pet travel by road

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|20 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|18 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

Meet our passengers travelling between Italy, France and the UK

Courier Richard set off from the UK with three dogs and a cat heading for Italy; and returned to the UK with two dogs from France and another two from Italy. Leone Lovely little Yorkie Leone belongs to Simona and Stephano. After a couple of years living and working in the UK, Simona and Stephano and heading back to Italy with their two children. Leone is going on slightly ahead with Animalcouriers, and will be taken care of by Simona's mum until the rest of the family arrives. We collected Leone from Alderley Edge, not far from the world-famous [...]

By | 2017-07-11T11:58:39+00:00 Monday, July 3, 2017|pet travel by road|20 Comments

Back to the UK from Portugal with 15 passengers

On our journey back to the UK from Portugal, our passenger list comprised two dogs and 13 cats. Brett English Bulldog Brett was bred by José in Lisbon. Ernie in Norfolk was due to receive Brett some time ago. However, the person transporting Brett took a fancy to him and decided he wanted to keep him. A year and a court case later, Brett is finally on his way to Ernie — this time travelling with Animalcouriers! Brett saying goodbye to José Brett making an early bid for 'longest tongue' We stayed the night near [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:01:18+00:00 Friday, June 23, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Meeting a cat from Italy, and dogs and a rabbit from Greece

Having delivered all their passengers from the UK, couriers M and J collected Pipi the cat from Italy. They then headed to the Italian port of Bari, where courier J hopped on the ferry to Patras in Greece. Pipi We transported Pipi to Fondi last year for her owner Jane. Now it's time for Jane and her partner to return to the UK, and Pipi is once again travelling with Animalcouriers. We had fun and games rounding up Pipi. We told Jane that Pipi was OK, but a bit annoyed with us, to which Jane said: Haha 😂 she is feisty but [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:45:13+00:00 Monday, May 29, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|14 Comments

Leaving the UK with five dogs and four cats

Couriers J and M set off from the UK with five dogs and four cats on board who are joining their families in France and Italy. Tess and Sausage Basset Hound Tess and Sausage the Spaniel belong to Steve and his family, who've moved to Clermont l'Herault in the Languedoc region of France. We collected the dogs from Rita in Dorset, who took care of them for a few days while the family went on ahead to roll out the red carpet. What a great pair of characters these two are Rita told us she would miss [...]

By | 2017-05-24T14:40:33+00:00 Wednesday, May 24, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

Roundup of news about recent passengers: Castor, Jim, Haricot, Rubble, Tara and Rocco

We have a few snippets of news about some recent passengers from our last trip round southern Europe. And just before couriers M and J set off on that trip, courier Richard did a quick channel hop to France to meet a young fellow called Castor. Castor It was a sunny Saturday in April when courier Richard popped over to the heart of Paris to collect Castor, a two-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel‎. Castor, who belongs to Matthew, was a model passenger, jumping happily out of his bedroom for a walk, then hopping straight back in and snoozing his way up [...]

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