Christmas crackers for six cats in Carcassonne

Almost the final special delivery of the year, Animalcouriers delivered six cats in Carcassonne. It was just in time for a happy Christmas reunion with their owners, who've relocated to France from Colchester in Essex. A lovely, laid-back group, the cats travelled well. Once settled in, their owners sent us some splendid photos of their so-called 'little monsters'. Pandemic-related restrictions have made it a challenging year for everyone β€” and uncertainty around the implications of Brexit has added to the complexity for many people. We've been impressed by our clients' patience, fortitude, and determination to do the right thing by [...]

By |2020-12-24T12:30:52+00:00Thursday, December 24, 2020|animal transportation, Merry Christmas, pet travel|24 Comments

Post-Brexit pet travel β€” Defra update

The information in this blog post has been superseded by the details in our post-Brexit travel pageΒ and Brexit travel FAQs page and the Defra website. On 16 December a Defra update was issued about post-Brexit pet travel. The good news is that the UK has been granted part 2 listed status by the EU. This means that dogs, cats and ferrets travelling to EU countries from the UK won't need a blood test and a three-month wait after a rabies vaccination. However, from 1 January 2021, UK-issued pet passports (issued under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) won't be recognised by [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:09:21+00:00Friday, December 18, 2020|Brexit, pet passport, pet travel|12 Comments

Trips with gorgeous puppies and kittens

Over the past few weeks we've made a number of trips with gorgeous puppies and kittens, as lockdown-related travel restrictions made it difficult for owners to do their own collections. Bella, a puppy from Swansea to London Nicki contacted us when Wales entered lockdown, which prevented her from collecting new puppy Bella herself. Courier Richard did the honours and delivered Bella to her happy family in London. Beautiful Bella at her new London home Yitzhak, a kitten from France to the UK Erhi was on the waiting list for a kitten from a breeder in France, and asked [...]

By |2020-12-16T11:33:58+00:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Covid-19, kittens, puppies, puppies and kittens|27 Comments

Catching you up on recent pet transport news

Here we are catching you up on recent pet transport news, with tales from Sardinia, Spain, Italy, Greece, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Millie and Tia, 2 dogs from Sardinia to Nottinghamshire These super girls belong to Laura's aunt, who had to return to the UK from Sardinia for health reasons. Laura asked us to collect Millie and Tia from Patricia, who's been caring for them, and bring them back to the UK. Courier Paul picked them up and took the ferry from Sardinia to Barcelona, then continued the journey by road to the UK. Tia behind, [...]

By |2020-12-14T11:22:12+00:00Monday, December 14, 2020|pet transport|8 Comments

Reuniting dogs with their owners in Italy

Having rested after their round trip to Berlin, couriers J and M set off on a journey reuniting dogs with their owners in Italy. On the way back to the UK, they had dogs, puppies and a very talented cockatiel on board. Ollie and Joe, 2 dogs from West Sussex to Tuscany Adorable Jack Russell Terriers Ollie and Joe travelled with us for a reunion with Debbie and David in Anghiari, in the Tuscany region. The couple are living in a rental property while they renovate their nearby new home. On the way to Italy we spent a night [...]

By |2020-11-23T11:25:21+00:00Monday, November 23, 2020|pet travel, puppies|21 Comments

A trip to Berlin with cats and a dog

We recently made a trip to Berlin with cats on their way to rejoin their owners. Having delivered them safely, we rounded up our passengers for their journeys to the UK. We have to say, the names of all the pets on this trip were some of the best! Edgar and Loki, 2 cats from the UK to Germany Having started their journey in Manchester, Carolina's delightful feline duo travelled with us to Berlin and a happy reunion. A warm welcome for Edgar and Loki Rascal and Mischief, 2 cats from Berlin to London We were pleased to [...]

By |2020-11-19T11:59:12+00:00Thursday, November 19, 2020|pet travel by road|25 Comments

Relocating Rowena’s cat family from London to Lincoln

When Rowena decided to relocate from London to Lincoln, she asked us to take care of moving her cats. We arranged to collect them just before the removers came by, and deliver them to their new home once Rowena got there. Rowena has 16 cats, all of which are rescues that she couldn't resist helping. She's moving to a big house in Lincoln with a large garden, where the cats will be very happy indeed. We managed to catch 13 of the 15 she wanted us to take. One of the missing is feral: he played his own version of [...]

By |2020-11-13T12:36:52+00:00Friday, November 13, 2020|pet transport|24 Comments

Pet travel trips with dogs, cats, cockatiels and a rabbit

Courier Ricardo has been out and about, making a number of pet travel trips with dogs, cats, cockatiels and a rabbit to France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Here you can meet some of his passengers. Mary and Mungo, 2 cats from the UK to Italy This duo of cats belong to Corinne, who's relocated to sunny Monte Urano in Italy. Passing by Mont Blanc Bonded pair Mary and Mungo A warm welcome for Mary and Mungo at their new Italian home Chicco, a dog from Milan to London Darling Chicco joined us in Milan, [...]

By |2020-11-11T09:29:58+00:00Wednesday, November 11, 2020|animal transportation, pet travel|15 Comments

Travels with rabbits, cats and puppies β€” and 24 show pigeons

We felt it was time for news about some of the pets who've travelled with us recently: rabbits, cats and puppies β€” and 24 show pigeons! We were also pleased to receive welcome news about past passenger Emilio. Mash, Raisin and Popcorn, 3 rabbits from South Africa to the UK With the help of Dominyc at Animal Travel, this splendid trio of rabbits flew from Cape Town to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, where our courier Ryan was waiting to collect them. He drove them the last leg of their journey from the Netherlands to the UK for a reunion with owner [...]

By |2020-10-27T11:48:07+00:00Tuesday, October 27, 2020|pet transport, pet travel, updates from previous passengers|27 Comments

To Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs

Courier J and M recently made a round trip to Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs on board, with a stop-off in the Netherlands on the way home. George and Caillou, 2 cats from Somerset to Germany Lucie has taken up a research job at the University of Bremen. We collected her beloved cats, George and Caillou, from Somerset, where Lucie's parents have been taking care of them. Like all cats, they were wary but curious about their new surroundings It wasn't long before they started to explore! Bonnie, a dog from Scotland to [...]

By |2020-10-14T13:46:59+01:00Wednesday, October 14, 2020|pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments
Go to Top