animal rescue

On our way to Greece to meet a host of UK-bound passengers

While courier Gwen set off from our Italian meeting point with pets heading to the UK, courier J and M made their way to Greece. Lurchers Jim and Weasel, travelling to Crete, were on board; and a host of UK-bound passengers awaited us in Athens. For the trip back to the UK, we were joined by courier Matthew from GoFetch. Here he is with courier M, at a meeting of the Club Sandwich club. Jim and Weasel This delightful duo, who had travelled from the UK with courier Gwen, were great company. When we reached mainland Greece, our [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:18:17+00:00Wednesday, November 28, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport|18 Comments

A meeting of Animalcouriers vans in Bologna

As couriers J and M were leaving Croatia, courier Gwen set off from the UK. The two Animalcouriers vans met up in Bologna in Italy. Late-night rendezvous in Bologna On the trip from Hungary and Croatia to Italy, the temperatures ranged from plus 15C to minus 2C. We also experienced thunder, lightning, rain, sleet, sun, clouds, light breezes and, finally, snow! Couriers J and M transferred the five hounds from Croatia to courier Gwen for their onward journey to the UK. Courier Gwen, meanwhile, handed couriers J and M two Lurchers, Jim and Weasel, who had [...]

By |2018-11-27T11:18:16+00:00Monday, November 26, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, reunited|19 Comments

Meet Aretha, Princess, Maxi, Luka and Lola from the Dubrovnik Animal Shelter

In Dubrovnik, Croatia, couriers J and M made their way to the Dubrovnik Animal Shelter, where five gorgeous dogs were waiting for us. This is our first of what we hope will be regular trips to the shelter to bring rescue dogs to the UK where new homes are ready and waiting for them. The shelter is working in a very responsible way, in partnership with a small group of volunteers in the UK, and we're pleased to be playing a part in helping these eminently rehomeable dogs reach their new families. You can read more about the shelter, and [...]

By |2018-11-25T18:40:00+00:00Sunday, November 25, 2018|animal rescue, looking for a forever home|25 Comments

Happy reunions in Hungary

On the way to happy reunions in Hungary for Paul, Richard and Rosie with their nine pets, couriers J and M drove through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Tarts and pies in Slovenia. How does one keep trim when treats like this are on offer?! We arrived to find a happy household of expectant pet owners — the human family had travelled the day before and had everything ready for the dogs and cats. The dogs have never lived with a garden before, so there was lots of rushing about and exploring to do. Courier M holds on [...]

By |2018-11-23T15:23:54+00:00Friday, November 23, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, reunited|23 Comments

Meeting a family of three dogs and six cats in Malta

Couriers J and M flew into Sicily's Catania airport, hopped into a waiting Animalcouriers van, and headed off to meet a family of three dogs and six cats in Malta. We're transporting the pets from Malta to Hungary — the first time we've done this particular trip. Our ferry from Pazzollo in Sicily to Malta Sightseeing in Malta It's always a pleasure for couriers J and M to find themselves on Malta, as both have childhood ties to the island. With a bit of spare time before meeting their passengers, our couriers took in some of the sights [...]

Collections in Italy, reunions in the UK

After crossing from Greece we stopped off for more collections in Italy, before making our way to Calais. When we reached the UK, it was time for happy reunions. We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by Scrabble We collected Springer/Labrador cross Scrabble from the NATO base at Lago Patria. Owner Kevin, who manages staffing at the base, carefully organised things so that [...]

Welcoming a very large group of UK-bound passengers in Athens

It was a bright and breezy morning in Glyfada, Athens, as we started welcoming a very large group UK-bound passengers. Outside our hotel, our vans were waiting for our passengers to get on board Everyone who arrived with their pets soon started chatting away There was a lot of bonding over a shared love of animals, which created a happy and positive atmosphere Our dear friend and colleague Akis, who operates a pet taxi service in Athens. We rely on his help every time we come to Greece. When we asked him if [...]

Two vans bound for Greece

Animalcouriers recently left the UK in two vans bound for Greece, as we had a very large list of UK-bound passengers waiting for us. With a number of pets to reunite with their families in Budapest, Bologna and Rome, one of our vans routed through Bulgaria and Hungary, while the second travelled via Italy. Diesel Gorgeous chocolate Labrador Diesel joined us in Lancashire for his journey to Budapest, where Simon and family have relocated for work. Diesel homeboarded with us for a short while, where he made friends with housedogs Bonnie and Pugsley. Here are Diesel (L) and Bonnie [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:06:21+00:00Monday, October 8, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|10 Comments

On our way to the UK from southern Europe

After dropping off passengers who travelled with us from the UK, we set off on our return journey, collecting pets on their way to the UK from southern Europe. Breeze, Purdey and Amy This fine trio of well behaved Labradors belong to Simon and Julie. They're travelling home to West Yorkshire from Loule on the Portuguese Algarve, where they've spent the summer. Amy, Breeze and Purdey Julie and Simon settling their beloved hounds in for the journey The girls often try to steal Breeze's supper, so here he is having a bit of privacy while [...]

Two cats flying to Italy, nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK

Courier J accompanied two cats flying to Italy from the UK. She then boarded another flight to Athens, where she met up with courier M and nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK. Misty and Ghost A gorgeous pair of cats, Misty and Ghost homeboarded with Animalcouriers before flying to Puglia in Italy. Following a health check at the vet, they travelled to London Heathrow with courier J and flew with her as baggage. Check-in at Heathrow was at 4.30 in the morning! Here's Misty having a good look around. Wide awake also, here's Ghost [...]

By |2018-05-08T09:11:43+00:00Monday, May 7, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel, pet transport|15 Comments

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