US based traveler on train through Spain with small dog

I am planning to travel by train with my 5 pound maltese around Spain and because I am not an EU citizen (live in the US), I don't believe I can get the EU passport while there. I have the documents to fly and am wondering if they are sufficient to travel by train as well. Any guidance is appreciated!
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  • Hi Caitlin,

    For travel with dogs, the rail network of Spain does state certain restrictions. In Spain, a dog's weight must not exceed 10 kg and would have to be able to fit within an enclosed carrier with a maximum size of 60x35x35 cm. Additionally, the conductor reserves the right to move you to another part of the train if any neighboring passenger objects to the presence of your dog. You may also be charged a separate ticket for your dog. For this, you would have to check at the ticket window prior to boarding. Generally, a dog ticket would be 25-50% off the local price of a 2nd class ticket (even if you’ll be traveling in 1st class).

    When traveling by train in Europe, only the Eurostar (the train between London and either Paris or Brussels) requires passengers to show their passports. For other trains, you would not have to show your passport. With that said, it is still advised that you have it with you.
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