pet travel by road

A trip through Germany to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers is nearing the end of a trip through Germany to Scandinavia and back. We've met a wonderful assortment of pets on this trip — a puppy, several cats, a parrot, a rabbit and 10 rodents! Not to mention their delightful owners and families. Auraura and Jules Adorable Cockerpoo puppy Auraura made her way with us from West Wales to Steinalben in Germany to join excited new owners Sarah and family. Auraura arrived with her sibling, Jules, whose new home is in Grand Cayman. Auraura and her sibling have matching cute noses Calm traveller Auraura [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:03:52+01:00Friday, May 17, 2019|pet travel by road|25 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

Pets from Bahrain to Scotland; and from the UK to southern Europe

Courier Richard delivered a family of pets from Bahrain to their new home in Scotland. On the way back, he collected a new set of passengers who joined our trip to southern Europe with courier Paul. Filbert, Lulwa, Nikki, Weasel and George Parakeet Filbert flew in from Bahrain ahead of his housemates (a dog and three cats). All five pets are Bahrain rescues who live happily together. Filbert homeboarded with Animalcouriers for a short while before heading off to be reunited with the rest of the family in Edinburgh. Fine feathered fellow Filbert There was so much [...]

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 [...]

Jack from Liberia; and a round-up of recent short trips

Animalcouriers recently helped Ben manage the final stage of bringing his adopted dog Jack from Liberia to the UK. We thought too it was good moment to catch you up on a few short trips our couriers have recently undertaken. We also have news of a couple of past passengers to share. Jack from Liberia When evolutionary biologist Ben (@Ben_garrod) was filming for the BBC in Liberia, he fell in love with a gorgeous little stray dog called Jack, and decided to adopt him and bring him to the UK. Not the easiest undertaking, but fortunately Ben is friends with [...]

A journey through France, Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers made a recent journey through France, Spain and Portugal. We reunited cats and dogs who travelled with us from Scotland and England, and collected pets making their way to the UK. Monty Handsome ginger-and-white puss Monty travelled with us from London, where he's lived with owner Carolyn for three years. Now he's returned to his old stomping ground in the Limoges region of France. Monty gets a big hello hug from Carolyn Boo Boo Dapper Pug Boo Boo travelled with us from Staffordshire to start a new life in Menorca with owner Louise. A warm welcome [...]

By |2019-03-11T10:30:51+01:00Monday, March 11, 2019|animal transportation, pet travel by road|20 Comments

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

Travelling back to the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France

Animalcouriers travelled back in the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France. We had two vans on the road, so that we could collect pets from all over Spain as well as Portugal. We met up in France for the last leg of the journey home, with two degus and a hamster on board in addition to our more usual canine and feline passengers. Lily We collected six-month-old Persian kitten Lily from Anna just south of Lisbon in Portugal. Lovely Lily travelled with us to Beatriz in London. Anna was all ready for us with Lily in her [...]

By |2019-03-10T15:38:26+01:00Wednesday, February 13, 2019|Brexit, pet travel by road|22 Comments