on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Travelling from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross

Animalcouriers travelled from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross. Persian cat Thaiss swapped Luleå for London, while Husky/Malamute cross Oskar moved from Malmö to Cork in Ireland. The overnight ferry to Malmö passes under the 16km-long Oresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden Thaiss At Arlanda, Stockholm's airport, we caught up with Elin and her friend who'd travelled south from Luleå with handsome Persian puss, Thaiss, who belongs to Talal and Mirian. Thaiss is a veteran traveller: he travels on a Spanish passport and has spent many holidays in the US. No wonder he travels as [...]

Cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK

Couriers Marc and Matthew travelled with a fine passenger list of cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK. Zorro, Spots and Stripes This splendid feline trio belong to Edith — the whole family has swapped the island of Lesvos for Deal, in Kent. Spots not too keen to show his face The well-named Stripes Jose We collected Labrador cross Jose from Giorgos in Athens. He travelled with us to join Nancy in Cardiff. Handsome hound Jose Here he is, all settled in for the trip Bizoux Bizoux, a Griffon, is [...]

By | 2018-03-27T11:44:45+00:00 Tuesday, March 27, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|22 Comments

From Portugal and Spain with UK-bound cats, dogs and a tiny rabbit

Animalcouriers returned from Portugal and Spain with UK-bound cats, dogs and a tiny rabbit on board. Nami Cute and friendly Nami left Viseu in Portugal to join owner Stacey in Surrey. Stacey, who originally hails from South Africa, is completing vet nurse training in the UK and looking forward to working in the area. We love Nami's expressive ears! Here he is having a goodbye cuddle with Marciu, who took care of him for a few days until we called in to collect him. Nami enjoying the view from our hotel near Vélez in Malaga. After almost [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:17:31+00:00 Wednesday, March 21, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|25 Comments

Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, here we come

Concurrent Animalcouriers trips to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece are underway, with cats, dogs and a rabbit heading to a variety of destinations. Fluffy Gorgeous Fluffy belongs to Michelle and her husband, who live in Tarifa — about as far south in Spain as you can get. One day, young Fluffy got out of the garden and went for a wander. She was lucky enough to be found by Kathy and Adrian between Tarifa and Algeciras — so she'd gone for quite a long wander! Concerned for her safety, Kathy and Adrian decided to take her home with them [...]

To Portugal with Holly and Hogan

Animalcouriers undertook a dedicated trip to Portugal with Holly and Hogan. These two splendid hounds belong to Yvonne and family, who split their time between Dubai, the UK and Lagos in Portugal. The family is taking an Easter break at their holiday home in Lagos, and wanted their dogs to join them. Rhodesian Ridgeback Hogan is a big friendly fellow, while Holly is a charming, bouncy girl, originally adopted from Romania. They're clearly great mates as well as much loved family pets. Gentle Hogan Lively Holly A warm welcome for this delightful pair of hounds from [...]

By | 2018-03-18T08:27:33+00:00 Friday, March 16, 2018|dedicated trip, pet travel by road|15 Comments

On the way back to the UK through southern Europe

Our two trips around southern Europe are on the way back to the UK, with pets on board from Portugal, Spain and France. Pets from Portugal and Spain Courier Marc travelled round Portugal and back up through Spain, collecting cats and dogs heading to the UK. First things first — Staffie Levi reunited with owner Stacey in Benalmadena, Spain Easy and Wasabi are Margarida's darling cats, on their way from Lisbon to rejoin her in London Adorable tuxedo cat Mini, who belongs to Rachel, is on her way from Alvor to Lancashire Francis's [...]

By | 2018-03-09T18:36:42+00:00 Monday, March 5, 2018|pet passport, pet transport, pet travel by road|26 Comments

Two sets of animal passengers travelling south through France, Spain and Portugal

Two Animalcouriers vans left the UK recently, travelling south through France, Spain and Portugal. Given the cold weather, with a wind chill of -5C, we chose the overnight crossing from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries, to ensure that pets and couriers were somewhere warm for the night. On arrival, Courier Marc took a westerly route towards Portugal through France and Spain, with two cats and five dogs on board. Meanwhile couriers M and Mathew drove down the eastern side of France on their way to Almeria via Barcelona, carrying five dogs, two cats and a pair of fancy rats. Our [...]

By | 2018-03-01T15:58:30+00:00 Thursday, March 1, 2018|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|25 Comments

Taking two cats to Italy, and bringing dogs and cats to the UK

Animalcouriers is just back from a trip that involved taking two cats to Italy, and bringing dogs and cats to the UK. Mini and Romeo A stunning pair of silvery Maine Coons, Mini and Romeo travelled with us from south London to Florence, to rejoin their owners. They were so calm on the journey, courier Richard hardly knew he had passengers! Inseparable Mini and Romeo decided to shun the comforts of their spacious bedroom and cosy up in a cat carrier instead Happy reunions in Florence for adorable Mini and Romeo Bruce Charming tabby-and-white fellow Bruce [...]

By | 2018-02-27T13:46:59+00:00 Tuesday, February 27, 2018|animal transportation, pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

Road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs

While couriers J and M accompanied six dogs on their flights from Greece, couriers Marc and Matthew made the road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs. They stopped off in Italy to collect their final passengers. Harrison and Sheba This fabulous feline duo travelled with us from Athens to Plymouth. Harrison has splendid tabby markings (Sheba was camera shy!) Baby, Little Lady, Abigail and Cleo The four gorgeous rescue hounds were sponsored by the Starlight Barking Trust. We delivered them to the Manchester Dog Café for assessment, followed by rehoming. The café is doing great work [...]

By | 2018-02-14T15:06:54+00:00 Wednesday, February 14, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK

Couriers J and M accompanied six dogs travelling by air from Greece to the UK via Paris. All young — aged between six months and a year — the dogs' journeys to their UK homes were sponsored by various animal welfare charities. Checking in at Athens airport We met our six canine passengers at Athens airport, ready to board their flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France. The last leg of their journey to the UK was by road. Meg, Tawni and Luna are Pointer pups sponsored by Pointer Rescue Service in the UK. Their new homes are in Norwich, [...]

By | 2018-02-08T13:50:50+00:00 Thursday, February 8, 2018|pet air travel, pet transport|14 Comments
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