Emmi, Bear, Callie and Soggy leave the UK; Huxley arrives; and Phoebe settles in

Emmi, Bear, Callie and Soggy leave the UK; Huxley arrives; and Phoebe settles in

Animalcouriers drove to Cornwall to collect tabby cats Tips and Emmi, and Labrador/Great Dane cross Bear. We met up with Tips and Emmi near beautiful Redruth, where they have been staying at the Sun Valley cattery, a lovely place that lives up to its name. Once their paperwork and vet visits are complete, they’ll be flying off to join their owners in Singapore.

Bear has been staying with family friends near Tiintagel while waiting to join his owners in Paris. Bear stayed overnight with Animalcouriers and continued his journey to Paris by road the next day.

Beautiful fox red Labrador pup Callie had an early morning check-in at Manchester airport for her Monarch flight to Faro in Portugal. Very quickly after her arrival on the Algarve, she settled in with the family’s other dogs, Tara and Amber.

Soggy has swapped Paris for Perth, flying with Qantas from London Heathrow. He was living with his family just outside Paris until July, but they had to be in Australia before Soggy’s entry paperwork was complete. So his owner found him a foster family in her native Scotland who completely fell for his Golden Retriever charm. Animalcouriers took him to the airport and he’s now spending 10 days in quarantine kennels at Eastern Creek in Sydney, before being reunited with his family.

Handsome young Huxley flew into Gatwick airport from Ibiza. By lunchtime he’d cleared customs and was ready to continue his journey with Animalcouriers to be reunited with his owner in east London.

Meanwhile, we heard from Liz that her catΒ Phoebe,Β who travelled with us from France to the UK before flying with Emirates to Melbourne, is doing well:

“My son and I picked Phoebe up from Spotswood Kennels. She did not know me at first, but I sat in the back of the car with her and slowly it dawned on her who I was; inasmuch as fondling my fingers through the cat basket and purring loudly and continually during the journey home of an hour plus. Since being home she has explored everywhere, even jumped on the edge of the bath to look inside. I am really impressed with Animalcouriers and wish I’d found you earlier. Caring and efficient are the first words that come to mind. I will always recommend you and a huge ‘thank you’ for being there in my hour of need. Spotswood Quarantine are delightful too.”

Tips was originally a feral cat and isn't too keen on being picked up. But with a little gentle persuasion and some light stroking she settled in to her travel compartment for the journey

Tips was originally a feral cat and isn’t too keen on being picked up. But with a little gentle persuasion and some light stroking she settled in to her travel compartment for the journey

Emmi was very calm and took travelling in her stride

Emmi was very calm and took travelling in her stride

Little Border Terrier Ted became great friends with gentle giant Bear while he was staying

Little Border Terrier Ted became great friends with gentle giant Bear while he was staying

Irresistible pup Callie

Irresistible pup Callie

Callie with Tara the Spaniel and Amber, another fox red Lab

Callie with Tara the Spaniel and Amber, another fox red Lab

Ten-year-old Soggy

Ten-year-old Soggy

Handsome Huxley

Handsome Huxley

Phoebe well and truly settled in

Phoebe well and truly settled in

By | 2016-10-17T10:50:50+00:00 Friday, September 12, 2014|animal transportation, pet air travel, pet travel by road, quarantine services|34 Comments


  1. fozziemum September 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    All adorable πŸ™‚ and clearly well loved πŸ™‚ safe travels all πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

    • Animalcouriers September 23, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

      It’s great to hear that they’ve all settled in in their new environments πŸ™‚

      • fozziemum September 23, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

        πŸ™‚ I agree lovely to see πŸ™‚

  2. onespoiledcat September 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    What adorable animals this trip……Callie is precious!

    Hugs, Pam

    • Animalcouriers September 23, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Callie is gorgeous and looks rather happy in her new home!

  3. katiebblogs September 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Such cuties. The name Soggy made me smile πŸ™‚

  4. easyweimaraner September 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Emmi, your eyes are so beautiful! Have a good trip and I hope you had a super cornish cream tea while travelling through cornwall :o)

    • Animalcouriers September 23, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Emmi surely would have partaken of a cream tea if she’d been given half a chance πŸ˜€

  5. Misaki September 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    lol the pic of Phoebe made me laugh!

  6. Boomdeeadda September 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    A Good good morning from Canada Animal Couriers. You’re probably wrapping up your day already but I’m just going to have my morning coffee. I love reading your posts in the morning and seeing all the faces of your cute little guests. It always seems like everyone gets on so brilliantly. Kitties and visiting pups all mingling in one happy photo. Don’t know how you manage these things, LOL. I always love how puppies sit on their bums,,,Callie’s so darn cute. xoB

    • Animalcouriers September 23, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

      These stories do go down well with your morning coffee! We call that the ‘lazy sit’ and you’re right, puppies do it more than most.

  7. Jenna,Mark β€œHuskyCrazed” Drady September 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Lavinia Ross September 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    All beautiful and well-loved! Safe travels, all of you.

  9. purrfectkitties September 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Awww, they are all so adorable! We love those names too! So cute! πŸ™‚ Have a good trip! πŸ˜€ xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  10. thecontentedcrafter September 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    If I was just starting out, I would become an animal courier just like you!! xoxo

  11. dianaroggenbuckebrown September 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Love this post! So many beautiful faces. We too have very fond memories of our time at Spotswood Quarantine everyone was very lovely and they really went out of their way to look after my beloved Dolly xxx

  12. Curt Mekemson September 13, 2014 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Great cat shots this time, AC. Emmi and Tips are gorgeous. –Curt

  13. Mustang.Koji September 13, 2014 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Callie made me melt……………….

  14. Sheila Morris September 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Okay so SOGGY is my all-time favorite dog name!! If I ever am fortunate enough to have another dog, I will borrow that name!
    Wonderful photos – as always – and the stories so incredibly moving…
    Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you for what you do and who you surely must be! We are lucky to have you in our cyberspace world!!

  15. becomingcliche September 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Callie’s eyebrows are so expressive!

  16. Marty the Manx September 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    More happy tails πŸ™‚ Glad most everyone is delivered. Another good looking group πŸ™‚

  17. Gunta September 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful bunch again. I think the cats were particularly outstanding this time around.

  18. crazytraintotinkytown September 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    My you have been busy and also a fleeting visit to my neck of the woods!

  19. Amy September 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    They are good looking kids! πŸ™‚

  20. Nylabluesmum September 22, 2014 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Callie is lovely as is Soggy (bet there is quite a story to how that poochie got its’ name!)
    We are happy everyone made it to where they were meant to be.
    The letter from Phoebe’s Mum says it all Annie!!!!
    You ROCK πŸ™‚
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0x0

  21. katiebblogs September 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, that really made me smile. Tips looks just like our Giaccolo did and Emmi just like Lacci. Nice comfort today and thank you so much for your thoughtful and comforting words. xo

  22. angelswhisper2011 September 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    They are all so cute. We’re in awe πŸ™‚ Pawkisses πŸ™‚

  23. Wonderful post,beyond cute those faces are.Regards.

  24. Bongo September 23, 2014 at 7:08 am - Reply

    A new world to me. I didn’t know there were so many travelling animals. Makes me feel like a homebody. I hardly ever get further than my trails.

    • Animalcouriers September 23, 2014 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Bongo – it’s good to be a homebody. You can travel vicariously with our passengers!

  25. Clowie September 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Callie has the sort of face that makes bipeds start looking for the treats to give out.

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