Monthly Archives: January 2017

A long trip north to the Orkneys; and a short hop across the Channel

Tybalt, from London to the Orkneys Sarah and her young family have moved from London to Westray, in the Orkney Islands, where Sarah is to be the head teacher of the local primary school. Sarah rang us last year for help with the challenging of moving the family's cat, Tybalt. There are no longer any flights to Orkney that take pets; the only route is by boat from Scotland to the main ports of Kirkwall and Stromness. Sarah's brother Will offered to take Tybalt with him when he went to visit; but researching the options for doing so stretched even [...]

By |2017-01-31T14:28:04+00:00Tuesday, January 31, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport|18 Comments

Meeting Pastis, Daisy, Roxy and Benzema — our passengers from Lyon

You may remember that as we headed towards the UK on our last trip, our van developed a problem with the clutch. So we stopped in the southern French town of Narbonne and left the van for repair at the local Mercedes garage. Meanwhile, Courier Joe drove down from the UK to meet us in another of our vans, so that we could continue our journey. Mercedes sorted the problem out within a few days, and courier Richard flew out to pick up the van and collect UK-bound pets in France. Pastis Courier Richard headed from Narbonne to Lyon, to [...]

Heading back to the UK with pets from Gibraltar, Spain and France

After delivering our outbound passengers Matisse and Georgiana in France; Lake, Molly and Bobby in Spain, we headed to La Linea de la Concepcion, close to the Spanish border with Gibraltar, to meet our first UK-bound passengers. As we drove towards Gibraltar, it was such a clear day we could see mountain ranges in northern Africa Steve Gemma's cat Steve was all ready for his journey, bathed, nails clipped, and a quick health check at the vet. Gemma works for William Hill and, over the years, we have had the pleasure of transporting quite a few pets for [...]

By |2017-01-15T18:10:59+00:00Sunday, January 15, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|26 Comments

Travelling to France and Spain with dogs on board, and catching up on other news

Animalcouriers set off on a scheduled road trip to France and Spain with a delightful crew of dogs on board. Matisse and Georgiana We collected these happy hounds from their home in Chelsea, and drove them to Monaco to join owner Colleen for a short spell in the winter sunshine. Georgiana (L) and Matisse in their mobile bedroom Georgiana is a pretty Cavalier King Charles… …with a cheeky side! Her companion Matisse is a fluffy Coton de Tuléar… …with a splendid grin! Lake and Molly Young black Lab Lake is [...]

By |2017-01-11T16:00:52+00:00Wednesday, January 11, 2017|bespoke trips, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|27 Comments

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