Monthly Archives: June 2011

STOP PRESS: Pet passport rules are changing from 1 January 2012

From 1 January 2012, the pet passport rules are changing. Your dog, cat or ferret won't have to wait so long before it can enter the UK from an EU country. And although your pet will still need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, it won't need a blood test. The Defra website gives more details.

By |2016-10-17T11:03:59+00:00Thursday, June 30, 2011|animal transportation, latest news, quarantine services|0 Comments

Letters from King Louis: part 1

Louis's foster family in France were pleased to hear from Louis, who seems to be settling in well with his new family... "When I arrived at Neil and Sam's house I was rather nervous and scared, not just of being somewhere new but also of two small uprights who seemed very excited to see me. On the plus side, finally some food. I managed to calm down a bit. But at bedtime missed my old chums, George and Milly. After much persuasion I secured a position in bed with Neil and Sam at about 1am and slept soundly on Sam's [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:03:59+00:00Tuesday, June 28, 2011|animal transportation, latest news|0 Comments

Lazzo comes home

Rough Collie Lazzo reached his new home in Yorkshire yesterday, the end of his journey with Animalcouriers from the Beziers area of France. His joyous reunion with his family was tinged with sadness, however. Nicolette's parents, who had retired to France, had found Lazzo abandoned in a vineyard. Since then, her father has sadly passed away and her mother has become ill and unable to look after Lazzo. So Nicolette arranged for Lazzo to stay at a kennels while he waited for his pet passport to become valid and he could join Nicolette and her family in England. Lazzo will [...]


Yellow Lab Genie is off to Malaysia in a month's time, once her papers are all ready. Today she said goodbye, albeit for a short time, to her devoted family, who are travelling ahead of her. Genie and her box of soft toys seemed quite excited on arriving at the kennels where she'll stay until she's ready to fly.

By |2016-10-17T11:03:59+00:00Monday, June 27, 2011|animal transportation, latest news, pet air travel|0 Comments

Little and large

Ben the Rhodesian Ridgeback is travelling with his constant companion, Cashew the Chihuahua. Despite the disparity in their sizes, these two are inseparable. From a rural location near Aberdeen in Scotland, they headed south to Heathrow airport, then on to Sydney, Australia. They were lucky not to have their flight delayed by the volanic ash cloud that's drifted from South America and causing airport closures in Sydney. In fact, they were probably on the last plane to land before the flight ban came into force.

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