boat sailing to the Republic of Ireland

on the road with Animalcouriers

A quick round trip to the Republic of Ireland

Animalcouriers is finding that many pets are moving between England and the Republic of Ireland, so we’ve set up a regular route. Courier Richard made the most recent trip, taking a cat on the way out, and coming back with a dog.

We also received news of Maggie, a rescue dog who travelled with us from Greece four years ago.

Herman

We collected friendly tabby cat Herman in Leeds from Weronika. With a busy job as a radiographer, Weronika felt that Herman wasn’t getting the attention he deserved. So Herman is off to live with Andrzej, Weronika’s former housemate who’s now working in Dublin.

Veronika says goodbye to Herman

Veronika says goodbye to Herman

Handsome Herman, a cool, calm and collected passenger

Handsome Herman, a cool, calm and collected passenger

A lovely morning as we slip anchor and set off across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin in the Republic of Ireland

A lovely morning as we slip anchor and set off across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin

Herman was so excited at being reunited with Andrzej, he took a flying leap from his carrier!

Herman was so excited at being reunited with Andrzej, he took a flying leap from his carrier!

Paddy

We then headed to County Galway to meet up with stunning Black Labrador Paddy. After 12 years living in County Galway, owners Graham and Claire are now returning to Ruislip in England.

Graham seeing Paddy away

Graham seeing Paddy away

The World Peace Flame in Snowdonia National Park, spotted as we drove down the A5 historic coaching route on the way from Holyhead to Ruislip

The World Peace Flame in Snowdonia National Park, spotted as we drove down the A5 historic coaching route on the way from Holyhead to Ruislip

Claire had gone on ahead to Ruislip, where she was waiting to welcome Paddy

Claire had gone on ahead to Ruislip, where she was waiting to welcome Paddy

Graham dropped us an email saying:

“Thanks to you and everyone involved in organising the trip. Paddy is safe and sound. Richard, your courier, is a kind and knowledgeable man and, even in that short time, my dog formed an attachment to him.”

News of Maggie

Gorgeous Maggie, who was found in very poor health after her owner died, travelled with us from Greece in May 2013. She was rescued by Eleni, then fostered for a couple of years, until Sara in the UK adopted her. Maggie quickly settled in and became firm friends with Sara’s Poodle Becky.

Sara recently got in touch to say:

“We are almost at the 4th anniversary of Maggie arriving in good old Milton Keynes. We want to thank you again for bringing her to us. Here are a couple of pictures to show how much she has changed and how comfortable she is.”

Maggie has clearly fallen on her paws with Sara

Maggie has clearly fallen on her paws with Sara

Maggie and Becky all tucked up in bed together

Maggie and Becky all tucked up in bed together

By |2017-04-28T17:28:02+00:00Friday, April 28, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. Timothy Price April 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Looks like a fun trip. Really cute set of photos the dogs in the pillows.

    • Animalcouriers May 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      It was fun, courier Richard had the sights to see. We adore the photos of Maggie & Becky — it’s so good to hear about past passengers, especially Greek rescues.

  2. GP Cox April 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Your passenger list gets better looking every year!!

  3. Sheila Morris April 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Marvelous stories!! Paddy and Spike could be the best of pals!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. Jovina Coughlin April 28, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Great stories

  5. Lavinia Ross April 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Wonderful stories, and those dogs do look comfy. I like the kitty blur, so happy to be back with Andrezej. 🙂

  6. saymber April 29, 2017 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I love stories like Maggies 🙂 I wish all stories for these earth angels could be so wonderful! Wishing you safe travels out there!

    • Animalcouriers May 22, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Yes, stories like Maggie’s warm the heart. Can never get enough of them!

  7. easyweimaraner April 29, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

    wow Herman, that was a leap! well done! and a happy gotcha day (soon) to Maggie…. I love her fabulous fur!

    • Animalcouriers May 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Herman was very elegant in his leap. Don’t you suspect that Maggie is going to get very thoroughly spoiled on her gotcha day? 😀

  8. onespoiledcat April 29, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Some happy faces! Love that photo of Maggie’s happy ending……

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  9. Marty the Manx April 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Lovely travellers and fantastic happy tails!!!!

  10. smilecalm April 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    such care for precious passengers 🙂

  11. Curt Mekemson April 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Really liked the Maggie and Becky story. Herman reminds me of the ground squirrels I catch here using a have-a-heart trap. They are a real nuisance re our garden so I encourage them to live out in the woods. When I open the trap they vacate with the same speed as Herman. 🙂 –Curt

    • Animalcouriers May 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      We think that Herman Squirrels are probably not the worst to have around 😉

  12. greg-in-washington May 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Love the photo of Hermann the Blur leaping out of his carrier.

  13. Clowie May 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Maggie and Becky look very comfortable.

  14. becomingcliche May 21, 2017 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Such sweet pictures! I love them ALL!

    I just figured out today that I wasn’t getting your blog email anymore. I got unsubscribed somewhere along the way. I’ve missed you guys!

    • Animalcouriers May 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      We had a major wordpress meltdown earlier this year and lost a lot of followers 🙁 Delighted you’ve found us again — we missed you too!

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