animal transportation

From Greece with dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road

We drove to Greece to meet dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road. We split the trip between plane and van as so many animals were on the move. Many of our passengers were beloved family pets; others were strays and rescues going to new homes in the UK. First, let's meet the pets travelling by road. Our specially designed vans are quite modular, so we can reorganise and resize bedrooms depending on the number, size and type of pets travelling with us. Here are couriers Shane and Glenn showing off their assembly skills. [...]

Relocating pets to France and Scotland, and Betty Boop goes on holiday

Courier Richard recently made three short trips, relocating pets to France and Scotland, and taking Betty Boop to her holiday destination. April and Rose Delightful cats April and Rose belong to Dan and family, who've relocated from Manchester to Rambouillet. It's a charming spot south of Paris, with a magnificent chateau and a thriving market town full of character. April (top) and Rose travelled very calmly, but the excitement built as they neared their destination and their family reunion Bear Friendly Bear is a Labrador-Chow cross. He flew in from the Cayman Islands to London Heathrow. Courier Richard [...]

Channel hopping and a short trip to France

During May a number of our couriers were on the road, including Richard and Paul doing channel hopping and a short trip to France respectively. Sammy Gorgeous puss Sammy and owner Julia, a recent law graduate, drove for six hours to New York's JFK airport. By the time they landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle, courier Richard was a welcome sight. He drove Sammy and Julia through the Channel Tunnel to London, where they were reunited with Julia's husband AJ. Handsome Sammy was in good spirits despite his long journey A happy London reunion for Julia and [...]

By |2019-06-10T14:06:06+01:00Monday, June 10, 2019|animal transportation, channel hopping|20 Comments

Pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK

Couriers J and M flew out to take over from courier Paul, to collect pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK. Lucas Handsome ginger-tabby-and-white Lucas belongs to Ana, who's swapped Lousa in Portugal for Nottinghamshire. We collected Lucas from Katia, a vet nurse who's been taking care of him since Ana went on ahead. Big softie Luca saying good morning Abbey Friendly Bichon-Westie cross Abbey is the beloved pet of June, who checks in with us regularly to find out how Abbey is doing. Well, Abbey travelled like a pro! Her journey took her from Lisbon [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:27:09+01:00Friday, April 5, 2019|animal transportation, frequent travellers|20 Comments

Pets from Bahrain to Scotland; and from the UK to southern Europe

Courier Richard delivered a family of pets from Bahrain to their new home in Scotland. On the way back, he collected a new set of passengers who joined our trip to southern Europe with courier Paul. Filbert, Lulwa, Nikki, Weasel and George Parakeet Filbert flew in from Bahrain ahead of his housemates (a dog and three cats). All five pets are Bahrain rescues who live happily together. Filbert homeboarded with Animalcouriers for a short while before heading off to be reunited with the rest of the family in Edinburgh. Fine feathered fellow Filbert There was so much [...]

A journey through France, Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers made a recent journey through France, Spain and Portugal. We reunited cats and dogs who travelled with us from Scotland and England, and collected pets making their way to the UK. Monty Handsome ginger-and-white puss Monty travelled with us from London, where he's lived with owner Carolyn for three years. Now he's returned to his old stomping ground in the Limoges region of France. Monty gets a big hello hug from Carolyn Boo Boo Dapper Pug Boo Boo travelled with us from Staffordshire to start a new life in Menorca with owner Louise. A warm welcome [...]

By |2019-03-11T10:30:51+00:00Monday, March 11, 2019|animal transportation, pet travel by road|20 Comments

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|42 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 [...]