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Final collections in Portugal, Spain and France: dogs, cats, rabbits and a hamster

After a day of driving winds and torrential rain, we stayed the night just outside the beautiful city of Avila in Spain, at a golf resort offering a good deal. After all, who wants to play golf in those weather conditions — apart from hardy Brits perhaps! We woke with relief to a much milder day, so we were able to enjoy the views of the city walls and the countryside, and walk the dogs in the resort's lovely gardens. After collecting the last of our Spanish passengers, we headed to Narbonne and stayed the night with friends. Yesterday we [...]

By | Monday, May 9, 2016|indroducing, pet transport|24 Comments

Meeting new passengers in Portugal and Spain; and we mark Ascension by staying at a convent

Animalcouriers met up with three super cats and a cheeky Cocker Spaniel who're all travelling with us to the UK. Ginger Emma is moving to Montrose in Scotland from her home town of Chiclana de la Frontera, in south west Spain, and we're transporting her cat Ginger for her. Ginger is a very lucky cat. He was found on the streets and taken to a cat charity, where Emma met him and decided to adopt him, and now he is quite firmly her boy! Emma told us she had found our travel blog very comforting, reading about the pets. She [...]

By | Saturday, May 7, 2016|indroducing, pet transport, pet travel by road|10 Comments

Ludo, Misty, Apache and Kali hop on board in France

While couriers J and M continue their journey through Spain and Portugal, courier Mike is making his way back from France to the UK. Collecting a cat and three dogs en route, he's now crossing the Channel from the French port of Caen. Heading north, his first stop was to pick up young Peke puppy Ludo from his breeder, Micheline, in the Toulouse area. Ludo is off to live with Helen. Micheline shed a little tear as she waved goodbye to lovely Ludo In the Tarn, he collected Jean's cat Misty, a wonderfully fluffy Himalayan Persian. Jean and [...]

By | Thursday, May 5, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|4 Comments

Happy reunions in Spain; and now we head on to Portugal

Animalcouriers had the pleasure of reuniting our Spain-bound passengers with their owners. The Spanish relay team hit on a novel training regime Wild flowers spotted in the Pamplona region: orchids… …more orchids… …another orchid… … and beautiful yellow gorse, a sure sign of spring Molly and Lacey To help speed our journey to Javea, we arranged (with owner Elise's agreement) for our colleagues at AutoMascotas to take Molly and Lacey the rest of their journey to rejoin her in Palencia. Courier M (L) about to hand little Lacey over [...]

By | Wednesday, May 4, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|19 Comments

Meet five cats heading to France: Max, Kato, Domino, Squash and Catou

While couriers J and M make their way round Spain and Portugal, courier Mike is taking care of our passengers travelling to and from France. These five cats travelled with him from the UK. Max and Kato These two lovelies travelled down from Scotland around three weeks ago. They stayed at a cattery near our Surrey base, while their owners went on ahead to the Dordogne to get everything ready for Max and Kato's arrival. Gorgeous Max Handsome Kato Happy reunions for Kato… …and Max at their new home, which they are already [...]

By | Monday, May 2, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|7 Comments

Ten cats and seven dogs swap the UK for Spain and Portugal

Couriers J and M have set off from the UK with dog and cat passengers heading for the sunnier climes of Spain and Portugal. We're so busy on this outbound trip that we've enlisted the help of courier Mike to take five more cats to France. More on that trip in a separate post. Both Animalcouriers vans reached St Malo in time to see a stunning sunrise. We found a good spot to walk the dogs, give everyone breakfast and carry out room service. Then couriers J and M set off towards Pamplona, while courier Mike headed for the Dordogne. [...]

By | Sunday, May 1, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments

Link, Birba, Nina, Kim and Dali join us in Italy

Apologies for the radio silence but we've been having technical difficulties beyond our control ;-)  Very relieved to be posting again. Here's the very delayed end to our last trip back from Greece. We'll be posting on our next huge trip round southern Europe in the coming days. On arriving at the Italian port of Brindisi, we gave the dogs a good leg stretch. A friendly chap came to see what we were doing and asked if we had a 'piccolo cane' for him. Although we didn't have a little dog to give him, he still presented us with a bag [...]

By | Friday, April 29, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Leaving Greece with a fine collection of dogs and cats

Courier J flew out to join courier M for the return trip to the UK. As well as all the pets from Greece who're already on board, we'll be collecting a few more in Italy.MaisyMaisy from Lesvos is on her way to Mark and Ciara in London. Her trip is being supported by the Wild at Heart Foundation. Cool, calm and cute Maisy KeviAlso from Lesvos, Kevi was due to join our previous trip, but when Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions went to collect her for her TRACES certificate, it turned out Kevi was pregnant! Four puppies later, [...]

Reunion in Switzerland for Mefisto, and we discover a great hotel near Zurich

Mefisto Courier M had the pleasure of reuniting Mefisto with owner Sabina in Zurich. A very happy Sabina with Mefisto Overnighting outside Zurich He then drove to his hotel just outside Zurich, which had booked in advance by the Animalcouriers office. It was dark when he arrived and, after a very good meal, he headed off to bed. The next morning, as he wandered somewhat sleepily into the breakfast room, he was warmly greeted and asked if he'd slept well. Very well, was his reply. "Oh good, so the wolves and the bears didn't wake you up then?" [...]

By | Monday, April 11, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|20 Comments

Destination Greece, via France, Switzerland and Italy

Animalcouriers left the UK with seven cats on board, heading to new lives with their owners in Switzerland, Italy and Greece. Mefisto Black cat Mefisto is a returning client. We brought him to the UK from Zurich in 2013, and now he and owner Sabina are heading back to Switzerland. Gorgeous black Mefisto Mefisto celebrated his 17th birthday with us, and received a special card to open on the day Paco and Rocky These two handsome cats belong to Charles. They're travelling with us from London to their new home in Milan. Tuxedo cat Paco, reclining [...]

By | Friday, April 8, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments