six Finches

on the road with Animalcouriers

Travelling to France, Portugal, Italy and Sicily

It’s a busy time for Animalcouriers on the road just now, with couriers just back from travelling to France, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; and trips to Malta, Hungary, Croatia and Greece coming up.


We collected tabby-and-white puss Pickle from Meadowbank Cattery in Arundel, West Sussex, and took him to rejoin owner Michelle in the Dordogne region of France.

Travelling to France: Splendid fellow Pickle

Splendid fellow Pickle

Squaky, Mazuka and Lumen

This feline trio joined us in Felixstowe, heading to the Algarve in Portugal. We delivered them to the Animal Inn cattery in Guia, where they’ll wait for their owners to catch up.

A simply gorgeous cat family

A simply gorgeous cat family


We stopped off in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, to scoop up slinky black cat Max, whose new home is in West Sussex.

Handsome young Max

Handsome young Max

Six finches

Six beautiful captive-bred finches travelled with us from their UK breeder to a fellow enthusiast, Stefano, in Turin, Italy.

Friendly little birds

Friendly little birds

Vibrantly coloured plumage

Vibrantly coloured plumage


Raphel relocated with owners Claude and Christine from London to Lucca in Italy. He was a very cool customer who took travelling in his stride.

Adorable ginger tabby Raphel

Adorable ginger tabby Raphel


Cute little Chihuahua Chichi is the apple of owner Stephanie’s eye. They’ve left Cardiff behind and headed to Rome to live ‘la dolce vita’.

Stephanie saying goodbye to Chichi

Stephanie saying goodbye to Chichi

Irresistible Chichi

Irresistible Chichi

A very happy Roman reunion

A very happy Roman reunion


Couriers J and M flew into Catania airport in Sicily, where they took over the van from courier Mike, who hopped on a plane to Paris Charles de Gaulle, where he met up with Benji.

Benji is a truly tiny Chihuahua, who flew to Paris from Malta. Courier Paul stopped by on his drive back from Portugal to collect Mike and Benji for the final leg of their journey to the UK.

A joyful reunion cuddle for beloved Benji

A joyful reunion cuddle for beloved Benji

By |2018-11-18T12:05:32+00:00Sunday, November 18, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|16 Comments


  1. GP Cox November 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Do the birds tend to get highly agitated when being moved?

  2. Timothy Price November 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I love the photo of the kitties peaking out of their kitty house. Chichi looks a bit nervous. Pretty birds, and lovely felines.

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      They do look very comfy in there Chichi is teeny but coped very well — the smile on his face when reunited with his peeps is clear to see!

  3. onespoiledcat November 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Some most handsome passengers… seeing the cats of course but tiny Chihuahuas AND finches are quite cute as well!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  4. Sheila Morris November 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Oh, my…I don’t think I’ve seen you carrying birds?
    I wonder if they like to travel, too?
    All the passengers are beautiful – safe travels!

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Over the years we have moved some beautiful birds but you’re right, they’re not our usual passengers.

  5. CarolMaeWY November 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    You travel with the cutest companions.

  6. Jovina Coughlin November 18, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    All beauties.

  7. tootlepedal November 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I never like to see birds in cages but I am sure that they were very well looked after.

  8. becomingcliche November 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Planning trips to Croatia? I am so here for it!

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      We’re building up for a big blog on this exciting new route…!

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