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Travelling with pets to and from France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Malta and Portugal

Our couriers have been on the road, travelling with pets to and from France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Malta and Portugal. Along with lovely dogs, we've had the pleasure of transporting a parrot and a tortoise! Dorian and Olive, 2 pets from the UK to France As Paul and his family were close to setting off for France, they realised their pets needed special certificates to be able to leave the UK. That's because both Dorian — an African Grey Parrot, and Olive — a Hermann's Tortoise, are CITES listed. So that the family could head off as planned, Animalcouriers homeboarded [...]

By |2022-06-21T10:36:49+01:00Tuesday, June 21, 2022|home boarding, pet transport, pet travel by road|15 Comments

Meet our delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain

Courier Richard made the journey to the UK with delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain on board. Among them were a number of regular and returning Animalcouriers passengers; as well as Alfie, whose heart-stopping story has a happy ending. Rusty Sweeter than candy and full of bounce, young pup Rusty travelled with us from Braga in Portugal to new owner Elizabeth in West Sussex. He had a couple of nights homeboarding with courier J, who found him a most delightful distraction! Darling Rusty Chilly Boy and Bea Lovely personable cats Chilly Boy and Bea are Colin's constant companions. [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:15:41+01:00Thursday, June 27, 2019|frequent travellers, home boarding, pet transport|27 Comments

A round-up of trips to, and between, France, Portugal and Spain

Courier Mike recently made a trip to Provence in the south of France with regular passenger Oscar; and another to Portugal with dogs belonging to two families. Courier Mike flew home from Portugal, handing over the van to couriers J and M to transport a family of 18 cats and a dog relocating from Spain to France. Oscar Much loved Oscar belongs to David and James, who split their time between Londonderry and Provence. This splendid little chap broke his journey by homeboarding with courier J. He proved to be the perfect houseguest! Oscar helping out in [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:13:05+01:00Tuesday, April 23, 2019|home boarding, pet transport, pet travel by road|33 Comments

Cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia. We drove north towards Hamburg in Germany, then caught the ferry to Denmark. We stopped at the rather magnificent Schloss Ahrensburg northeast of Hamburg to walk the dogs. The castle, which dates from the 16th century, is surrounded by a moat and six hectares of parkland. Our Scandlines ferry from Puttgarten in Germany to Rodby in Denmark From TÃ¥rs on the Danish mainland to the island of Langeland Traditional thatched houses on Langeland These ones look [...]

France, Spain and Portugal, here we come

Animalcouriers recently set off from the UK in two vans, travelling with cats and dogs heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Ringo Adorable Labrador Ringo travelled with us from Lincolnshire to the Auvergne region of France. Ringo sporting a natty bandanna Clovis, Marcel and Missie We collected Vivian's three gorgeous cats in Suffolk and delivered them to her in Zaragoza in the Aragon region of Spain. All three cats love tickles and strokes They're nosey and lively… …except when they're asleep! Oscar Jack Russell Oscar, from Banbury, homeboarded with us for a [...]

Cats, dogs, a tortoise and an iguana travel to France and Spain

Animalcouriers left the UK with a fine selection of beloved pets, who're heading with us to various destinations in France and Spain. Riley, Boo, Bandit and Cleo  This fabulous feline foursome are relocating with Kate and Antonin from Croydon to the Dordogne. There will be plenty of hunting and fishing opportunities for them at their new hamlet home! We love the stripe down Riley's nose Beautiful Boo Handsome Bandit Charming Cleo Russo We were pleased to see Maine Coon Russo again, who belongs to Cynthia. This very handsome, relaxed fellow is on [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:08+01:00Wednesday, August 31, 2016|frequent travellers, home boarding, pet transport|14 Comments

Airborne pets to Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, UK and USA

While our vans and couriers are busy on the roads around the UK and continental Europe, courier L and colleagues organise vet visits, paperwork and flights for pets travelling further afield. Tiger French Bulldog puppy Tiger was one of our first travellers in 2016. This handsome fellow homeboarded with couriers J and R while we prepared his paperwork. He then flew to Abu Dhabi with Etihad. Tiger's owner, Ramzy, wrote to say: "Thank you so much, you have made this process as easy as it could possibly have been. I'm really grateful about the attention to detail that you and [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:24+01:00Thursday, February 18, 2016|animal transportation, home boarding, pet air travel|25 Comments

Pets fly to far-flung destinations: Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, Cyprus, Australia, the US, Argentina, Canada and Abu Dhabi

Pets relocating around Europe tend to travel by road (and sea) with Animalcouriers; for those travelling further afield, we can arrange air freight and help with import and export paperwork. Recent Asian destinations for some of our passengers include Singapore, Thailand  and Hong Kong. Handsome Labradoodle Thumper, his sidekick Vos, a Dachshund, and feline chums Bus and Biscuit flew to Singapore with BA. This family of four stayed at Haytor Kennels in Surrey while everything was prepared for their move. Vet on the Hill in Caterham took care of the export paperwork, and we worked with Mitchville, who organised the Singaporean import permits and delivered the pets [...]

Fobius flies to Bahrain; Georgie and Leo hit France; Archie, Heidi, Betty and Rocky head north; and UK reunions for Carriça, Diesel and Lexi

Handsome hound Fobius from the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens, Greece, has found a loving new home in Bahrain. Fobius spent a few months in the UK for his travel preparations to be completed, then homeboarded with Animalcouriers the night before his flight. Courier R got up early to drive him to the airport, and he's now on his way to join his excited new owners. Courier H drove Dachshunds Georgie and Leo, who hail from the Isle of Wight, to their French summer holiday destination in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, near Nice. They went completely bananas when they caught sight of [...]

UK reunions for Ziollo, Meiow Meiow, Odie and Baboushka; and Jack makes a new friend

The last stop for Animalcouriers on the trip back from Portugal was at a working wine domaine near Auxerre, in the Burgundy region of France. Couriers J and M immersed themselves in the table d'hôte experience and enjoyed tasting the fantastic wines produced at the domaine: a rosé to start, a crisp white to accompany the artisan meat pie, a pinot noir with the main, and a spicier version with pudding. The family who run the domaine invited us to park our van and walk the dogs within the vintners yard. They watched over us as we prepared the pets [...]

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