Monthly Archives: February 2017

The name’s Bond — and Pussycat, Angus, Mollie, Pax and Todd

Courier Richard is just on his way back from a quick tour round Switzerland and France, collecting dogs and cats heading to destinations from Cornwall to Scotland. Bond Our first stop was in Morges in Switzerland to collect Bond, an adored and adorable Jack Russell Terrier. Bond and owner Angela are heading back to the UK after a period living in Switzerland. Bond was Angela's top priority when it came to making the move to the West Country. He'll arrive a few days ahead of her, and have a short stay at Burntwood Kennels until Angela catches up. Bond is a [...]

By |2017-02-28T09:01:13+00:00Tuesday, February 28, 2017|pet transport|17 Comments

Helping Ziggy and George from Spain reach their family in Cornwall

Animalcouriers were recently asked to help out when Rottweiler Ziggy and his chum George arrived in the UK. They had travelled from Spain with a removal company but, on arrival at Dover, were taken out of the remover's vehicle for two reasons: The removal company wasn't licensed to transport pets Transporting pets alongside household goods contravenes welfare regulations for the transport of live animals The removal company was devastated by the mistake they had made, and more than compensated the dogs' owners for what had happened. However, there was still the issue of getting Ziggy and George from Dover to [...]

By |2017-02-25T16:02:48+00:00Saturday, February 25, 2017|pet transport|6 Comments

Pets take off for the Middle East; and we catch up with recent passengers from Greece

While our couriers have been on the road with pets travelling in Europe, several intrepid dogs and a kitten have boarded planes to travel further afield. Lola Lovely Lola was one of our first passengers to the United Arab Emirates this year, when she flew to Dubai in January. Her owner had moved there just before Christmas and was keen for Lola to join him as soon as possible. Lola flew with Emirates, and Dubai Kennels and Cattery took care of her clearance and transfer to her home. Lola homeboarded with Animalcouriers before her flight. She certainly knows how to [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:56:16+00:00Friday, February 17, 2017|pet air travel|23 Comments

Collecting pets in Italy and Switzerland, and happy reunions in the UK

When we got off the ferry from Greece, it fell to Oberon to charm the Italian customs officers who came to inspect the Animalcouriers van. As the four officers peered into our van, clever Oberon popped his head out of his hammock. "Bello gato!" chorused the officials. Then they saw Sunny and all of the dogs. "Belli belli!" came the unanimous verdict. Proof, if ever it was needed, of the power of cute! This is Figaro, who's waiting in the UK for his new playmate, Oberon. A right pair of looky likeys they'll make! Oberon [...]

By |2017-02-13T11:38:04+00:00Monday, February 13, 2017|animal transportation|24 Comments

Meet cats and dogs from Greece, and the welfare groups supporting them

We arrived in Greece and had a couple of days to spare to clean our van, do a spot of sightseeing, and take in the Nine Lives Greece fundraising bazaar, before meeting our UK-bound passengers. All are rescues, on their way to new homes in the UK. Sightseeing We headed for Greece's most famous historical site, the Acropolis of Athens. Entry was free on the day, so even better! Crowds of Athenians also took advantage of the offer, so it felt like peak tourist season It's a long climb to the top but well worth it to [...]

By |2017-02-09T09:37:17+00:00Thursday, February 9, 2017|animal rescue|22 Comments

Meet Popcorn, Millie, Tallis, Maxwell and Monty

While couriers J and M get ready to head back to the UK from Greece, courier Richard has been on a whistle-stop tour of the UK, Switzerland and France. Popcorn We collected young Cockapoo Popcorn in Lincolnshire from his breeders, Julia and Stephen Carlton, who have an impressive pedigree of their own. They're trustees of the Dog Breeding Reform Group and members of a Parliamentary Welfare Reform Group. And Stephen clearly knows his Cockapoos — he's chair of the Cockapoo Club GB. Fellow residents say goodbye to Popcorn Stephen and Julia with Popcorn A final cuddle [...]

By |2017-02-09T13:09:41+00:00Monday, February 6, 2017|on the road|26 Comments

Heading to Greece via France and Italy

Animalcouriers set off a few days ago on our first trip to Greece this year. We were accompanied by a delightful crew of cats and dogs with destinations in France and Italy. Greenbean Four-month-old Dalmatian Greenbean is a bundle of energy, always up for fun. Breeder Louise did a great job of getting him used to travelling, so he was very quick to settle in when we collected him in Preston a few days beforehand. He's on his way to excited new owners near Lyon in France. Goodbye cuddles for Greenbean from Louise Greenbean, soon nicknamed Beanie, [...]

By |2017-02-05T16:58:09+00:00Sunday, February 5, 2017|on the road|12 Comments