on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Meeting a family of three dogs and six cats in Malta

Couriers J and M flew into Sicily's Catania airport, hopped into a waiting Animalcouriers van, and headed off to meet a family of three dogs and six cats in Malta. We're transporting the pets from Malta to Hungary — the first time we've done this particular trip. Our ferry from Pazzollo in Sicily to Malta Sightseeing in Malta It's always a pleasure for couriers J and M to find themselves on Malta, as both have childhood ties to the island. With a bit of spare time before meeting their passengers, our couriers took in some of the sights [...]

Travelling to France, Portugal, Italy and Sicily

It's a busy time for Animalcouriers on the road just now, with couriers just back from travelling to France, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; and trips to Malta, Hungary, Croatia and Greece coming up. Pickle We collected tabby-and-white puss Pickle from Meadowbank Cattery in Arundel, West Sussex, and took him to rejoin owner Michelle in the Dordogne region of France. Splendid fellow Pickle Squaky, Mazuka and Lumen This feline trio joined us in Felixstowe, heading to the Algarve in Portugal. We delivered them to the Animal Inn cattery in Guia, where they'll wait for their owners to catch up. [...]

By |2018-11-18T12:05:32+00:00Sunday, November 18, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Pet travel between the UK and the EU after Brexit

With the UK due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, many of our clients are asking what the effect of Brexit will be on pet travel between the UK and the EU. Specifically, they're asking whether the Pet Passport Scheme (PETS) that covers dogs, cats and ferrets will still apply. Pets will still be able to travel Defra (the UK government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has stated that pets and their owners will still be able to travel between the UK and the EU post Brexit. For pets travelling from the EU to the UK, there [...]

By |2018-11-09T09:32:03+00:00Friday, November 9, 2018|Brexit, pet passport, red tape|20 Comments

Pets flying around the world

While Animalcouriers vans have been busy moving pets throughout Europe, we've also been organising flights and paperwork for pets flying around the world. Destinations for these dogs and cats were Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Qatar, Kenya, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. We also met pets arriving in the UK from South Africa, Northern Cyprus and Bermuda. Pistol Pete Welsh Terrier Pistol Pete flew to Australia to join his new family, who are big fans of the breed. After completing his stay at Mickleham Quarantine Kennels in Melbourne, Pete jetted across to Perth [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:45:40+00:00Monday, November 5, 2018|pet air travel|15 Comments

Happy UK reunions — and a quick trip to Spain

There were happy UK reunions for pets who travelled with us from Portugal and France. Meanwhile, courier Richard made a quick trip from Buckinghamshire to Cornwall, and courier Paul popped down from Kent to the Costa del Sol. Eddie from Portugal, happy to be back with Cintia and family in Bromley, Kent A big smile from Diana in Redhill, when courier M delivered Teddy all the way from Lisbon Raeka, who travelled with us from the Portuguese Algarve, knew she was home as we pulled up. She waited eagerly with her tail wagging for owner [...]

By |2018-10-28T14:47:59+00:00Sunday, October 28, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road, reunited|31 Comments

On our way back from Portugal and Spain

Couriers M and Gwen make their way back from Portugal and Spain with a fine crew of cats and dogs on board. As we drove through France, several more cats joined our UK-bound trip in France. Sammy, Tommy and Charly This fine feline trio got on board in Albuferia, on the Portuguese Algarve. They're on their way to be reunited with Evelyn in Surrey. These three great mates are sharing a bedroom. Tommy and Sammy are even sharing the tunnel bed! A closer look at Tommy Charly is the most confident of the trio [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:17:33+00:00Friday, October 26, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|16 Comments

A quick trip to France and back

While couriers M and Gwen wend their way back from Portugal and Spain, couriers J and Simon made a quick trip to France and back. Dawn's feline family — and Fleur the Deer Hound Dawn, along with her Deer Hound Fleur and her 13 cats, have relocated from Suffolk to the Charente region of France. Among the cats there's a rather stunning selection of Siamese, Havanas, Burmese, Burmillas and Orientals. We enjoyed the views and autumnal colours in Poitou-Charente Enticing-looking berries Gorgeous Dixie Amber and Cuddles Cuddles and Douglas — cuddling! [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:22:26+00:00Wednesday, October 24, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Pets from the UK travelling to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers M and Gwen set off with pets from the UK travelling to France, Spain and Portugal. Along with a fine selection of cats and dogs we had the pleasure of welcoming a dwarf rabbit on board. Mitzy Courier Richard collected Mitzy from Debra in Falkirk, Scotland. Mitzy belongs to Debra's sister Susan and her husband John, who've relocated to the rural calm of Le Chalard in France. Mitzy has holidayed there in the past so will no doubt be renewing old acquaintances! Debra says goodbye to Mitzy Mitzy is a very endearing cat and delightful company [...]

By |2018-10-22T15:00:26+00:00Saturday, October 20, 2018|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Catching up with pets travelling to and from France and Spain

While couriers J, M and Marc made their way back from Greece in our larger vans, couriers Richard and Gwen made separate trips in smaller vehicles with pets travelling to and from France and Spain. Mougli Animalcouriers have been taking care of Mougli 's travels for some time now on behalf of owner Eve, as they split their time between London and the hills above the French Riviera. Mougli was full of energy as usual when we collected him in France. He travels well and keeps us entertained. Adorable Mougli No pets to collect here — a [...]

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 [...]

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