animal transportation

Meet pets headed back to the UK

Our two Animalcouriers trips headed back to the UK, with pets travelling from southern Europe. Bimbo Bimbo joined our trip near Lisbon in Portugal. She's relocating with her owner to London. Gorgeous Bimbo 1B, 1C, 2A and 2C These four playful cats are named in the customary Indian style, where pets are numbered according to family, and then given letters within each family. So we have two pairs of cats from two different families. They belong to Mark and Sue, who moved from Goa and brought the cats with them. After a time spend living in rural Portugal, [...]

By |2018-08-07T14:53:01+00:00Tuesday, August 7, 2018|animal transportation|11 Comments

Pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal

Two Animalcouriers trips left the UK, with pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal. Here you can meet all the passengers travelling with us on both trips. Courier Marc took in France and part of northern Spain, while couriers M and J continued further south to Portugal. Monkey and Mooshka This pair of Siamese cats are travelling with us from Whitstable in Kent to Eymet in France's Dordogne region. True to their breed's reputation, they sang all the way! Delightful Monkey and Mooshka Boo Boo Pretty tortie Boo Boo is a sweet-natured girl. We collected her [...]

Meet pets travelling to Greece from the UK

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with pets travelling to Greece. We chose an overland route, through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, as shaded open-deck spots weren't available on the ferry route from Italy to Greece. Charlie Charlie, an irrepressible Cocker Spaniel, travelled with us from London to Thessaloniki in Greece. Charlie, a lively and lovable fellow Serenity Cute as a button and as calm as her name suggests, Serenity is a four-month-old Bull Mastiff. We collected her from her breeder Triona in Hampshire, and took her to her new owner Christos in  Thessaloniki. Darling Serenity [...]

16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete

Emma and Warren along with their 16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete from Hampshire. Couriers Martin and Marc went to collect the whole gang bright and early, stopping off on the way for final health checks for the TRACES certificate at Kynoch Vets in Yateley, Hampshire. This trip took us overland to Greece via Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Usually we take the ferry to Greece from Italy. This time, however, we couldn't get a ferry trip on that route with a shaded open deck. We felt that for these very furry cats, some [...]

To Spain with passengers from the UK

Animalcouriers recently set off to Spain with passengers from the UK. Because deliveries were quite spread out, and there were plenty of pets to bring back, four couriers went out in two vans. Couriers M and Paul went to Alicante, Andalusia, Granada and Seville, while couriers J and Matthew headed for Madrid. Kieda Energetic young Collie Kieda is swapping south London for Alicante in Spain, where owner Roselyn has relocated to work in tourism. Kieda is such an affectionate dog, we can see why Roselyn loves her so much Kieda wondering which log to take with her [...]

By |2018-06-17T14:42:13+00:00Sunday, June 17, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Recent UK relocations: three cats and a dog

As well as taking pets to and from mainland Europe, Animalcouriers also transports pets within the UK — here's news of recent UK relocations involving three cats and a dog. Rafa Handsome Rafa travelled with us from Wimbledon in London to rejoin owner Sass in Truro, Cornwall. Sass wrote to say: "Thank you all for taking such good care of Rafa for me. I thought your management and the way you stayed in touch was fantastic and professional. Although I couldn’t wait to be reunited with him, I was in no doubt that he was in excellent hands and I [...]

By |2018-06-12T09:35:44+00:00Tuesday, June 12, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|14 Comments

Passengers from southern Europe heading to the UK

Couriers M and Paul collected passengers from southern Europe heading to the UK. But first, a few reunions along the way. We delivered ferret Taz to delighted duo Anthony and his son at Tavera. Wonder which team they support?! French Bulldog Marley was overjoyed to be back with owner Camila and her mum We dropped Staffie Maxie off for a short stay at Amber Lodge Kennels near Alicante. The area is well known for its nature park, and for its pomegranate orchards which are in full bloom just now. Palm trees are also cultivated [...]

By |2018-05-29T11:21:12+00:00Sunday, May 27, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|16 Comments

Happy reunions in England and Scotland

Courier Paul has transported a number of pets on recent trips, ensuring happy reunions in England and Scotland. Here are just a few of the delightful cats and dogs he's had the pleasure of meeting. Handsome four-year-old ginger puss Simba reunited with owner Cornel. The family has moved from the edge of the New Forest to the Wirral. Gorgeous (but camera-shy) little Kemet, reunited with owner Anna. Five-year-old Kemet started her journey with us in Lyon, to join owner Anna who’s relocated to London. Anna told us she chose the name Kemet as it’s an Egyptian term [...]

By |2018-04-25T19:46:57+00:00Wednesday, April 25, 2018|animal transportation|8 Comments

Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, here we come

Concurrent Animalcouriers trips to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece are underway, with cats, dogs and a rabbit heading to a variety of destinations. Fluffy Gorgeous Fluffy belongs to Michelle and her husband, who live in Tarifa — about as far south in Spain as you can get. One day, young Fluffy got out of the garden and went for a wander. She was lucky enough to be found by Kathy and Adrian between Tarifa and Algeciras — so she'd gone for quite a long wander! Concerned for her safety, Kathy and Adrian decided to take her home with them [...]

Two sets of animal passengers travelling south through France, Spain and Portugal

Two Animalcouriers vans left the UK recently, travelling south through France, Spain and Portugal. Given the cold weather, with a wind chill of -5C, we chose the overnight crossing from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries, to ensure that pets and couriers were somewhere warm for the night. On arrival, Courier Marc took a westerly route towards Portugal through France and Spain, with two cats and five dogs on board. Meanwhile couriers M and Mathew drove down the eastern side of France on their way to Almeria via Barcelona, carrying five dogs, two cats and a pair of fancy rats. Our [...]

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