on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Heading back to the UK with pets from Gibraltar, Spain and France

After delivering our outbound passengers Matisse and Georgiana in France; Lake, Molly and Bobby in Spain, we headed to La Linea de la Concepcion, close to the Spanish border with Gibraltar, to meet our first UK-bound passengers. As we drove towards Gibraltar, it was such a clear day we could see mountain ranges in northern Africa Steve Gemma's cat Steve was all ready for his journey, bathed, nails clipped, and a quick health check at the vet. Gemma works for William Hill and, over the years, we have had the pleasure of transporting quite a few pets for [...]

By | Sunday, January 15, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|16 Comments

Travelling to France and Spain with dogs on board, and catching up on other news

Animalcouriers set off on a scheduled road trip to France and Spain with a delightful crew of dogs on board. Matisse and Georgiana We collected these happy hounds from their home in Chelsea, and drove them to Monaco to join owner Colleen for a short spell in the winter sunshine. Georgiana (L) and Matisse in their mobile bedroom Georgiana is a pretty Cavalier King Charles… …with a cheeky side! Her companion Matisse is a fluffy Coton de Tuléar… …with a splendid grin! Lake and Molly Young black Lab Lake is [...]

By | Wednesday, January 11, 2017|bespoke trips, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|24 Comments

Season’s greetings from Animalcouriers

It's been another wonderful year of reuniting pets and people, both on the road and in the air. We've made lots of new friends, and have enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces. We continue to be impressed by the work done by so many animal charities and shelters, taking care of stray and unwanted animals, and finding new homes for so many lucky pups and kits. On our latest European road trip, which took us to France, Spain and Portugal and back, we saw some marvellous Christmas scenes and decorations. Here's a selection… A festive scene in La Cala [...]

By | Saturday, December 24, 2016|pet transport, things we have seen|30 Comments

Heading back to the UK in time for the holidays

We spent the night with our friends Heather and Alan at Barking Mad Kennels near Lagos, in Portugal, where we gave our van a thorough clean-out, ready for our trip back to the UK in time for the holidays. Heather and Alan treated us to a very yummy home-cooked supper of locally caught mackerel. Heather has a new dog called Hope, who was found on the streets in Setubal. You can see they totally adore each other! Benji We delivered gorgeous Benji, who travelled with us form the UK, to his lovely grandma just outside Lisbon. She's taking [...]

By | Wednesday, December 21, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport|18 Comments

Delivering pets in Spain and Portugal, and meeting new UK-bound passengers

Animalcouriers headed south following a night in Narbonne, reuniting pets from the UK with their families, and meeting others who're heading back with us to the UK. Tirean In Murcia we met friendly Tirean, who's named after a character in a book. Tirean and family are off to spend a couple of weeks in the UK. They were due to drive, but their car suddenly developed a fault. So plans were changed at the last minute — humans are travelling by air, and Tirean is travelling with us. Tirean is quite a character dog Bozie Bojangles It was [...]

By | Saturday, December 17, 2016|indroducing, reunited|6 Comments

Pets travelling to France, Spain and Portugal for Christmas reunions

Animalcouriers left the UK with a crew of delightful dogs and cats on board. Everyone will reach their French, Spanish and Portuguese destinations in time for Christmas. We were unlucky enough to get a puncture on our way to the coast, but Mercedes 24 quickly came to our rescue Coconut Shelby from America has been living in the UK, but her visa recently expired. So she headed to Paris, leaving her little dog Coconut, a terrier cross, with friends in London. Now that Shelby has found somewhere to live in Paris, Coconut was able to travel with us [...]

By | Wednesday, December 14, 2016|indroducing, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Meet our UK-bound passengers from Greece and Italy

In addition to Wilson and Derek from the island of Lesvos, a marvellous cast of characters from mainland Greece and Italy are travelling with us to the UK. Buck Handsome hound Buck is on his way from Athens to Twickenham, where he'll rejoin his owners Chris and Nancy. Lively Buck challenging his uncle George's dog-wrangling skills Vasilis and Charlaos Cute Vasilis and his feline friend Charlaos belong to Nefeli and Christos, who've moved to Edinburgh for work. Nefeli's cousin brought Vasilis and Charlaos to join the trip Fine tabby Charlaos quickly settled in for the [...]

By | Wednesday, November 30, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|18 Comments

Wilson and Derek, our UK-bound VIPs from Greece

We have a crew of splendid pets travelling with us from Greece to the UK. Among them are Wilson and Derek from Lesvos, who flew into Athens to join the trip. Both dogs are rescues with remarkable back stories — and both now have wonderful new homes, too. Wilson and Derek ready for take-off from Lesvos Wilson Wilson has been in the care of Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions for more than six months. When she rescued him, it was clear he'd suffered damage to one of his front legs, and sadly it's of little use to [...]

By | Tuesday, November 29, 2016|animal rescue, sponsor an animal, things we like|8 Comments

Reunions in France, Italy and Greece, and an alternative to garden gnomes

As they made their way through France and Italy to Greece, couriers J and M had the pleasure of reuniting pets with their families. A warm welcome for cats Sam and Evie at their new home in the Dordogne Sam peeks out cheekily from his carrier Labrador puppy Frenchie gets an ecstatic welcome from her new family in Cagnes sur Mer Mason and Summer were pleased to see their cats Simba and Nala again, at their new home in Lago Patria. There was plenty of excitement and lots of mewing as the cats [...]

By | Tuesday, November 29, 2016|pet transport, reunited|1 Comment

A round-trip from the UK to Italy via France and Switzerland

While couriers J and M made their way to Greece via southern France and Italy, courier Richard made a shorter, more northerly trip from the UK to Italy, taking in France, Switzerland. Fiona English Bulldog Fiona, who travelled down from Aberdeen, stayed overnight with Animalcouriers. The perfect houseguest, she's a very placid character who enjoyed strolling in the woods, and seemed to take the move in her stride. Happy reunions for fabulous Fiona Toby Little Toby travelled with us from London, on his way to live with his owner's daughter in Vernier, in Switzerland. Big hello hugs [...]

By | Sunday, November 27, 2016|pet travel by road|3 Comments
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