on the road with Animalcouriers

on the road with Animalcouriers

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

Pet travel through southern and southeastern Europe

In February Animalcouriers made pet travel trips through southern and southeastern Europe. Courier Paul headed to Portugal via France and Spain, while couriers Glenn and Alan travelled to Greece and back via Italy and Austria. Bufon, a dog from Hereford to Spain Bufon, an elegant King Charles Cavalier, travelled with us from Hereford to Leon, to rejoin owner Sharon. Bufon is a very affectionate fellow Lily and Niko, two rabbits from England to Portugal Gorgeous mini lop rabbits Lily and Niko homeboarded with us for a few days until we were ready to hit the road. Their journey [...]

Channel hopping pets: Ayla, and Lyra and Zaul

Courier Richard made a couple of recent trips to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect channel hopping pets and their owners. Ayla, a dog from Brazil to East Sussex via Paris CDG Brazilian beauty Ayla is an enchanting Pomeranian, who travelled with her owners Stefania and Rodriguez at the end of January. The family had a long journey, starting with a four-hour drive to the airport in Brazil for their flight to Paris. Courier Richard met them at CDG airport and brought them via Eurotunnel to the UK, and their new home in East Sussex. Stefania and Rodriguez [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:10:44+00:00Thursday, February 27, 2020|animal transportation, channel hopping, pet travel|32 Comments

From the UK to Switzerland with Katie’s beloved cats

Couriers J and M set off from the UK to Switzerland with Katie's beloved cats. Travelling back through France, they collected cats and a dog heading to the UK. Geoffrey and Lola, cats from UK to Switzerland Katie has relocated from London to Switzerland to work for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She's excited about her new role supporting volunteers and groups who do great work for wildlife. Naturally, she couldn't make the move without her own 'wildlife' — her beloved cats Geoffrey and Lola. Katie with Geoffrey and Lola in their carry bags Wonderful wintry [...]

By |2020-02-04T14:47:46+00:00Tuesday, February 4, 2020|pet transport|42 Comments

5 cats and 7 dogs relocating to Scottish isles

Couriers J and M travelled from England to Scotland with 5 cats and 7 dogs relocating to Scottish isles. Helen, her son Stacey and their cats are relocating from Surrey to the splendid Isle of Bute. Lian, her husband and their dogs are moving from Kettering to the picturesque Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Outer Hebrides. Our journey took us from Surrey to Northamptonshire, then on to Largs where we delivered the cats. We then continued with the dogs via Inverness to Ross and Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, where we caught the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway [...]

By |2020-01-29T09:41:51+00:00Tuesday, January 28, 2020|on the road, pet travel by sea|28 Comments

Cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain, and a Channel hop with Linda and George

Courier Glenn recently set off from the UK with cats and dogs travelling to France and Spain. A few days later, courier Richard met Linda and George in Paris for a Channel hop to the UK. Tabitha and Freya, cats from Surrey to France Gorgeous feline duo Tabitha and Freya belong to Christina. They travelled with us from Surrey to south-west France, where we popped them into a cattery to await Christina's arrival. These beautiful girls travelled with lovely snuggly beds Rosie, a dog from Lincolnshire to Alicante Splendid Rosie, who belongs to Lyndsay, is a Labrador cross. [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:13:55+00:00Friday, January 24, 2020|channel hopping, pet travel by road|17 Comments

New year trips to Paris, the south of France and Amsterdam

Our couriers have been on the road already this new year, with trips to Paris, the south of France and Amsterdam. Fidji , a dog from London to Paris Darling Jack Russell Terrier Fidji is a regular passenger with Animalcouriers as she splits her time between London and Paris. She's so familiar with the routine, she jumps into our van and settles down straight away. Then, at Calais, she leads us through Pet Reception on our way to board the Eurotunnel. We suspect she could make the journey by herself if only she could drive! Gorgeous little Fidji [...]

By |2020-01-20T14:05:54+00:00Monday, January 20, 2020|pet transport|24 Comments

Channel hopping with TaTa, and season’s greetings

Animalcouriers is just back from channel hopping with TaTa, a little dog who started life in Russia and now has a forever home in Scotland. Tata's story prompted us to look back at some of the other pets who've hopped the Channel with us over the past year. What is channel hopping? We developed this cost-effective, same-day service for transporting pets (and often their owners, too) from northern France, Belgium or the Netherlands to the UK via the Channel Tunnel. It's particularly useful for pet owners who are: Flying in from outside the EU. Pets aren't allowed to enter the [...]

By |2019-12-24T18:14:54+00:00Tuesday, December 24, 2019|channel hopping|23 Comments
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