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.
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 [...]
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.
Louis set off on the final stage of his journey this evening to his new family in Hampshire. Still only 10 months old, this young dog has had quite an eventful life so far, from abandonment in Spain, to being fostered in France, and now moving to a loving new home in England.
Animalcouriers stopped for a rest and a walk at the Farges-Allichamps aire. It has the distinction of being right in the centre of France.
Louis, Gara, Lazzo and Tara went to the vet's first thing this morning for their parasite treatments. The trip is now on its way to Calais, having crossed the spectacular Millau Bridge.
Logo the terrapin is on his way from London to Barcelona in Spain with Animalcouriers. We were given extremely clear, illustrated instructions on how to care for him. Wonderful!
While delivering a puppy at the Bridge of Earn in Perthshire, Scotland, courier M was surprised to spot some sangliers. A local farmer is diversifying by breeding French wild boar.
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.