on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

A trip through Germany to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers is nearing the end of a trip through Germany to Scandinavia and back. We've met a wonderful assortment of pets on this trip — a puppy, several cats, a parrot, a rabbit and 10 rodents! Not to mention their delightful owners and families. Auraura and Jules Adorable Cockerpoo puppy Auraura made her way with us from West Wales to Steinalben in Germany to join excited new owners Sarah and family. Auraura arrived with her sibling, Jules, whose new home is in Grand Cayman. Auraura and her sibling have matching cute noses Calm traveller Auraura [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:03:52+01:00Friday, May 17, 2019|pet travel by road|25 Comments

Pets flying to Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore

As well as our regular road routes all over Europe, Animalcouriers organises flights and paperwork for pets flying to destinations further afield. Here's a round-up of some of the pets we've helped reach their faraway homes over the past few months. Alfie We collected Rhodesian Ridgeback pup Alfie in Edinburgh and brought him south to stay with couriers M and L, ahead of his BA flight from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman. Nails were bitten to the quick as his rabies blood test got held up in the Christmas post. It turned up at the 11th hour, so he was [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:34:36+01:00Friday, April 26, 2019|pet air travel, pet transport|32 Comments

A round-up of trips to, and between, France, Portugal and Spain

Courier Mike recently made a trip to Provence in the south of France with regular passenger Oscar; and another to Portugal with dogs belonging to two families. Courier Mike flew home from Portugal, handing over the van to couriers J and M to transport a family of 18 cats and a dog relocating from Spain to France. Oscar Much loved Oscar belongs to David and James, who split their time between Londonderry and Provence. This splendid little chap broke his journey by homeboarding with courier J. He proved to be the perfect houseguest! Oscar helping out in [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:13:05+01:00Tuesday, April 23, 2019|home boarding, pet transport, pet travel by road|33 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Italy and Greece

Animalcouriers are on their way back from a trip with pets travelling to and from Italy and Greece. Courier Richard made the journey out, then handed over to couriers J and M for the homeward leg. Bianco and Pardo Adorable black-and-white cats Bianco and Pardo belong to Elena. As well as looking alike, the cats have similarly playful and friendly natures, and it was a pleasure to have them on board for the journey from London to the Italian city of Bologna. Pardo, whose distinguishing mark is a black dot on his chin Bianco's feature is a [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:38:36+01:00Thursday, April 11, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|24 Comments

Pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK

Couriers J and M flew out to take over from courier Paul, to collect pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK. Lucas Handsome ginger-tabby-and-white Lucas belongs to Ana, who's swapped Lousa in Portugal for Nottinghamshire. We collected Lucas from Katia, a vet nurse who's been taking care of him since Ana went on ahead. Big softie Luca saying good morning Abbey Friendly Bichon-Westie cross Abbey is the beloved pet of June, who checks in with us regularly to find out how Abbey is doing. Well, Abbey travelled like a pro! Her journey took her from Lisbon [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:27:09+01:00Friday, April 5, 2019|animal transportation, frequent travellers|20 Comments

Pets from Bahrain to Scotland; and from the UK to southern Europe

Courier Richard delivered a family of pets from Bahrain to their new home in Scotland. On the way back, he collected a new set of passengers who joined our trip to southern Europe with courier Paul. Filbert, Lulwa, Nikki, Weasel and George Parakeet Filbert flew in from Bahrain ahead of his housemates (a dog and three cats). All five pets are Bahrain rescues who live happily together. Filbert homeboarded with Animalcouriers for a short while before heading off to be reunited with the rest of the family in Edinburgh. Fine feathered fellow Filbert There was so much [...]

From Spain and France with eight dogs

While couriers J and M travelled to Scandinavia, couriers Richard and Paul were making their way back from Spain and Portugal with eight dogs on board. Holly, Stanley, Harvey and Ricco Sarah has relocated from Valencia in Spain to Bedfordshire. Her four canine guardians travelled with us to join her. Stanley, the biggest of the four and leader of the pack Senior member Holly, 14 years young Handsome hound Harvey We love the ears of Chihuahua cross Ricco Sarah's dogs delighted to be reunited with her, despite the hailstorm that greeted [...]

By |2019-03-27T19:28:55+01:00Wednesday, March 27, 2019|pet transport, reunited|22 Comments

Cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with cats, dogs and a parrot travelling to Scandinavia. We drove north towards Hamburg in Germany, then caught the ferry to Denmark. We stopped at the rather magnificent Schloss Ahrensburg northeast of Hamburg to walk the dogs. The castle, which dates from the 16th century, is surrounded by a moat and six hectares of parkland. Our Scandlines ferry from Puttgarten in Germany to Rodby in Denmark From Tårs on the Danish mainland to the island of Langeland Traditional thatched houses on Langeland These ones look [...]

Jack from Liberia; and a round-up of recent short trips

Animalcouriers recently helped Ben manage the final stage of bringing his adopted dog Jack from Liberia to the UK. We thought too it was good moment to catch you up on a few short trips our couriers have recently undertaken. We also have news of a couple of past passengers to share. Jack from Liberia When evolutionary biologist Ben (@Ben_garrod) was filming for the BBC in Liberia, he fell in love with a gorgeous little stray dog called Jack, and decided to adopt him and bring him to the UK. Not the easiest undertaking, but fortunately Ben is friends with [...]

A journey through France, Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers made a recent journey through France, Spain and Portugal. We reunited cats and dogs who travelled with us from Scotland and England, and collected pets making their way to the UK. Monty Handsome ginger-and-white puss Monty travelled with us from London, where he's lived with owner Carolyn for three years. Now he's returned to his old stomping ground in the Limoges region of France. Monty gets a big hello hug from Carolyn Boo Boo Dapper Pug Boo Boo travelled with us from Staffordshire to start a new life in Menorca with owner Louise. A warm welcome [...]

By |2019-03-11T10:30:51+01:00Monday, March 11, 2019|animal transportation, pet travel by road|20 Comments