pet travel by road

12 cats relocate from the UK to France

Animalcouriers is heading from the UK to Greece via France and Italy, delivering pets to their new mainland European homes along the way. We helped 12 cats relocate to three new French homes. Baby, Bollinger, Otto, Katie and Blaze This feline quintet has moved, with owners Deborah and Keith, from Essex to Savigny le Vieux, in Normandy. Their new home is of considerable historical interest, being the place where Jean Louis Dior (1812-1874) started the family business in an upstairs room, initially selling chemical fertilisers, then detergents and bleaches. Jean Louis was the grandfather of grand couturier Christian Dior. Later, the house [...]

By | 2017-11-24T11:09:59+00:00 Thursday, November 23, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

Travels round northern Europe with dogs, cats, rabbits and lovebirds

Courier Richard set out from the UK with dogs and rabbits on board, heading for various destinations in Germany and Sweden. On the way back, he travelled with dogs and cats relocating to the UK, and lovebirds moving to Belgium. Momo Handsome Momo travelled with us from Warwickshire to rejoin owner Maria in Solvesborg, Sweden. At the age of 14, he's a senior fellow, but still has a spring in his step. A delayed Channel crossing meant that the dogs got an extra walk at Dover — here's Momo enjoying himself Peeka and Chansey Lionhead rabbit Peeka is [...]

By | 2017-11-21T18:42:52+00:00 Tuesday, November 21, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

A chipmunk returns to Italy

Gorgeous Siberian chipmunk Piccola is a returning Animalcouriers passenger. This much-loved pet travelled with us three years ago from Italy to Cambridge in the UK. Now owners Pamela and Dario are heading back to their Italian roots, and Piccola is making the return trip with us. Piccola has striking markings and a wonderful fluffy tail. She loves snacking on fresh fruit and nuts.   Such a cheeky, intelligent face Piccola has plenty to entertain her in her spacious cage for the trip Piccola safely home and settled in With Piccola safely delivered [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:53:47+00:00 Monday, November 20, 2017|exotic pets, frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|21 Comments

Six dogs move from Italy to Spain

On the way back to the UK from their most recent trip to Greece, couriers J and Matthew also collected John's six dogs making the move from Italy to Spain. In southern France they met up with courier Fiona, who continued on to Spain with John's dogs; while couriers J and Matthew headed back to the UK with their Greek passengers. Animalcouriers convention in Narbonne Courier Matthew (from GoFetch) checking a fan Kenzo Before she left the UK, courier Fiona collected gorgeous cat Kenzo, who belongs to Rob and Andrew. Kenzo is a well travelled kitty [...]

By | 2017-11-16T09:54:47+00:00 Tuesday, November 7, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|12 Comments

Two Channel hops: four cats and two dogs

Courier Richard recently made two Channel hops, collecting four cats on the first one, and two dogs on the second. Spike, Basta, Cleo and Korky This fab feline quartet hail from the Lot et Garonne. After 20 happy years in France, where the cats have enjoyed a wonderfully rural location, owner Janet and her husband are moving back to the UK to live in Cornwall. Spike, Basta and Cleo consented grudgingly to join our road trip, while Korky did all he could to avoid it completely. Stunning furry Cleo Beautiful grey Basta Handsome tabby Spike [...]

By | 2017-10-30T19:14:21+00:00 Monday, October 30, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Happy reunions in the UK

When we got home with our passengers from Greece and France, it was time for everyone to enjoy happy reunions in the UK. Rafa As we reached our Surrey base, Jane arrived at the same time to scoop up energetic and cuddly Rafa, who travelled with us from Nine Lives Greece. Jane told us her children were very excited about welcoming Rafa into the family Ioukas The next arrival was Christos, to collect his handsome Boxer Ioukas. It's been challenging trying to get a decent photo of lovable Ioukas, and we failed again — perpetual motion is an [...]

By | 2017-10-12T11:20:13+00:00 Tuesday, October 10, 2017|pet travel by road, reunited|24 Comments

Introducing our UK-bound passengers from Greece

We met up with a gorgeous group of cats and dogs, our UK-bound passengers travelling from Greece. It was a glorious morning in Glyfada (a suburb of Athens), as pets and their owners started to assemble round our van Tiggs, Simba, Widdle Puss, Lexey and Jelly This fantastically named fivesome belong to David and Gay. All the cats attached themselves to David and Gay while they were living on the island of Skiathos. Now it's time to return to the UK, and all the cats are going too. Our friend Akis, pet taxi driver extraordinaire, collected the cats [...]

By | 2017-10-06T10:07:38+00:00 Friday, October 6, 2017|animal rescue, pet travel by road|20 Comments

Cats and dogs on their way to Italy and Greece

Meet the cats and dogs from the UK on their way to Italy and Greece to rejoin their families. Lily Gorgeous Siamese cat Lily belongs to Margaret. They're relocating from Nottinghamshire to the Italian city of Genoa. Lily arriving, being welcomed by Margaret's daughter Yorkie and Noodle Beautiful tuxedo pair Yorkie and Noodle travelled with us from the West Midland to the NATO base at Lago Patria in the Naples area, where owner Ayla has a new military posting. Both cats have very healthy appetites, so we left a food parcel for them with Ayla to tide them [...]

By | 2017-10-02T16:39:29+00:00 Monday, October 2, 2017|pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|20 Comments

Meet pets travelling to and from France, Spain and Portugal

On our most recent trip taking in France, Spain and Portugal, we met pets of all sizes — from a diminutive rabbit to a Mastiff weighing 60 kilos! Lucia Gorgeous Italian Spinone pup Lucia travelled with us from her breeder, Mary, in Fareham to Wendy in the south of France. Mary says goodbye to Lucia Lucia is a gorgeous gentle young girl Pixie Rescue cat Pixie travelled with us to her new owners in Spain. We met them in France, near the pretty town of Ceret, which is very close to the Spanish border. A [...]

By | 2017-08-17T13:51:16+00:00 Thursday, August 17, 2017|goodbyes, pet travel by road, reunited|21 Comments

Meet our passengers travelling to France, Germany and Switzerland, and from Sweden and Germany

Courier Richard recently travelled with a troupe of delightful dogs and an adorable hamster to France, Germany and Switzerland. He headed back to the UK via Sweden and Germany with two gorgeous cats and a charming dog. Perdits Kiss the Blarney This marvellously monikered young Dalmatian travelled with us from Lancashire to Marboz in France, where she'll be known to her family as Star. Adorable Star (sporting a pink collar) meets her new playmates who hail from the UK and Russia Tilly Yorkshire Terrier Tilly travelled with us from Richmond in Surrey to St Prex in Switzerland. [...]

By | 2017-08-09T10:58:51+00:00 Saturday, August 5, 2017|pet travel by road|21 Comments
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