Animalcouriers – Pet travel specialists
Animalcouriers - professional pet transporters

pet travel specialists


pet transport and animal shipping services throughout the UK, Europe & overseas

Are you looking for a safe, reliable pet transport service because you’re moving house, relocating, emigrating, or going to a new forces posting? Are you a breeder, buyer or welfare group that needs pet shipping services? Or are you simply looking for a stress-free way to transport your pets to your holiday destination?

Animalcouriers can help. We transport pets by road throughout Europe in our customised, Defra-authorised vehicles; and arrange air freight throughout the world. We can advise you on pet passports, animal health certificates and import and export requirements; and provide or source related services such as boarding and airport collection and delivery.

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The latest from our travel blog

Transporting a cat to Italy and bringing two dogs to Scotland

Courier Gwen made a trip transporting a cat to Italy and bringing two dogs to Scotland. Lovely Bella travelled from Sheffield to Tuscany; while gorgeous Broty and Max made the journey from Viterbo to Dundee.

Bella, a cat from England to Italy

Courier Ricardo collected beautiful kitty Bella […]

A huge thank you for reuniting us with Jimmie and Millie last week; in addition thank you so much for the enormous effort you put in to resolving the delays after the passport problem so speedily. Mike our courier was also fantastic and kept us well informed during their trip, the cats arrived safe and sound and are now very much at home en France.I just wanted to say how very impressed we have been both with your organisation in general and particularly with the great consideration you give to the welfare of the animals you are transporting. We would be very happy to recommend your services!

(Animalcouriers moved her three cats from the UK to France)

Petra is an absolute sweetheart, loves contact and affection. There was no way I could leave her to fend for herself over an uncertain Lesvos winter. She’s special and it has been so worth all the worry and expense to give her the forever home she deserves. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to get her here. I’m so deeply grateful.

(Petra travelled from Greece to the UK with Animalcouriers)

These experts from Animalcouriers were great. I picked them because they already had experience with getting a dog to Bermuda via London Gatwick and, as a bonus, their price was reasonable. It was professional service with a good dose of kindness and understanding about the stress of a move. I would recommend them and use them again. The dog was happy to go with the courier who got him and after the flight the next day, he looked well-cared for. I think he even got a home grooming because he smelled lovely.

(Capability flew from the UK to Bermuda with the help of Animalcouriers)

I just wanted to say that Chubbs loved the time you spent together, she looked so happpy and well looked after when we saw her for the first time afer her journey! Before courier S collected Chubbs from Portugal we were so scared to be giving our little princess to a stanger, but you put us all at ease and Chubbs took to you immediately! So thank you from the bottom of hearts, keep up the good work.

(Chubbs travelled with Animalcouriers from Spain to the UK)

Thank you for taking such a good care of Iorek. Both my family and I were amazed by the care and attention you provided for him through his first travelling experience. Iorek has settled well in Italy and is coping with the heat by taking every opportunity he gets to splash around when the garden water sprinkles are on! I will strongly recommend Animalcouriers to anyone who needs your service.

(Iorek travelled with Animalcouriers from the UK to Italy)

The grand reunion took place as planned and Bart has made himself at home. He obviously travelled first class in 5-star luxury. Many thanks to you and your team. I will certainly recommend Animalcouriers to anyone we know looking for pet transport.

(Bart travelled from the UK to France)

Cooper made it home safe and sound and very happy. He is hanging out with our family in Ohio until we pick him up in a few weeks. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. We couldn’t be more happy with how he was cared for on his journey. From the pictures you posted it looked like he was having a blast and made some new friends.

(Animalcouriers drove Cooper from Italy to London and arranged his flight from Heathrow to Ohio)

Rumy arrived safe and sound and she’s just settling in and currently sleeping under the bed after exploring the house. Thank you very much for bringing her over safely for us. The blog you guys run shows just how much you actually care about your job and the animals, which is more than I’ve seen from anyone else! If we ever have to move a pet again it will be you who we will call. Really good job and good luck with all your future trips.

(Rumy travelled from Greece to the UK with Animalcouriers)

Loved seeing my 3 boys in transit this afternoon, they look relaxed and comfy! So glad you were recommended to us. Much better than being squashed up in little cages in the car with us amongst all our belongings!! So looking forward to having them at home soon. You really are wonderful people and do great work. Thank you

(Hugo, Red and Ruben travelled from France to the UK with Animalcouriers)

Animalcouriers have been amazing all the way through some very complicated beaurocracy issues that I could not have sorted out alone here in Ecuador. I want to recommend them to everyone. Despite my having to change my plans last minute due to some beaurocracy laws in Ecuador, Animalcouriers have been extremely helpful to me. They are fast to respond to document problems and help out no matter what, and are very responsible. If you hire their services you can have peace of mind with your pet in their hands.

(Carla travelled with Honi by air from London to Ecuador)

Amber Coker
Amber Coker
Animal Couriers were wonderful to work with and did an amazing job in helping me move with my 3 dogs (a Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, and Dogo Argentino) from the Frankfurt, Germany Airport to Chievres, Belgium. Their driver Huw was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them if you are in need of moving your furry friend.
Ann Keating
Ann Keating
I would recommend animal couriers for transporting pets from Europe and helping to provide necessary documentation. I would like to thank John and team for transporting my lovely rescue dog from Corfu and looking after her so well. I was able to communicate with John on What’s app and was kept informed about progress and arrival. All the animals looked so relaxed and well cared for.
Emily Tytheridge
Emily Tytheridge
What a brilliant service! Thanks to the team at animalcourriers my cat was safely and quickly transported from south Germany to Uk. Mia has settled really well and doesn’t seem to be stressed or phased from her epic trip! With the current embargo on pet travel by air, it was such a relief to find a company that could handle her transport by land. The team were so easy to deal with and I thank you all for taking such great care of her!
Jacqueline Evans
Jacqueline Evans
100% recommend animal couriers. Julia and her team were utterly fantastic. They organised and conducted the safe transport of my 8 cats from the UK to NL. No matter how many times I emailed, or asked 'silly' questions, the response was always efficient, friendly, and accurate. Julia navigated me through all the paperwork, even when my own vet was being a bit useless. The cats arrived completely chilled and the whole experience was far better than I could have ever imagined. A big thank you from Archie, Charlie, Remy, Fleur, Luna, Jack, Oscar and Moomin
Daniela Pulfer
Daniela Pulfer
I booked Animalcouriers to bring my 3 cats all the way from Ireland to France. I must say I can only recommend the service. John was the driver, contacted me 2 days before collecting my kitties. I was so so nervous since 2 of my 3 cats are really stressed out with any changes or even small trips to the vet. However he was so caring not only about the cats but also towards me, that he put me on ease straight away. He also kept me updated through the journey and even sent me pictures. 48h later I had them with me already in France. I was expecting a nightmare but my cats weren't not even stressed.. arrived, ate and settled in a few hours. He told me he spent some time with them and I think this made all the difference. thank you so so much for your great service. I read a few reviews that were negative but to be honest, I think it's how people perceive their experiences. because I have absolutely nothing negative to say from day 1. Simple.. easy and straightforward and be reassured that the welfare of your animals is priority with Animalcouriers. I feel absolutely and 100% sure I made the right decision in using their transportation and recommend them to anyone who really cares about their pets. Thank you Julia and Team. And a very special thank you to John who is absolutely exceptional.
Meena Gadi
Meena Gadi
Thank you, Julia, Simon and Animal courier team for looking after Mojo's travel from London to North Sweden. Mojo flew from Australia to London and then by road to North Sweden. I highly recommend this team as they have been transparent, updating and supporting us on every step of my pet's journey. Thank you once again and all the best in your mission.
Krotoszyńska Lidia
Krotoszyńska Lidia
I recommend Animalcouriers as animal transport services. From the inquiry, through negotiating services, very simple and professional preparation of animals and documents. Service at each stage at the highest level, transporting dogs and caring for them like family care. I highly recommend Animalcouriers and thank you Julia and team for our cooperation.
Natasha Vicky Kapsour
Natasha Vicky Kapsour
I can’t highlight how much I recommend the Animal courier’s services. We moved Aros (our German shepherd) from London to Athens which was an amazing experience for our furry spoiled doggie 🐶. Anthony has been an exceptional driver who communicated with us everyday and gave us feedback on the trip. He was so polite and accommodating with everything. Aros loved him and so we did 💕. We will definitely use the services in the future. Thank you so much for all your support and help. You have been a fantastic team!
tania ciesler
tania ciesler
Our pets travelled with an amazing driver, who got them to their destination safely and took care of their health issues during the journey. He had been a pleasure to deal work, had kept us informed at all times, removing the separation anxiety off us the pet parents. We can’t thank him enough. This is the fourth time we relocate and the fourth time we count on Animal Couriers. No need to say more!
Stephen Macneil
Stephen Macneil
Honestly can’t recommend animal couriers highly enough. It was our first experience exporting our kittens to another country but the advise and service they gave insured everything went smoothly, The driver/courier was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure the kittens were well looked after at all times, provided us with a real time tracking link and photos from the journey. Thank you ❤️
christine Gaeta
christine Gaeta
Without hesitation I would highly recommend entrusting your beloved pet into the care of Animal Couriers to transport your pet where needed. We entrusted our labrador Sophie into their care to bring her home safely to us in the UK from Sicily by road, an extremely long journey! .she arrived without incurring any stress and was well taken care of. A big THANK YOU to all involved in bringing Sophie home safely. Christine Gaeta.
Yvonne Addison
Yvonne Addison
Can 100% recommend Animal Couriers. I needed to get a dog urgently from Sweden to UK and Animal Couriers could not have been more helpful. It was a very stressful and difficult situation and my mind was completely put to rest by Julia and her team, who took care of everything, Gwen collected and travelled with the dog, and kept us informed of progress all along the route. Gwen is obviously a complete professional and a natural with dogs, our little girl loved her and kept looking for her when she left. I will always be grateful to Animal Couriers for helping me and can totally recommend them.
thomasmeg roberts
thomasmeg roberts
Excellent service from beginning to delivery, huw our designated driver was great, videos. Check ins and tracker status we felt fully assured he was doing a caring wonderful job 5* huw and animal couriers
Sandy Belfitt
Sandy Belfitt
Fantastic service. Animal Couriers transported our 2 cats from the UK to Gibraltar overland in a scheduled run. Because we lived on the Isle of Wight, Julia offered for us to deposit the cats in their Boarding house overnight so the cats were not too stressed. Everytime I phoned or emailed questions everyone was polite and informative. Everything went smoothly and John text me Saturday night to suggest we met at the Border to take custody of my furballs. Cats were well fed and watered and have settled in well, despite the heat. Thank you for bringing them to their new home.
Bridget Nijjer
Bridget Nijjer
A massive thank you to Animal Couriers. Myself, and my 3 pugs were picked up by Huw, the driver, from the Costa Blanca, to drive us back to West London. Huw was absolutely amazing, I couldn’t of asked for a better person to travel with. He made the drive effortless, he was a mind of information and great company. I would highly recommend Animal Couriers, and if I ever need their services again in the future , I won’t hesitate to get in touch.
Andreina Granata
Andreina Granata
I had an amazing experience with these guys! They are great, especially the driver John and Julia. My dog travelled from Italy to UK in almost 1 day and half, safe and in a good hands. All the guys helped me with the documents and to make me feel all the time comfortable to speak with them. They always replied to my email straight away and I was in touch all the time with John, which is very friendly and supportive. All of them loves animals and they make them feel safe. No stress at all for my dog. Honestly I don’t understand why they get some bad feedbacks , they are the best. Make sure that you have the right documents and they are more than happy to take care of your pet! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you make my dream come true!! I suggest them to everyone needs to transfer their pets, trust me, they are the best!
Daria Daria
Daria Daria
Very happy with the services. I had my chinchilla transported with them twice. They were very supportive and caring, even managed to feed my chinchilla during a long trip. Staff super helpful
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