channel hopping

Rescuing dogs from the streets of South Korea

Renata does a fantastic job of rescuing dogs from theĀ streets of South Korea.She originally rescued a dog for herself, but the terribleĀ lives led by these stray dogs drove her to persuade her friends to join her inĀ getting as many ofĀ them off the streets as she can.Renata is very careful in the rehoming of these dogs. SheĀ selects dogs individually for people who apply to help, then completes theĀ entire processĀ herself ā€” from home visits to assisting with introductions andĀ support during the first days.Fortunately, there are kind people in South Korea who offerĀ to accompany the dogs on their flights from South Korea [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:24:04+01:00Thursday, June 1, 2023|animal rescue, channel hopping|24 Comments

Collecting Caramel at Claridge’s

We collected gorgeous little Caramel at Claridge's Hotel in London for her journey to Paris. Caramel is a regular client of ours, as she and owner Louise split their time between London and Paris. When courier Paul arrived at Claridge's, he was greeted by the friendly doormen. Family housekeeper Mary was ready with Caramel for their cross-channel trip. They made the journey by Eurotunnel and reached Louise in Paris later the same day. Animalcouriers outside Claridge's Hotel, with Mary and Caramel ready to hop on board Claridge's doormen helping to stow the luggage efficiently [...]

By |2023-03-09T09:53:23+00:00Monday, March 6, 2023|channel hopping, dedicated trip, pet transport|18 Comments

Reuniting families with pets making complex journeys

Since the start of the year we've been involved in reuniting families with pets making complex journeys. Some of these families have waited weeks or even months to see their beloved pets again. Archie, Suzia and Jasiu, 3 dogs from South Africa to the UK This fabulous family of three hounds flew from Johannesburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. We collected them at the airport's Pet Hotel for their onward journey to the UK and a happy reunion with Mark. Jack Russell Jasiu, Dachshund Archie and Cocker Spaniel Suzia Mark shared this great photo of his [...]

Channel hopping pets: Ayla, and Lyra and Zaul

Courier Richard made a couple of recent trips to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect channel hopping pets and their owners. Ayla, a dog from Brazil to East Sussex via Paris CDG Brazilian beauty Ayla is an enchanting Pomeranian, who travelled with her owners Stefania and Rodriguez at the end of January. The family had a long journey, starting with a four-hour drive to the airport in Brazil for their flight to Paris. Courier Richard met them at CDG airport and brought them via Eurotunnel to the UK, and their new home in East Sussex. Stefania and Rodriguez [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:10:44+00:00Thursday, February 27, 2020|animal transportation, channel hopping, pet travel|32 Comments

Cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain, and a Channel hop with Linda and George

Courier Glenn recently set off from the UK with cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain. A few days later, courier Richard met Linda and George in Paris for a Channel hop to the UK. Tabitha and Freya, cats from Surrey to France Gorgeous feline duo Tabitha and Freya belong to Christina. They travelled with us from Surrey to south-west France, where we popped them into a cattery to await Christina's arrival. These beautiful girls travelled with lovely snuggly beds Rosie, a dog from Lincolnshire to Alicante Splendid Rosie, who belongs to Lyndsay, is a Labrador cross. [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:13:55+00:00Friday, January 24, 2020|channel hopping, pet travel by road|17 Comments

Channel hopping with TaTa, and season’s greetings

Animalcouriers is just back from channel hopping with TaTa, a little dog who started life in Russia and now has a forever home in Scotland. Tata's story prompted us to look back at some of the other pets who've hopped the Channel with us over the past year. What is channel hopping? We developed this cost-effective, same-day service for transporting pets (and often their owners, too) from northern France, Belgium or the Netherlands to the UK via the Channel Tunnel. It's particularly useful for pet owners who are: Flying in from outside the EU. Pets aren't allowed to enter the [...]

By |2019-12-24T18:14:54+00:00Tuesday, December 24, 2019|channel hopping|23 Comments

Meeting search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Animalcouriers met search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Teal flew in with Mike from Afghanistan. Teal and Mike were on active duty in Kabul, where they were both blown up and left very shaken. Mike told us he owes his life to Teal. Mike has sponsored Teal's journey to the UK, where Teal will stay at a farm in Wiltshire to recover. They will then decide whether Teal, who is owned by the British Embassy, will retrain or retire. In the meantime, Mike has gone back to work. Mike and Teal at CDG [...]

By |2019-11-26T11:09:22+00:00Tuesday, November 26, 2019|channel hopping|25 Comments

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 [...]

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