pets

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|15 Comments

Collections and reunions in the UK, before we set off for France and Italy

Here at Animalcouriers we have two trips on the go: this one carrying passengers to France and Italy, and the other one dedicated to pets from Greece (we'll update you on that trip shortly). But before setting off for France, we travelled as far as Scotland to collect and deliver pets. Winnie We collected fluffy Pomeranian Winnie in London, who's relocating to New Zealand. She travelled with us to Sussex, where she'll have a short stay in kennels until she flies to Auckland in August. Her owner has flown on ahead to get everything ready and is already excitedly planning [...]

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 [...]

Collecting cats in Germany, and reuniting pets in the UK

Animalcouriers collected two pairs of cats in Germany whose owners have relocated to the UK. Meanwhile, there were happy reunions for recent travellers from southern Europe. Poppy and Lily Family cats Poppy and Lily left the Munich area of Germany with Animalcouriers on their way to the UK. They're used to travel, having previously lived in New Zealand, and they settled into the trip straight away. They'll have a short stay with family members in Worcestershire until their owners complete their move. A last hug for precious Poppy Lovely Lily all settled in Panda and Pickles [...]

By | Wednesday, June 29, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, reunited|14 Comments

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

Meet our passengers from Greece who are on their way to the UK

Six dogs and two cats from the mainland, and five dogs from the island of Lesvos, are travelling with us to the UK. Akis, who runs a pet taxi service, did a sterling job to help round everyone up. After delivering Coco, Clifford, Squash and Georgie to their holiday destination on Paros, he headed over to Lesvos to collect our passengers from the island. He looked after them at his home overnight, then brought them to our meeting point the following morning. Julius Julius has been adopted from Lesvos by Andy. When Andy was volunteering at refugee camps earlier in [...]

By | Wednesday, June 1, 2016|animal rescue, animal shelter, indroducing, pet transport|16 Comments

Delivering pets in Italy and Greece, with a delightful ferry crossing in between

Animalcouriers crossed from the Italian port of Brinidisi to Igoumenitsa in Greece on a handsome new ferry, operated by the European Management & Marine Company (EMMC), who are based at Igoumenitsa. We met Mrs Emmy, who heads up the company's marketing function — she remembered us from a few years ago when we first started operating our Greek route, and she was working for Hellas Ferries, our Athens agent. She recalled the problems and challenges we faced back then, and we discussed how good and friendly our partnership is today. We have all the right paperwork, and they ask us [...]

By | Saturday, May 28, 2016|animal transportation|25 Comments