pet transport

Pet transport from the UK to Germany, Denmark and Sweden

Animalcouriers are back from a pet transport trip to Germany, Denmark and Sweden with adorable cats and dogs. Pipoca and Lua, two cats from Chester to Hamburg Sonia's beautiful cats travelled with us from Chester to the northern Germany city of Hamburg. Gorgeous Pipoca We love Lua's nose! Sonia's son Miguel was on hand to receive the cats in Hamburg Karma, a cat from London to Germany Cornelia's delightful black-and-white puss Karma made the journey with us from London to Greifswald in Germany. Splendid Karma Thor and Chewie, two cats from Nottingham [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:28:19+00:00Tuesday, March 17, 2020|pet transport|16 Comments

From the UK to Switzerland with Katie’s beloved cats

Couriers J and M set off from the UK to Switzerland with Katie's beloved cats. Travelling back through France, they collected cats and a dog heading to the UK. Geoffrey and Lola, cats from UK to Switzerland Katie has relocated from London to Switzerland to work for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She's excited about her new role supporting volunteers and groups who do great work for wildlife. Naturally, she couldn't make the move without her own 'wildlife' — her beloved cats Geoffrey and Lola. Katie with Geoffrey and Lola in their carry bags Wonderful wintry [...]

By |2020-02-04T14:47:46+00:00Tuesday, February 4, 2020|pet transport|42 Comments

New year trips to Paris, the south of France and Amsterdam

Our couriers have been on the road already this new year, with trips to Paris, the south of France and Amsterdam. Fidji , a dog from London to Paris Darling Jack Russell Terrier Fidji is a regular passenger with Animalcouriers as she splits her time between London and Paris. She's so familiar with the routine, she jumps into our van and settles down straight away. Then, at Calais, she leads us through Pet Reception on our way to board the Eurotunnel. We suspect she could make the journey by herself if only she could drive! Gorgeous little Fidji [...]

By |2020-01-20T14:05:54+00:00Monday, January 20, 2020|pet transport|24 Comments

Travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs

Courier Glenn set off from the UK, travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs. He was joined in Portugal by courier M for the journey back with UK-bound pets. Seagulls giving courier Glenn the beady as he queued to board the Eurotunnel Archie, a cat from Berkshire to Spain Friendly puss Archie belongs to Danielle. His journey with Animalcouriers took him from Berkshire to Santander, in the Cantabria region of Spain. Cool dude Archie contemplating his supper Danielle sent us this super photo of Archie looking very much at home in his new [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:58:00+00:00Thursday, December 5, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

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. [...]

Families relocating from Gibraltar to Malta

A number of families relocating from Gibraltar to Malta asked Animalcouriers to transport their beloved pets for them. We took them by road through Spain, France and Italy, then via Sicily to Malta. Jack We collected friendly Jack, a Boxer-Pointer cross, from Erika at Cozy Kennels in Cadiz. This bouncy fellow belongs to Clare, who has relocated to Malta. We love Jack's kohl-rimmed eye! Jack tries out for 'longest tongue' Freya, Loki, Bella and Nina This fab four, two dogs and two cats, belong to Nela and Jorge. All are calm, chatty and travelling well. It's obvious [...]

Two cats from the Côte d’Azur and a dog from Ancona

Courier Sarah recently undertook a couple of short trips, collecting two cats from the Côte d'Azur and a dog from Ancona. Both cats, Cleo and Sofia, were gorgeous girls who took travelling in their stride. Courier S was responsible for their trip to the wonderful French city of Dijon, where courier Glen took charge of the rest of the journey to the UK. Cleo Darling tabby cat Cleo has been living in the vibrant sea port city of Marseille. With her family relocating to Flintshire for work, they asked us to transport Cleo to the UK on their behalf. [...]

By |2019-09-16T11:57:45+01:00Monday, September 16, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|28 Comments

Poppy and Rocco head home after a summer in Italy

Darling mini-Schnauzers Poppy and Rocco headed home with us to London after a summer in Italy. They spent five glorious weeks in the seaside town of Sirolo, near Ancona, which is where courier Sarah collected them. It was a busy day on the Italian autopista as everyone was travelling back from the coast after their summer holidays, but Poppy and Rocco took it in their stride. Courier Sarah and her charges made for the mountains, where the weather was pleasantly cooler, and took the Frejus Tunnel to France. The French roads were much calmer, and the mountain comfort stops and [...]

By |2019-09-03T11:42:49+01:00Tuesday, September 3, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|21 Comments

Post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU: updated advice from Defra

Defra (the UK government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has updated its advice about post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU countries. Key points from Defra's advice are summarised below and on our website. For the latest guidance, please visit the Defra website, whose information takes precedence. Pet travel post Brexit from the UK to the EU To make sure your pet can travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, contact your vet at least four months before your travel date to get the latest advice. The UK will become a third country when it leaves the EU. [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:45:42+01:00Thursday, August 22, 2019|Brexit, pet passport, pet transport, red tape|24 Comments

Regular passengers travelling for summer holidays, and pets relocating

Our latest trip through France, Italy and Spain — involving two of our vans — included several regular passengers, travelling for summer holidays; as well as a number of permanent relocations. Tilly Dear little Yorkie Tilly, who belongs to Charlotte, is a regular Animalcouriers client. She travelled with us from Surrey to her summer holiday home in the lovely area of St Prex in Switzerland. Tilly recently had surgery on her left front paw and sported a rather fetching silvery contraption to protect it. Although initially nervous about putting her paw down, she showed she was recovering well as she [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:35:43+01:00Wednesday, July 31, 2019|frequent travellers, pet transport|30 Comments