on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

A quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France

Courier Richard made a quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France with cats and a dog on board. He then scooped up two cats making the return journey to London. Waiting for the crossing at Folkestone, a seagull perched on the van roof. Hoping for a lift maybe? Cleo and Atticus Doctors Aline and Boris have relocated from London back to Paris. They were especially keen that their beautiful Burmese cats should make the journey in one day, and we were happy to oblige. Aline saw the cats off from London, and Boris was waiting [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:59:18+01:00Thursday, July 18, 2019|channel hopping, pet transport|13 Comments

Swedish hospitality — and cats called Maki and Frusty

Having delivered all our passengers from the UK, we headed to Stockholm to collect our Swedish passenger, a cat called Maki, before making our way to Rotterdam to meet Frusty. Coffee stop on the road. We were lucky enough to enjoy a perfect summer temperature of 24C, complete with a cooling breeze, while much of Europe sweltered in a heatwave. Swedish hospitality On our way to Stockholm we looked for overnight accommodation in the mid west of Sweden,. We followed our noses into the countryside and came upon a rather wonderful place to stay. Not much more than [...]

By |2019-07-07T16:19:54+01:00Sunday, July 7, 2019|frequent travellers, pet transport|12 Comments

Cats, geckos, dogs and a budgie get on board

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with cats, geckos, dogs and a budgie on board, on our way to Scandinavia by way of the Netherlands. Jimmy Budgerigar Jimmy belongs to Lauren, who's relocated from Bedfordshire to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. We collected Jimmy from Lauren's lovely mum Janet, who's been budgie sitting while Lauren completed her move. Jimmy had a short stay with courier J, who found him to be the most cheerful companion. She could quite understand why Janet found it hard to see Jimmy leave! Janet with the very acrobatic Jimmy After a traffic-laden journey [...]

By |2019-07-04T12:13:32+01:00Thursday, July 4, 2019|pet transport|26 Comments

Meet our delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain

Courier Richard made the journey to the UK with delightful passengers from Portugal and Spain on board. Among them were a number of regular and returning Animalcouriers passengers; as well as Alfie, whose heart-stopping story has a happy ending. Rusty Sweeter than candy and full of bounce, young pup Rusty travelled with us from Braga in Portugal to new owner Elizabeth in West Sussex. He had a couple of nights homeboarding with courier J, who found him a most delightful distraction! Darling Rusty Chilly Boy and Bea Lovely personable cats Chilly Boy and Bea are Colin's constant companions. [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:15:41+01:00Thursday, June 27, 2019|frequent travellers, home boarding, pet transport|27 Comments

Meet British Bulldog Bella — and we’re celebrating 10 years of blogging!

Animalcouriers are celebrating 10 years of blogging. It made us think warmly of all the clients we've got to know, and all the followers and friends we've gained over the past decade. And naturally it prompted us to look back at some of the stories our blogs have told. We were especially struck by the long and complex journeys some pets undertake, and the lengths to which owners go to made sure their pets can relocate wherever the family goes — like Bella, who recently travelled in style from New York to Athens. Bella English Bulldog Bella belongs to Suzanne, [...]

By |2019-06-24T13:45:02+01:00Monday, June 24, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by sea|39 Comments

Return trip from Greece with nine dogs on board

Once Courier Richard had seen Pasha, Laki, Boz, Blue and Coco settled in at Chris's Animal Hotel, in Athens, he handed over to couriers J and M for the return trip from Greece with nine dogs on board. Among them are a number of holiday romances heading to new homes in the UK. Glyfada market Couriers J and M had time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Glyfada market before meeting their passengers. A nifty way to display bananas Locally produced herbs and honey Splendid aubergines and oranges No Greek market would [...]

By |2019-06-14T08:46:29+01:00Thursday, June 13, 2019|animal rescue|30 Comments

To Greece with a family of five pets en route to Turkey

Courier Richard set off from the UK with a family of five pets en route to Turkey. He collected the three dogs and two cats in London, then made his way with them to Greece via France and Italy. In Athens he delivered them to Christine at Chris's Animal Hotel, where they'll stay until their owners catch up and complete the journey to Turkey. Pasha, Laki, Boz, Blue and Coco This trio of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs — dad Pasha, mum Laki and daughter Boz — are the strongest, yet gentlest, giants you could wish to meet. Cats Blue and Coco [...]

By |2019-06-12T18:13:56+01:00Wednesday, June 12, 2019|pet transport|20 Comments

Channel hopping and a short trip to France

During May a number of our couriers were on the road, including Richard and Paul doing channel hopping and a short trip to France respectively. Sammy Gorgeous puss Sammy and owner Julia, a recent law graduate, drove for six hours to New York's JFK airport. By the time they landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle, courier Richard was a welcome sight. He drove Sammy and Julia through the Channel Tunnel to London, where they were reunited with Julia's husband AJ. Handsome Sammy was in good spirits despite his long journey A happy London reunion for Julia and [...]

By |2019-06-10T14:06:06+01:00Monday, June 10, 2019|animal transportation, channel hopping|20 Comments

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