animal transportation

A trip round western Spain and Portugal

Couriers M and Mike are on a trip round western Spain and Portugal, while couriers J and Gwen are on the road in France and eastern Spain. Meet the pets who travelled out with couriers M and Mike — several dogs, a cat, a lovebird and a leopard tortoise. Professor Albert Nuggles Professor Albert Nuggles — Nuggles to his mates — is a lively and friendly little Yorkie. His owner warned us that anyone who meets Nuggles is in danger of being licked to death, which turned out to be pretty close to the truth! We collected Nuggles in Manchester [...]

By |2019-02-06T15:10:48+00:00Wednesday, February 6, 2019|animal transportation, pet travel by road|21 Comments

Flying to Greece, driving to Wales

Things were pretty hectic for Animalcouriers in January. Highlights include couriers J and M flying to Greece, and courier Paul driving to France and Switzerland. But first, a report from a trip to Wales with courier Richard. Aragorn, Envy and The Hound The intriguing pet trio belongs to Jane, who's relocated from Bangor in North Wales to Southampton. Aragorn, named after one of the main 'Lord of the Rings' protagonists, is a dapper tuxedo cat. Envy is a Skink — a type of lizard; and The Hound is a Hognose Snake. We collected them from Jane's sister, Kyla, who'd been [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:06:46+00:00Wednesday, January 30, 2019|animal transportation, pet air travel, pet travel by road|41 Comments

Trips to France and Spain to ensure Christmas reunions

Two Animalcouriers vans recently made trips to France and Spain to ensure Christmas reunions for pets and their families. After all, no-one wants to be apart for the festive season! Coco Little Chihuahua Coco is the apple of owner Stacy's eye. She travelled with us on a private trip from London to Aix en Provence. Coco is a character who knows what she is — and isn't — prepared to do. Stacy did ask us if we'd managed to give her a cuddle! We said, not exactly! Initially, Coco wasn't prepared to go for a walk. Courier [...]

By |2018-12-21T14:32:35+00:00Friday, December 21, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road, reunited|23 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 [...]

France, Spain and Portugal, here we come

Animalcouriers recently set off from the UK in two vans, travelling with cats and dogs heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Ringo Adorable Labrador Ringo travelled with us from Lincolnshire to the Auvergne region of France. Ringo sporting a natty bandanna Clovis, Marcel and Missie We collected Vivian's three gorgeous cats in Suffolk and delivered them to her in Zaragoza in the Aragon region of Spain. All three cats love tickles and strokes They're nosey and lively… …except when they're asleep! Oscar Jack Russell Oscar, from Banbury, homeboarded with us for a [...]

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|26 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
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