It’s time to catch you up on some of our first post-Brexit pet travellers to continental Europe, the US and the Cayman Islands. We’ve also been busy on the road in the UK with puppies and a cat.
Tiger and Jezebel, 2 dogs from the UK to the Netherlands
Lovely Tiger and Jezebel were our two first pet passengers post Brexit. They travelled with us from the UK to the Hague to rejoin Jonathan and family who’ve relocated.
Jonathan wrote to say:
“Thank you so much for the excellent service you and the team have provided! Very happy with how you were able to accommodate us and our requests in a very short time frame, especially with all the changes and challenges imposed by Brexit. Our dogs were clearly very well treated and arrived in great condition.”
Nala, a dog from the UK to the US
Gorgeous Nala belongs to Aaron, a member of the US Air Force, who was returning to the US following a posting at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
She was one of the first dogs whose travel out of the UK we organised post Brexit. There was quite a raft of paperwork to complete as we arranged her departure and onward journey.
Both because of the pandemic and because Nala is a Bulldog, there were limited options for her to fly, but we were able to book her with Lufthansa who accept Bulldog breeds.
Bella and Leroy, two dogs from the UK to the US
The delightful French Bulldog duo belong to Joseph and Veronica. Like Aaron, they are US Air Force members relocating from RAF Lakenheath to the US.
The first leg of their trip took them to Frankfurt, where they waited for their onward flight to the US. Like Nala, they flew with Lufthansa, one of the few airlines that accept Bulldog breeds.
Dash, a puppy from Cambridge to Yorkshire
This Collie pup is confident young chap of 10 weeks. He travelled with us to his new family, who were excited to welcome him. Dash has a delightful spot to grow up in with Theresa and her family, and plenty of company as he trains to work with the sheep.
Lulu, a cat from Enfield to Cornwall
We transported beautiful cat Lulu to Cornwall to join her owners. They’ve swapped city life in Enfield for the peace of the countryside. Rachael has given up her city journalist job, while her husband is working from home.
Lupin, a puppy from Cambridge to Penzance
Young fellow Lupin made the journey with us from Cambridge to his new owners in Penzance. Teresa wrote to say:
“A massive thank you to Animalcouriers for the safe delivery of our beautiful puppy Lupin. Despite the atrocious weather in the Norfolk area, Lupin arrived happy and rested.”
Gaya, a cat from London to France
Tabby cat Gaya travelled with us from London to join owner Audrey to the south of Paris.
Oliver, a puppy from the UK to Spain
Young Cockapoo pup Oliver made the journey with us from Devon to Madrid to join his new family.
Maya, a dog from Spain to the UK
We transported darling Maya from Spain to the UK to rejoin her family. Pippa wrote to say:
“Many thanks for the excellent care taken of Maya on her recent journey from Spain to the UK and for making it as straightforward as possible in these complicated times. The care taken of her and the regular updates on the road from couriers Paul and Anthony were much appreciated. She has settled very well here and we have no doubt that it is because of the care your team took to minimise her stress during her journey. We would certainly recommend you to other pet owners.”
Ruby and Leo, two dogs from the UK to the Cayman Islands
Ruby and Leo are siblings, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks off to rejoin their families in the Cayman Islands.
To travel to Cayman, dogs must pass a rabies blood test, and this has proved a struggle for both Ruby and Leo. Each failed test has to be followed by a repeat rabies vaccination and then a wait of 30 days before the new test can be run.
Ruby finally passed her blood test in January and jetted straight off to be reunited with her family. We have our fingers crossed that Leo will soon pass his, so that he can head off to join his family and also meet up with his sister Ruby again.