on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs

While couriers J and M accompanied six dogs on their flights from Greece, couriers Marc and Matthew made the road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs. They stopped off in Italy to collect their final passengers. Harrison and Sheba This fabulous feline duo travelled with us from Athens to Plymouth. Harrison has splendid tabby markings (Sheba was camera shy!) Baby, Little Lady, Abigail and Cleo The four gorgeous rescue hounds were sponsored by the Starlight Barking Trust. We delivered them to the Manchester Dog Café for assessment, followed by rehoming. The café is doing great work [...]

By | 2018-02-14T15:06:54+00:00 Wednesday, February 14, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK

Couriers J and M accompanied six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK via Paris. All young — aged between six months and a year — the dogs' journeys to their UK homes were sponsored by various animal welfare charities. Checking in at Athens airport We met our six canine passengers at Athens airport, ready to board their flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France. The last leg of their journey to the UK was by road. Meg, Tawni and Luna are Pointer pups sponsored by Pointer Rescue Service in the UK. Their new homes are in Norwich, [...]

By | 2018-02-08T13:50:50+00:00 Thursday, February 8, 2018|pet air travel, pet transport|13 Comments

Dogs reunited in Italy and Greece

While courier Richard made his way down to Spain and back, couriers M and Marc continued their journey to Greece. Leo, Ava and Tipi This inseparable trio of dogs travelled with Animalcouriers from Spain to Brindisi in Italy, where they were reunited with their owners and three more canine companions. Lots of waggy tails as Leo, Ava and Tipi are greeted by Zane and the rest of the pack. Within moments they were off to explore their new surroundings under the olive trees. Crossing from Italy to Greece After dropping off our passengers in Italy, we were left [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:34:48+00:00 Sunday, February 4, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road, reunited|16 Comments

One cat, three dogs and a host of snails get on board

Once his outbound passengers were safely delivered, courier Richard set about collecting passengers from Spain and Portugal: one cat, three dogs and a host of snails! It's big-time citrus season in Spain The oranges and mandarins are especially sweet this year An impressive chest spotted at the hotel Runa Splendid puss Runa, who belongs to Sofia and Joel, travelled from Porto in Portugal to Rugby. Runa not too keen on a photo session Paddy Gorgeous Golden Retriever Paddy travelled with us from Spain to Switzerland. Paddy looks as though butter wouldn't [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:35:40+00:00 Saturday, February 3, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|20 Comments

Pets travelling to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece

Courier Richard set out from the UK with pets travelling to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece. On the way from Switzerland to Spain through France, he met up with couriers M and Marc to hand over three dogs heading to Italy and Greece. Driving through France, courier Richard saw first hand some of the flooding that's occurred in many parts of the country Lucky The first of two Luckies on board, Jack Russell Terrier Lucky is a true gent who lives up to his full moniker of Flack des Dunes de la Rougeve. After a spell at doggy [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:36:50+00:00 Wednesday, January 31, 2018|animal transportation|18 Comments

Pets travelling to Spain, then on to Greece via France and Italy

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with five pets travelling to Spain — three cats and two dogs. While in spain we collected three dogs relocating to Italy, which works out perfectly as we head on towards Greece. Fleure and Alex Dynamic duo Fleure and Alex travelled with us from London to Seville. Alex proved to be very confident, while Fleure preferred to keep a wary eye out from the safety of a warm bed. Gorgeous tabby Alex has amazing green eyes Beautiful fluffy Fleure, wrapped up in her own tail You can tell from [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:24:49+00:00 Monday, January 29, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|21 Comments

Reunions in France and Spain, and Scotland too

A recent Animalcouriers trip saw courier Richard travel to France and Spain to reunite dogs and cats with their families. He travelled back with a Scotland-bound hound. Before all that, however, he made a quick dash to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Anna, her boyfriend and her dog Brendy, who flew in from the Ukraine. Anna and her boyfriend are both students: Anna's subject is music technology and she's also a singer. Brendy likes to join in when Anna gets going with a song! Annie and Mya Shih Tzu/Yorkie cross Annie and Lhasa Apso/Bichon Frise cross [...]

By | 2018-01-18T13:44:40+00:00 Thursday, January 18, 2018|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, reunited|20 Comments

13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm

Earlier in January Animalcouriers helped out at the UK end of the trip for 13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by the UK arm of animal protection charity Humane Society International (HSI). HSI travelled to South Korea in December, accompanied by Pete Wicks from The Only Way is Essex, to bring about the charity's 10th dog meat farm closure. The closure saved 170 dogs from being killed and eaten, and took the total number of dogs saved by HSI to more than 1,200. The closures take place in partnership with the dog farmers themselves, who are eager to leave [...]

By | 2018-01-16T15:23:43+00:00 Tuesday, January 16, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel|31 Comments

Pets flying worldwide

With all the road trips going on last year, we got a little behind reporting on pets flying worldwide. So this blog is a round-up of airfreight news during the second half of 2017. Ele Lovely Golden Retriever Ele flew to San Francisco with United on their direct service. Animalcouriers arranged her flight and collected her from her London address. She stayed overnight with courier M (a big fan of Goldens) before heading off to Heathrow for the early morning check-in.  Ele started life in Kenya and spent a year in the UK for a year before heading home to [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:49:09+00:00 Sunday, January 14, 2018|pet air travel, pet transport|15 Comments

East Surrey Badger Protection Society released its 200th orphaned badger cub

Animalcouriers sponsored the transport and container costs when the East Surrey Badger Protection Society released its 200th orphaned badger cub. The event took place shortly before Christmas last year, and marked a significant milestone in a badger release programme that started some 15 years ago. The society works with project partner Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead. Raymond Ings, chair of the society and Animalcouriers' courier R, explains: "Working with Wildlife Aid, we are able to give these badgers that have had a difficult start in life a second chance. 2017 proved to be a bumper crop with a record 18 badgers [...]

By | 2018-01-13T17:56:53+00:00 Saturday, January 13, 2018|animal rescue|11 Comments
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