on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Transporting pets from Greece to the UK

While couriers M, Paul and Richard travelled round France, Spain and Portugal in December, couriers J and Huw were transporting pets from Greece to the UK. Our first stop, however, was to deliver Akim and Nera who made the journey with us from the UK. These delightful passengers, who've travelled with us before, belong to Dimitri. Dimitri and Akim reunited in Athens Gorgeous Nera Courier J flew into Athens airport to join courier Huw, who'd driven down from the UK with Akim and Nera. This was the airport's take on Christmas lights! Welcoming [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:50:36+00:00 Thursday, January 11, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|14 Comments

Delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal

On the runup to Christmas Animalcouriers embarked on a southern European tour, delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal, and collecting new passengers heading back to the UK. Katie Gorgeous Persian cat Katie's journey started in Dubai. She flew into London, and has now relocated to the charming town of Excideuil in the Dordogne region of France. Linda welcoming Katie to her new home A closer look at chatty Katie Gordi and Kiki Fabulous felines Gordi and Kiki travelled with us to rejoin owner Jorge in Burgos, following a spell of living in [...]

Pets travelling for Christmas

Animalcouriers has had a busy December, with pets travelling for Christmas throughout Europe and beyond. The weather played havoc with some of our best laid plans, but in every case — thanks to intrepid couriers and understanding clients — we found a way to get pets to their destinations in plenty of time for the festive season. Brussels — via Dusseldorf? It all started in the wee small hours on 12 December. Courier Gwen was due to leave at 3.00 am for Brussels airport to meet a client flying in with his dog. But a couple of hours beforehand, we [...]

By | 2017-12-25T09:16:24+00:00 Monday, December 25, 2017|animal transportation, pet travel by road|36 Comments

Winnie, Bob, Maisie, Smudge and Eric flying from Greece

As part of our contingent of 30+ pets travelling to the UK, these four puppies and one older dog are flying from Greece. Accompanied by courier Becca, they took off from Athens airport and landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle, where Courier Valerie was waiting to take them the rest of the way via Eurotunnel. Winnie, Bob, Maisie and Smudge These four puppies are 17 weeks old and growing fast. Left in a dustbin near Athens, they were lucky enough to be found before it was too late, and taken to the vet. With vaccinations and pet passports all sorted, [...]

Over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK

Animalcouriers is transporting over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK — one of the biggest transports we've organised. Why are so many pets travelling in November? Many of them are summer holiday romances and rescues adopted by holidaymakers during August and September. They've been waiting for puppies to be old enough to travel, or for pet passports to be ready. Naturally, everyone wants to be together for Christmas! Five couriers convened in Greece at the start of this mammoth trip. Couriers Matthew and Huw are setting off by road with 17 cats and dogs. They'll collect [...]

By | 2017-11-27T18:27:40+00:00 Sunday, November 26, 2017|animal rescue, pet transport|34 Comments

12 cats relocate from the UK to France

Animalcouriers is heading from the UK to Greece via France and Italy, delivering pets to their new mainland European homes along the way. We helped 12 cats relocate to three new French homes. Baby, Bollinger, Otto, Katie and Blaze This feline quintet has moved, with owners Deborah and Keith, from Essex to Savigny le Vieux, in Normandy. Their new home is of considerable historical interest, being the place where Jean Louis Dior (1812-1874) started the family business in an upstairs room, initially selling chemical fertilisers, then detergents and bleaches. Jean Louis was the grandfather of grand couturier Christian Dior. Later, the house [...]

By | 2017-11-24T11:09:59+00:00 Thursday, November 23, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

Travels round northern Europe with dogs, cats, rabbits and lovebirds

Courier Richard set out from the UK with dogs and rabbits on board, heading for various destinations in Germany and Sweden. On the way back, he travelled with dogs and cats relocating to the UK, and lovebirds moving to Belgium. Momo Handsome Momo travelled with us from Warwickshire to rejoin owner Maria in Solvesborg, Sweden. At the age of 14, he's a senior fellow, but still has a spring in his step. A delayed Channel crossing meant that the dogs got an extra walk at Dover — here's Momo enjoying himself Peeka and Chansey Lionhead rabbit Peeka is [...]

By | 2017-11-21T18:42:52+00:00 Tuesday, November 21, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

A chipmunk returns to Italy

Gorgeous Siberian chipmunk Piccola is a returning Animalcouriers passenger. This much-loved pet travelled with us three years ago from Italy to Cambridge in the UK. Now owners Pamela and Dario are heading back to their Italian roots, and Piccola is making the return trip with us. Piccola has striking markings and a wonderful fluffy tail. She loves snacking on fresh fruit and nuts.   Such a cheeky, intelligent face Piccola has plenty to entertain her in her spacious cage for the trip Piccola safely home and settled in With Piccola safely delivered [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:53:47+00:00 Monday, November 20, 2017|exotic pets, frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

From Spain to Scotland: a family of 5 dogs and 7 cats

Animalcouriers met up with Annette in Torrevieja, Spain, to collect her 12 pets for their journey to Livingstone in Scotland. We then scooped up three young pups bred in Scotland, heading to new owners in England. Five dogs Annette with four of her dogs shortly before departure — Susie, Raffi, Lucky and Lily Sweet senior dog Rosie has diabetes — which has sadly led to sight loss Little Lily walks on three legs as one of her front legs failed to develop properly Seven cats Gorgeous tortoiseshell cat Rosie Adorable tabby [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:08:05+00:00 Wednesday, November 15, 2017|animal transportation|20 Comments

UK-bound pets from Greece, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France

Couriers J and Matthew added pets from Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France to their recent return journey from Greece. As soon as they reached the UK, happy reunions began. Anouk Charming French Bulldog Anouk flew with her owner from Funchal, Madeira to Lisbon in Portugal, where she joined our road trip to the UK. Anouk, a very settled passenger, is travelling all the way to Inverness in Scotland. Anouk out walking at our hotel in Tours Ollie Ollie and his family have been living in Lagos, Portugal, for some years, but now it's time to return to the [...]

By | 2017-11-13T10:42:32+00:00 Friday, November 10, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet transport, reunited|9 Comments
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