bespoke trips

Travelling to France and Spain with dogs on board, and catching up on other news

Animalcouriers set off on a scheduled road trip to France and Spain with a delightful crew of dogs on board. Matisse and Georgiana We collected these happy hounds from their home in Chelsea, and drove them to Monaco to join owner Colleen for a short spell in the winter sunshine. Georgiana (L) and Matisse in their mobile bedroom Georgiana is a pretty Cavalier King Charles… …with a cheeky side! Her companion Matisse is a fluffy Coton de Tuléar… …with a splendid grin! Lake and Molly Young black Lab Lake is [...]

By | 2017-01-11T16:00:52+00:00 Wednesday, January 11, 2017|bespoke trips, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|27 Comments

News of past passengers, and meeting new faces

We were pleased to receive updates on two rescue dogs: Lily, a recent passenger from Spain; and Sylvia, who travelled with us from Greece in the summer. Meanwhile, courier Richard has been out and about in Brussels and Paris; and couriers J and R have had a houseguest. Lily from Spain Lovely Lily, who travelled with us from Huelva, has a wonderful new home in Devon. Christine wrote to say: "Thank you for your help in transporting Lily to the UK. Here are a few photos of her enjoying herself on the beach." Lily romping with a [...]

From Birmingham to Stronsay with a family of 15 pets

Louise and her mum Laura have moved from Birmingham to Stronsay, one of the Orkney islands off the north coast of Scotland. Home to around 350 people, this beautiful island boasts two shops and a pub/hotel. Louise and Laura have moved to a typical Orkney stone cottage, and Animalcouriers had the pleasure of transporting their 15-strong family of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs to join them. Almost the minute they arrived on Stronsay, Louise and Laura added two Shetland ponies to their menagerie, adopted from a neighbour who was leaving the island! The three dogs travelling with us are [...]

By | 2016-10-25T09:54:18+00:00 Tuesday, October 25, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by sea|18 Comments

Meet Gia and Olli, Lucy and Katia, Poe and Obi — and a rabbit called Stitch

Animalcouriers recently drove a pair of Rhodesian Ridgebacks from Sweden to France; a pair of cats from Germany to the UK, and collected a rabbit at Schiphol airport who'd flown in from Dubai. Guanajuato (Gia) and Olwyna (Olli) Mother and daughter Rhodesian Ridgebacks Gia and Olli travelled with us from their winter home near Stockholm in Sweden, to their summer residence near Nice in the south of France. It's a longish drive, but mum Gia is a little too anxious to fly, so a comfortable road trip at a pace the dogs can both enjoy is much more relaxing all [...]

Muddle and Lilli swap the UK for Sweden

While couriers J and M round up UK-bound passengers in Portugal and Spain, courier S set off in a more northerly direction, heading for Sweden. On board were cats Muddle and Lilli, collected from a cattery in Stoke on Trent, where they stayed while their owners went on ahead to prepare for their arrival. Care instructions and character descriptions accompanied these two beauties. The top tip was that both cats love having a fuss, so courier S has been dishing out plenty of cuddles. After crossing the Channel, they stopped at Calais for the night, then had a clear day [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:13+00:00 Friday, June 24, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by road|12 Comments

UK reunions for recent European passengers; and a bespoke trip to Sweden

Some of the pets from our latest trip from Greece via Italy and Switzerland have already been reunited with their owners. We also have news of reunions for passengers who journeyed with us from Spain and Portugal in February; and of Oskar who travelled to Sweden. Smudge and Mia We delivered these two cute kittens from sunny Lesvos to owner John in Dewsbury. This agile and entertaining pair of felines look set to keep John and partner Kerry very busy and amused. John delighted with Smudge and Mia The two kittens look like they can't wait to [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:20+00:00 Tuesday, March 15, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by road, reunited|15 Comments

From Scotland to France: three dogs, three rabbits and a chinchilla

Deb and Ian used to run a B&B near picturesque Loch Lomond. Now they're off to do the same in France's delightful Dordogne region. They had quite the menagerie in Scotland: three Cairn Terriers, three rabbits, a chinchilla, alpacas, horses and hens. All the pets are making the move apart from the hens. Deb was sad not to take them to France, but felt that leaving them behind — however reluctantly — was the right decision. She told us: "Blood tests etc would be a lot for the girls to go through when I know they will be well looked [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:21+00:00 Saturday, March 5, 2016|bespoke trips, pet transport, pet travel by road|19 Comments

Dedicated trips to France and Italy; Cleo comes home after Christmas; and Hooper reaches Scotland

Just before we set off for a trip to the warmer climes of Spain and Portugal, here's a round-up of what's been happening lately on the road. Bella, Arven and Rusty head back to Brittany Bella, Arven and Rusty live in Brittany with Alan. When Alan recently visited family in the Wirral, his canine trio went too. For the return trip, however, Alan decided to take it a little easier, and asked us to transport his dogs for him. We're looking forward to meeting them all again later in the year when another trip to the Wirral is on the [...]

Fred and Betty swap Zurich for Chiswick

While courier J flew to Athens to meet Milou and Buddy, courier M drove to Switzerland to collect Yana and Stefano's beloved (big) dogs Fred and Betty. Fred is a Dogue de Bordeaux and Betty Boop is a Great Dane. Both are very friendly and love people, as courier M discovered when he received a rapturous greeting! The dogs originally moved with their owners from Italy to Switzerland, and now work is taking them to the UK. Betty has a fine head Fred has wonderful wrinkles Betty enjoys a walk… …as does Fred [...]

By | 2017-01-30T11:16:08+00:00 Saturday, November 28, 2015|animal transportation, bespoke trips, indroducing|33 Comments

Bespoke trips for Max and Luka; Molly; Barney, Rowan and Tish; and news of another Luka and Poppy

When Alison and Victor relocated to the Dutch city of The Hague from the very top of Scotland, near Thurso, they asked Animalcouriers to help move Max and Luka, their two German Short-haired Pointers. We took the dogs to kennels initially, where they stayed for a few days until the family arrived in The Hague, at which point we delivered Max and Luka to a huge welcome. In the midst of all the packing and general hubbub of the move, the two dogs simply spooned and slept Max and Luka at their new home in the Netherlands [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:32+00:00 Tuesday, November 10, 2015|bespoke trips, reunited, updates from previous passengers|32 Comments
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