on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

Repatriating dogs and cats from mainland Europe to the UK

Animalcouriers was recently involved in repatriating dogs and cats from mainland Europe to the UK. Our passengers were a dog from Gibraltar, a family of 11 pets from Spain; and another dog whose journey had started in Poland. Anil, a dog from Gibraltar to Ipswich Dear little Anil travelled with colleagues from Gibraltar to Ipswich, crossing to the UK via Eurotunnel. The trip wasn't without its challenges however, starting with the fact that Anil's family needed to leave without having found anywhere for Anil to stay while he waited to travel. Working together, we managed to get a courier to [...]

By |2020-05-06T15:05:02+01:00Wednesday, May 6, 2020|repatriation|27 Comments

Pet repatriations and rehomings, and delivery of puppies

A recent trip through the UK by courier Paul involved pet repatriations and rehomings, and delivery of puppies to their new homes. Arthur, Bella, Harley and Rosie from Bahrain to the UK We met Persian cats Arthur and Bella, and their canine chums Harley and Rosie, at London Heathrow airport. Their family had already relocated from Bahrain, but the pets had to wait until our colleague Tim at Delmon Pets Relocators in Bahrain could find a flight for them. From LHR courier Paul drove this delightful quartet to the Middlesbrough area for a very happy family reunion. Big hugs for [...]

By |2020-05-01T14:48:21+01:00Friday, May 1, 2020|puppies and kittens, rehoming, repatriation|20 Comments

Making new owners happy with puppy arrivals

Courier Glenn was on the road a few weeks ago, making new owners happy with puppy arrivals. His travels took him around England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany and France. 2 puppies from Scotland to England These very cute Mini Schnauzer puppies joined us in Scotland, collected from their breeder in Falkirk. One puppy went to Elizabeth in Bury, and the other to Wendy in Burgess Hill. The puppies had an overnight stay with courier Glenn who reports they were the perfect house guests. Meeting the two pups in Scotland — it's quite unusual to see a white Mini Schnauzer [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:55:29+01:00Tuesday, April 28, 2020|pet travel, puppies and kittens|22 Comments

Delivering puppies and kittens to their new owners

The extension of the UK lockdown means we're receiving quite a number of requests to collect puppies and kittens from their breeders and deliver them to their new owners. Although we feel that, normally, it's best for the new owner to collect their pet, we understand that the current circumstances make that difficult. We've taken advice from Defra, the RSPCA and the Kennel Club, all of whom say what really matters is that young puppies and kittens go to their new homes once they're ready, so that they can be properly socialised into their new families. All three organisations have approved Animalcouriers to undertake [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:16:05+01:00Friday, April 17, 2020|kittens, pet travel, puppies, puppies and kittens|28 Comments

Puppies galore travel with Animalcouriers

Given the current restrictions on private journeys within the UK, Animalcouriers has the pleasure of transporting puppies galore on behalf of breeders and owners. All these darlings were delivered in good time to spend Easter with their new families. Labradoodle puppies from Hereford We collected a delightful group of 8-week-old Labradoodle puppies from Barclay and Julie at Raisdoodles in Hereford and delivered them to their excited new owners in various UK locations. Rosa gets a very warm welcome from the Evans family in Leamington Spa Coco arrives at her new home in Birmingham, where mum and dad [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:17:48+01:00Wednesday, April 15, 2020|pet travel, puppies and kittens|37 Comments

Slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails

Well, everything except the slugs… We're celebrating Easter by reporting on a recent UK trip made by courier Paul. Because private travel is quite restricted in the UK at the moment, we've had a number of requests recently to transport puppies between breeders and owners. We were also really excited to get involved in moving some rather fascinating snails between Edinburgh and London Zoos. Read on to find out more! In the meantime, we wish all our clients, friends and followers a very happy Easter. Storm, a Sproodle puppy from Wales to Scotland Gorgeous Sproodle pup Storm travelled with us [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:19:56+01:00Monday, April 13, 2020|Covid-19, pet transport, pet travel, puppies and kittens|26 Comments

Recent trips with pets in the UK and Europe

A number of our couriers have recently been on road trips with pets in the UK and Europe to reunite them with their families. We spotted this rather wonderful artwork in Surrey Nipton, a dog from the Czech Republic to the UK via Paris Courier Richard drove to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Nina and her seven-month-old Yorkie, Nipton. They flew in from Prague just before the Czech Republic enforced Covid-19-related travel restrictions. Nina is a costume designer who works on location for popular series like Game of Thrones. While working in the Czech Republic she [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:15:15+01:00Wednesday, April 1, 2020|pet travel|24 Comments

Transporting pets between the UK and Italy, Greece and France

Couriers Ricardo and Paul are recently back from trip transporting pets between the UK and Italy, Greece and France. Teal, a cat from Hertfordshire to Siena We collected gorgeous Ragdoll cat Teal in Hertfordshire for her journey to the Italian province of Siena. Blue-eyed Teal travelled very confidently Reunion for Teal in Rapolano Terme in the province of Siena Interesting public art Giorgos and Splodge, 2 cats from Surrey to Crete When Emma and Warren relocated to Crete last year, we transported their Maine Coon cats for them. Now this splendid pair are on their [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:12:18+00:00Tuesday, March 24, 2020|animal transportation, pet travel|28 Comments

Pet transport from the UK to Germany, Denmark and Sweden

Animalcouriers are back from a pet transport trip to Germany, Denmark and Sweden with adorable cats and dogs. Pipoca and Lua, two cats from Chester to Hamburg Sonia's beautiful cats travelled with us from Chester to the northern Germany city of Hamburg. Gorgeous Pipoca We love Lua's nose! Sonia's son Miguel was on hand to receive the cats in Hamburg Karma, a cat from London to Germany Cornelia's delightful black-and-white puss Karma made the journey with us from London to Greifswald in Germany. Splendid Karma Thor and Chewie, two cats from Nottingham [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:28:19+00:00Tuesday, March 17, 2020|pet transport|17 Comments

Covid-19 coronavirus: update for pet owners

Since Covid-19 coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), we wanted to provide an update for pet owners about pet travel at this time. Animalcouriers has taken UK government advice and, for the time being, there's no change to essential pet travel — for example, if you're moving house and we're transporting your pets for you. Naturally, we're concerned for the health and safety of our couriers. So in areas where a lockdown is in force, or there's a significant pocket of Covid-19 infection, we may ask clients to meet us on the open road, [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:23:13+00:00Thursday, March 12, 2020|Covid-19, latest news, pet travel, pet travel by road|31 Comments