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From Birmingham to Stronsay with a family of 15 pets

Louise and her mum Laura have moved from Birmingham to Stronsay, one of the Orkney islands off the north coast of Scotland. Home to around 350 people, this beautiful island boasts two shops and a pub/hotel. Louise and Laura have moved to a typical Orkney stone cottage, and Animalcouriers had the pleasure of transporting their 15-strong family of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs to join them. Almost the minute they arrived on Stronsay, Louise and Laura added two Shetland ponies to their menagerie, adopted from a neighbour who was leaving the island! The three dogs travelling with us are [...]

By | Tuesday, October 25, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by sea|8 Comments

Recent passengers from Portugal, Spain and France

After a number of reunions for pets in France and Spain, Animalcouriers started rounding up passengers heading to the UK. Young Chow Chow Lenny was delighted to be back with Jamie and his girlfriend in Sitges We caught up with Neil, high up in the hills overlooking the Malaga area, who was very pleased to see Labrador Olly and cats Barney and Saffy again Novel take on a dry stone wall Yappy We collected little Yappy from Alhaurin al Grande. We had been slightly concerned about the likely volume of noise in our van, [...]

By | Thursday, October 20, 2016|frequent travellers, pet transport|16 Comments

Meet our passengers travelling to France, Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with a fine crew of passengers on board. Our first stop was a wonderful hotel in Normandy, Chateau du Landel at Bézancourt. We always try to do some research before we set off to find places to stay where we can park safely, where our passengers will be welcome, and where dogs can have good walks. Generally, we do pretty well and this time was no exception.  This lovely chateau was an out-of-season bargain — we would always encourage travellers in France to consider places to stay away from town and in the countryside. Quite [...]

By | Wednesday, October 5, 2016|indroducing, pet transport|19 Comments

Collecting puppy Marius, and Channel-hopping with Daniel and Walter

Courier Richard recently returned from a quick trip to France where he collected Bernese Mountain puppy Marius, and Daniel and his cat Walter. Marius Marius hails from Gézier et Fontenelay. This young pup was collected for Doreen in Colchester, whose previous much loved Bernese Mountain Dog passed away recently. Finding she couldn't be without one of these cuddly hounds, Doreen turned to her original breeder for a new puppy. Handsome young Marius Glorious chateau spotted along the way The tricolour proudly flying Walter On his way back to the UK from Marius's mountain home, [...]

By | Monday, October 3, 2016|channel hopping|13 Comments

Reunions in the UK, while Pinot and Grigio head back from France

While passengers who travelled with us from Greece were reunited with their families in the UK, courier Richard set off to France to collect Pinot and Grigio, a gorgeous pair of tuxedo cats. Jessie As soon as we pulled up in the van, Jessie just knew that her owners Angelica and Nikos were nearby. Two minutes later, Angelica and Nikos appeared round the corner, much to Jessie's delight Jessie enthusiastically greets Angelica Carlo John and Liz have moved from Chieti in Italy, and their young dog Carlo travelled with us to join them.  Carlo with [...]

By | Monday, September 26, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Six dogs from Lesvos need your help

Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions, who does brilliant work with strays on the Greek island of Lesvos, is looking for help with six hounds rescued from the streets of Mytilini.  Obviously, finding new homes for them is her real aim, but she would also be delighted to receive donations to help fund their foster care.  To find out more about any of the dogs described here, how to adopt, or how to make a donation to help see them through the winter, please contact Lesvos Stray and Cat Adoptions or do drop us a line. Arman Around 18 [...]

By | Thursday, September 22, 2016|animal rescue, animal shelter, fundraising, looking for a forever home|26 Comments

Dogs and cats join the mobile menagerie in Greece

Having delivered all our passengers who travelled with us from the UK, we were ready to start collecting the pets who're leaving Greece with us. Before that, however, there was time for dinner in Glyfada. Yummy seafood platter enjoyed in Glyfada Joey Cute black cat Joey belongs to Nikolaos and family. They're relocating from Athens to Somerset, and of course Joey is going too. Joey isn't too sure at first about this travelling lark Ginger and Obama Ginger and Obama belong to Mia, who's relocating to the UK for work and taking her beloved dog and [...]

From Yorkshire to Greece with Animalcouriers

Couriers Mike and Joe, both from Yorkshire, set off on a trip to Greece, with pets large and small to deliver en route in Switzerland and Italy. They took a late Eurotunnel crossing and spent the night near Calais; then were up bright and breezy for the first leg of their journey through France. Empty roads in Calais Pippi and Emil This pair of gorgeous jet-black cats travelled with us to Bern in Switzerland. Once they were safely reunited with their owner, we turned due south towards Italy. Before leaving Switzerland, however, we made sure we sampled the [...]

By | Tuesday, September 13, 2016|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|10 Comments

Collections in Portugal, Spain and France, as we had back to the UK

Animalcouriers had the pleasure of transporting delightful dogs and cats from Portugal, Spain and France to their UK destinations. Cisco, Clay and Rafi We were pleased to see Labradors Cisco, Clay and Rafi again, who've been on their summer holidays in the Algarve. Their owners went on ahead to their south London home, and these three were happily waiting for us at Barking Mad Kennels in Lagos. Tremendous trio Cisco, Clay and Rafi We were glad we didn't have to fit this donkey into our van Olive groves stretching as far as the eye could [...]

French and Spanish reunions for our passengers from the UK

As we travelled south through France and Spain there were reunions aplenty for the pets who'd travelled with us from the UK. Riley, Boo, Bandit and Cleo  These four cats arrived at their new home in the Dordogne to find all their familiar toys, cat trees and scratching posts in place. After reassuring strokes from their owners, they all headed off in different directions to explore their new environment. Riley can hardly wait to get going Boo checks out the shower room Cleo and Bandit are a blur of fur! The tiny dog [...]

By | Sunday, September 4, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|18 Comments
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