pet travel by road

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

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

Delivering pets in Switzerland and Italy, and collecting new passengers on our way back to the UK

We set off from the UK with a sweet pup and a gorgeous cat on board; and made the return trip with a passenger list of six dogs, two pups and a grande dame cat. Betsy Lovely Cocker Spaniel pup Betsy spent the night with courier S before the trip began, and enjoyed an evening stroll around the farm. Her new home is in the beautiful Lippiano hills near Florence Those puppy dog eyes! Betsy on arrival at her new Italian home, sporting her best collar and lead Betsy meeting her new playmate [...]

To France with Coco, Lila and Katouss; and back to the UK with Rocco and Kip

Animalcouriers left the UK with a trio of delightful pets on board: Cockerpoo Coco, and feline sisters Lila and Katouss. On our return journey, we travelled with Weimaraner Rocco and Kip the tortoise. Coco Darling Coco is relocating with her rugby-playing family to Aix en Provence. We collected her in Leicester, and she shared a bedroom with courier S on an overnight stop in Saint Quentin. What a winsome look! Coco's had a lovely haircut specially for the south of France climate. Playtime on her walk Someone didn't want to get out of bed! [...]

By | Tuesday, August 16, 2016|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|12 Comments

Meet our passengers from Portugal, Spain and France

Couriers S and G have been scooping up gorgeous pets who are heading towards the UK. Stumpy and Tigz joined us at La Linea. Owner Mike walked across from Gibraltar to meet us. These two firm friends will have a short stay in a cattery once we reach the UK, while Mike rides his motorbike back. Tigz caught cat napping! Labrador Liza got on board in Faro. She's travelling with us to Felixstowe where the family is relocating, Mum Vera, a firefighter, came to see her off. We called in at Barking Mad [...]

Delivery in Switzerland; collections in Italy and France; then on to Sweden

While couriers S and G wend their way south through France, Spain and Portugal, couriers J and M head off in more or less the opposite direction. First stop: Switzerland. Pablo and Lola We delivered delightful tiny greyhounds Pablo and Lola to Dominique and family in the heart of Lugano, in Switzerland. The family is spending the summer here before returning to London. The children were thrilled to have Pablo and Lola back in their arms Amazingly convincing trompe l'oeil spotted in Lugano Bruce After climbing what felt like endless hairpin bends, we reached the top [...]

By | Monday, August 1, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|8 Comments

Travelling to France, Spain and Portugal with cats, dogs and a parrot on board

Animalcouriers have two trips on the go at the moment: while couriers S and G leave the UK and head south through France and on to Spain and Portugal, couriers M and J are on their way to Sweden via Switzerland, Italy and northern France. Meet the pets travelling south with couriers S and G. Leaving Le Havre yesterday morning Spirit and Flight We collected Colleen's two stunning cats from Cambridgeshire earlier this week, and they've been homeboarding with us until it was time to head to France. Spirit is a seal-point Siamese and flight is a chocolate [...]

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