pet transport

Pets flying worldwide

With all the road trips going on last year, we got a little behind reporting on pets flying worldwide. So this blog is a round-up of airfreight news during the second half of 2017. Ele Lovely Golden Retriever Ele flew to San Francisco with United on their direct service. Animalcouriers arranged her flight and collected her from her London address. She stayed overnight with courier M (a big fan of Goldens) before heading off to Heathrow for the early morning check-in.  Ele started life in Kenya and spent a year in the UK for a year before heading home to [...]

By | 2018-01-16T15:57:19+00:00 Sunday, January 14, 2018|pet air travel, pet transport|15 Comments

Winnie, Bob, Maisie, Smudge and Eric flying from Greece

As part of our contingent of 30+ pets travelling to the UK, these four puppies and one older dog are flying from Greece. Accompanied by courier Becca, they took off from Athens airport and landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle, where Courier Valerie was waiting to take them the rest of the way via Eurotunnel. Winnie, Bob, Maisie and Smudge These four puppies are 17 weeks old and growing fast. Left in a dustbin near Athens, they were lucky enough to be found before it was too late, and taken to the vet. With vaccinations and pet passports all sorted, [...]

Over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK

Animalcouriers is transporting over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK — one of the biggest transports we've organised. Why are so many pets travelling in November? Many of them are summer holiday romances and rescues adopted by holidaymakers during August and September. They've been waiting for puppies to be old enough to travel, or for pet passports to be ready. Naturally, everyone wants to be together for Christmas! Five couriers convened in Greece at the start of this mammoth trip. Couriers Matthew and Huw are setting off by road with 17 cats and dogs. They'll collect [...]

By | 2017-11-27T18:27:40+00:00 Sunday, November 26, 2017|animal rescue, pet transport|34 Comments

A chipmunk returns to Italy

Gorgeous Siberian chipmunk Piccola is a returning Animalcouriers passenger. This much-loved pet travelled with us three years ago from Italy to Cambridge in the UK. Now owners Pamela and Dario are heading back to their Italian roots, and Piccola is making the return trip with us. Piccola has striking markings and a wonderful fluffy tail. She loves snacking on fresh fruit and nuts.   Such a cheeky, intelligent face Piccola has plenty to entertain her in her spacious cage for the trip Piccola safely home and settled in With Piccola safely delivered [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:53:47+00:00 Monday, November 20, 2017|exotic pets, frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

UK-bound pets from Greece, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France

Couriers J and Matthew added pets from Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France to their recent return journey from Greece. As soon as they reached the UK, happy reunions began. Anouk Charming French Bulldog Anouk flew with her owner from Funchal, Madeira to Lisbon in Portugal, where she joined our road trip to the UK. Anouk, a very settled passenger, is travelling all the way to Inverness in Scotland. Anouk out walking at our hotel in Tours Ollie Ollie and his family have been living in Lagos, Portugal, for some years, but now it's time to return to the [...]

By | 2017-11-13T10:42:32+00:00 Friday, November 10, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet transport, reunited|9 Comments

Six dogs move from Italy to Spain

On the way back to the UK from their most recent trip to Greece, couriers J and Matthew also collected John's six dogs making the move from Italy to Spain. In southern France they met up with courier Fiona, who continued on to Spain with John's dogs; while couriers J and Matthew headed back to the UK with their Greek passengers. Animalcouriers convention in Narbonne Courier Matthew (from GoFetch) checking a fan Kenzo Before she left the UK, courier Fiona collected gorgeous cat Kenzo, who belongs to Rob and Andrew. Kenzo is a well travelled kitty [...]

By | 2017-11-16T09:54:47+00:00 Tuesday, November 7, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|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+00:00 Monday, October 30, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

A quick trip to Belgium and Germany

Courier M recently made a quick trip to Belgium and Germany with a bevy of gorgeous felines on board. On the way back, he had another cat and two dogs for company. India and Islay These two Bengal kittens started their journey in Gosport and finished it in Neerpelt in the east of Belgium. They were great fun to have around — full of mischief and play. Their new owner Mariska is clearly delighted to have them. She already has a number of these exotic cats who enjoy beautiful spacious accommodation. A warm welcome from Mariska for India and [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:35:23+00:00 Tuesday, August 22, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport|36 Comments

A round-up of recent road trip news from Animalcouriers

Couriers J and M recently transported tabby cat Poppy and a family of five dogs to their new French homes; and returned to the UK with a young Labrador. Meanwhile, courier Richard took two Cocker Spaniels to France, and made the trip back with two cats on board. Poppy Jeremy and Hilary are moving to a new home in the Dordogne region of France. Hilary went on ahead to get everything ready for character cat Poppy's arrival. Gorgeous tabby puss Poppy Alfred, Bingo, Dinga, Marvin and Raja Stephanie, Lloyd and their daughter flew into London Gatwick airport from [...]

By | 2017-07-17T12:05:43+00:00 Monday, July 17, 2017|pet air travel, pet transport, pets on holiday|29 Comments

Back to the UK from Portugal with 15 passengers

On our journey back to the UK from Portugal, our passenger list comprised two dogs and 13 cats. Brett English Bulldog Brett was bred by José in Lisbon. Ernie in Norfolk was due to receive Brett some time ago. However, the person transporting Brett took a fancy to him and decided he wanted to keep him. A year and a court case later, Brett is finally on his way to Ernie — this time travelling with Animalcouriers! Brett saying goodbye to José Brett making an early bid for 'longest tongue' We stayed the night near [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:01:18+00:00 Friday, June 23, 2017|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments
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