Pets are more and more numerous to take a predominant place in the daily life of the French. Dogs, cats, caged birds, hamsters, apartment rabbits? They are part of the family and benefit from all the attention of their owners.
Sometimes, it is essential to transport the pet for care, routine checks or simply to enjoy the vacations with their masters. Calling a VTC to transport these animals can be problematic as some categorically deny them access to vehicles. Fortunately, there are VTC companies that allow access to animals under certain conditions, particularly in the Côte d’Azur area.
Take the necessary measures to facilitate the transport of pets
In order to use the services of a VTC with your pet, make sure that your pet is in a cage, on a leash and that it is securely installed for the duration of the transportation. Preferably, use a towel, tarp or blanket to protect the back seat if your pet is not in a crate.
During the entire transportation, you will be asked to reassure your pet and reduce its stress, especially if it is not used to road transportation. It is your duty to clean up any traces left by your pet and to keep the vehicle in the condition in which you found it. You can carry a portable vacuum cleaner to vacuum up any hairs and don’t skimp on plastic bags to pick up any excrement.
If you are transporting a dog, don’t hesitate to install a muzzle even if the dog has never bitten anyone else. Indeed, in times of intense stress, an animal can react in a random manner and attack any stranger nearby, such as the VTC driver.
Once all these arrangements have been made, you can travel with your pet in the VTC without fear.
Tailor-made trips and destinations for pets with adapted driving
The VTC driver can take you and your pet to all destinations on the French Riviera (Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Saint-Tropez…) whether for health or cosmetic reasons. Need to take your pet to the veterinarian to treat a boo-boo or for a vaccine? Need to bring your dog or cat to a grooming salon? You need to visit a relative or family member and you want your companion to be with you? The VTC driver can show his usefulness and allow you to run a run in complete tranquility, focusing your attention on your pet.
Throughout the journey, the VTC driver will adapt his driving so that you and your pet are transported in the best conditions. In the event of an emergency where time is important to your pet, the VTC driver will find the fastest route for you to take your companion to the veterinarian.
While some VTCs refuse to transport animals, you will find here a flexible and inexpensive solution to bring your pet to a safe destination. Because nothing is too important to him, VTCs take all the necessary measures to reassure him and limit the fear and anxiety induced by the journey. In the event of a race with a pet, it is imperative that you inform the VTC, specifying the equipment you will be bringing with you to install it in the vehicle.
If you have difficulty getting around or if you do not have a driver’s license, the VTC is the flexible and inexpensive alternative for transporting your pet.