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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

Pets travelling to France, Spain and Portugal for Christmas reunions

Animalcouriers left the UK with a crew of delightful dogs and cats on board. Everyone will reach their French, Spanish and Portuguese destinations in time for Christmas. We were unlucky enough to get a puncture on our way to the coast, but Mercedes 24 quickly came to our rescue Coconut Shelby from America has been living in the UK, but her visa recently expired. So she headed to Paris, leaving her little dog Coconut, a terrier cross, with friends in London. Now that Shelby has found somewhere to live in Paris, Coconut was able to travel with us [...]

By | Wednesday, December 14, 2016|indroducing, pet travel by road|9 Comments

A round-trip from the UK to Italy via France and Switzerland

While couriers J and M made their way to Greece via southern France and Italy, courier Richard made a shorter, more northerly trip from the UK to Italy, taking in France, Switzerland. Fiona English Bulldog Fiona, who travelled down from Aberdeen, stayed overnight with Animalcouriers. The perfect houseguest, she's a very placid character who enjoyed strolling in the woods, and seemed to take the move in her stride. Happy reunions for fabulous Fiona Toby Little Toby travelled with us from London, on his way to live with his owner's daughter in Vernier, in Switzerland. Big hello hugs [...]

By | Sunday, November 27, 2016|pet travel by road|3 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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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
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