channel hopping

A quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France

Courier Richard made a quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France with cats and a dog on board. He then scooped up two cats making the return journey to London. Waiting for the crossing at Folkestone, a seagull perched on the van roof. Hoping for a lift maybe? Cleo and Atticus Doctors Aline and Boris have relocated from London back to Paris. They were especially keen that their beautiful Burmese cats should make the journey in one day, and we were happy to oblige. Aline saw the cats off from London, and Boris was waiting [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:59:18+01:00Thursday, July 18, 2019|channel hopping, pet transport|13 Comments

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

Jack from Liberia; and a round-up of recent short trips

Animalcouriers recently helped Ben manage the final stage of bringing his adopted dog Jack from Liberia to the UK. We thought too it was good moment to catch you up on a few short trips our couriers have recently undertaken. We also have news of a couple of past passengers to share. Jack from Liberia When evolutionary biologist Ben (@Ben_garrod) was filming for the BBC in Liberia, he fell in love with a gorgeous little stray dog called Jack, and decided to adopt him and bring him to the UK. Not the easiest undertaking, but fortunately Ben is friends with [...]

A round-up of recent trips and pet news

Recent trips have seen us transport pets from France and Spain to the UK and from London to Belfast. We also collected UK-bound pets arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. And we were pleased to hear news of Zofi, a recent passenger from Spain. Zak We transported Mini Pomeranian Zak from Antibes to London. He made the same trip with us last year when he was just nine months old, and doesn't seem to have grown any bigger! Cutie Zak is just as much fun to look after as when he was a youngster Besotted owners [...]

Channel hopping with Fidji and Mylo

Jack Russell Terrier Fidji belongs to French couple Sophie and Mathieu, who live in London and spent the Easter break with family in Paris. On their frequent trips to and from Paris, they usually drive Fidji themselves, but this time Mathieu returned to London ahead of the rest of the family. With her two young daughters, Tara and Stella, to focus on, Sophie called Animalcouriers to transport Fidji. Fidji is quite a character dog and, true to her breed, she was watching every mouthful of lunch the girls were eating when courier Richard arrived. Tara (seated) with her younger [...]

By |2018-04-26T10:07:12+01:00Thursday, April 26, 2018|channel hopping, pet transport|12 Comments

Two Channel hops: four cats and two dogs

Courier Richard recently made two Channel hops, collecting four cats on the first one, and two dogs on the second. Spike, Basta, Cleo and Korky This fab feline quartet hail from the Lot et Garonne. After 20 happy years in France, where the cats have enjoyed a wonderfully rural location, owner Janet and her husband are moving back to the UK to live in Cornwall. Spike, Basta and Cleo consented grudgingly to join our road trip, while Korky did all he could to avoid it completely. Stunning furry Cleo Beautiful grey Basta Handsome tabby Spike [...]

By |2017-10-30T19:14:21+01:00Monday, October 30, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Transporting cats from France to the UK

Courier Richard recently made a couple of trips transporting cats from France to the UK. Grizzly Grizzly (so named because as a kitten he looked like a little bear) and his family have swapped Marseille for London. Owners Jane and Ian had to leave Marseille before Grizzly could travel, so they asked their neighbour Eric to take care of him. But Grizzly must have heard we were on our way, because he disappeared! Jane flew to Marseille in the hope of luring him back, but there was no sign of him. So our courier left empty handed. Fortunately, the second attempt [...]

By |2017-05-23T17:31:29+01:00Tuesday, May 23, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport|20 Comments

Roundup of news about recent passengers: Castor, Jim, Haricot, Rubble, Tara and Rocco

We have a few snippets of news about some recent passengers from our last trip round southern Europe. And just before couriers M and J set off on that trip, courier Richard did a quick channel hop to France to meet a young fellow called Castor. Castor It was a sunny Saturday in April when courier Richard popped over to the heart of Paris to collect Castor, a two-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel‎. Castor, who belongs to Matthew, was a model passenger, jumping happily out of his bedroom for a walk, then hopping straight back in and snoozing his way up [...]

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+01:00Monday, April 17, 2017|animal transportation, channel hopping, pet transport|26 Comments

When is VAT payable on pets entering the UK from outside the EU?

If you import a pet into the UK from a non-EU country, VAT may be payable on the pet's value. This isn't a new regulation, but since 1 April 2017 these VAT payments are being more rigorously enforced than before. This blog post gives an overview of the different criteria that mean you will or won't have to pay VAT. For more details, see the notice on www.gov.uk If you're moving to the UK from a non-EU country You won't have to pay VAT on the value of your pet when you arrive if you apply in advance for Transfer of Residence [...]

By |2017-04-03T09:47:18+01:00Monday, April 3, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport|26 Comments