pets on holiday

Delivering pets in Switzerland and Italy, and collecting new passengers on our way back to the UK

We set off from the UK with a sweet pup and a gorgeous cat on board; and made the return trip with a passenger list of six dogs, two pups and a grande dame cat. Betsy Lovely Cocker Spaniel pup Betsy spent the night with courier S before the trip began, and enjoyed an evening stroll around the farm. Her new home is in the beautiful Lippiano hills near Florence Those puppy dog eyes! Betsy on arrival at her new Italian home, sporting her best collar and lead Betsy meeting her new playmate [...]

To France with Coco, Lila and Katouss; and back to the UK with Rocco and Kip

Animalcouriers left the UK with a trio of delightful pets on board: Cockerpoo Coco, and feline sisters Lila and Katouss. On our return journey, we travelled with Weimaraner Rocco and Kip the tortoise. Coco Darling Coco is relocating with her rugby-playing family to Aix en Provence. We collected her in Leicester, and she shared a bedroom with courier S on an overnight stop in Saint Quentin. What a winsome look! Coco's had a lovely haircut specially for the south of France climate. Playtime on her walk Someone didn't want to get out of bed! [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:08+01:00Tuesday, August 16, 2016|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|12 Comments

Delivery in Switzerland; collections in Italy and France; then on to Sweden

While couriers S and G wend their way south through France, Spain and Portugal, couriers J and M head off in more or less the opposite direction. First stop: Switzerland. Pablo and Lola We delivered delightful tiny greyhounds Pablo and Lola to Dominique and family in the heart of Lugano, in Switzerland. The family is spending the summer here before returning to London. The children were thrilled to have Pablo and Lola back in their arms Amazingly convincing trompe l'oeil spotted in Lugano Bruce After climbing what felt like endless hairpin bends, we reached the top [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:08+01:00Monday, August 1, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|8 Comments

Travelling to France, Spain and Portugal with cats, dogs and a parrot on board

Animalcouriers have two trips on the go at the moment: while couriers S and G leave the UK and head south through France and on to Spain and Portugal, couriers M and J are on their way to Sweden via Switzerland, Italy and northern France. Meet the pets travelling south with couriers S and G. Leaving Le Havre yesterday morning Spirit and Flight We collected Colleen's two stunning cats from Cambridgeshire earlier this week, and they've been homeboarding with us until it was time to head to France. Spirit is a seal-point Siamese and flight is a chocolate [...]

Couriers converge in Italy, and more passengers hop on board as we head towards the UK

Couriers J and G collected pets in the Rome area and the port of Ancona, while couriers M and S docked at Brindisi, following their crossing from Greece. Couriers J and G stayed at a delightful hotel less than an hour from Rome called I Due Laghi. It's a combined farm and equestrian centre that also produces delicious organic milk and cheese. A peaceful interlude for us before tackling the roads around Rome! Wonderful green and leafy gardens Some parts of the garden are laid out in a formal style Chiara We met up with very pretty cat [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:08+01:00Wednesday, July 20, 2016|indroducing, pet transport, pets on holiday, visiting the vet|22 Comments

Collections and reunions in the UK, before we set off for France and Italy

Here at Animalcouriers we have two trips on the go: this one carrying passengers to France and Italy, and the other one dedicated to pets from Greece (we'll update you on that trip shortly). But before setting off for France, we travelled as far as Scotland to collect and deliver pets. Winnie We collected fluffy Pomeranian Winnie in London, who's relocating to New Zealand. She travelled with us to Sussex, where she'll have a short stay in kennels until she flies to Auckland in August. Her owner has flown on ahead to get everything ready and is already excitedly planning [...]

Reunions in France, Spain and Portugal; while UK-bound pets get on board

As our two vans headed south through France, we delivered passengers along the way. After staying the night in Narbonne, couriers J and M continued on to Spain and Portugal, while couriers S and G set off back to the UK, collecting new passengers along the way. Kali, Apache and Leiah These three lovely Labs were reunited with their owners in the Tarn. Kali and Apache come from a very reputable breeder, but Leiah is a dog the family rescued from a puppy farm in South Africa, where she was used as a breeding bitch and was, they say, in [...]

On our way to Portugal, via France and Spain, with dogs, cats and a rabbit on board

Two Animalcouriers vans set off from the UK, transporting much loved family pets to France, Spain and Portugal — including what we think may be a record number of Labradors on a single trip! Some of our passengers are relocating, while others are going on holiday with their families. Kali, Apache and Leiah This trio of gorgeous Labs are travelling from Gloucestershire to the Tarn, where they and their owners are spending a holiday. The dogs travelled with Animalcouriers earlier in the year for the first time. Their owners used to make the journey by car with their dogs but, [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:13+01:00Sunday, June 19, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|20 Comments

Dogs, cats and a rabbit travel from the UK to France and Switzerland

Courier M has been on the road recently, delivering Cookie, Amber, Rusty, Arwen and Bella to their owners in France and Switzerland. Other recent passengers were Boris the rabbit, who travelled with us to Geneva; and black-and-white cat Jim, one of our most 'frequent flyers', who's spending a couple of months near Perpignan. Boris to Geneva Boris the rabbit travelled with us from Surrey in England to Geneva. Boris's owner Robin wrote to say: "Thank you for everything with Boris's delivery, he has settled in really well and I am thrilled to have him back with me. I will be in [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:20+01:00Tuesday, March 29, 2016|frequent travellers, pet transport, pets on holiday|28 Comments

Dedicated trips to France and Italy; Cleo comes home after Christmas; and Hooper reaches Scotland

Just before we set off for a trip to the warmer climes of Spain and Portugal, here's a round-up of what's been happening lately on the road. Bella, Arven and Rusty head back to Brittany Bella, Arven and Rusty live in Brittany with Alan. When Alan recently visited family in the Wirral, his canine trio went too. For the return trip, however, Alan decided to take it a little easier, and asked us to transport his dogs for him. We're looking forward to meeting them all again later in the year when another trip to the Wirral is on the [...]

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