Santa and Persek from Ukraine reach the UK

Santa and Persek from Ukraine reached the UK with owners Tania and Alina. Courier Ray collected this gorgeous dog and magnificent cat, along with their mother-and-daughter owners, at a shelter in Calais and brought them to the UK. Duncan Murray-Clarke, owner of Service Dealer, was on hand to welcome Tania and Alina and their pets Santa and Persek on arrival in Dover. Working with industry partners, Duncan's business has made donations to a number of organisations supporting Ukrainian refugees, including a generous sum to Animalcouriers. Duncan said: "Animalcouriers did this collection free of charge, so we are making a donation [...]

By |2022-06-07T13:28:13+01:00Tuesday, May 24, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|12 Comments

Reuniting families with pets making complex journeys

Since the start of the year we've been involved in reuniting families with pets making complex journeys. Some of these families have waited weeks or even months to see their beloved pets again. Archie, Suzia and Jasiu, 3 dogs from South Africa to the UK This fabulous family of three hounds flew from Johannesburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. We collected them at the airport's Pet Hotel for their onward journey to the UK and a happy reunion with Mark. Jack Russell Jasiu, Dachshund Archie and Cocker Spaniel Suzia Mark shared this great photo of his [...]

The story of Emilio from Lisbon

We recently collected handsome Siamese cat Emilio from Lisbon and delivered him to his new home in Harrogate. The story behind Emilio's relocation is rather a sad one, which his family have invited us to share.Emilio was adopted by Rachael and Rob in Lisbon four years ago, when his original owner moved to China. Rachael and Rob adored Emilio, and he was central to their plans to move back to the UK from Portugal in 2020.Tragically, Rob passed away in September at the age of 31, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Rachael moved back to the family home in North Yorkshire, and her mum, Linda, sprang into [...]

By |2019-11-02T15:45:54+00:00Saturday, November 2, 2019|pet travel by road, quarantine services, reference|21 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+00:00Wednesday, February 13, 2019|Brexit, pet travel by road|22 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+00:00Sunday, January 13, 2019|pet transport, pets on holiday|37 Comments

A meeting of Animalcouriers vans in Bologna

As couriers J and M were leaving Croatia, courier Gwen set off from the UK. The two Animalcouriers vans met up in Bologna in Italy. Late-night rendezvous in Bologna On the trip from Hungary and Croatia to Italy, the temperatures ranged from plus 15C to minus 2C. We also experienced thunder, lightning, rain, sleet, sun, clouds, light breezes and, finally, snow! Couriers J and M transferred the five hounds from Croatia to courier Gwen for their onward journey to the UK. Courier Gwen, meanwhile, handed couriers J and M two Lurchers, Jim and Weasel, who had [...]

By |2018-11-27T11:18:16+00:00Monday, November 26, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, reunited|19 Comments

A trip to Sweden and back via Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands

Animalcouriers recently made a trip to Sweden to reunite a dog with his owner. On the way back we collected a puppy in Denmark, a cat in Germany, and a dog in the Netherlands. Jackson Handsome Golden Retriever Jackson belongs to Ewelina. We collected him in Leytonstone, in east London and took him to Svinesund, on the border between Sweden and Norway. Ewelina wrote to say: "Thank you very much to everybody who worked on organising Jackson's trip from London to Svinesund. Richard was wonderful and ensured Jackson had a comfortable journey home." Jackson says goodbye to London [...]

By |2018-06-10T16:02:26+01:00Sunday, June 10, 2018|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments

Travelling from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross

Animalcouriers travelled from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross. Persian cat Thaiss swapped LuleÄ for London, while Husky/Malamute cross Oskar moved from Malmö to Cork in Ireland. The overnight ferry to Malmö passes under the 16km-long Oresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden Thaiss At Arlanda, Stockholm's airport, we caught up with Elin and her friend who'd travelled south from LuleÄ with handsome Persian puss, Thaiss, who belongs to Talal and Mirian. Thaiss is a veteran traveller: he travels on a Spanish passport and has spent many holidays in the US. No wonder he travels as [...]

Reunions in France and Spain, and Scotland too

A recent Animalcouriers trip saw courier Richard travel to France and Spain to reunite dogs and cats with their families. He travelled back with a Scotland-bound hound. Before all that, however, he made a quick dash to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Anna, her boyfriend and her dog Brendy, who flew in from the Ukraine. Anna and her boyfriend are both students: Anna's subject is music technology and she's also a singer. Brendy likes to join in when Anna gets going with a song! Annie and Mya Shih Tzu/Yorkie cross Annie and Lhasa Apso/Bichon Frise cross [...]

By |2018-01-18T13:44:40+00:00Thursday, January 18, 2018|frequent travellers, pet travel by road, reunited|20 Comments

Airlifting pets from Greece: 9 dogs and a cat

During the heat of the summer, we're airlifting pets from Greece to the UK, flying from Athens to Paris or Brussels. Then it's a short hop across the Channel in our air-conditioned vans to be reunited with their families in the UK. Meet the delightful passengers who flew with us on our most recent trip. Here's clever Nelson, who attached himself to Joanne when she went on holiday to Lesvos. He's on his way to a new life with her in Ipswich Nelson snoozing Adorable Anetsis getting hugs and kisses from Rachel before going home [...]

By |2017-08-10T09:29:12+01:00Wednesday, August 9, 2017|pet air travel|16 Comments
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