Animalcouriers

About Animalcouriers

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Animalcouriers has created 2622 blog entries.

Pets take off for the Middle East; and we catch up with recent passengers from Greece

While our couriers have been on the road with pets travelling in Europe, several intrepid dogs and a kitten have boarded planes to travel further afield. Lola Lovely Lola was one of our first passengers to the United Arab Emirates this year, when she flew to Dubai in January. Her owner had moved there just before Christmas and was keen for Lola to join him as soon as possible. Lola flew with Emirates, and Dubai Kennels and Cattery took care of her clearance and transfer to her home. Lola homeboarded with Animalcouriers before her flight. She certainly knows how to [...]

By | Friday, February 17, 2017|pet air travel|22 Comments

Collecting pets in Italy and Switzerland, and happy reunions in the UK

When we got off the ferry from Greece, it fell to Oberon to charm the Italian customs officers who came to inspect the Animalcouriers van. As the four officers peered into our van, clever Oberon popped his head out of his hammock. "Bello gato!" chorused the officials. Then they saw Sunny and all of the dogs. "Belli belli!" came the unanimous verdict. Proof, if ever it was needed, of the power of cute! This is Figaro, who's waiting in the UK for his new playmate, Oberon. A right pair of looky likeys they'll make! Oberon [...]

By | Monday, February 13, 2017|animal transportation|23 Comments

Meet cats and dogs from Greece, and the welfare groups supporting them

We arrived in Greece and had a couple of days to spare to clean our van, do a spot of sightseeing, and take in the Nine Lives Greece fundraising bazaar, before meeting our UK-bound passengers. All are rescues, on their way to new homes in the UK. Sightseeing We headed for Greece's most famous historical site, the Acropolis of Athens. Entry was free on the day, so even better! Crowds of Athenians also took advantage of the offer, so it felt like peak tourist season It's a long climb to the top but well worth it to [...]

By | Thursday, February 9, 2017|animal rescue|19 Comments

Meet Popcorn, Millie, Tallis, Maxwell and Monty

While couriers J and M get ready to head back to the UK from Greece, courier Richard has been on a whistle-stop tour of the UK, Switzerland and France. Popcorn We collected young Cockapoo Popcorn in Lincolnshire from his breeders, Julia and Stephen Carlton, who have an impressive pedigree of their own. They're trustees of the Dog Breeding Reform Group and members of a Parliamentary Welfare Reform Group. And Stephen clearly knows his Cockapoos — he's chair of the Cockapoo Club GB. Fellow residents say goodbye to Popcorn Stephen and Julia with Popcorn A final cuddle [...]

By | Monday, February 6, 2017|on the road|26 Comments

Heading to Greece via France and Italy

Animalcouriers set off a few days ago on our first trip to Greece this year. We were accompanied by a delightful crew of cats and dogs with destinations in France and Italy. Greenbean Four-month-old Dalmatian Greenbean is a bundle of energy, always up for fun. Breeder Louise did a great job of getting him used to travelling, so he was very quick to settle in when we collected him in Preston a few days beforehand. He's on his way to excited new owners near Lyon in France. Goodbye cuddles for Greenbean from Louise Greenbean, soon nicknamed Beanie, [...]

By | Sunday, February 5, 2017|on the road|12 Comments

A long trip north to the Orkneys; and a short hop across the Channel

Tybalt, from London to the Orkneys Sarah and her young family have moved from London to Westray, in the Orkney Islands, where Sarah is to be the head teacher of the local primary school. Sarah rang us last year for help with the challenging of moving the family's cat, Tybalt. There are no longer any flights to Orkney that take pets; the only route is by boat from Scotland to the main ports of Kirkwall and Stromness. Sarah's brother Will offered to take Tybalt with him when he went to visit; but researching the options for doing so stretched even [...]

By | Tuesday, January 31, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport|18 Comments

Meeting Pastis, Daisy, Roxy and Benzema — our passengers from Lyon

You may remember that as we headed towards the UK on our last trip, our van developed a problem with the clutch. So we stopped in the southern French town of Narbonne and left the van for repair at the local Mercedes garage. Meanwhile, Courier Joe drove down from the UK to meet us in another of our vans, so that we could continue our journey. Mercedes sorted the problem out within a few days, and courier Richard flew out to pick up the van and collect UK-bound pets in France. Pastis Courier Richard headed from Narbonne to Lyon, to [...]

Heading back to the UK with pets from Gibraltar, Spain and France

After delivering our outbound passengers Matisse and Georgiana in France; Lake, Molly and Bobby in Spain, we headed to La Linea de la Concepcion, close to the Spanish border with Gibraltar, to meet our first UK-bound passengers. As we drove towards Gibraltar, it was such a clear day we could see mountain ranges in northern Africa Steve Gemma's cat Steve was all ready for his journey, bathed, nails clipped, and a quick health check at the vet. Gemma works for William Hill and, over the years, we have had the pleasure of transporting quite a few pets for [...]

By | Sunday, January 15, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|26 Comments

Travelling to France and Spain with dogs on board, and catching up on other news

Animalcouriers set off on a scheduled road trip to France and Spain with a delightful crew of dogs on board. Matisse and Georgiana We collected these happy hounds from their home in Chelsea, and drove them to Monaco to join owner Colleen for a short spell in the winter sunshine. Georgiana (L) and Matisse in their mobile bedroom Georgiana is a pretty Cavalier King Charles… …with a cheeky side! Her companion Matisse is a fluffy Coton de Tuléar… …with a splendid grin! Lake and Molly Young black Lab Lake is [...]

By | Wednesday, January 11, 2017|bespoke trips, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|27 Comments

Season’s greetings from Animalcouriers

It's been another wonderful year of reuniting pets and people, both on the road and in the air. We've made lots of new friends, and have enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces. We continue to be impressed by the work done by so many animal charities and shelters, taking care of stray and unwanted animals, and finding new homes for so many lucky pups and kits. On our latest European road trip, which took us to France, Spain and Portugal and back, we saw some marvellous Christmas scenes and decorations. Here's a selection… A festive scene in La Cala [...]

By | Saturday, December 24, 2016|pet transport, things we have seen|31 Comments
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

Pin It on Pinterest