Animals

Delivering pets in Switzerland and Italy, and collecting new passengers on our way back to the UK

We set off from the UK with a sweet pup and a gorgeous cat on board; and made the return trip with a passenger list of six dogs, two pups and a grande dame cat. Betsy Lovely Cocker Spaniel pup Betsy spent the night with courier S before the trip began, and enjoyed an evening stroll around the farm. Her new home is in the beautiful Lippiano hills near Florence Those puppy dog eyes! Betsy on arrival at her new Italian home, sporting her best collar and lead Betsy meeting her new playmate [...]

To France with Coco, Lila and Katouss; and back to the UK with Rocco and Kip

Animalcouriers left the UK with a trio of delightful pets on board: Cockerpoo Coco, and feline sisters Lila and Katouss. On our return journey, we travelled with Weimaraner Rocco and Kip the tortoise. Coco Darling Coco is relocating with her rugby-playing family to Aix en Provence. We collected her in Leicester, and she shared a bedroom with courier S on an overnight stop in Saint Quentin. What a winsome look! Coco's had a lovely haircut specially for the south of France climate. Playtime on her walk Someone didn't want to get out of bed! [...]

By | Tuesday, August 16, 2016|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|10 Comments

Delivery in Switzerland; collections in Italy and France; then on to Sweden

While couriers S and G wend their way south through France, Spain and Portugal, couriers J and M head off in more or less the opposite direction. First stop: Switzerland. Pablo and Lola We delivered delightful tiny greyhounds Pablo and Lola to Dominique and family in the heart of Lugano, in Switzerland. The family is spending the summer here before returning to London. The children were thrilled to have Pablo and Lola back in their arms Amazingly convincing trompe l'oeil spotted in Lugano Bruce After climbing what felt like endless hairpin bends, we reached the top [...]

By | Monday, August 1, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|7 Comments

Travelling to France, Spain and Portugal with cats, dogs and a parrot on board

Animalcouriers have two trips on the go at the moment: while couriers S and G leave the UK and head south through France and on to Spain and Portugal, couriers M and J are on their way to Sweden via Switzerland, Italy and northern France. Meet the pets travelling south with couriers S and G. Leaving Le Havre yesterday morning Spirit and Flight We collected Colleen's two stunning cats from Cambridgeshire earlier this week, and they've been homeboarding with us until it was time to head to France. Spirit is a seal-point Siamese and flight is a chocolate [...]

Couriers converge in Italy, and more passengers hop on board as we head towards the UK

Couriers J and G collected pets in the Rome area and the port of Ancona, while couriers M and S docked at Brindisi, following their crossing from Greece. Couriers J and G stayed at a delightful hotel less than an hour from Rome called I Due Laghi. It's a combined farm and equestrian centre that also produces delicious organic milk and cheese. A peaceful interlude for us before tackling the roads around Rome! Wonderful green and leafy gardens Some parts of the garden are laid out in a formal style Chiara We met up with very pretty cat [...]

By | Wednesday, July 20, 2016|indroducing, pet transport, pets on holiday, visiting the vet|22 Comments

Meet Gia and Olli, Lucy and Katia, Poe and Obi — and a rabbit called Stitch

Animalcouriers recently drove a pair of Rhodesian Ridgebacks from Sweden to France; a pair of cats from Germany to the UK, and collected a rabbit at Schiphol airport who'd flown in from Dubai. Guanajuato (Gia) and Olwyna (Olli) Mother and daughter Rhodesian Ridgebacks Gia and Olli travelled with us from their winter home near Stockholm in Sweden, to their summer residence near Nice in the south of France. It's a longish drive, but mum Gia is a little too anxious to fly, so a comfortable road trip at a pace the dogs can both enjoy is much more relaxing all [...]

UK-bound pets from Portugal, Spain and France

Having delivered all of our outbound passengers from the UK, Animalcouriers set off to collect pets heading to the UK. Xavi and Pedro These two gorgeous Portuguese Water Dog puppies belong to Gerard, who's relocating to Surrey. Costa with Xavi (L) and Rodrigo holding Pedro (R) Tucha Sweet Yorkipoo Tucha is travelling with us from Grandola to rejoin Luciana in Glasgow. Luciana is well settled in and is very much looking forward to having Tucha with her again. Tucha is a lively little character Scott and Duke Labrador Scott and Rhodesian Ridgeback Duke are travelling from [...]

By | Sunday, June 26, 2016|animal transportation, goodbyes, pet travel by road|16 Comments

Muddle and Lilli swap the UK for Sweden

While couriers J and M round up UK-bound passengers in Portugal and Spain, courier S set off in a more northerly direction, heading for Sweden. On board were cats Muddle and Lilli, collected from a cattery in Stoke on Trent, where they stayed while their owners went on ahead to prepare for their arrival. Care instructions and character descriptions accompanied these two beauties. The top tip was that both cats love having a fuss, so courier S has been dishing out plenty of cuddles. After crossing the Channel, they stopped at Calais for the night, then had a clear day [...]

By | Friday, June 24, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by road|12 Comments

Reunions in France, Spain and Portugal; while UK-bound pets get on board

As our two vans headed south through France, we delivered passengers along the way. After staying the night in Narbonne, couriers J and M continued on to Spain and Portugal, while couriers S and G set off back to the UK, collecting new passengers along the way. Kali, Apache and Leiah These three lovely Labs were reunited with their owners in the Tarn. Kali and Apache come from a very reputable breeder, but Leiah is a dog the family rescued from a puppy farm in South Africa, where she was used as a breeding bitch and was, they say, in [...]

On our way to Portugal, via France and Spain, with dogs, cats and a rabbit on board

Two Animalcouriers vans set off from the UK, transporting much loved family pets to France, Spain and Portugal — including what we think may be a record number of Labradors on a single trip! Some of our passengers are relocating, while others are going on holiday with their families. Kali, Apache and Leiah This trio of gorgeous Labs are travelling from Gloucestershire to the Tarn, where they and their owners are spending a holiday. The dogs travelled with Animalcouriers earlier in the year for the first time. Their owners used to make the journey by car with their dogs but, [...]

By | Sunday, June 19, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|20 Comments