminho with my dog

    Hi, anyone made the Camino Portuguese with a dog with 30kgs? I'm thinking to do it with my dog but I don't know how to come back from santiago de compostela to Portugal with my dog in a public transport. Seems that in Spain big dogs like mine are not allowed to travel in a public...
  14. Glen Heuker

    dogs on the via de la plata

    Hi We are plannig to walk the camino next may from Salamanca to Compostela with two Swiss Sheppards. We want to do that for a charity cause Are there lodgings/camp sites that are willing to accept dogs? (there will be national and international publicity in it for them also) Can anyone help us...
  15. M

    Dangerous dog

    To all those walking from Triacastela to Sarria. Beware of dangerous dog that bit me quite badly this morning. The location was about 20mins after leaving Triacastela, you walk down a hill into a very small hamlet of about 2 or 3 house plus some farm buildings. There is a vending machine in one...
  16. L

    Horse riding the Primitivo

    Hello fellow Pilgrims..i want an experienced rider to join me on the ride of a lifetime! I am planning to rent a horse to ride from Oviedo to Lugo from Oct 16 2019. I have a quote for horse rental and backup support vehicle for 8 dsys. I also have an option for an extra 4 days to ride all the...
  17. t2andreo

    About the "Compostela" for Animals...

    This issue comes up from time to time. Today, I came across this article in La Voz de Galicia / Santiago... Use an online translator to translate into English. I use Chrome. So, I...
  18. Walking Nature World

    The Donkey has escaped from us?! | Crazy Hiking with the Huge Wild Donkey

    The Donkey has escaped from us?! | Crazy Hiking with the Huge Wild Donkey Hello, everyone! We are a young couple who dedicates themselve to creating photo and video content, as well as our own music. Our content is related to travelling and adventures. We are passionate walkers who love...
  19. Evilmuffin

    Del Norte by Horseback

    In April/May 2017, I did the Camino de Frances, SJPdP to Santiago in 34 days and 2 days rest. During this time, there was a Spaniard doing it by horseback (with 2 horses) and we became friends and occasionally I would get to ride one of his horses. It was amazing. So when he asked if I...
  20. Penny Kingma

    Has anyone traveled with a was it ?

    I’m wondering if any of you on the forum traveled with your dog. I know I saw a few. Would you do it again? Does it pose a problem for train travel....hostels etc.