animal transportation

Transporting pets from Greece to the UK

While couriers M, Paul and Richard travelled round France, Spain and Portugal in December, couriers J and Huw were transporting pets from Greece to the UK. Our first stop, however, was to deliver Akim and Nera who made the journey with us from the UK. These delightful passengers, who've travelled with us before, belong to Dimitri. Dimitri and Akim reunited in Athens Gorgeous Nera Courier J flew into Athens airport to join courier Huw, who'd driven down from the UK with Akim and Nera. This was the airport's take on Christmas lights! Welcoming [...]

By | 2018-01-13T17:58:09+00:00 Thursday, January 11, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|14 Comments

Delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal

On the runup to Christmas Animalcouriers embarked on a southern European tour, delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal, and collecting new passengers heading back to the UK. Katie Gorgeous Persian cat Katie's journey started in Dubai. She flew into London, and has now relocated to the charming town of Excideuil in the Dordogne region of France. Linda welcoming Katie to her new home A closer look at chatty Katie Gordi and Kiki Fabulous felines Gordi and Kiki travelled with us to rejoin owner Jorge in Burgos, following a spell of living in [...]

Pets travelling for Christmas

Animalcouriers has had a busy December, with pets travelling for Christmas throughout Europe and beyond. The weather played havoc with some of our best laid plans, but in every case — thanks to intrepid couriers and understanding clients — we found a way to get pets to their destinations in plenty of time for the festive season. Brussels — via Dusseldorf? It all started in the wee small hours on 12 December. Courier Gwen was due to leave at 3.00 am for Brussels airport to meet a client flying in with his dog. But a couple of hours beforehand, we [...]

By | 2017-12-25T09:16:24+00:00 Monday, December 25, 2017|animal transportation, pet travel by road|36 Comments

From Spain to Scotland: a family of 5 dogs and 7 cats

Animalcouriers met up with Annette in Torrevieja, Spain, to collect her 12 pets for their journey to Livingstone in Scotland. We then scooped up three young pups bred in Scotland, heading to new owners in England. Five dogs Annette with four of her dogs shortly before departure — Susie, Raffi, Lucky and Lily Sweet senior dog Rosie has diabetes — which has sadly led to sight loss Little Lily walks on three legs as one of her front legs failed to develop properly Seven cats Gorgeous tortoiseshell cat Rosie Adorable tabby [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:08:05+00:00 Wednesday, November 15, 2017|animal transportation|20 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden

Courier Richard recently undertook two whistlestop tours with pets travelling to and from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. His first trip took in Berlin, The Hague and Schiphol airport. A few days later, he travelled to Denmark and Sweden, then home via Hamburg. Juno and Bob This stunning pair of Bengal cats travelled to Berlin, where owners Delia and Craig have relocated from Newcastle upon Tyne. Both cats were perfect — even regal — passengers. Snow marbled Juno Gold brown Bob Delia and Craig's sweet daughter Annabel was delighted to have her playmates back [...]

By | 2017-04-17T15:31:44+00:00 Monday, April 17, 2017|animal transportation, channel hopping, pet transport|26 Comments

Meeting more UK-bound pets as we travel through Italy

With all our Greek passengers safely on board, we caught the ferry across to Italy to start our journey back to the UK. During the crossing, we were able to park our van in a nice open spot with plenty of ventilation to keep everyone cool Stella Our first stop was at Sabrina's dog hotel in Brindisi to collect Patrizia's dog Stella, who's on her way to Wokingham. The hotel is a lovely place for dogs to stay, with shady compounds, and secure bedrooms. Everything is well designed to keep the dogs comfortable during hot summers (when it [...]

By | 2017-03-31T11:50:00+00:00 Friday, March 31, 2017|animal transportation, pet transport|28 Comments

Collecting pets in Italy and Switzerland, and happy reunions in the UK

When we got off the ferry from Greece, it fell to Oberon to charm the Italian customs officers who came to inspect the Animalcouriers van. As the four officers peered into our van, clever Oberon popped his head out of his hammock. "Bello gato!" chorused the officials. Then they saw Sunny and all of the dogs. "Belli belli!" came the unanimous verdict. Proof, if ever it was needed, of the power of cute! This is Figaro, who's waiting in the UK for his new playmate, Oberon. A right pair of looky likeys they'll make! Oberon [...]

By | 2017-02-13T11:38:04+00:00 Monday, February 13, 2017|animal transportation|24 Comments

Heading back to the UK in time for the holidays

We spent the night with our friends Heather and Alan at Barking Mad Kennels near Lagos, in Portugal, where we gave our van a thorough clean-out, ready for our trip back to the UK in time for the holidays. Heather and Alan treated us to a very yummy home-cooked supper of locally caught mackerel. Heather has a new dog called Hope, who was found on the streets in Setubal. You can see they totally adore each other! Benji We delivered gorgeous Benji, who travelled with us form the UK, to his lovely grandma just outside Lisbon. She's taking [...]

By | 2016-12-21T11:13:42+00:00 Wednesday, December 21, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport|18 Comments

Dogs and cats relocating from Portugal, Spain and France to the UK

As couriers Marc and Joe wended their south, reuniting pets with their owners in Spain and Portugal, new passengers hopped on board for the return journey northwards. Frank At La Linea de la Concepcion, outside Gibraltar, we met Frank, a very well mannered Boxer/Labrador cross. He's relocating to Southampton with owners Maurice and Nancy. Frank delivered to Jaden, a friend of his owners in the UK Lily After a night in Mojacar, staying at a delightful Parador on the seafront, our next stop was Huelva, to collect Labrador Lily. She's is a rescue dog, for whom Christine has [...]

By | 2016-11-14T11:40:15+00:00 Monday, November 14, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Reunions in the UK, while Pinot and Grigio head back from France

While passengers who travelled with us from Greece were reunited with their families in the UK, courier Richard set off to France to collect Pinot and Grigio, a gorgeous pair of tuxedo cats. Jessie As soon as we pulled up in the van, Jessie just knew that her owners Angelica and Nikos were nearby. Two minutes later, Angelica and Nikos appeared round the corner, much to Jessie's delight Jessie enthusiastically greets Angelica Carlo John and Liz have moved from Chieti in Italy, and their young dog Carlo travelled with us to join them.  Carlo with [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:04+00:00 Monday, September 26, 2016|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments
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