Every transport company decides its own regulations.
However, there are some standard rules to be respected. How should our pets travel on buses, trams, and subways?
Should we pay for their ticket?
Generally speaking, there is nothing that can prevent a person from boarding a bus, tram, or subway with their pet (as long as it is not aggressive).
Dogs or cats on urban transport can travel as long as they are on a leash and they are wearing a muzzle (in the case of dogs).
However, it is necessary to take into consideration that each individual public transport company has its own set of rules and decides what type of pets are welcome.
Dogs Can Get On Buses As Long As
While small dogs can be carried in the arms, medium-sized or hunting dogs must be muzzled and leashed.
On the other hand, cats must be transported in a container such as a basket, a cage, or a carrier that does not exceed precise dimensions.
The carrier must be clean and odorless.
Moreover, it should not have any pointy edges that could potentially injure a passenger.
Each person can carry a maximum of two carriers.
In some cases, you will be asked to cover the kennel containing your pet to prevent other passengers or animals from having a fear-based reaction that can cause unpleasant scenes.
The owner is obliged to compensate for any damage or dirt caused by his pet to both public transport and other passengers.
In essence, if your dog pees on my pants, you will have to pay for the dry cleaner.
Is It Possible For A Driver To Refuse To Accept Dogs On The Bus?
Yes, when public transport is too crowded.
As a rule, no more than 3-4 dogs are allowed per bus (however, this might depend on the company you are using).
Dogs Or Cats On Urban Transport: Do They Have To Pay For The Ticket?
Usually, public transport’s regulation states that every passenger is required to buy a ticket if they want to get on board.