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Catch up on end-of-year pet travels in Europe

To wish you all a happy new year, let's catch up on end-of-year pet travels in Europe. Pets travelling between the UK, Spain and Portugal We headed to Spain with gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback Shelby for owner Dee, and delightful Shar Pei Tori for owner Dani. On the way back to the UK, we collected Caroline's lovely Cocker Spaniel Nina (a returning client) and Persian cat Peppa, travelling to join John's family. Dee and Shelby reunited in Valencia — it was hard to tell who was more excited! Dani and Tori overjoyed on meeting up near Madrid [...]

By |2024-01-04T10:28:45+00:00Thursday, January 4, 2024|pet transport|13 Comments

An end-of-year trip to seasonally snowy Scandinavia

Courier Gwen made an end-of-year trip to seasonally snowy Scandinavia to meet three dogs and a cat travelling just in time for Christmas. Ilona, a dog from Sweden to Spain Gorgeous German Shepherd Dog Ilona belongs to Andreas and Andrea. Ilona joined us in Stockholm for her journey to Spain. Courier Gwen transported her as far as France, where courier Trevor took over for her onward journey to Barcelona. Andreas gave Ilona a proper send-off in cold and snowy Stockholm Ilona overnighting in Nyköping, Sweden Enjoying a walk in Denmark Getting ready [...]

By |2023-12-31T15:36:51+00:00Wednesday, December 20, 2023|pet transport|20 Comments

Shipping thee large dogs from the US to Belgium via Germany

We helped Amber shipping three large dogs from the US to Belgium. Amber and her gorgeous hounds, Yeti, Pepper and Rocco, flew from Washington to Frankfurt. Animalcouriers collected the whole family at Frankfurt airport and drove them the final leg of their journey to their new home in Belgium.Amber, who relocated for work, planned her pets' travel with the greatest of care. She assured us she wasn't going anywhere without her beloved dogs!Once they were all ensconced in their new home, Amber was kind enough to say:"Animalcouriers were wonderful to work with and did an amazing job in helping me move with my 3 dogs (a Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, and Dogo [...]

By |2023-11-30T10:22:11+00:00Thursday, November 30, 2023|pet air travel, pet transport|23 Comments

Taking Maui and Teddy to Sweden, and bringing Nova to the UK

Courier Gwen took dogs Teddy and Maui to Sweden from London. On her return journey to the UK, she had another dog, Nova, for company all the way to Hertfordshire. Maui, a dog from London to Sweden Handsome German Shepherd Dog Maui belongs to Amy. We collected him from Amy in London, who flew on ahead to be ready to greet him when he arrived in Stockholm. Amy giving Maui a proper send-off in London Stopping off for a walk in Germany Maui very relaxed A soulful look from Maui on arrival [...]

By |2023-10-17T11:56:26+01:00Tuesday, October 17, 2023|pet transport|19 Comments

How do you move 19 pets from France to England in a hurry?

Courier Huw is just back from helping Emma and Chris move 19 pets from France to England in a hurry. In fact, the couple have 24 pets altogether. The whole family of humans, cats and dogs was relocating from the Montluçon area in central France to Nottingham. Emma admits she is 'full on' with all her pets, and it was out of the question to leave any of them behind. Initially, Emma and Chris planned to transport all the pets themselves, making five separate trips. But when Emma got back to France after the first run, she was so [...]

By |2023-10-12T14:16:06+01:00Thursday, October 12, 2023|pet travel by road|24 Comments

Helping to re-establish ospreys in Spain

We were delighted to be asked again to help transport osprey chicks in a project to re-establish ospreys in Spain. The project, put together by the RSPB in conjunction with their counterparts in Spain, involves transporting young birds from the Scottish Highlands to Denia. Osprey experts sourced birds from this year's chicks based on criteria such as the strength of the individual birds, and their capability to pair and settle down to help establish the population in Spain. The journey started at midnight on day one, as Courier Huw and Pedro, an osprey expert from Spain, loaded up the [...]

By |2023-10-06T10:21:25+01:00Friday, October 6, 2023|TRACES, wild bird air travel|21 Comments

A round-up of pets on the move around Europe

As we head into Autumn, we thought it was time to catch you up with a round-up of pets on the move around Europe over the summer. From France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland to Greece, England and Scotland, these dogs, cats and even a hamster are all well travelled. And none more so than the cats in our final story, whose trip took them from Azerbaijan to London by way of Paris. Kitty and Berta, 2 cats from Italy to Scotland Art's gorgeous cats, Kitty and Berta, travelled with us from Rome. We noticed one pet passport was out [...]

By |2023-09-27T18:31:46+01:00Wednesday, September 27, 2023|pet transport|19 Comments

Ginny to Greece, Bonnie and Tony to France

Courier Gwen made trips from England with gorgeous dog Ginny to Greece, and with delightful cats Bonnie and Tony to France. Ginny, a dog from Surrey to Greece Beautiful Ginny travelled with courier Gwen from Surrey to Greece where Simon was eagerly awaiting her arrival. Those puppy dog eyes! Simon thrilled at Ginny's arrival in Athens Bonnie and Tony, 2 cats from London to France Courier Gwen transported adorable cats Bonnie and Tony from London to their new home in the Dordogne with Steve and Katy. Bonnie emerging to check out her new French [...]

By |2023-09-21T10:29:52+01:00Thursday, September 21, 2023|pet transport|10 Comments

Minti the Macaw travelling from Malta to England

Courier Trevor collected Minti the Macaw travelling from Malta to England. Altogether, his trip took in three Mediterranean islands off the coast of Italy, with cats and a puppy heading to Sicily and Sardinia, and a dog to collect in Sicily for her journey to her new home in England. Oreo and Chewie, 2 cats from England to Sicily Friendly black-and-white cat Oreo and his laid-back ginger companion Chewie travelled with us from Manchester to their new home in Ragusa, Sicily, where Gustavo was waiting for them. Oreo making eyes Chewie ready to explore Big [...]

By |2023-08-21T11:35:58+01:00Monday, August 21, 2023|animal transportation, exotic pets|16 Comments

Cats and dogs travelling to and from Denmark, Sweden and Finland

Courier Gwen recently transported cats and dogs travelling to and from Denmark, Sweden and Finland. A glorious group of friendly, confident pets who were a pleasure to have on board. Haku, a cat from England to Sweden Handsome, sweet-natured Haku is a British Shorthair who belongs to Alec and Andrew. His journey started in Devon and he came well supplied with toys to play with on the trip. Haku has amazing hazel eyes With all his favourite toys around him, there was no chance of Haku getting bored Haku enjoyed snuggling down in his [...]

By |2023-08-04T14:59:52+01:00Friday, August 4, 2023|pet transport|16 Comments
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