travel

Meeting new passengers in Portugal and Spain; and we mark Ascension by staying at a convent

Animalcouriers met up with three super cats and a cheeky Cocker Spaniel who're all travelling with us to the UK. Ginger Emma is moving to Montrose in Scotland from her home town of Chiclana de la Frontera, in south west Spain, and we're transporting her cat Ginger for her. Ginger is a very lucky cat. He was found on the streets and taken to a cat charity, where Emma met him and decided to adopt him, and now he is quite firmly her boy! Emma told us she had found our travel blog very comforting, reading about the pets. She [...]

By | Saturday, May 7, 2016|indroducing, pet transport, pet travel by road|10 Comments

Happy reunions in Spain; and now we head on to Portugal

Animalcouriers had the pleasure of reuniting our Spain-bound passengers with their owners. The Spanish relay team hit on a novel training regime Wild flowers spotted in the Pamplona region: orchids… …more orchids… …another orchid… … and beautiful yellow gorse, a sure sign of spring Molly and Lacey To help speed our journey to Javea, we arranged (with owner Elise's agreement) for our colleagues at AutoMascotas to take Molly and Lacey the rest of their journey to rejoin her in Palencia. Courier M (L) about to hand little Lacey over [...]

By | Wednesday, May 4, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|19 Comments

Two bespoke trips: Bublik from Juan les Pins; and a family of six from Devon

In addition to our regular, shared road trips throughout Europe, Animalcouriers is also sometimes asked to do a bespoke trip, where we transport a pet (or group of pets) belonging to one family. Last week we collected tiny Bublik from storm-struck Juan les Pins in south-east France, to take him to his winter residence in London, where his owner is waiting for him. Completely oblivious to the weather conditions, Bublik set off on his travels very calmly. So calmly, in fact, he was sound asleep and snoring before we'd even left the driveway! Today it was the turn of a [...]

By | Saturday, October 10, 2015|animal transportation, bespoke trips, pet travel by road|31 Comments

We leave the UK with three cats; and start our trip back from Greece with 11 dogs, 11 cats, a Macaw and a Chinchilla on board

Couriers M and Mike recently set off on what will be our biggest-ever trip from Greece back to the UK. Luckily we have two vans, each with air conditioning, electrical airflow and comfy compartments for all the pets travelling with us. A few pets travelled out with us from the UK. Gorgeous Gaia and Lulu, a pair of cats who are almost impossible to tell apart, are moving with Eric to Italy. We dropped them at a cattery in Verona for Eric to collect on his arrival. Gaia gives us a wink Lulu has a fine 'milk [...]

Reunions for Xania, Gigi, Toffee and Coby when we reach the UK

Kayleigh and her Dad called in at our Surrey base to collect Eurasier puppy Xania, having had a wonderful day at a major dog show in Bournemouth at the weekend. Xania is their 8th dog — it's very exciting for them that they're doing so well with their chosen breed. Kayleigh and her Dad collecting Xania Xania in Kayleigh's arms Xania's half-siblings Molly (an Italian champion)… …and Ozzie. Both dogs have already qualified for Crufts 2016. Will and Elli called for Gigi, a kitten Will met while out jogging in the [...]

By | Tuesday, August 11, 2015|animal rescue, animal transportation, pet travel by road, reunited|0 Comments

Our final passengers get on board: Roussie, Puddles, Gigi and Jack, as we head towards the UK

While we continued driving north through Spain, a colleague in Narbonne collected tabby-and-white cat Roussie from Alice in the Orange area. Named after the town of Roussillon, this little cutie was found by Alice in the street, and immediately won Alice's heart. Now she's off to join Alice in the UK. We met Delyth and cat Puddles, who's been living in the garden of the family's summer home near Auch. Now Delyth has decided it's time to give Puddles, who's around seven years old, the home she deserves, so she's off to join the family in Beaconsfield. In Moissac we [...]

Reunions for Dave, Lulu, Fifi, Beau and Wispa; and Billie, Bobby, Sox, Lexi, Miuxa, Diesel, Carriça and ET get on board

On the way south through Spain, Animalcouriers stopped in Tarragona to collect Billie, Bobby and Sox. These three cats belong to Sheena and Ian, who're moving to Guia in Portugal, where golf pro Ian has a new job. These feline friends are off to stay with Diana and Bungie at Animal Inn Guia while Ian and Sheena enjoy a little holiday before Ian joins his new club. In Malaga we climbed and climbed and climbed to the very top of a hill where we reunited a very happy Ray and Linda with their three cats Dave, Lulu and Fifi. Ray and Linda [...]

By | Tuesday, August 4, 2015|animal transportation, indroducing, pet travel by road, reunited|0 Comments

Reunions for Jules, Stephen, Kirsty, Vienna, Ianto, Boris and Killibrae Kit

Our first stop yesterday in France was to deliver handsome puss Jules to his family waiting in Nantes. Austin and Alyssia, were extremely excited to see him. Jules said that he'd enjoyed his trip but was very pleased to be back with his family. Then it was on to the Creuse region to deliver Sam's dog, cat and geese. First out were the geese, Stephen and Kirsty. We were pleased to see how chilled they were after their trip, which had lasted more than two days. The geese have a wonderful new home, and Sam told us it was the [...]

Transporting a Hermann’s Tortoise to France, a Cocker Spaniel to the Netherlands, and two kittens for Lynn

Natasha and her family are spending the summer in Paris with members of their family who live there. They asked us to transport their Hermann's Tortoise, Dave, so that he could join in the holiday fun. He's a tiny tortoise, about 6 cm wide and 15 cm long. His tank and the bags that came with him more than made up for his diminutive size! Beautiful Cocker Spaniel Bella came to stay before travelling with us to Amsterdam to rejoin her owners. It was a great opportunity to be reminded about what lovely personalities Cockers have! She's a very inquisitive [...]

By | Thursday, July 30, 2015|animal transportation, pet travel by road|0 Comments

Reaching the Greek mainland and collecting Neo, Lino, Zavia, Willow, Gulliver and Judi

Our ferry took us from Lesvos island to the Athenian port of Piraeus. Once breakfast had been served to our five passengers from Lesvos, and they had been walked, we were ready to meet up with the next set of passengers for our UK-bound trip. First up was Neo, a mixed breed dog who belongs to Christos and family. They've moved to Kent, and now Neo is off to join them. He's been looked after by Giannis, a dog behaviourist, who wanted to check us out before allowing Neo to leave with us. We were flattered to get a big [...]

By | Saturday, July 18, 2015|animal transportation, indroducing, pet travel by road|0 Comments