A happy, healthy Christmas from Animalcouriers

We just popped back to the blog to wish all our friends and followers a happy, healthy Christmas from  Animalcouriers. Although our office is closed, we still have couriers on the road, helping to ensure pets and their families are together for the festive season. A look back over 2021 The year hasn't been without its challenges, as the pandemic continued to affect so many aspects of everyone's lives. At the same time, we also had to deal with the administrative impacts of Brexit. As always, though, we've had the pleasure of meeting wonderful pets and their families, and the [...]

By |2021-12-24T09:57:03+00:00Friday, December 24, 2021|Merry Christmas|11 Comments

A catch-up on recent pet travels through Europe and beyond

As we approach the end of the year, it's time to catch you up on some recent pet travels through Europe and beyond. Our couriers have been busy on the road and, and we've had the pleasure of transporting many delightful cats and dogs. Boru, a dog from Florida to Northern Ireland Splendid Boru is a giant Newfoundland belonging to Julie and family. He had a complex journey to join her. First, he flew from Tampa, Florida via Atlanta to Amsterdam where Courier Ricardo collected him for his journey to our Surrey base. Courier Anthony picked him up and took [...]

By |2021-12-23T12:22:30+00:00Thursday, December 23, 2021|pet air travel, pet travel|7 Comments

Short trips with dogs from France and Italy; and with a duck from the UK

Couriers J and M recently made a couple of short trips with dogs from France and Italy. On one trip, there was the drama of a baby squirrel rescue. And in parallel, courier Trevor transported a duck and his owner from the UK to France. Baby squirrel rescue Courier M found a stunned-looking baby squirrel by the road outside our hotel, in danger of being run over. Stunned by the side of the road Realising it had probably fallen out of a nest in a tree, he scooped it up in a clean cat litter tray, where [...]

By |2021-11-04T09:50:22+00:00Thursday, November 4, 2021|pet transport, pet travel by road|21 Comments

Frankie and Eddie relocate from the UK to Hong Kong

Recently Animalcouriers has been involved in a number of pet moves from Hong Kong to the UK; now here are two dogs travelling in the opposite direction as they relocate with their family from Yorkshire in the UK to Hong Kong. Watching out for the Animalcouriers van, which will take them from Yorkshire to our base in Surrey, where their health checks and paperwork for their flight to Hong Kong will be organised. Owner Mary with Eddie (L) and Frankie (R), a lively pair of much loved family pets Frankie and Eddie getting ready for [...]

By |2021-10-31T16:18:34+00:00Sunday, October 31, 2021|bespoke trips, pet air travel|17 Comments

Longer-than-average journeys for these well travelled pets

Here we are catching you up on pets who've made longer-than-average journeys to be reunited with their families. Frankie, a dog from Norway to the UK Lovely six-year-old Pug Frankie travelled with us from Oslo to Surrey to rejoin his mum who's relocated for work. Frankie enjoying a leg stretch along the way Alaska, Summer and Henry, 3 pets from Guernsey to Madeira We met up with Sue and Kip on Guernsey, who entrusted their beloved pets to us for their journey all the way to Funchal, Madeira. We left Guernsey with gorgeous cat Alaska and delightful hounds [...]

By |2021-10-13T09:21:34+01:00Tuesday, October 12, 2021|pet air travel, pet transport, pet travel by road|13 Comments

Tartan trips: pets travelling to and from Scotland

Here's a chance to catch up on some recent Animalcouriers trips with pets travelling to and from Scotland. Roger, Peggy and Patsy, 3 dogs from Dallas to Elgin We headed to Scotland with three delightful and well travelled hounds on board — Mastiff Roger and Patterdale Terriers Peggy and Patsy. Their journey had started a week earlier, when they set off from Texas to Chicago for their flight to Frankfurt with Lufthansa. In Chicago, a sudden heatwave put an embargo on dogs flying, so they had a short wait in kennels until the weather was cool enough for them to [...]

By |2021-09-06T14:53:14+01:00Wednesday, August 18, 2021|pet travel|18 Comments

Toxic cat food fear: UK cats are dying from pancytopenia

Cats in the UK are dying from a blood condition, pancytopenia, that may be linked to widely sold dry cat food brands. Investigators suggest food fungi could be to blame. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) said this week it was aware of more than 500 cases over the past few months, with over 60% proving fatal. The true number of deaths could be higher as many cases aren't reported to vets, and some vets don't pass data to the RVC. The cat foods concerned are: Some batches of Sainsbury’s hypoallergenic cat foods Applaws AVA, a Pets at Home brand The [...]

By |2021-08-05T16:46:35+01:00Thursday, August 5, 2021|food, health scare|21 Comments

Reuniting pets with their owners across Europe

Recent trips saw Courier Ricardo reuniting pets with their owners across Europe. He travelled to France and Switzerland; France, Spain and Portugal and back via Belgium; and Germany, Austria and Belgium. France and Switzerland Here's Josie welcoming her beloved hamster Sergey in St Sulpice, Switzerland Rachael delighted to see her gorgeous young dog Pickles Courier Ricardo had a few hours spare in the southern French city of Nimes to be a tourist — he had  quick look at the Arena, a Roman amphitheatre… …and the Maison Carrée, an ancient Roman temple [...]

By |2021-08-03T15:09:12+01:00Tuesday, August 3, 2021|pet transport|17 Comments

Reuniting families with pets making complex journeys

Since the start of the year we've been involved in reuniting families with pets making complex journeys. Some of these families have waited weeks or even months to see their beloved pets again. Archie, Suzia and Jasiu, 3 dogs from South Africa to the UK This fabulous family of three hounds flew from Johannesburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. We collected them at the airport's Pet Hotel for their onward journey to the UK and a happy reunion with Mark. Jack Russell Jasiu, Dachshund Archie and Cocker Spaniel Suzia Mark shared this great photo of his [...]

Collecting gorgeous dogs in Greece

Last month couriers Shane and Anthony made two trips collecting gorgeous dogs in Greece for their journeys to the UK. 8 dogs from Lemnos to the UK These delightful dogs from the Lemnos dog shelter travelled with us on behalf of Starlight Barking to their new homes in the UK. Cute little Romeo Shy Salome, who was born at the shelter five years ago, when her mum was rescued on the brink of starvation. Adorable Matilda Stunning Gordon, a recent arrival at the shelter, found tied to the fence one morning. A smart, [...]

By |2021-06-02T11:57:54+01:00Wednesday, June 2, 2021|animal rescue, pet transport|13 Comments
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