pet travel by road

Reunions in France and Spain, and Scotland too

A recent Animalcouriers trip saw courier Richard travel to France and Spain to reunite dogs and cats with their families. He travelled back with a Scotland-bound hound. Before all that, however, he made a quick dash to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Anna, her boyfriend and her dog Brendy, who flew in from the Ukraine. Anna and her boyfriend are both students: Anna's subject is music technology and she's also a singer. Brendy likes to join in when Anna gets going with a song! Annie and Mya Shih Tzu/Yorkie cross Annie and Lhasa Apso/Bichon Frise cross [...]

By | 2018-01-18T13:44:40+00:00 Thursday, January 18, 2018|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, reunited|10 Comments

Transporting pets from Greece to the UK

While couriers M, Paul and Richard travelled round France, Spain and Portugal in December, couriers J and Huw were transporting pets from Greece to the UK. Our first stop, however, was to deliver Akim and Nera who made the journey with us from the UK. These delightful passengers, who've travelled with us before, belong to Dimitri. Dimitri and Akim reunited in Athens Gorgeous Nera Courier J flew into Athens airport to join courier Huw, who'd driven down from the UK with Akim and Nera. This was the airport's take on Christmas lights! Welcoming [...]

By | 2018-01-13T17:58:09+00:00 Thursday, January 11, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road|14 Comments

Delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal

On the runup to Christmas Animalcouriers embarked on a southern European tour, delivering pets to their families in France, Spain and Portugal, and collecting new passengers heading back to the UK. Katie Gorgeous Persian cat Katie's journey started in Dubai. She flew into London, and has now relocated to the charming town of Excideuil in the Dordogne region of France. Linda welcoming Katie to her new home A closer look at chatty Katie Gordi and Kiki Fabulous felines Gordi and Kiki travelled with us to rejoin owner Jorge in Burgos, following a spell of living in [...]

Pets travelling for Christmas

Animalcouriers has had a busy December, with pets travelling for Christmas throughout Europe and beyond. The weather played havoc with some of our best laid plans, but in every case — thanks to intrepid couriers and understanding clients — we found a way to get pets to their destinations in plenty of time for the festive season. Brussels — via Dusseldorf? It all started in the wee small hours on 12 December. Courier Gwen was due to leave at 3.00 am for Brussels airport to meet a client flying in with his dog. But a couple of hours beforehand, we [...]

By | 2017-12-25T09:16:24+00:00 Monday, December 25, 2017|animal transportation, pet travel by road|36 Comments

12 cats relocate from the UK to France

Animalcouriers is heading from the UK to Greece via France and Italy, delivering pets to their new mainland European homes along the way. We helped 12 cats relocate to three new French homes. Baby, Bollinger, Otto, Katie and Blaze This feline quintet has moved, with owners Deborah and Keith, from Essex to Savigny le Vieux, in Normandy. Their new home is of considerable historical interest, being the place where Jean Louis Dior (1812-1874) started the family business in an upstairs room, initially selling chemical fertilisers, then detergents and bleaches. Jean Louis was the grandfather of grand couturier Christian Dior. Later, the house [...]

By | 2017-11-24T11:09:59+00:00 Thursday, November 23, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

Travels round northern Europe with dogs, cats, rabbits and lovebirds

Courier Richard set out from the UK with dogs and rabbits on board, heading for various destinations in Germany and Sweden. On the way back, he travelled with dogs and cats relocating to the UK, and lovebirds moving to Belgium. Momo Handsome Momo travelled with us from Warwickshire to rejoin owner Maria in Solvesborg, Sweden. At the age of 14, he's a senior fellow, but still has a spring in his step. A delayed Channel crossing meant that the dogs got an extra walk at Dover — here's Momo enjoying himself Peeka and Chansey Lionhead rabbit Peeka is [...]

By | 2017-11-21T18:42:52+00:00 Tuesday, November 21, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

A chipmunk returns to Italy

Gorgeous Siberian chipmunk Piccola is a returning Animalcouriers passenger. This much-loved pet travelled with us three years ago from Italy to Cambridge in the UK. Now owners Pamela and Dario are heading back to their Italian roots, and Piccola is making the return trip with us. Piccola has striking markings and a wonderful fluffy tail. She loves snacking on fresh fruit and nuts.   Such a cheeky, intelligent face Piccola has plenty to entertain her in her spacious cage for the trip Piccola safely home and settled in With Piccola safely delivered [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:53:47+00:00 Monday, November 20, 2017|exotic pets, frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Six dogs move from Italy to Spain

On the way back to the UK from their most recent trip to Greece, couriers J and Matthew also collected John's six dogs making the move from Italy to Spain. In southern France they met up with courier Fiona, who continued on to Spain with John's dogs; while couriers J and Matthew headed back to the UK with their Greek passengers. Animalcouriers convention in Narbonne Courier Matthew (from GoFetch) checking a fan Kenzo Before she left the UK, courier Fiona collected gorgeous cat Kenzo, who belongs to Rob and Andrew. Kenzo is a well travelled kitty [...]

By | 2017-11-16T09:54:47+00:00 Tuesday, November 7, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|12 Comments

Two Channel hops: four cats and two dogs

Courier Richard recently made two Channel hops, collecting four cats on the first one, and two dogs on the second. Spike, Basta, Cleo and Korky This fab feline quartet hail from the Lot et Garonne. After 20 happy years in France, where the cats have enjoyed a wonderfully rural location, owner Janet and her husband are moving back to the UK to live in Cornwall. Spike, Basta and Cleo consented grudgingly to join our road trip, while Korky did all he could to avoid it completely. Stunning furry Cleo Beautiful grey Basta Handsome tabby Spike [...]

By | 2017-10-30T19:14:21+00:00 Monday, October 30, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Happy reunions in the UK

When we got home with our passengers from Greece and France, it was time for everyone to enjoy happy reunions in the UK. Rafa As we reached our Surrey base, Jane arrived at the same time to scoop up energetic and cuddly Rafa, who travelled with us from Nine Lives Greece. Jane told us her children were very excited about welcoming Rafa into the family Ioukas The next arrival was Christos, to collect his handsome Boxer Ioukas. It's been challenging trying to get a decent photo of lovable Ioukas, and we failed again — perpetual motion is an [...]

By | 2017-10-12T11:20:13+00:00 Tuesday, October 10, 2017|pet travel by road, reunited|24 Comments
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