Friday May 22nd & Wednesday May 27th 2015

The Irish Greyhound Board will be running Pet Travel and EU Passport events at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Friday May 22nd 2015 and Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium on Wednesday May 27th 2015, in recognition of all European Union regulations (Council Directive 92/65/EEC Balai Directive) for pet travel and identification requirements for the commercial movement of dogs.

We will be providing owners and trainers with the opportunity to get their greyhounds microchipped, ahead of new national legislation that will make this a legal requirement for all dogs in Ireland.

The service will also provide the issuing of EU PET Passports, and the administration of rabies shots, which are all EU requirements for the transportation of dogs to the U.K. Rabies shots are required 3 weeks prior to travel. Rabies shots (Novibac Rabies) are valid for a maximum of 3 years. 
Owners and trainers intending to sell greyhounds to the U.K. (either privately or through Greyhound Sales) should avail of this service to ensure that the E.U. Animal Health requirements are complied with prior to transporting to the U.K.

Microchipping + Rabies Shot + Pet Passport = €60 per greyhound

Service is available for all categories of greyhound, including young pups, saplings and racers.

These sessions will commence at 11.00am at Thurles Greyhound Stadium, Townparks, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Curraheen Park, Cork.

To make an appointment, please email with the number of greyhounds you will have, and what services you require (i.e. microchipping, rabies shots, pet passports).

You will be required to bring greyhound I.D. cards (or Naming Forms) with you on the day so that earmarks can be recorded in Pet Passports.

PLEASE NOTEIt is recommended that vigorous exercise be avoided for a three day period after a microchip is implanted (to help enable a network of fine tissue to bind around the microchip to hold it in place) and after receiving a rabies shot.