updates from previous passengers

Meeting Pastis, Daisy, Roxy and Benzema — our passengers from Lyon

You may remember that as we headed towards the UK on our last trip, our van developed a problem with the clutch. So we stopped in the southern French town of Narbonne and left the van for repair at the local Mercedes garage. Meanwhile, Courier Joe drove down from the UK to meet us in another of our vans, so that we could continue our journey. Mercedes sorted the problem out within a few days, and courier Richard flew out to pick up the van and collect UK-bound pets in France. Pastis Courier Richard headed from Narbonne to Lyon, to [...]

News of past passengers, and meeting new faces

We were pleased to receive updates on two rescue dogs: Lily, a recent passenger from Spain; and Sylvia, who travelled with us from Greece in the summer. Meanwhile, courier Richard has been out and about in Brussels and Paris; and couriers J and R have had a houseguest. Lily from Spain Lovely Lily, who travelled with us from Huelva, has a wonderful new home in Devon. Christine wrote to say: "Thank you for your help in transporting Lily to the UK. Here are a few photos of her enjoying herself on the beach." Lily romping with a [...]

Pets get on board in Italy and France; and Wilson from Greece needs a home

After delivering handsome Giorgio to Fiona in Rome, courier Mike started collecting passengers for the return journey to the UK. Labrador/Rottweiler cross Giorgio, who travelled with us from Scotland, arrived to a rapturous welcome from Fiona Benjamin and Oliver Ludovica is moving at short notice from Rome to London. Fortunately courier Mike was nearby and could scoop up her two lively Golden Retrievers and add them to his UK-bound trip. Six-month-old Benjamin and Oliver having a good romp out on their walk Max and Meg Brother and sister Max and Meg are on their way from [...]

BoBo to Hong Kong, Jack to the Netherlands, Giorgio to Rome, and news from the UK

A number of our couriers have been on the road recently — travelling around England, Scotland and Wales; hopping across the Channel; and going as far as the Netherlands and Italy. BoBo BoBo was found abandoned in a public car park in Leicester six months ago, and had the good fortune to be taken in and nurtured by her caring new owner. He's due to return to Hong Kong when his work at Leicester University comes to and end, and BoBo has flown on ahead. Man and cat been together every day since BoBo was rescued, so it will a [...]

News of recent passengers, and Christmas comes early for Mal

Ian, Jackie and Mal have all been in touch recently with updates about their dogs and cats who travelled with Animalcouriers on recent road trips. But first, here's a reunion between tortoise Max, who travelled with us from Zurich, and homeboarded with us until Jim and his son James could call in and collect him. Little Max has a beautiful shell A cuddle for Max, to show how much they missed him Dexter was a holiday romance, adopted by Ian and Pat on the Greek island of Lesvos. Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions took [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:28+00:00Thursday, December 24, 2015|reunited, updates from previous passengers|49 Comments

Bespoke trips for Max and Luka; Molly; Barney, Rowan and Tish; and news of another Luka and Poppy

When Alison and Victor relocated to the Dutch city of The Hague from the very top of Scotland, near Thurso, they asked Animalcouriers to help move Max and Luka, their two German Short-haired Pointers. We took the dogs to kennels initially, where they stayed for a few days until the family arrived in The Hague, at which point we delivered Max and Luka to a huge welcome. In the midst of all the packing and general hubbub of the move, the two dogs simply spooned and slept Max and Luka at their new home in the Netherlands [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:32+00:00Tuesday, November 10, 2015|bespoke trips, reunited, updates from previous passengers|32 Comments

Tales from the skies: pets fly to Indonesia, South Africa, Bermuda, New Zealand and Australia

While couriers J, M and others have been transporting pets around Europe over the past few months, other members of the Animalcouriers team have been busy organising air freight for pets travelling somewhat further afield. Here are just a few of their stories. Tilly, a very entertaining young King Charles Cavalier, home boarded with Animalcouriers while she waited for her Indonesian paperwork to be ready. She was a very engaging young lady and we were rather sorry to see her go! Globe-trotting Rhea lived in the Caribbean before moving to the UK for a while. Her latest trip was with [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00Wednesday, October 14, 2015|pet air travel, updates from previous passengers|16 Comments

UK reunions for Napoleao, Cuca, Kathy, Neska, Charlie, Galatzo and Melody; and news of Danae

Couriers J and M had quite a time of it when they reached the northern French port of Calais. Fencing was being erected and there was a strong police presence to hold back a flow of migrants, reminding us about all the unhappy places in the world people are fleeing from. Then, on checking in, we discovered there was a strike at the port, so it was a three-hour wait before we could set sail. Eventually we made it back to our Surrey base, where a delighted Teresa was waiting to collect her cats Napoleao and Cuca who had travelled [...]

News of clever Bandit, who was adopted by Christine

Last year we met a very clever black-and-white cat in Malaga. A dead ringer for Christine's cat Whiskey, Bandit managed to get himself scooped up with Christine's other cats and given a microchip and passport in Whiskey's name, ready to travel to the UK. Fortunately the mistake was quickly discovered and the real Whiskey could be collected in time. Christine, waiting for her cats to join her in the UK, was so impressed by stray cat Bandit's subterfuge that she immediately adopted him. We transported him a few weeks later once his passport was valid for the UK. Christine got in touch with us [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:49:59+00:00Wednesday, June 3, 2015|updates from previous passengers|43 Comments

Jake, Bob, Minnie and Polly swap snowy Doncaster for sunny Australia

When Debra and family decided to head home to Australia, they were definitely not leaving their two dogs and two cats behind in the UK. These much loved pets are somewhat senior travellers — the cats, Polly and Minnie, are 15 and 14 years old respectively; and Bob the dog is also 14. Jake the terrier is quite the baby of the bunch at just seven years old. Animalcouriers arranged their flights and the pets spent 10 days in quarantine at Eastern Creek, Sydney. From there they flew via Adelaide to Port Lincoln in South Australia, where the family has [...]

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