Pets travelling by air and homeboarding

Some of the pets we transport by road fly in from abroad. Other pets start their journey in the UK and fly out to destinations like the Cayman Islands and Singapore. In some cases, we offer homeboarding for outbound pets — especially puppies and kittens like Stella, Walnut and Whisper (below), for whom the socialising nature of a home environment is often preferable to a kennels or cattery. Major, a dog from the Cayman Islands to Scotland via Paris Bonnie's beloved dog Major couldn't fly direct from the Cayman Islands to the UK because the Animal Reception Centre (ARC) at [...]

By |2022-06-17T08:23:28+01:00Wednesday, May 25, 2022|pet air travel|5 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, France, Spain — and Havana

Over recent weeks our couriers have been out and about with pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain — and Havana. Tommy, a dog from the UK to Greece Delightful Pug Tommy travelled with courier Shane from Nottingham to Athens. Tommy's trip with us was arranged at the last minute when his owners learned that, being a Pug, Tommy wasn't allowed to fly. But they couldn't bear to leave him behind in London. Like English and French Bulldogs, Boxers, Boston Terriers and some other breeds, Pugs are brachycephalic dogs (or brachy dogs). Their shortened snouts and flattish faces [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:29:30+01:00Tuesday, April 26, 2022|frequent travellers, pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

Dogs travelling by road and air

With dogs travelling by road and air, our couriers have been out and about. Courier Paul journeyed to Scandinavia, courier Anthony went to Germany, and courier Ricardo drove to Scotland. Barley, a dog from the UK to Denmark Gorgeous three-year-old Barley made the journey from Oxfordshire to Aarhus in Denmark, where his family have relocated. Smiles all round as Barley is reunited with his family Louie, a dog from the UK to Sweden Six-year-old Lurcher Louie travelled to Stockholm, where his dad was waiting to continue their journey to northern Sweden. Dear Louie sharing courier Paul's hotel [...]

By |2022-05-23T12:05:59+01:00Thursday, February 17, 2022|pet air travel, pet transport, pet travel by road|6 Comments

A catch-up on recent pet travels through Europe and beyond

As we approach the end of the year, it's time to catch you up on some recent pet travels through Europe and beyond. Our couriers have been busy on the road and, and we've had the pleasure of transporting many delightful cats and dogs. Boru, a dog from Florida to Northern Ireland Splendid Boru is a giant Newfoundland belonging to Julie and family. He had a complex journey to join her. First, he flew from Tampa, Florida via Atlanta to Amsterdam where Courier Ricardo collected him for his journey to our Surrey base. Courier Anthony picked him up and took [...]

By |2022-05-23T14:00:24+01:00Thursday, December 23, 2021|pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

Frankie and Eddie relocate from the UK to Hong Kong

Recently Animalcouriers has been involved in a number of pet moves from Hong Kong to the UK; now here are two dogs travelling in the opposite direction as they relocate with their family from Yorkshire in the UK to Hong Kong. Watching out for the Animalcouriers van, which will take them from Yorkshire to our base in Surrey, where their health checks and paperwork for their flight to Hong Kong will be organised. Owner Mary with Eddie (L) and Frankie (R), a lively pair of much loved family pets Frankie and Eddie getting ready for [...]

By |2021-10-31T16:18:34+00:00Sunday, October 31, 2021|bespoke trips, pet air travel|17 Comments

Longer-than-average journeys for these well travelled pets

Here we are catching you up on pets who've made longer-than-average journeys to be reunited with their families. Frankie, a dog from Norway to the UK Lovely six-year-old Pug Frankie travelled with us from Oslo to Surrey to rejoin his mum who's relocated for work. Frankie enjoying a leg stretch along the way Alaska, Summer and Henry, 3 pets from Guernsey to Madeira We met up with Sue and Kip on Guernsey, who entrusted their beloved pets to us for their journey all the way to Funchal, Madeira. We left Guernsey with gorgeous cat Alaska and delightful hounds [...]

By |2021-10-13T09:21:34+01:00Tuesday, October 12, 2021|pet air travel, pet transport, pet travel by road|14 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 [...]

Two Maine Coon cats swap Los Angeles for Orkney

We helped two Maine Coon cats swap Los Angeles for Orkney. Owner Lis started to organise their move from Sacramento to Scotland last June. But the pandemic made it a stop-start process. The cats, Ike and Little Red, were booked to travel more than once, and each time their flights were cancelled. Lis made her move from the US to Orkney in November. In early January, we started working with her in another attempt to organise her cats' journey. Finally, after two postponements, Ike and Little Red touched down at London Heathrow in March. Animalcouriers collected them at the airport [...]

By |2021-04-14T10:21:05+01:00Wednesday, April 14, 2021|pet air travel, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|15 Comments

Repatriation flights to the Cayman Islands and Bermuda

Animalcouriers managed to get spaces on repatriation flights for three dogs to the Cayman Islands and three puppies to Bermuda. You can read their stories below, and enjoy a look back at some of the stories of other pets who flew to the Caribbean and the United States in the months before lockdown. Storm, Sadie and Myla from South Africa to the Cayman Islands Claire’s dogs Storm, Sadie and Myla travelled from South Africa to the UK in January, where they stayed for three months before meeting the Cayman Islands’ strict entry requirements. Poor Claire thought her plans for an [...]

Pets in the air to worldwide destinations

2020 got off to a flying start with pets in the air to worldwide destinations. But we'd only just got Labradoodle Willow away to Melbourne, and frequent flyer Millie to southern Spain for her annual stay, when Covid-19 (coronavirus) struck, and most travel was put on hold as countries went into lockdown. Rocky, a dog from the UK to the Cayman Islands Just before the Cayman Islands shut down, we worked with Aimee of Must Love Dogs to get lovely Labrador Rocky onto the last scheduled BA flight from London to Cayman. Rocky homeboarded with Must Love Dogs until his family [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:51:29+01:00Wednesday, May 27, 2020|in the air, pet air travel|17 Comments
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