travelling dogs
flowers seen along the road
wide eyed cat
animal rescue collection box
Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs

on the road with Animalcouriers

Airborne pets to Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, UK and USA

While our vans and couriers are busy on the roads around the UK and continental Europe, courier L and colleagues organise vet visits, paperwork and flights for pets travelling further afield.

Tiger

French Bulldog puppy Tiger was one of our first travellers in 2016. This handsome fellow homeboarded with couriers J and R while we prepared his paperwork. He then flew to Abu Dhabi with Etihad. Tiger’s owner, Ramzy, wrote to say:

“Thank you so much, you have made this process as easy as it could possibly have been. I’m really grateful about the attention to detail that you and the company are showing, and even keeping him at someone’s home rather than in a kennel is a big relief to me as I know how anxious he gets when not around people.”

Tiger homeboarding with Animalcouriers

Tiger homeboarding with Animalcouriers

Holly, Atlas and Nikki

The end of last year was busy with pets flying to join their families in time for the festive break. Among them were two puppies who flew to Bermuda.

Happy-go-lucky Terrier Holly homeboarded with Animalcouriers while her paperwork was finalised. She was a joy to have around — confident and playful, and taking everything in her stride. Her owners, the Palmer family, sent a fabulous festive photo, saying:

“We had a fantastic first Christmas in Bermuda with Holly this year. This was the first year we have not had visiting family or friends, but enjoyed our time together with the new addition to our family. We just wanted to send the attached photo of a visit to John Smith’s beach. Holly behaved very well, and was very friendly to everyone on the beach, and not too bothered by other larger dogs there! Thanks again for playing a part in helping Holly join our family.”

Holly at the beach on Christmas Day

Holly at the beach on Christmas Day

Atlas’s new owner knew nothing about his arrival — this beautiful black Miniature Schnauzer was a surprise Christmas present, organised by her owner’s partner. Atlas, who was bred by Ferncliffe Schnauzers, travelled down from Lancashire the day before his flight.

Cuddles for Atlas when he stayed the night with us

Cuddles for Atlas when he stayed the night with us

Atlas at his new home in Bermuda

Atlas at his new home in Bermuda

Meanwhile, Atlas’s kennel mate Nikki, a Giant Schnauzer boarded a flight to Grand Cayman.

Nikki at the beauty parlour, preparing for her big move

Nikki at the beauty parlour, preparing for her big move

Nikki arrives safely and is met by her new owners

Nikki arrives safely and is met by her new owners

Ella and Nina

This well travelled pair of dogs started their lives in the Balkans; their latest move took them from the UK to Washington DC. Owner Rebecca flew on ahead to get everything ready for their arrival. Rebecca’s partner drove Ella and Nina from their Glasgow home to Manchester so the dogs could use United’s direct service to Washington.

Ella and Nina stayed overnight with our Manchester-based courier Mike, who took them to the airport the next day for their early-morning check-in. Rebecca told us:

“They made it safe and sound! I admit to have cried a bit when I saw them! Thank you so much for your help! I’d definitely recommend your services.”

Ella and Nina ready to fly

Ella and Nina ready to fly

Ella, a Husky x Shaar Mountain Dog

Ella, a Husky x Shaar Mountain Dog

Ella, a Husky x Shaar Mountain Dog

Nina, a Border Collie x Bernese Mountain Dog

Nina looking very chilled out

Nina looking very chilled out

A look at Ella's wonderfully curly tail

A look at Ella’s wonderfully curly tail

Denver

We first met globetrotter Denver three years ago, when we arranged his flight from the UK to Hong Kong. Now, following a brief stay in Switzerland, Denver’s itchy paws have taken him to New York. Owner Nadine sent us some photos of Denver romping in the park, saying:

"Denver arrived happy and well and seems to be settling in very well…"

“Denver arrived happy and well and seems to be settling in very well…”

"…We are currently staying near Prospect Park in Brooklyn where they have off-leash hours before 9am, and it is fabulous to see so many dogs running and playing in this beautiful huge park…"

“…We are currently staying near Prospect Park in Brooklyn where they have off-leash hours before 9am, and it is fabulous to see so many dogs running and playing in this beautiful huge park…”

"…Denver is doing great and sleeps and eats as much as before…"

“…Denver is doing great and sleeps and eats as much as before…”

“…So anyway, hope we stay here for a while and won’t need to move him again soon, but if we do, we’ll definitely be in touch. It’s been such a relief to know you and your team are there for us any time and no matter how silly the questions, with patience and kindness.”

Phoebe

Inbound travellers included Phoebe, who travelled with SAA from Johannesburg to join her family. Her health documents and flight were organised by Venessa at Animals En Route, and Animalcouriers took care of the clearances when Phoebe landed at London Heathrow.

We hope Phoebe isn’t finding London too cold and rainy after leaving the summer in South Africa!

Phoebe on her way to catch her flight

By |2016-10-17T10:49:24+00:00Thursday, February 18, 2016|animal transportation, home boarding, pet air travel|25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Marty the Manx February 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Love the updates! It is great to see everyone doing so well 🙂 You all do such a great job and are such an asset to those of us who love our furbabies!

  2. Natalie February 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Are you ever tempted not to give any pets back after boarding with you?! It must be hard saying bye bye for now to those you came attached to!

    • Animalcouriers February 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Ha ha – don’t got there! Have you heard about hoarders? Might just be a few rather irate owners 😀

  3. Karin February 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    All so completely adorable! Have a wonderful day.

  4. Jovina Coughlin February 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Wow a world tour all in one post. Wonderful organization and happy travelers.

    • Animalcouriers February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      And that’s just a selection of our air travel stories – they don’t half fly everywhere.

  5. Sand Spring Chesapeakes February 18, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Everyone is so beautiful.

  6. Timothy Price February 18, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Fly, fly away! And keep up the good work.

    • Animalcouriers February 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      And where are the frequent-flyer points? Guess most animals would prefer frequent-flyer treats…

  7. Linda February 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Wow! The logistics for all these worldly travels has my head spinning. But looking at all the happy animals and owners has me grinning. WTG Animal Couriers!

    • Animalcouriers February 19, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Courier L is our air travel specialist and keeps everyone going in the right direction!

  8. Little Binky and Granny February 19, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Lots of happy faces again, and purrfect pictures, Annie 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

    • Animalcouriers February 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the Pawkisses Little B – have a super weekend yourself 😀

  9. Sammy February 19, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    It’s fun to learn about some of your travelers who are popping all around the globe in something other than the AC vans!! These are truly “seasoned” travelers and they all look just plain HAPPY to be reunited with their humans after the separations. So many smiling faces !

    Pam and Sam

    • Animalcouriers February 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Yes, our air travellers don’t get so much exposure so it’s fun to show how far some of them travel. Others just keep on moving all over the world 😀

  10. Heather February 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    That black schnauzer puppy is darling. The photo itself with his new owner melts my heart.

  11. Sherri-Ellen TD February 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Mee-you look at efurryone flyin all over thee place……mee not sure mee could get on a plane Lady Annie!!! Mee finks mee iss more a car an van sorta kittyboy!
    An LadyMum iss inn LUV with Ella doggie 😉 Mew mew mew…
    **paw kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

  12. Sarah Ferguson & Choppy February 22, 2016 at 1:37 am - Reply

    If anyone in the Caribbean wants to take in Choppy and me, we’ll be on the first flight!

  13. Clowie March 2, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Gorgeous dogs!

  14. Lavinia Ross March 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    A beautiful group of passengers! You see some amazing places in your travels as well. That photo on the beach looks nice.

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