Monthly Archives: May 2013

From curious cows in Calais to evening walks in Alsace

Animalcouriers started their day yesterday near Calais and got as far as Alsace near the borders with Germany and Switzerland. All the pets on board have taken to travel like ducks to water and are behaving beautifully. One nosey cow! The rest of the herd come forward to watch as we walk past with the dogs Welsh Winston in among the daisies British Bulldog Winston out for a stroll Roxy on the rocks Little Lola keeping an eye on Winston and Roxy Cuddles for Ginger… [...]

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Bruno, Issy and Sam are off to Northern Cyprus

These three handsome hounds are moving to Northern Cyprus with their owners Ian and Michelle. We took Bruno, Issy and Sam, along with Labradoodle Buddy and black Lab Winston, to the Waterdene veterinary surgery in Caterham, Surrey, to get the mounds of paperwork required for them to enter Northern Cyprus sorted by the efficient Mr Dibble. The dogs also had their internal parasite treatment and boosters against parvo virus and other nasty ailments. Unfortunately, after we'd checked in at Eurotunnel we received a call to say that Buddy's blood test report — an essential requirement for entering Northern Cyprus — [...]

To Northern Cyprus with Black Lab Winston

Winston, who's travelling with us from Solihull to Northern Cyprus, is everything you'd expect a lovely black Labrador to be. He was very keen to get into the Animalcouriers van — perhaps someone had told him about all the new places he'll be visiting over the next few days? And his behaviour at the vet was exemplary. Shiny, handsome Winston with his owners Chris and Jane

Lola, Winston and Roxy are moving to Zakinthos

These three hounds are exchanging Wales for the beautiful Greek island of Zakinthos. They're on the Animalcouriers trip via Switzerland and Greece to North Cyprus. Lovely Lola is clearly the boss of the three, and was very helpful getting her siblings organised to leave with Animalcouriers. Handsome British Bulldog Winston was quite taken up with what to pack and whether his valise was going to be big enough. Gorgeous Roxy tells us she's really looking forward to moving to her new home, but a little concerned about speaking Greek when she goes shopping. Don't worry [...]

News on Tor, who travelled with us from Germany

Giant Schnauzer pup Zentaur, now known as Tor, seemed to settle in the minute he arrived at his new home in Lancashire. Karen sent photos to prove it, and tells us: "Tor arrived safely. First thing he did was pee all over Rick's foot!!!!! Thanks for everything. An efficient, caring service. I'd certainly recommend Animalcouriers." Tor steps out of the van with courier R Tor stands up tall What a cute face! Big 'hello' licks He's still just a few months old — just how big will he be when he [...]

A litter of pups for Angel, who travelled with us last year

Last year we transported beautiful Sheltie Angel from Reading to Spain. Now back in Hampshire, Angel has had a litter of adorable pups. Her owner Jo tells us: "Angel's puppies were born 3-5-2013 in Hampshire. She had 1 tri-colour female, 2 tri-colour males and 4 blue merle males. One was born half the size and weight of the others and is having to be hand reared but is now doing great. All the others are well and thriving, as is Angel after a short bout of mastitis! I thought you might like to see photos of Angel, the stud and the puppies [...]

Off to North Cyprus via Switzerland and a Greek island

Animalcouriers are on their way to North Cyprus with a variety of pets who're all bound for different destinations.  Biggie and Ginger are Manau's much-loved rabbits. Manau has been studying in London and is now returning to her home in the Zurich area of Switzerland — and of course, Biggie and Ginger are going too. Cats Spangle and Toffee are off to North Cyprus. Their owners, June and Len, are driving themselves there via Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. We speculated that we might get there before them, so they have friends on hand to welcome Spangle and Toffee if need [...]

Arrival in the UK and some reunions already

All the pets were in fine form after their sea crossing and eager for breakfast. The dogs had a good runaround and Alice even wanted to do some tricks! Courier S delivered Alice and Gucci to their new homes. Tor and Bobby were transferred to the care of courier R who's delivering them to Morecambe and Aberdeen respectively. And Oreo will be collected from our Surrey base. Clever girl, Alice! Oreo catches sight of a big seagull Bobby, snug as a bug in a rug Alice reaches her new home in Watford…   [...]

Bobby the canal cat and fun and games at the port

Yesterday evening we collected Bobby the cat who is moving from among the canals in central Amsterdam to Aberdeenshire. Courier S promised to tell Bobby a bedtime story but was a little baffled when asked to do it in Dutch! We just made it onto the overnight ferry at Hook of Holland after a small scare at customs. No one could find Bobby's microchip. After a short panic which held the boat up, Courier S used Animalcouriers' own scanner and found it straight away. A family send off for Bobby Lovely van spotted in Amsterdam   [...]

Stylish Gucci joins the trip as we drive along some stripy German roads

We colleced Toy poodle Gucci in Germany this morning. She is off to live in Reading to start a new life, with a new owner. It was an exciting day for Gucci and her hair had been done especially for the journey. Tor is proving rather difficult to photograph. He's full of puppy playfulness - he will jump, run, leap and somersault - anything but sit still for a photograph! Luckily his owner Karen has sent some photos of him so you can see what a gorgeous fellow he is. He's a chilled  traveller. Not forgetting someone back at the office with [...]