pets

Introducing our UK-bound passengers from Greece

We met up with a gorgeous group of cats and dogs, our UK-bound passengers travelling from Greece. It was a glorious morning in Glyfada (a suburb of Athens), as pets and their owners started to assemble round our van Tiggs, Simba, Widdle Puss, Lexey and Jelly This fantastically named fivesome belong to David and Gay. All the cats attached themselves to David and Gay while they were living on the island of Skiathos. Now it's time to return to the UK, and all the cats are going too. Our friend Akis, pet taxi driver extraordinaire, collected the cats [...]

By | 2017-10-06T10:07:38+00:00 Friday, October 6, 2017|animal rescue, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Cats and dogs on their way to Italy and Greece

Meet the cats and dogs from the UK on their way to Italy and Greece to rejoin their families. Lily Gorgeous Siamese cat Lily belongs to Margaret. They're relocating from Nottinghamshire to the Italian city of Genoa. Lily arriving, being welcomed by Margaret's daughter Yorkie and Noodle Beautiful tuxedo pair Yorkie and Noodle travelled with us from the West Midland to the NATO base at Lago Patria in the Naples area, where owner Ayla has a new military posting. Both cats have very healthy appetites, so we left a food parcel for them with Ayla to tide them [...]

By | 2017-10-02T16:39:29+00:00 Monday, October 2, 2017|pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|20 Comments

A quick trip to Belgium and Germany

Courier M recently made a quick trip to Belgium and Germany with a bevy of gorgeous felines on board. On the way back, he had another cat and two dogs for company. India and Islay These two Bengal kittens started their journey in Gosport and finished it in Neerpelt in the east of Belgium. They were great fun to have around — full of mischief and play. Their new owner Mariska is clearly delighted to have them. She already has a number of these exotic cats who enjoy beautiful spacious accommodation. A warm welcome from Mariska for India and [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:35:23+00:00 Tuesday, August 22, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport|36 Comments

Airlifting pets from Greece: 9 dogs and a cat

During the heat of the summer, we're airlifting pets from Greece to the UK, flying from Athens to Paris or Brussels. Then it's a short hop across the Channel in our air-conditioned vans to be reunited with their families in the UK. Meet the delightful passengers who flew with us on our most recent trip. Here's clever Nelson, who attached himself to Joanne when she went on holiday to Lesvos. He's on his way to a new life with her in Ipswich Nelson snoozing Adorable Anetsis getting hugs and kisses from Rachel before going home [...]

By | 2017-08-10T09:29:12+00:00 Wednesday, August 9, 2017|pet air travel|16 Comments

A round-up of recent road trip news from Animalcouriers

Couriers J and M recently transported tabby cat Poppy and a family of five dogs to their new French homes; and returned to the UK with a young Labrador. Meanwhile, courier Richard took two Cocker Spaniels to France, and made the trip back with two cats on board. Poppy Jeremy and Hilary are moving to a new home in the Dordogne region of France. Hilary went on ahead to get everything ready for character cat Poppy's arrival. Gorgeous tabby puss Poppy Alfred, Bingo, Dinga, Marvin and Raja Stephanie, Lloyd and their daughter flew into London Gatwick airport from [...]

By | 2017-07-17T12:05:43+00:00 Monday, July 17, 2017|pet air travel, pet transport, pets on holiday|29 Comments

Meet our passengers travelling between Italy, France and the UK

Courier Richard set off from the UK with three dogs and a cat heading for Italy; and returned to the UK with two dogs from France and another two from Italy. Leone Lovely little Yorkie Leone belongs to Simona and Stephano. After a couple of years living and working in the UK, Simona and Stephano and heading back to Italy with their two children. Leone is going on slightly ahead with Animalcouriers, and will be taken care of by Simona's mum until the rest of the family arrives. We collected Leone from Alderley Edge, not far from the world-famous [...]

By | 2017-07-11T11:58:39+00:00 Monday, July 3, 2017|pet travel by road|20 Comments

Back to the UK from Portugal with 15 passengers

On our journey back to the UK from Portugal, our passenger list comprised two dogs and 13 cats. Brett English Bulldog Brett was bred by José in Lisbon. Ernie in Norfolk was due to receive Brett some time ago. However, the person transporting Brett took a fancy to him and decided he wanted to keep him. A year and a court case later, Brett is finally on his way to Ernie — this time travelling with Animalcouriers! Brett saying goodbye to José Brett making an early bid for 'longest tongue' We stayed the night near [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:01:18+00:00 Friday, June 23, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

When Richard met Teddy — and more about Central Bark in Manchester

Six of the dogs who recently travelled with us by air and road from Greece headed to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester. The café works with Starlight Barking Trust and Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions to help stray and unwanted Greek dogs find new homes in the UK. Run by Tony and Tania, the Beach Dog Café is open to anyone, and especially welcomes dog-owners and dog-lovers. It's also an opportunity for people to meet dogs, like these six, who are looking for forever homes. Tony and Tania take on a few dogs at a time, who get to enjoy all the brilliant [...]

By | 2017-06-07T13:53:00+00:00 Wednesday, June 7, 2017|animal rescue, animal shelter, looking for a forever home|22 Comments

Airlift from Greece: nine dogs going to the UK

On his way to the UK with Pipi, Boomer, Hector and Dylan, courier M dropped courier J at Milan airport to board a flight to Greece, ready to help with the airlift from Greece of nine dogs going to the UK. Three dogs travelled for the Wild at Heart Foundation. The other six went to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester. Four are from Lesvos, and two are from Lemnos. The Starlight Barking Trust has pledged to help as many Lemnos strays as possible to find new homes. If you'd like to make a donation to support the trust's work, you can use the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:18:43+00:00 Thursday, June 1, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet air travel|15 Comments

Meeting a cat from Italy, and dogs and a rabbit from Greece

Having delivered all their passengers from the UK, couriers M and J collected Pipi the cat from Italy. They then headed to the Italian port of Bari, where courier J hopped on the ferry to Patras in Greece. Pipi We transported Pipi to Fondi last year for her owner Jane. Now it's time for Jane and her partner to return to the UK, and Pipi is once again travelling with Animalcouriers. We had fun and games rounding up Pipi. We told Jane that Pipi was OK, but a bit annoyed with us, to which Jane said: Haha 😂 she is feisty but [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:45:13+00:00 Monday, May 29, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|14 Comments
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