14 gorgeous dogs from the Greek island of Lemnos

Couriers Glenn and Shane travelled to the Greek island of Lemnos to collect 14 gorgeous dogs heading to new homes in the UK. On the way, they delivered a fabulous pair of Ragdoll kittens in Italy, and a chatty cockatiel in Athens. Doris and Zoe, bred by Inese Perova in the UK, travelled with us to new owner Fang Liu in Milan Cockatiel Louis, who travelled with us from London, waiting to board the ferry with us to Athens Our ferry from Italy to Greece On Lemnos Couriers Glenn and Shane with some [...]

By |2021-03-01T09:19:33+00:00Sunday, February 28, 2021|pet transport|11 Comments

When is VAT payable on pets entering Great Britain?

Clients are asking us: when is VAT payable on pets entering Great Britain (GB)? We're not VAT experts, but have consulted with our customs agents to try and help our clients understand the post-Brexit situation. Below is a summary of the situation as we understand it (but note that it's evolving), provided simply as a service. For definitive, up-to-date information, please check the UK government sources listed at the end. Note that Animalcouriers cannot complete VAT-related paperwork on behalf of our clients. Repatriating family pets to GB If your pet left the UK with you and is returning to the [...]

By |2021-02-10T10:10:49+00:00Wednesday, February 10, 2021|pet transport, VAT|22 Comments

Catching you up on recent pet transport news

Here we are catching you up on recent pet transport news, with tales from Sardinia, Spain, Italy, Greece, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Millie and Tia, 2 dogs from Sardinia to Nottinghamshire These super girls belong to Laura's aunt, who had to return to the UK from Sardinia for health reasons. Laura asked us to collect Millie and Tia from Patricia, who's been caring for them, and bring them back to the UK. Courier Paul picked them up and took the ferry from Sardinia to Barcelona, then continued the journey by road to the UK. Tia behind, [...]

By |2020-12-14T11:22:12+00:00Monday, December 14, 2020|pet transport|8 Comments

Relocating Rowena’s cat family from London to Lincoln

When Rowena decided to relocate from London to Lincoln, she asked us to take care of moving her cats. We arranged to collect them just before the removers came by, and deliver them to their new home once Rowena got there. Rowena has 16 cats, all of which are rescues that she couldn't resist helping. She's moving to a big house in Lincoln with a large garden, where the cats will be very happy indeed. We managed to catch 13 of the 15 she wanted us to take. One of the missing is feral: he played his own version of [...]

By |2020-11-13T12:36:52+00:00Friday, November 13, 2020|pet transport|24 Comments

Travels with rabbits, cats and puppies — and 24 show pigeons

We felt it was time for news about some of the pets who've travelled with us recently: rabbits, cats and puppies — and 24 show pigeons! We were also pleased to receive welcome news about past passenger Emilio. Mash, Raisin and Popcorn, 3 rabbits from South Africa to the UK With the help of Dominyc at Animal Travel, this splendid trio of rabbits flew from Cape Town to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, where our courier Ryan was waiting to collect them. He drove them the last leg of their journey from the Netherlands to the UK for a reunion with owner [...]

By |2020-10-27T11:48:07+00:00Tuesday, October 27, 2020|pet transport, pet travel, updates from previous passengers|27 Comments

To Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs

Courier J and M recently made a round trip to Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs on board, with a stop-off in the Netherlands on the way home. George and Caillou, 2 cats from Somerset to Germany Lucie has taken up a research job at the University of Bremen. We collected her beloved cats, George and Caillou, from Somerset, where Lucie's parents have been taking care of them. Like all cats, they were wary but curious about their new surroundings It wasn't long before they started to explore! Bonnie, a dog from Scotland to [...]

By |2020-10-14T13:46:59+01:00Wednesday, October 14, 2020|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece

Couriers Glenn and Shane headed to Greece to collect pets travelling to the UK. A long passenger list meant that two of our vans were needed to get everyone on board. On the way to Greece courier Glenn stopped in Italy to deliver American Bulldog Nina, who travelled from Manchester. She was so excited to see owner Domenico that she ran round in circles for quite some time! Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her — and were kind enough to [...]

By |2020-10-08T10:01:35+01:00Thursday, October 8, 2020|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet transport|24 Comments

Tandem trips to France, Spain and Portugal

With many pets' trips having been held up owing to the pandemic, we had couriers setting off in two vans on tandem trips heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Courier Glenn headed straight off, while couriers Ricardo and Paul made an early detour to the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey. To Jersey with puppies We took the ferry from Poole to Jersey, where we delivered two puppies to their families. Leaving Poole harbour Approaching St Helier port, Jersey. In the distance you can see Elizabeth Castle, which dates back to the 16th century. This [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:35:06+01:00Monday, September 28, 2020|pet transport|25 Comments

Meet pets who travelled with us in July and August

Join us today to meet pets who travelled with us in July and August between the UK and mainland Europe. While couriers J and M made the return journey to Scandinavia, couriers Paul and Ricardo travelled around in more southerly parts of Europe. Here are some of the delightful pet passengers who kept them company. Kashi and Diego, 2 dogs from Singapore to Portugal via Paris Kashi and Diego flew from Singapore to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where courier Ricardo collected them for their onward journey to owners Rebecca and Nick in Cascais in Portugal. Once the dogs were [...]

By |2020-09-16T15:36:55+01:00Friday, September 11, 2020|frequent travellers, pet transport|29 Comments

Journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics

When couriers J and M were ready to start their return journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics, the first passenger on board was adorable Cocker Spaniel Eva from Finland. She was soon joined by more gorgeous dogs and cats, as well as a delightful pair of guinea pigs. Our hotel in Finland offered appropriate entertainment for its guests! Eva, a dog from Finland to Wiltshire At just eight months old, American Cocker Spaniel Eva is already a champion. Her journey from Ylamylly in Finland was delayed by pandemic-related travel restrictions, but young Eva was finally [...]

By |2020-08-26T14:26:43+01:00Wednesday, August 26, 2020|pet transport|22 Comments
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