pet travel by road

Collections in Italy, reunions in the UK

After crossing from Greece we stopped off for more collections in Italy, before making our way to Calais. When we reached the UK, it was time for happy reunions. We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by Scrabble We collected Springer/Labrador cross Scrabble from the NATO base at Lago Patria. Owner Kevin, who manages staffing at the base, carefully organised things so that [...]

Welcoming a very large group of UK-bound passengers in Athens

It was a bright and breezy morning in Glyfada, Athens, as we started welcoming a very large group UK-bound passengers. Outside our hotel, our vans were waiting for our passengers to get on board Everyone who arrived with their pets soon started chatting away There was a lot of bonding over a shared love of animals, which created a happy and positive atmosphere Our dear friend and colleague Akis, who operates a pet taxi service in Athens. We rely on his help every time we come to Greece. When we asked him if [...]

Two vans bound for Greece

Animalcouriers recently left the UK in two vans bound for Greece, as we had a very large list of UK-bound passengers waiting for us. With a number of pets to reunite with their families in Budapest, Bologna and Rome, one of our vans routed through Bulgaria and Hungary, while the second travelled via Italy. Diesel Gorgeous chocolate Labrador Diesel joined us in Lancashire for his journey to Budapest, where Simon and family have relocated for work. Diesel homeboarded with us for a short while, where he made friends with housedogs Bonnie and Pugsley. Here are Diesel (L) and Bonnie [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:06:21+00:00Monday, October 8, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal

Two Animalcouriers trips left the UK, with pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal. Here you can meet all the passengers travelling with us on both trips. Courier Marc took in France and part of northern Spain, while couriers M and J continued further south to Portugal. Monkey and Mooshka This pair of Siamese cats are travelling with us from Whitstable in Kent to Eymet in France's Dordogne region. True to their breed's reputation, they sang all the way! Delightful Monkey and Mooshka Boo Boo Pretty tortie Boo Boo is a sweet-natured girl. We collected her [...]

Travelling back from Greece with dogs and cats on board

Having reunited pets with their families in Greece, Animalcouriers set off on the return journey with dogs and cats on board. George George has been living on the Greek island of Crete with owners Malcolm and Sue for the past five years. A chartered accountant, Malcolm told us they feel lucky to have spent time living and working on this beautiful island. Now, however, it's time to return to their roots in Northumberland. Malcom and courier Marc with George George was a little nervous at first, but a walk with courier Marc soon put a smile on [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:14:05+00:00Tuesday, July 24, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|8 Comments

Meet pets travelling to Greece from the UK

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with pets travelling to Greece. We chose an overland route, through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, as shaded open-deck spots weren't available on the ferry route from Italy to Greece. Charlie Charlie, an irrepressible Cocker Spaniel, travelled with us from London to Thessaloniki in Greece. Charlie, a lively and lovable fellow Serenity Cute as a button and as calm as her name suggests, Serenity is a four-month-old Bull Mastiff. We collected her from her breeder Triona in Hampshire, and took her to her new owner Christos in  Thessaloniki. Darling Serenity [...]

16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete

Emma and Warren along with their 16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete from Hampshire. Couriers Martin and Marc went to collect the whole gang bright and early, stopping off on the way for final health checks for the TRACES certificate at Kynoch Vets in Yateley, Hampshire. This trip took us overland to Greece via Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Usually we take the ferry to Greece from Italy. This time, however, we couldn't get a ferry trip on that route with a shaded open deck. We felt that for these very furry cats, some [...]

To Ibiza to collect Danielle’s 10 dogs and 20 cats

Animalcouriers travelled to Ibiza to collect Danielle's 10 dogs and 20 cats. Danielle and her partner Morgan have spent a number of years on this delightful Spanish island, where they have adopted (or been adopted by) many dogs and cats. Now they're heading back to the UK, and have found a suitable property in Kent to move into with their much loved brood. Morgan went on ahead to start getting the new place ready, while Danielle stayed behind to see the pets away safely. Many people and organisations have supported the move of these 30 pets. They include: A kind [...]

Transporting dogs and guinea pigs between the UK and Scandinavia

Animalcouriers recently transported dogs and guinea pigs between the UK and Scandinavia. We took German Shepherd Dog Sally to Denmark; and came back from Sweden with Labrador Angus and guinea pigs Panda and Truffle. Sally German Shepherd Dog Sally and her family are leaving Hertfordshire and returning to their native Denmark. We agreed to collect Sally just after her morning walk, when she was pleasantly tired. When courier Richard arrived, he found the house full of lovely Danish removers! Gorgeous Sally back from her walk Sally settled in to courier Richard's hotel room for the night [...]

By |2018-06-26T13:44:20+00:00Tuesday, June 26, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|19 Comments

Wending our way back to the UK with pets from Spain and Portugal

Having delivered our Spain-bound passengers, our two sets of couriers set about collecting pets from Spain and Portugal who are heading to the UK. Dany Couriers M and Paul drove into Portugal, where their first stop was Praia de Luz to collect West Highland Terrier Dany. This cute and friendly little girl has been on holiday with her owner Angelica, and both are now on their way back to Middlesex. A goodbye cuddle for Dany from Angelica — they'll soon be back together Bertie In Lagos we met Bertie the Pug. After 13 years in sunny Portugal, Hannah [...]

By |2018-06-18T19:01:38+00:00Monday, June 18, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments

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