on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

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

To Scotland with three cats on board

Animalcouriers set off for Scotland with three cats on board heading to Edinburgh and Glasgow. On the way back, we stopped in Catterick to deliver another cat, and collected pets due to join our trip to Spain and Portugal. Heading north up the M11 Orhidea and Ramzes This simply stunning pair of Norwegian Forest cats travelled with us on our recent trip from Greece. They belong to Katja, who's relocating to Glasgow from Corfu. Katja's mum was on hand to receive Orhidea and Ramzes Bozwick Bozwick was originally collected by courier Ricardo in Oxford. This friendly, [...]

By |2019-03-10T16:01:10+01:00Sunday, March 10, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments

Cats and dogs travelling to the UK from Greece

Animalcouriers headed for Greece to meet cats and dogs travelling to the UK. Beautiful blue skies and bright spring sunshine greeted us as we disembarked from the ferry in Patras. The next day, we were in Athens to meet the delightful dogs and cats travelling with us from Greece to the UK. Arrival in Patras Snow lingering on the mountain tops meant the air was cool Beehives in among fruit trees near Korinthos Buddy, Star and Elsa These three gorgeous hounds from Lemnos and Lesvos are travelling with us for Starlight Barking Trust. New homes [...]

By |2019-02-25T10:53:28+01:00Sunday, February 24, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|24 Comments

Travelling back to the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France

Animalcouriers travelled back in the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France. We had two vans on the road, so that we could collect pets from all over Spain as well as Portugal. We met up in France for the last leg of the journey home, with two degus and a hamster on board in addition to our more usual canine and feline passengers. Lily We collected six-month-old Persian kitten Lily from Anna just south of Lisbon in Portugal. Lovely Lily travelled with us to Beatriz in London. Anna was all ready for us with Lily in her [...]

By |2019-03-10T15:38:26+01:00Wednesday, February 13, 2019|Brexit, pet travel by road|22 Comments

Meet four cats bound for France and Spain

Meet a group of four delightful cats bound for France and Spain, who travelled with couriers J and Gwen. They made their way south to Narbonne, via a night in Dijon. Bucks and Fizz Sue has moved from Northampton to France, and her two wonderfully named cats travelled with us to join her in Fox Amphoux, in the Var region. These two black beauties preferred to snuggle up for the ride Happy reunions with Sue at their lovely new home in France Treacle We collected Treacle in Leeds and took her to Leucate near Perpignan, where [...]

By |2019-02-09T11:10:16+01:00Saturday, February 9, 2019|pet travel by road|26 Comments

A trip round western Spain and Portugal

Couriers M and Mike are on a trip round western Spain and Portugal, while couriers J and Gwen are on the road in France and eastern Spain. Meet the pets who travelled out with couriers M and Mike — several dogs, a cat, a lovebird and a leopard tortoise. Professor Albert Nuggles Professor Albert Nuggles — Nuggles to his mates — is a lively and friendly little Yorkie. His owner warned us that anyone who meets Nuggles is in danger of being licked to death, which turned out to be pretty close to the truth! We collected Nuggles in Manchester [...]

By |2019-02-06T15:10:48+01:00Wednesday, February 6, 2019|animal transportation, pet travel by road|21 Comments

Flying to Greece, driving to Wales

Things were pretty hectic for Animalcouriers in January. Highlights include couriers J and M flying to Greece, and courier Paul driving to France and Switzerland. But first, a report from a trip to Wales with courier Richard. Aragorn, Envy and The Hound The intriguing pet trio belongs to Jane, who's relocated from Bangor in North Wales to Southampton. Aragorn, named after one of the main 'Lord of the Rings' protagonists, is a dapper tuxedo cat. Envy is a Skink — a type of lizard; and The Hound is a Hognose Snake. We collected them from Jane's sister, Kyla, who'd been [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:06:46+01:00Wednesday, January 30, 2019|animal transportation, pet air travel, pet travel by road|42 Comments

Meet our first passengers of the new year

Our first passengers of the new year travelled with courier Richard from Scotland and England to Scandinavia; with courier Ricardo from the UK to France and Monaco; and with courier Paul from Spain to England. Scotland, England and Scandinavia Courier Richard headed to Glasgow to collect young blonde German Shepherd Yogurt, who had proven a bit too much for owner Kiko. So she very responsibly arranged to return him to his equally responsible breeder, Kim. The resident ducks (plus interloper) at Tebay services in Cumbria Kiko saying a fond farewell to six-month-old Yogurt Yogurt is [...]

By |2019-01-13T18:00:24+01:00Sunday, January 13, 2019|pet transport, pets on holiday|37 Comments
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