Animals

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 [...]

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|31 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

Dogs and cats relocating from Portugal, Spain and France to the UK

As couriers Marc and Joe wended their south, reuniting pets with their owners in Spain and Portugal, new passengers hopped on board for the return journey northwards. Frank At La Linea de la Concepcion, outside Gibraltar, we met Frank, a very well mannered Boxer/Labrador cross. He's relocating to Southampton with owners Maurice and Nancy. Frank delivered to Jaden, a friend of his owners in the UK Lily After a night in Mojacar, staying at a delightful Parador on the seafront, our next stop was Huelva, to collect Labrador Lily. She's is a rescue dog, for whom Christine has [...]

By | Monday, November 14, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Meet pets on the move to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers J and Marc left the UK with delightful cats, dogs and rabbits on board, heading for sunnier climes. Courier Joe flew in to Carcassone to join the trip, so that courier J could spend some time with our database designer updating some of our back-office systems. Rupis  Rupis, a handsome Bernese Mountain Dog, travelled with us from Wembley. Sadly, his owner isn't quite well enough to look after him any more; fortunately, he has a new home with her granddaughter, Sabrina, and family, near Toulouse.  Rupis clearly knows Sabrina well, and there was lots affection between them [...]

By | Thursday, November 10, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Cats, dogs and finches hop on board in Italy

On arrival in Italy from Greece, Animalcouriers headed to Rome to collect a cat called Joleen, then on to Florence and Milan. But first, there were morning walks for our Greek doggy passengers. Fluffy Manoula in the morning sun Archie's wrinkles in full relief Senso's attention is caught by something in the distance Baron is a fine, muscular young fellow Rio, nose down, hunting Milo favouring the camera with the dark side of his face Aurora, our Greek kitty, alert to every sound Joleen Beautiful Bengal [...]

By | Thursday, November 3, 2016|pet transport|12 Comments

From Birmingham to Stronsay with a family of 15 pets

Louise and her mum Laura have moved from Birmingham to Stronsay, one of the Orkney islands off the north coast of Scotland. Home to around 350 people, this beautiful island boasts two shops and a pub/hotel. Louise and Laura have moved to a typical Orkney stone cottage, and Animalcouriers had the pleasure of transporting their 15-strong family of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs to join them. Almost the minute they arrived on Stronsay, Louise and Laura added two Shetland ponies to their menagerie, adopted from a neighbour who was leaving the island! The three dogs travelling with us are [...]

By | Tuesday, October 25, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by sea|18 Comments

Recent passengers from Portugal, Spain and France

After a number of reunions for pets in France and Spain, Animalcouriers started rounding up passengers heading to the UK. Young Chow Chow Lenny was delighted to be back with Jamie and his girlfriend in Sitges We caught up with Neil, high up in the hills overlooking the Malaga area, who was very pleased to see Labrador Olly and cats Barney and Saffy again Novel take on a dry stone wall Yappy We collected little Yappy from Alhaurin al Grande. We had been slightly concerned about the likely volume of noise in our van, [...]

By | Thursday, October 20, 2016|frequent travellers, pet transport|19 Comments

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

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|11 Comments
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