updates from previous passengers

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 [...]

A great way to start the new year — news about recent passengers Etti, Rudi, Josephine, Toddy and Maisie

Animalcouriers wishes all our friends and followers a very happy and healthy 2015. To kick off the new year in the best way, we'd like to share updates about some of our recent passengers. Rescue dog Etti (short for Loretta) travelled with us just last month from the Almeria region of Spain to join David and Victoria. David wrote to say: "Thank you very much for getting our sweet pooch to us in time for Christmas. She's such a joy. We have been very lucky with her, considering we just went on a 'hunch'. As you can see, she is [...]

News of George in the UK; and Lola, Millie and Alfie in Portugal

Animalcouriers recently received news about some of our recent passengers. Handsome tabby cat George travelled with us from the Limousin in France. We collected him from Barbara at her cattery and delivered him to his owner Jenny in the UK. Jenny tells us: "George is safely back home and fast asleep on my bed. This would not have been possible without Barbara from Pension pour Chats in Rochechouart who has cared for and loved George as if he belonged to her, and Animalcouriers who were recommended by Barbara. Courier J has been amazing too and kept me up to date [...]

Kensington and Chelsea girls: Snowflake Twinkle Toes and Annie May

While couriers J and M were travelling through southern Europe, courier S had the pleasure of collecting Toy Poodle puppy Snowflake Twinkle Toes from her breeder in Peterborough. A real bundle of sunshine on a grey winter's day, this cute little girl was on her way to her loving new home in Kensington. She travelled brilliantly and received a very warm welcome indeed at her London home. We also received news of Annie May, a stray dog rescued in Greece by Sara and transported to the UK by Animalcouriers. Sara tells us: "Thought you might like to know that Annie [...]

Happy reunions for Suzana, Lucy, Moss, Soggy, Anakin and Hollywood

Little Suzana was a passenger on our most recent trip from Greece to the UK. Her owner, Angeliki wrote to tell us how happy she is to be reunited with her dog: "Thank you for bringing Suzana to Renfrew, she is really happy. We had three months apart and after a two-hour walk I am sure Suzana loves her new home. Please thank courier M for helping her to adjust to the trip." Lucy, from North Cyprus, was rehomed to Catherine in the UK by Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR). Catherine describes her as being 'now a bone fide UK resident'. Lucy flew [...]

Happy reunions for Banksy, Nina, Jura and Thrall

Cats Banksy and Nina and pups Jura and Thrall recently travelled with Animalcouriers from mainland Europe to the UK. Their owners have all been in touch to update us on how their pets are settling in to their new homes. Cute young Banksy started his trip in Portugal. He was found by Tanis on a bank — hence the name — and has now joined her in the UK. Tanis is the owner of Sussex Life magazine and will be doing a feature on his journey. Perhaps Banksy will become her editorial assistant when he's a little older? Super fluffy black-and-white cat [...]

Millie flies to Calgary; Cooper touches down in Ohio; Pickles heads down under

Animalcouriers recently arranged for gorgeous Millie from Manchester to fly to Calgary in Canada. Her owner Jane left Millie in the care of her mum while she went on ahead to organise the family's new home. It took longer to find pet-friendly accommodation than Jane had expected, but finally she found the perfect pad, and Millie was soon on her way. Jane sent a photo of Millie at her new home, saying: "I'm pleased to tell you that Millie arrived safe and well in Calgary. It was a lovely family reunion at the airport! Thank you so much for everything you [...]

Max and Isabelle reach their new home, and we receive news of Matilda

Stunning feline duo Max and Isabelle have been reunited with their owner Kristen. Home for these top gun cats is now RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, where Kristen has been posted following a spell in Germany. She's looking forward to settling Max and Isabelle into their new environment. We also received an update on another lovely cat passenger. Matilda travelled with us from Lefkas in March this year, at a rather challenging time for pet travel from Greece. Her journey to the UK started by road, involved an unexpected flight in the middle, and finished by road and sea. Matilda was magnificent throughout, [...]

News on two of our Greek passengers, Zeus and Erasmia

We recently heard great news about two of our past passengers from Greece. Both were rescue dogs, cared for at the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens, and rehomed in the UK through their support group, Friends of Animals — Nea Filadelfia group. Gentle giant Zeus travelled with us in late 2012 and was adopted by Madelaine in Lincolnshire. He settled in brilliantly and charmed all her friends and family, too. Zeus has shown himself to be very good with cats, prompting Madelaine to consider adopting a kitten. If Zeus is half as good with cats as Erasmia is, it could all work out wonderfully well. This lovely [...]

Biscuit flies to Malta; and Penelope is having a lovely time in Greece

Gorgeous rescue Staffordshire cross Biscuit spent Monday night with Animalcouriers. Yesterday she enjoyed an early morning walk in the English countryside before we took her to London Gatwick airport for her flight to Malta. This lucky girl is off to start a new life with a new family under the Maltese sun. We're sure many happy days await her. Meanwhile we received news and photos of English Bull Terrier Penelope, who recently travelled with us to Greece. She's spending several months in Spetses with her owners Sophie and Matt, and looks set to travel back to the UK with us [...]