on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Collections in Italy, reunions in the UK

After crossing from Greece we stopped off for more collections in Italy, before making our way to Calais. When we reached the UK, it was time for happy reunions. We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by Scrabble We collected Springer/Labrador cross Scrabble from the NATO base at Lago Patria. Owner Kevin, who manages staffing at the base, carefully organised things so that [...]

Welcoming a very large group of UK-bound passengers in Athens

It was a bright and breezy morning in Glyfada, Athens, as we started welcoming a very large group UK-bound passengers. Outside our hotel, our vans were waiting for our passengers to get on board Everyone who arrived with their pets soon started chatting away There was a lot of bonding over a shared love of animals, which created a happy and positive atmosphere Our dear friend and colleague Akis, who operates a pet taxi service in Athens. We rely on his help every time we come to Greece. When we asked him if [...]

Two vans bound for Greece

Animalcouriers recently left the UK in two vans bound for Greece, as we had a very large list of UK-bound passengers waiting for us. With a number of pets to reunite with their families in Budapest, Bologna and Rome, one of our vans routed through Bulgaria and Hungary, while the second travelled via Italy. Diesel Gorgeous chocolate Labrador Diesel joined us in Lancashire for his journey to Budapest, where Simon and family have relocated for work. Diesel homeboarded with us for a short while, where he made friends with housedogs Bonnie and Pugsley. Here are Diesel (L) and Bonnie [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:06:21+00:00Monday, October 8, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

Transporting a cast of falcons to Wales

At the height of the summer, Animalcouriers and our partner GoFetch stepped in at short notice to transport a cast of falcons to Wales from London's Heathrow airport. It was a very hot day when we received a call from the Animal Reception Centre (ARC) at the airport. Almost 40 falcons had arrived by air earlier in the day, and were due to travel on to the Brecon Beacons. Given the high temperatures that day, the ARC rejected the pre-booked transport in favour of a vehicle with air conditioning and electric ventilation. Courier Matthew from GoFetch was about to head [...]

By |2018-10-03T15:45:50+00:00Wednesday, October 3, 2018|exotic pets, pet transport|23 Comments

A round-up of recent trips and pet news

Recent trips have seen us transport pets from France and Spain to the UK and from London to Belfast. We also collected UK-bound pets arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. And we were pleased to hear news of Zofi, a recent passenger from Spain. Zak We transported Mini Pomeranian Zak from Antibes to London. He made the same trip with us last year when he was just nine months old, and doesn't seem to have grown any bigger! Cutie Zak is just as much fun to look after as when he was a youngster Besotted owners [...]

Parallel trips to Italy and Sweden

Animalcouriers recently made parallel trips to Italy and Sweden. Courier Richard went to Milan and back. Courier Gwen headed to Sweden via Germany, and returned through the Netherlands and Belgium. Amelia French Lop Rabbit Amelia travelled from the UK to Milan to rejoin owner Falminia. Falminia couldn't bear to be parted from Amelia for a moment longer than necessary, and we can't blame her one bit — Amelia is a sociable, affectionate bundle of fur. Gorgeous Amelia Amelia enjoys being hand-fed spinach leaves. Courier Richard was only too happy to oblige! Bruiser and Patchy Felicia and [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:44:54+00:00Tuesday, September 25, 2018|pet transport|18 Comments

On our way to the UK from southern Europe

After dropping off passengers who travelled with us from the UK, we set off on our return journey, collecting pets on their way to the UK from southern Europe. Breeze, Purdey and Amy This fine trio of well behaved Labradors belong to Simon and Julie. They're travelling home to West Yorkshire from Loule on the Portuguese Algarve, where they've spent the summer. Amy, Breeze and Purdey Julie and Simon settling their beloved hounds in for the journey The girls often try to steal Breeze's supper, so here he is having a bit of privacy while [...]

France, Spain and Portugal, here we come

Animalcouriers recently set off from the UK in two vans, travelling with cats and dogs heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Ringo Adorable Labrador Ringo travelled with us from Lincolnshire to the Auvergne region of France. Ringo sporting a natty bandanna Clovis, Marcel and Missie We collected Vivian's three gorgeous cats in Suffolk and delivered them to her in Zaragoza in the Aragon region of Spain. All three cats love tickles and strokes They're nosey and lively… …except when they're asleep! Oscar Jack Russell Oscar, from Banbury, homeboarded with us for a [...]

Meet pets headed back to the UK

Our two Animalcouriers trips headed back to the UK, with pets travelling from southern Europe. Bimbo Bimbo joined our trip near Lisbon in Portugal. She's relocating with her owner to London. Gorgeous Bimbo 1B, 1C, 2A and 2C These four playful cats are named in the customary Indian style, where pets are numbered according to family, and then given letters within each family. So we have two pairs of cats from two different families. They belong to Mark and Sue, who moved from Goa and brought the cats with them. After a time spend living in rural Portugal, [...]

By |2018-08-07T14:53:01+00:00Tuesday, August 7, 2018|animal transportation|26 Comments

Pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal

Two Animalcouriers trips left the UK, with pets on their way to France, Spain and Portugal. Here you can meet all the passengers travelling with us on both trips. Courier Marc took in France and part of northern Spain, while couriers M and J continued further south to Portugal. Monkey and Mooshka This pair of Siamese cats are travelling with us from Whitstable in Kent to Eymet in France's Dordogne region. True to their breed's reputation, they sang all the way! Delightful Monkey and Mooshka Boo Boo Pretty tortie Boo Boo is a sweet-natured girl. We collected her [...]

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