on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

A quick trip to Spain, and a last-minute addition in Calais

Courier Richard recently made a quick trip to Spain to collect Nina's cats and Lucy's dogs, all heading to the UK. On his way back, the timing was perfect to scoop up last-minute addition Basil, along with his owner Hannah, in Calais. Kate and Bianco Super feline duo Kate and Bianco belong to Nina and Cameron, who've relocated to London. Courier Richard collected them in Barcelona from a friend of Nina's who's been looking after them for a few months. Needless to say, Nina and Cameron were very excited at the prospect of seeing their cats again. Their friend's daughter, [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:34:45+01:00Monday, October 14, 2019|pet travel by road|18 Comments

From Greece with dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road

We drove to Greece to meet dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road. We split the trip between plane and van as so many animals were on the move. Many of our passengers were beloved family pets; others were strays and rescues going to new homes in the UK. First, let's meet the pets travelling by road. Our specially designed vans are quite modular, so we can reorganise and resize bedrooms depending on the number, size and type of pets travelling with us. Here are couriers Shane and Glenn showing off their assembly skills. [...]

Families relocating from Gibraltar to Malta

A number of families relocating from Gibraltar to Malta asked Animalcouriers to transport their beloved pets for them. We took them by road through Spain, France and Italy, then via Sicily to Malta. Jack We collected friendly Jack, a Boxer-Pointer cross, from Erika at Cozy Kennels in Cadiz. This bouncy fellow belongs to Clare, who has relocated to Malta. We love Jack's kohl-rimmed eye! Jack tries out for 'longest tongue' Freya, Loki, Bella and Nina This fab four, two dogs and two cats, belong to Nela and Jorge. All are calm, chatty and travelling well. It's obvious [...]

Two cats from the Côte d’Azur and a dog from Ancona

Courier Sarah recently undertook a couple of short trips, collecting two cats from the Côte d'Azur and a dog from Ancona. Both cats, Cleo and Sofia, were gorgeous girls who took travelling in their stride. Courier S was responsible for their trip to the wonderful French city of Dijon, where courier Glen took charge of the rest of the journey to the UK. Cleo Darling tabby cat Cleo has been living in the vibrant sea port city of Marseille. With her family relocating to Flintshire for work, they asked us to transport Cleo to the UK on their behalf. [...]

By |2019-09-16T11:57:45+01:00Monday, September 16, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|28 Comments

Meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal

A recent trip saw Animalcouriers meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal to the UK. Jacky First up was gorgeous pooch Jacky, collected in Villa Real, Portugal. Jacky travelled with us to rejoin owner Liliana in Birmingham. Splendid Jacky Courier Ricardo was very taken with some of Villa Real's architecture Casprin and Wynter This adorable feline duo joined us in Porto, travelling with us for a reunion with owner Marcus in Hampshire. Casprin and Wynter proved rather shy, as Marcus had warned us Traffic was busy in the centre of Porto [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:50:57+01:00Thursday, September 12, 2019|pet travel by road|29 Comments

Poppy and Rocco head home after a summer in Italy

Darling mini-Schnauzers Poppy and Rocco headed home with us to London after a summer in Italy. They spent five glorious weeks in the seaside town of Sirolo, near Ancona, which is where courier Sarah collected them. It was a busy day on the Italian autopista as everyone was travelling back from the coast after their summer holidays, but Poppy and Rocco took it in their stride. Courier Sarah and her charges made for the mountains, where the weather was pleasantly cooler, and took the Frejus Tunnel to France. The French roads were much calmer, and the mountain comfort stops and [...]

By |2019-09-03T11:42:49+01:00Tuesday, September 3, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road, pets on holiday|21 Comments

Post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU: updated advice from Defra

Defra (the UK government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has updated its advice about post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU countries. Key points from Defra's advice are summarised below and on our website. For the latest guidance, please visit the Defra website, whose information takes precedence. Pet travel post Brexit from the UK to the EU To make sure your pet can travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, contact your vet at least four months before your travel date to get the latest advice. The UK will become a third country when it leaves the EU. [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:45:42+01:00Thursday, August 22, 2019|Brexit, pet passport, pet transport, red tape|24 Comments

Relocating pets to France and Scotland, and Betty Boop goes on holiday

Courier Richard recently made three short trips, relocating pets to France and Scotland, and taking Betty Boop to her holiday destination. April and Rose Delightful cats April and Rose belong to Dan and family, who've relocated from Manchester to Rambouillet. It's a charming spot south of Paris, with a magnificent chateau and a thriving market town full of character. April (top) and Rose travelled very calmly, but the excitement built as they neared their destination and their family reunion Bear Friendly Bear is a Labrador-Chow cross. He flew in from the Cayman Islands to London Heathrow. Courier Richard [...]

Regular passengers travelling for summer holidays, and pets relocating

Our latest trip through France, Italy and Spain — involving two of our vans — included several regular passengers, travelling for summer holidays; as well as a number of permanent relocations. Tilly Dear little Yorkie Tilly, who belongs to Charlotte, is a regular Animalcouriers client. She travelled with us from Surrey to her summer holiday home in the lovely area of St Prex in Switzerland. Tilly recently had surgery on her left front paw and sported a rather fetching silvery contraption to protect it. Although initially nervous about putting her paw down, she showed she was recovering well as she [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:35:43+01:00Wednesday, July 31, 2019|frequent travellers, pet transport|30 Comments

Meet dogs, cats and a cockatiel travelling to and from Malta and Italy

Couriers M and Paul have enjoyed a trip taking in Malta and Italy. Among our passengers were several dogs heading to the UK from Italy, as their families' tour of duty at the NATO base in Naples comes to an end. Bruno Super cute Briard Shepherd pup Bruno, just two months old, travelled with us from breeder Angie in Lincolnshire to excited new owner Derek in Veneto, Italy. Bruno enjoying a walk We're not sure if Bruno has heard about our 'longest tongue' competitions, but here he is making an early (and convincing) bid for first place! [...]

By |2019-07-29T09:44:28+01:00Tuesday, July 23, 2019|pet transport|24 Comments