pet air travel

From Greece with dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road

We drove to Greece to meet dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road. We split the trip between plane and van as so many animals were on the move. Many of our passengers were beloved family pets; others were strays and rescues going to new homes in the UK. First, let's meet the pets travelling by road. Our specially designed vans are quite modular, so we can reorganise and resize bedrooms depending on the number, size and type of pets travelling with us. Here are couriers Shane and Glenn showing off their assembly skills. [...]

Pets flying to Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore

As well as our regular road routes all over Europe, Animalcouriers organises flights and paperwork for pets flying to destinations further afield. Here's a round-up of some of the pets we've helped reach their faraway homes over the past few months. Alfie We collected Rhodesian Ridgeback pup Alfie in Edinburgh and brought him south to stay with couriers M and L, ahead of his BA flight from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman. Nails were bitten to the quick as his rabies blood test got held up in the Christmas post. It turned up at the 11th hour, so he was [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:34:36+01:00Friday, April 26, 2019|pet air travel, pet transport|32 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 [...]

Flying to Greece, driving to Wales

Things were pretty hectic for Animalcouriers in January. Highlights include couriers J and M flying to Greece, and courier Paul driving to France and Switzerland. But first, a report from a trip to Wales with courier Richard. Aragorn, Envy and The Hound The intriguing pet trio belongs to Jane, who's relocated from Bangor in North Wales to Southampton. Aragorn, named after one of the main 'Lord of the Rings' protagonists, is a dapper tuxedo cat. Envy is a Skink — a type of lizard; and The Hound is a Hognose Snake. We collected them from Jane's sister, Kyla, who'd been [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:06:46+00:00Wednesday, January 30, 2019|animal transportation, pet air travel, pet travel by road|42 Comments

Pets flying around the world

While Animalcouriers vans have been busy moving pets throughout Europe, we've also been organising flights and paperwork for pets flying around the world. Destinations for these dogs and cats were Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Qatar, Kenya, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. We also met pets arriving in the UK from South Africa, Northern Cyprus and Bermuda. Pistol Pete Welsh Terrier Pistol Pete flew to Australia to join his new family, who are big fans of the breed. After completing his stay at Mickleham Quarantine Kennels in Melbourne, Pete jetted across to Perth [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:45:40+00:00Monday, November 5, 2018|pet air travel|15 Comments

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 [...]

Flying felines: Tammy, Barney, Rosco, Domino, Sega and Coco

While our couriers have been out and about on road trips throughout the UK and Europe, courier L has been arranging flights for fabulous flying felines heading further afield. Tammy But first, here's an arrival: Tammy. This gorgeous girl flew into London Heathrow airport on Turkish Airlines from Georgia, via Istanbul. Animalcouriers arranged her clearance into the UK. Stunning calico cat Tammy Barney Barney boarded at one of our favourite catteries, Burntwood, for a few weeks while his owners got settled in Singapore. Barney is a very relaxed and friendly cat, and very fond of food! To make the [...]

By |2018-05-15T17:30:09+01:00Tuesday, May 15, 2018|pet air travel|12 Comments

Two cats flying to Italy, nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK

Courier J accompanied two cats flying to Italy from the UK. She then boarded another flight to Athens, where she met up with courier M and nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK. Misty and Ghost A gorgeous pair of cats, Misty and Ghost homeboarded with Animalcouriers before flying to Puglia in Italy. Following a health check at the vet, they travelled to London Heathrow with courier J and flew with her as baggage. Check-in at Heathrow was at 4.30 in the morning! Here's Misty having a good look around. Wide awake also, here's Ghost [...]

By |2018-05-08T09:11:43+01:00Monday, May 7, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel, pet transport|15 Comments

Six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK

Couriers J and M accompanied six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK via Paris. All young — aged between six months and a year — the dogs' journeys to their UK homes were sponsored by various animal welfare charities. Checking in at Athens airport We met our six canine passengers at Athens airport, ready to board their flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France. The last leg of their journey to the UK was by road. Meg, Tawni and Luna are Pointer pups sponsored by Pointer Rescue Service in the UK. Their new homes are in Norwich, [...]

By |2018-02-08T13:50:50+00:00Thursday, February 8, 2018|pet air travel, pet transport|14 Comments

13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm

Earlier in January Animalcouriers helped out at the UK end of the trip for 13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by the UK arm of animal protection charity Humane Society International (HSI). HSI travelled to South Korea in December, accompanied by Pete Wicks from The Only Way is Essex, to bring about the charity's 10th dog meat farm closure. The closure saved 170 dogs from being killed and eaten, and took the total number of dogs saved by HSI to more than 1,200. The closures take place in partnership with the dog farmers themselves, who are eager to leave [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:23:43+00:00Tuesday, January 16, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel|31 Comments