animal transportation

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-01T15:58:30+00:00 Thursday, March 1, 2018|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|25 Comments

Taking two cats to Italy, and bringing dogs and cats to the UK

Animalcouriers is just back from a trip that involved taking two cats to Italy, and bringing dogs and cats to the UK. Mini and Romeo A stunning pair of silvery Maine Coons, Mini and Romeo travelled with us from south London to Florence, to rejoin their owners. They were so calm on the journey, courier Richard hardly knew he had passengers! Inseparable Mini and Romeo decided to shun the comforts of their spacious bedroom and cosy up in a cat carrier instead Happy reunions in Florence for adorable Mini and Romeo Bruce Charming tabby-and-white fellow Bruce [...]

By | 2018-02-27T13:46:59+00:00 Tuesday, February 27, 2018|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

One cat, three dogs and a host of snails get on board

Once his outbound passengers were safely delivered, courier Richard set about collecting passengers from Spain and Portugal: one cat, three dogs and a host of snails! It's big-time citrus season in Spain The oranges and mandarins are especially sweet this year An impressive chest spotted at the hotel Runa Splendid puss Runa, who belongs to Sofia and Joel, travelled from Porto in Portugal to Rugby. Runa not too keen on a photo session Paddy Gorgeous Golden Retriever Paddy travelled with us from Spain to Switzerland. Paddy looks as though butter wouldn't [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:35:40+00:00 Saturday, February 3, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|20 Comments

Pets travelling to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece

Courier Richard set out from the UK with pets travelling to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece. On the way from Switzerland to Spain through France, he met up with couriers M and Marc to hand over three dogs heading to Italy and Greece. Driving through France, courier Richard saw first hand some of the flooding that's occurred in many parts of the country Lucky The first of two Luckies on board, Jack Russell Terrier Lucky is a true gent who lives up to his full moniker of Flack des Dunes de la Rougeve. After a spell at doggy [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:36:50+00:00 Wednesday, January 31, 2018|animal transportation|18 Comments

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 | 2018-02-13T14:50:36+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
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