Monthly Archives: November 2016

Meet our UK-bound passengers from Greece and Italy

In addition to Wilson and Derek from the island of Lesvos, a marvellous cast of characters from mainland Greece and Italy are travelling with us to the UK. Buck Handsome hound Buck is on his way from Athens to Twickenham, where he'll rejoin his owners Chris and Nancy. Lively Buck challenging his uncle George's dog-wrangling skills Vasilis and Charlaos Cute Vasilis and his feline friend Charlaos belong to Nefeli and Christos, who've moved to Edinburgh for work. Nefeli's cousin brought Vasilis and Charlaos to join the trip Fine tabby Charlaos quickly settled in for the [...]

By |2016-11-30T08:39:20+00:00Wednesday, November 30, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|18 Comments

Wilson and Derek, our UK-bound VIPs from Greece

We have a crew of splendid pets travelling with us from Greece to the UK. Among them are Wilson and Derek from Lesvos, who flew into Athens to join the trip. Both dogs are rescues with remarkable back stories — and both now have wonderful new homes, too. Wilson and Derek ready for take-off from Lesvos Wilson Wilson has been in the care of Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions for more than six months. When she rescued him, it was clear he'd suffered damage to one of his front legs, and sadly it's of little use to [...]

By |2016-11-29T14:14:00+00:00Tuesday, November 29, 2016|animal rescue, sponsor an animal, things we like|8 Comments

Reunions in France, Italy and Greece, and an alternative to garden gnomes

As they made their way through France and Italy to Greece, couriers J and M had the pleasure of reuniting pets with their families. A warm welcome for cats Sam and Evie at their new home in the Dordogne Sam peeks out cheekily from his carrier Labrador puppy Frenchie gets an ecstatic welcome from her new family in Cagnes sur Mer Mason and Summer were pleased to see their cats Simba and Nala again, at their new home in Lago Patria. There was plenty of excitement and lots of mewing as the cats [...]

By |2016-11-29T09:57:08+00:00Tuesday, November 29, 2016|pet transport, reunited|1 Comment

A round-trip from the UK to Italy via France and Switzerland

While couriers J and M made their way to Greece via southern France and Italy, courier Richard made a shorter, more northerly trip from the UK to Italy, taking in France, Switzerland. Fiona English Bulldog Fiona, who travelled down from Aberdeen, stayed overnight with Animalcouriers. The perfect houseguest, she's a very placid character who enjoyed strolling in the woods, and seemed to take the move in her stride. Happy reunions for fabulous Fiona Toby Little Toby travelled with us from London, on his way to live with his owner's daughter in Vernier, in Switzerland. Big hello hugs [...]

By |2016-11-29T14:04:26+00:00Sunday, November 27, 2016|pet travel by road|3 Comments

To France, Italy and Greece with a new cast of characters

Animalcouriers left the UK on Sunday night with dogs and cats who are relocating with their owners to France, Italy and Greece. Sam and Evie These splendid cats are on their way from Aberdeen to the Dordogne. This is the second relocation attempt for owner Maureen and family, as first time around they lost the house they had wanted. Now, a year later, they've found another house and are finally making the move. Gorgeous jet-black Evie Super tabby Sam — is that a slight stink-eye we're getting?! Frenchie Labrador puppy Frenchie is travelling from Aberdeen in [...]

By |2016-11-23T11:41:22+00:00Wednesday, November 23, 2016|indroducing, pet travel by road|5 Comments

News of past passengers, and meeting new faces

We were pleased to receive updates on two rescue dogs: Lily, a recent passenger from Spain; and Sylvia, who travelled with us from Greece in the summer. Meanwhile, courier Richard has been out and about in Brussels and Paris; and couriers J and R have had a houseguest. Lily from Spain Lovely Lily, who travelled with us from Huelva, has a wonderful new home in Devon. Christine wrote to say: "Thank you for your help in transporting Lily to the UK. Here are a few photos of her enjoying herself on the beach." Lily romping with a [...]

Dogs and cats relocating from Portugal, Spain and France to the UK

As couriers Marc and Joe wended their south, reuniting pets with their owners in Spain and Portugal, new passengers hopped on board for the return journey northwards. Frank At La Linea de la Concepcion, outside Gibraltar, we met Frank, a very well mannered Boxer/Labrador cross. He's relocating to Southampton with owners Maurice and Nancy. Frank delivered to Jaden, a friend of his owners in the UK Lily After a night in Mojacar, staying at a delightful Parador on the seafront, our next stop was Huelva, to collect Labrador Lily. She's is a rescue dog, for whom Christine has [...]

By |2016-11-14T11:40:15+00:00Monday, November 14, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Meet pets on the move to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers J and Marc left the UK with delightful cats, dogs and rabbits on board, heading for sunnier climes. Courier Joe flew in to Carcassone to join the trip, so that courier J could spend some time with our database designer updating some of our back-office systems. Rupis  Rupis, a handsome Bernese Mountain Dog, travelled with us from Wembley. Sadly, his owner isn't quite well enough to look after him any more; fortunately, he has a new home with her granddaughter, Sabrina, and family, near Toulouse.  Rupis clearly knows Sabrina well, and there was lots affection between them [...]

By |2016-11-10T15:19:04+00:00Thursday, November 10, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Tales from the Greek islands

The dogs who travelled with us from Lesvos and Lemnos by air have now arrived at their forever homes. Here are a few of their stories. Cinnamon Cinnamon's story is one of the most amazing we've come across. A stray on Lesvos, she became attached to Sam, a member of the Royal Navy whose patrol boat was looking out for immigrants in the Aegean Sea. During the several months that Sam and the rest of the crew were stationed on Lesvos, he and Cinnamon became good friends. So much so that Cinnamon would wait patiently at the port for Sam [...]

By |2016-11-05T16:26:33+00:00Saturday, November 5, 2016|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet air travel|15 Comments

Cats, dogs and finches hop on board in Italy

On arrival in Italy from Greece, Animalcouriers headed to Rome to collect a cat called Joleen, then on to Florence and Milan. But first, there were morning walks for our Greek doggy passengers. Fluffy Manoula in the morning sun Archie's wrinkles in full relief Senso's attention is caught by something in the distance Baron is a fine, muscular young fellow Rio, nose down, hunting Milo favouring the camera with the dark side of his face Aurora, our Greek kitty, alert to every sound Joleen Beautiful Bengal [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:47:37+00:00Thursday, November 3, 2016|pet transport|12 Comments
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