pet travel by road

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|15 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. [...]

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

Meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal

A recent trip saw Animalcouriers meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal to the UK. Jacky First up was gorgeous pooch Jacky, collected in Villa Real, Portugal. Jacky travelled with us to rejoin owner Liliana in Birmingham. Splendid Jacky Courier Ricardo was very taken with some of Villa Real's architecture Casprin and Wynter This adorable feline duo joined us in Porto, travelling with us for a reunion with owner Marcus in Hampshire. Casprin and Wynter proved rather shy, as Marcus had warned us Traffic was busy in the centre of Porto [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:50:57+01:00Thursday, September 12, 2019|pet travel by road|29 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

Relocating pets to France and Scotland, and Betty Boop goes on holiday

Courier Richard recently made three short trips, relocating pets to France and Scotland, and taking Betty Boop to her holiday destination. April and Rose Delightful cats April and Rose belong to Dan and family, who've relocated from Manchester to Rambouillet. It's a charming spot south of Paris, with a magnificent chateau and a thriving market town full of character. April (top) and Rose travelled very calmly, but the excitement built as they neared their destination and their family reunion Bear Friendly Bear is a Labrador-Chow cross. He flew in from the Cayman Islands to London Heathrow. Courier Richard [...]