on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs

Courier Glenn set off from the UK, travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs. He was joined in Portugal by courier M for the journey back with UK-bound pets. Seagulls giving courier Glenn the beady as he queued to board the Eurotunnel Archie, a cat from Berkshire to Spain Friendly puss Archie belongs to Danielle. His journey with Animalcouriers took him from Berkshire to Santander, in the Cantabria region of Spain. Cool dude Archie contemplating his supper Danielle sent us this super photo of Archie looking very much at home in his new [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:58:00+00:00Thursday, December 5, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|9 Comments

From Malta to the Netherlands by road and sea

Indi, a lovely German Shepherd Dog cross, belongs to Amy, who's relocated from Malta to the Netherlands. Amy's been working as an IT specialist on Malta for a couple of years. During that time, she adopted Indi from a local shelter. At the time, poor Indi had a terrible ear infection. Although it cleared up under Amy's tender care, Indi has been left with sensitive ears. So much so that when Amy was planning her relocation to Amsterdam, the vet advised against Indi flying. So Animalcouriers stepped in to transport the dog by road and ferry from Malta to the [...]

By |2019-11-29T10:37:31+00:00Friday, November 29, 2019|bespoke trips, dedicated trip|24 Comments

Meeting search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Animalcouriers met search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Teal flew in with Mike from Afghanistan. Teal and Mike were on active duty in Kabul, where they were both blown up and left very shaken. Mike told us he owes his life to Teal. Mike has sponsored Teal's journey to the UK, where Teal will stay at a farm in Wiltshire to recover. They will then decide whether Teal, who is owned by the British Embassy, will retrain or retire. In the meantime, Mike has gone back to work. Mike and Teal at CDG [...]

By |2019-11-26T11:09:22+00:00Tuesday, November 26, 2019|channel hopping|23 Comments

Cats and dogs by air from Greece to the UK

Courier J flew to Athens with couriers Mary and Vicki to bring cats and dogs by air from Greece to the UK. At our hotel in Athens, a new litter of stray kittens had appeared since the last time we stayed. This little one soon caught on to the idea of sharing bits of our breakfast. Romeo, Tabitha and Nala from Lesvos Anne Marie adopted this litter of three kittens during a recent trip to Lesvos. Now they're on their way to join her at their new UK home. Handsome Romeo — his sisters were rather camera [...]

By |2019-11-19T10:33:51+00:00Tuesday, November 19, 2019|animal rescue, pet air travel|23 Comments

Can you offer a new home to Clara or Oscar from Greece?

Can you offer a new home to Clara or Oscar from Greece? These two delightful, affectionate dogs have been rescued, taken care of, trained and socialised by Rebecca of Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions. Now, with the cold winter weather approaching, Rebecca is desperate to find permanent loving homes for them. If you're interested in adopting either Clara or Oscar, please contact us at ask@animalcouriers.com Oscar (L) and Clara (R) Both Oscar and Clara are great with people, other dogs and cats. They are in good health, and have up-to-date vaccinations and pet passports — these costs [...]

By |2019-11-14T09:34:20+00:00Thursday, November 14, 2019|animal rescue, looking for a forever home|16 Comments

Pets travelling from Northern Ireland, Belgium, Italy and France

It's time to catch up with our couriers who've been out and about on a number of short trips, collecting pets travelling from Northern Ireland, Belgium, Italy and France. Cato and Brutus from Northern Ireland Slinky black cats Cato and Brutus started out as a pair of feral kittens, who turned up on a French doorstep and were taken in by their kindly owner. They subsequently moved with their owner to Bangor, Northern Ireland, which is where we met them. Their owner is moving to a nursing home, so her goddaughter, Saffron, stepped in to give Cato and Brutus a [...]

By |2019-11-11T15:41:28+00:00Monday, November 11, 2019|dedicated trip, frequent travellers|20 Comments

The story of Emilio from Lisbon

We recently collected handsome Siamese cat Emilio from Lisbon and delivered him to his new home in Harrogate. The story behind Emilio's relocation is rather a sad one, which his family have invited us to share.Emilio was adopted by Rachael and Rob in Lisbon four years ago, when his original owner moved to China. Rachael and Rob adored Emilio, and he was central to their plans to move back to the UK from Portugal in 2020.Tragically, Rob passed away in September at the age of 31, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Rachael moved back to the family home in North Yorkshire, and her mum, Linda, sprang into [...]

By |2019-11-02T15:45:54+00:00Saturday, November 2, 2019|pet travel by road, quarantine services, reference|21 Comments

Catching up with recent passengers travelling throughout Europe

A number of our couriers have been on the road recently, transporting delightful passengers travelling throughout Europe. Zelda and Tyrion English Bulldogs Zelda and Tyrion belong to James and Rachel, an American couple who've been on a US Army posting in the UK. A new posting to Germany means a relocation to Frankfurt. With a new baby to look after, James and Rachel asked Animalcouriers to take care of transporting their delightful canine duo from Oxfordshire to their new home. At the P&O check-in, the computer-generated ticket didn't show pets, so an artistic member of staff improvised! [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:49:54+00:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|pet travel by road|15 Comments

A European trip with cats, dogs and a hamster called Ham-Ham

Couriers J and M made a European trip with cats, dogs and a hamster called Ham-Ham. Courier M initially headed to Sweden from the UK with Nisse the cat, then made his way to Denmark, where courier J joined him. Nisse Adorable tabby cat NIsse belongs to Andrew, who's relocated for work from West Sussex to Västragöteland in Sweden. Nisse travelled with us for a reunion with her family at their new Swedish home. We love Nisse's splendid tabby markings Ham-Ham Having collected courier J at Copenhagen airport, we drove to Berlin to meet Syrian hamster Ham-Ham. He [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:31:58+01:00Wednesday, October 23, 2019|frequent travellers, pet travel by road|14 Comments

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|21 Comments