pet travel by road

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 [...]

Heading to the UK with five dogs from Spain

On board as we head towards the UK are five dogs from Spain. They're a great bunch of playful, friendly characters who all love their walks. Rocco In the port town of Tarifa — a mecca for sand surfers — we met up with Franciska, who arrived the night before from Morocco with lovely little Rocco, who she rescued from the streets. Franciska was working in Morocco when she found herself adopted by Rocco, and couldn't leave her behind. It's quite complicated transporting dogs from Morocco, and they'd had to wait a while for Rocco's travel documents to come through. [...]

By | 2017-05-08T09:28:48+00:00 Saturday, May 6, 2017|pet travel by road|18 Comments

Pets travelling to France, Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with a fine collection of pets travelling to France, Portugal and Spain. Sid Border Terrier Sid originally travelled with us from Spain to England, to rejoin owner Tracey. Now Tracey's circumstances have changed and Sid is moving to Normandy to live with Stephen. Stephen is very pleased to receive Sid — his last dog was a Jack Russell, so he's very used to terriers. Tracey giving cute Sid a goodbye cuddle A warm welcome for Sid from Stephen. Breakfast was waiting for Sid when we went into the house. [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:12:21+00:00 Wednesday, May 3, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|32 Comments

A quick round trip to the Republic of Ireland

Animalcouriers is finding that many pets are moving between England and the Republic of Ireland, so we've set up a regular route. Courier Richard made the most recent trip, taking a cat on the way out, and coming back with a dog. We also received news of Maggie, a rescue dog who travelled with us from Greece four years ago. Herman We collected friendly tabby cat Herman in Leeds from Weronika. With a busy job as a radiographer, Weronika felt that Herman wasn't getting the attention he deserved. So Herman is off to live with Andrzej, Weronika's former housemate who's [...]

By | 2017-04-28T17:28:02+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|28 Comments

On the road from the UK to Greece and back

Couriers J and M recently worked with couriers Mike and Matthew to help 10 young rescue dogs and puppies travel from Greece to the UK. Their route was a flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle, accompanied by couriers Mike and Matthew, who then took them the rest of the way by road. Since those dogs took to the air, couriers J and M haven't been idle. They've been travelling back to the UK with a van full of passengers relocating or moving back from Greece to the UK. But first things first. On their way out to Greece, couriers J [...]

By | 2017-03-29T10:30:09+00:00 Wednesday, March 29, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

To Switzerland via the Channel Islands and France, and home via Belgium

Courier Richard recently set off for Switzerland, taking the scenic route via Devon, Guernsey and Jersey. We also received news of a couple of recent passengers — a cat from Portugal and a dog from China. Bond The first stop was in Devon to deliver Bond, a Jack Russell Terrier, to his owner Angela. Since travelling with us in February from Switzerland, Bond has been staying at Burntwood Kennels near our Surrey base, waiting for Angela to complete her relocation to Bideford. Spring was definitely in the air, judging from the fine display of daffodils spotted along the way [...]

By | 2017-03-22T09:55:42+00:00 Wednesday, March 22, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|23 Comments

UK-bound cats join us in Portugal, Spain and France

By the time we made our final delivery of pets from the UK, Animalcouriers was in cat-only mode. The last drop-off was Phatcat and Pikachu, a soft and gentle pair of cats who homeboarded with courier J before the trip, and proved to be laid-back passengers on their journey to Lisbon. Pikachu in bed, with Phatcat lurking at the back Owners Natale and Ryan receiving their cats, courier M looking on Ryan over the moon to be reunited Natale equally delighted at their happy reunion. The whole family will shortly move to their [...]

By | 2017-03-10T08:45:36+00:00 Thursday, March 9, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

France, Spain and Portugal, here we come!

Animalcouriers left the UK on the overnight ferry to Caen. It docks at a fairly unseemly hour of the morning, but gives us a whole day to travel down to southern France. On board with us were dogs and cats travelling to destinations in France, Spain and Portugal. Honey Gorgeous Labrador cross Honey, a French native, had a fairly short ride with us, travelling from Sara in Portsmouth to John near Montauban. Honey looking up as John called to her Honey hadn't seen John for a while, so it took a moment for her to recognise him. [...]

By | 2017-03-05T13:54:32+00:00 Sunday, March 5, 2017|pet travel by road|23 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 [...]

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