pet transport

Meet our delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain

Courier Richard made the journey to the UK with delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain on board. Among them were a number of regular and returning Animalcouriers passengers; as well as Alfie, whose heart-stopping story has a happy ending. Rusty Sweeter than candy and full of bounce, young pup Rusty travelled with us from Braga in Portugal to new owner Elizabeth in West Sussex. He had a couple of nights homeboarding with courier J, who found him a most delightful distraction! Darling Rusty Chilly Boy and Bea Lovely personable cats Chilly Boy and Bea are Colin's constant companions. [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:15:41+01:00Thursday, June 27, 2019|frequent travellers, home boarding, pet transport|27 Comments

Meet British Bulldog Bella — and we’re celebrating 10 years of blogging!

Animalcouriers are celebrating 10 years of blogging. It made us think warmly of all the clients we've got to know, and all the followers and friends we've gained over the past decade. And naturally it prompted us to look back at some of the stories our blogs have told. We were especially struck by the long and complex journeys some pets undertake, and the lengths to which owners go to made sure their pets can relocate wherever the family goes — like Bella, who recently travelled in style from New York to Athens. Bella English Bulldog Bella belongs to Suzanne, [...]

By |2019-06-24T13:45:02+01:00Monday, June 24, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by sea|39 Comments

To Greece with a family of five pets en route to Turkey

Courier Richard set off from the UK with a family of five pets en route to Turkey. He collected the three dogs and two cats in London, then made his way with them to Greece via France and Italy. In Athens he delivered them to Christine at Chris's Animal Hotel, where they'll stay until their owners catch up and complete the journey to Turkey. Pasha, Laki, Boz, Blue and Coco This trio of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs — dad Pasha, mum Laki and daughter Boz — are the strongest, yet gentlest, giants you could wish to meet. Cats Blue and Coco [...]

By |2019-06-12T18:13:56+01:00Wednesday, June 12, 2019|pet transport|20 Comments

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

A round-up of trips to, and between, France, Portugal and Spain

Courier Mike recently made a trip to Provence in the south of France with regular passenger Oscar; and another to Portugal with dogs belonging to two families. Courier Mike flew home from Portugal, handing over the van to couriers J and M to transport a family of 18 cats and a dog relocating from Spain to France. Oscar Much loved Oscar belongs to David and James, who split their time between Londonderry and Provence. This splendid little chap broke his journey by homeboarding with courier J. He proved to be the perfect houseguest! Oscar helping out in [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:13:05+01:00Tuesday, April 23, 2019|home boarding, pet transport, pet travel by road|33 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Italy and Greece

Animalcouriers are on their way back from a trip with pets travelling to and from Italy and Greece. Courier Richard made the journey out, then handed over to couriers J and M for the homeward leg. Bianco and Pardo Adorable black-and-white cats Bianco and Pardo belong to Elena. As well as looking alike, the cats have similarly playful and friendly natures, and it was a pleasure to have them on board for the journey from London to the Italian city of Bologna. Pardo, whose distinguishing mark is a black dot on his chin Bianco's feature is a [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:38:36+01:00Thursday, April 11, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

From Spain and France with eight dogs

While couriers J and M travelled to Scandinavia, couriers Richard and Paul were making their way back from Spain and Portugal with eight dogs on board. Holly, Stanley, Harvey and Ricco Sarah has relocated from Valencia in Spain to Bedfordshire. Her four canine guardians travelled with us to join her. Stanley, the biggest of the four and leader of the pack Senior member Holly, 14 years young Handsome hound Harvey We love the ears of Chihuahua cross Ricco Sarah's dogs delighted to be reunited with her, despite the hailstorm that greeted [...]

By |2019-03-27T19:28:55+01:00Wednesday, March 27, 2019|pet transport, reunited|22 Comments

Cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia. We drove north towards Hamburg in Germany, then caught the ferry to Denmark. We stopped at the rather magnificent Schloss Ahrensburg northeast of Hamburg to walk the dogs. The castle, which dates from the 16th century, is surrounded by a moat and six hectares of parkland. Our Scandlines ferry from Puttgarten in Germany to Rodby in Denmark From Tårs on the Danish mainland to the island of Langeland Traditional thatched houses on Langeland These ones look [...]

To Scotland with three cats on board

Animalcouriers set off for Scotland with three cats on board heading to Edinburgh and Glasgow. On the way back, we stopped in Catterick to deliver another cat, and collected pets due to join our trip to Spain and Portugal. Heading north up the M11 Orhidea and Ramzes This simply stunning pair of Norwegian Forest cats travelled with us on our recent trip from Greece. They belong to Katja, who's relocating to Glasgow from Corfu. Katja's mum was on hand to receive Orhidea and Ramzes Bozwick Bozwick was originally collected by courier Ricardo in Oxford. This friendly, [...]

By |2019-03-10T16:01:10+01:00Sunday, March 10, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments

Cats and dogs travelling to the UK from Greece

Animalcouriers headed for Greece to meet cats and dogs travelling to the UK. Beautiful blue skies and bright spring sunshine greeted us as we disembarked from the ferry in Patras. The next day, we were in Athens to meet the delightful dogs and cats travelling with us from Greece to the UK. Arrival in Patras Snow lingering on the mountain tops meant the air was cool Beehives in among fruit trees near Korinthos Buddy, Star and Elsa These three gorgeous hounds from Lemnos and Lesvos are travelling with us for Starlight Barking Trust. New homes [...]

By |2019-02-25T10:53:28+01:00Sunday, February 24, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|24 Comments