on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

A journey to Malta via the island of Sicily

Two Animalcouriers vans set off in convoy as far as Milan, where couriers Paul and Ryan headed off to Malta via the island of Sicily, while courier Glenn made his way to Greece. Here you can meet the pets who travelled with couriers Paul and Ryan. Approaching Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island Reggie and Pinipom from England to Malta Bloodhound Reggie and his feline chum Pinipom, our only outbound passengers, travelled with us from Staffordshire to Malta. We love European Sealpoint Pinipom's markings! She started out rather nervous but soon became a very relaxed passenger. [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:17:47+01:00Thursday, July 2, 2020|pet transport|26 Comments

Recent pet travel trips to France, Monaco and Spain

Courier Ricardo made recent pet travel trips to France, Monaco and Spain, reuniting cats, dogs and guinea pigs with their families. Given the pandemic-related restrictions in place, some had been separated for a while, which made the reunions all the sweeter. Filou, a dog from London to the Alpes Maritimes Adorable Filou, a Cocker-Labrador cross, made the repatriation trip with us from London to the Alpes-Maritimes in France. Filou and family had been apart since the start of the lockdown, so everyone was delighted to be back together. Filou a bit too keen on coming in for her close-up! [...]

By |2020-07-01T10:11:17+01:00Monday, June 29, 2020|pet travel|16 Comments

On the road in northern and southern Europe

Animalcouriers have once again been busy on the road in northern and southern Europe. Courier Ricardo travelled to Belgium and France and back, reuniting pets with their owners, while courier Glenn made trips to the Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland. 4 cats from the UK to France Courier Ricardo left the UK with four cats on board, travelling to rejoin owners in Sainte Yrieux la Perche, in the heart of the picturesque Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Gorgeous floof Tazzy Slinky black Spook Delightful tabby Purdy Handsome fella George A happy reunion with the rest [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:05:03+01:00Thursday, June 18, 2020|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

Repatriation flights to the Cayman Islands and Bermuda

Animalcouriers managed to get spaces on repatriation flights for three dogs to the Cayman Islands and three puppies to Bermuda. You can read their stories below, and enjoy a look back at some of the stories of other pets who flew to the Caribbean and the United States in the months before lockdown. Storm, Sadie and Myla from South Africa to the Cayman Islands Claire’s dogs Storm, Sadie and Myla travelled from South Africa to the UK in January, where they stayed for three months before meeting the Cayman Islands’ strict entry requirements. Poor Claire thought her plans for an [...]

Post-lockdown special: from the UK to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers Paul and Glenn set off from the UK to France, making the crossing from Portsmouth to Caen. On board were pets heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Along the way, they collected pets making the return journey to the UK. Loki and Miel, 2 kittens from Kent to France We collected a divine pair of Siamese kittens, Loki and Miel, from their breeder in Kent. Cath and Chris were waiting to roll out the welcome mat for them in sunny South Vendée. Proud new parents Cath and Chris welcome Loki and Miel to their new French home [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:44:23+01:00Thursday, June 4, 2020|Covid-19, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Puppies, dogs and cats travel around the UK and Europe

Here's a round up of a few of our recent trips around the UK and Europe, taking in Ireland, France, Germany and Switzerland. Gorgeous puppies arrive at their new UK homes We had the pleasure of delivering a host of squee puppies to their excited new owners in England and Ireland. Lynda welcomes her darling Corgi puppy in Whaley Bridge Oksana cuddles her sweet Corgi puppy in Leicester Hello hugs for Emily's new Cattle Dog puppy in Wedhurst Az and Kate thrilled to receive their Labrador puppy Baggins in Brighton Anja [...]

By |2020-05-29T18:47:55+01:00Friday, May 29, 2020|animal transportation|20 Comments

Pets in the air to worldwide destinations

2020 got off to a flying start with pets in the air to worldwide destinations. But we'd only just got Labradoodle Willow away to Melbourne, and frequent flyer Millie to southern Spain for her annual stay, when Covid-19 (coronavirus) struck, and most travel was put on hold as countries went into lockdown. Rocky, a dog from the UK to the Cayman Islands Just before the Cayman Islands shut down, we worked with Aimee of Must Love Dogs to get lovely Labrador Rocky onto the last scheduled BA flight from London to Cayman. Rocky homeboarded with Must Love Dogs until his family [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:51:29+01:00Wednesday, May 27, 2020|in the air, pet air travel|17 Comments

Repatriating pets from Spain and delivering puppies in the UK

Our couriers have been on the road repatriating pets from Spain and delivering puppies heading to their excited new owners all around the UK. Repatriations from Spain We collected gorgeous Gus, a Braque, in Spain for his UK reunion with owner Janice in Milton Keynes. A friendly smile from Gus On the way back we stopped in Barcelona to collect Carly's cat Misty, who travelled with us to Leicestershire. Beautiful Misty was a bit shy at first but soon warmed up to courier Glenn Wonderfully retro signage at Calais as we say goodbye to France [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:54:34+01:00Monday, May 18, 2020|Covid-19, puppies and kittens, repatriation|17 Comments

Six Tibetan Terrier puppies from West Yorkshire

Courier Ricardo headed to Wakefield in West Yorkshire to collect six Tibetan Terrier puppies from breeder Heather. As a responsible breeder, Heather usually insists that new owners collect their puppies in person. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, however, she knew this wasn't possible. So she contacted Animalcouriers, as we are Defra-registered hauliers, to discuss the possibility of us delivering the puppies. Heather interviewed us in depth and checked our credentials before agreeing to entrust her beautiful puppies to us for transport. We also had calls with the puppies' new owners, who wanted to know details of the trip. We were pleased that everyone [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:19:03+01:00Wednesday, May 13, 2020|Covid-19, puppies, puppies and kittens|25 Comments

Puppies and a kitten to new homes in England and Wales

Couriers Glenn and Ricardo have had the pleasure of delivering puppies and a kitten to new homes in England and Wales. 2 puppies from France to the UK Courier Glenn travelled to Brittany to collect a splendid pair of Picardy Sheepdog puppies, whose owners were waiting for them in the UK. One pup was heading to Patrick in Hampshire, the other — Babette — to Maria and Ian in Bath. Maria and Ian shared with us their excitement at Babette's imminent arrival. They had been unsure how they would get her from her breeder, given the current lockdown and restrictions [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:07:49+01:00Tuesday, May 12, 2020|Covid-19, puppies and kittens|17 Comments