pet travel by road

Covid-19 coronavirus: update for pet owners

Since Covid-19 coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), we wanted to provide an update for pet owners about pet travel at this time. Animalcouriers has taken UK government advice and, for the time being, there's no change to essential pet travel — for example, if you're moving house and we're transporting your pets for you. Naturally, we're concerned for the health and safety of our couriers. So in areas where a lockdown is in force, or there's a significant pocket of Covid-19 infection, we may ask clients to meet us on the open road, [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:23:13+00:00Thursday, March 12, 2020|Covid-19, latest news, pet travel, pet travel by road|30 Comments

Pet travel through southern and southeastern Europe

In February Animalcouriers made pet travel trips through southern and southeastern Europe. Courier Paul headed to Portugal via France and Spain, while couriers Glenn and Alan travelled to Greece and back via Italy and Austria. Bufon, a dog from Hereford to Spain Bufon, an elegant King Charles Cavalier, travelled with us from Hereford to Leon, to rejoin owner Sharon. Bufon is a very affectionate fellow Lily and Niko, two rabbits from England to Portugal Gorgeous mini lop rabbits Lily and Niko homeboarded with us for a few days until we were ready to hit the road. Their journey [...]

Cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain, and a Channel hop with Linda and George

Courier Glenn recently set off from the UK with cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain. A few days later, courier Richard met Linda and George in Paris for a Channel hop to the UK. Tabitha and Freya, cats from Surrey to France Gorgeous feline duo Tabitha and Freya belong to Christina. They travelled with us from Surrey to south-west France, where we popped them into a cattery to await Christina's arrival. These beautiful girls travelled with lovely snuggly beds Rosie, a dog from Lincolnshire to Alicante Splendid Rosie, who belongs to Lyndsay, is a Labrador cross. [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:13:55+00:00Friday, January 24, 2020|channel hopping, pet travel by road|17 Comments

To Greece with a canary, and back to the UK with cats and dogs

Animalcouriers travelled to Greece with a canary, and back to the UK with cats and dogs, all of whom will be with their families in time for Christmas. Paris, a canary from London to Greece We were pleased to have little canary Paris on board for company during the journey from the UK to Greece. Paris, who hailed from London, was our only passenger — much to the amazement of the port officials during border inspections! Friendly, sunshine-coloured canary Paris Our colleague Akis met us when we arrived in Greece to take Paris home to his family [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:35:28+00:00Thursday, December 19, 2019|pet air travel, pet travel by road|10 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

The story of Emilio from Lisbon

We recently collected handsome Siamese cat Emilio from Lisbon and delivered him to his new home in Harrogate. The story behind Emilio's relocation is rather a sad one, which his family have invited us to share.Emilio was adopted by Rachael and Rob in Lisbon four years ago, when his original owner moved to China. Rachael and Rob adored Emilio, and he was central to their plans to move back to the UK from Portugal in 2020.Tragically, Rob passed away in September at the age of 31, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Rachael moved back to the family home in North Yorkshire, and her mum, Linda, sprang into [...]

By |2019-11-02T15:45:54+00:00Saturday, November 2, 2019|pet travel by road, quarantine services, reference|21 Comments

Catching up with recent passengers travelling throughout Europe

A number of our couriers have been on the road recently, transporting delightful passengers travelling throughout Europe. Zelda and Tyrion English Bulldogs Zelda and Tyrion belong to James and Rachel, an American couple who've been on a US Army posting in the UK. A new posting to Germany means a relocation to Frankfurt. With a new baby to look after, James and Rachel asked Animalcouriers to take care of transporting their delightful canine duo from Oxfordshire to their new home. At the P&O check-in, the computer-generated ticket didn't show pets, so an artistic member of staff improvised! [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:49:54+00:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|pet travel by road|16 Comments

A European trip with cats, dogs and a hamster called Ham-Ham

Couriers J and M made a European trip with cats, dogs and a hamster called Ham-Ham. Courier M initially headed to Sweden from the UK with Nisse the cat, then made his way to Denmark, where courier J joined him. Nisse Adorable tabby cat NIsse belongs to Andrew, who's relocated for work from West Sussex to Västragöteland in Sweden. Nisse travelled with us for a reunion with her family at their new Swedish home. We love Nisse's splendid tabby markings Ham-Ham Having collected courier J at Copenhagen airport, we drove to Berlin to meet Syrian hamster Ham-Ham. He [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:31:58+01:00Wednesday, October 23, 2019|frequent travellers, pet travel by road|14 Comments

A quick trip to Spain, and a last-minute addition in Calais

Courier Richard recently made a quick trip to Spain to collect Nina's cats and Lucy's dogs, all heading to the UK. On his way back, the timing was perfect to scoop up last-minute addition Basil, along with his owner Hannah, in Calais. Kate and Bianco Super feline duo Kate and Bianco belong to Nina and Cameron, who've relocated to London. Courier Richard collected them in Barcelona from a friend of Nina's who's been looking after them for a few months. Needless to say, Nina and Cameron were very excited at the prospect of seeing their cats again. Their friend's daughter, [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:34:45+01:00Monday, October 14, 2019|pet travel by road|21 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. [...]