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

From Malta to the Netherlands by road and sea

Indi, a lovely German Shepherd Dog cross, belongs to Amy, who's relocated from Malta to the Netherlands. Amy's been working as an IT specialist on Malta for a couple of years. During that time, she adopted Indi from a local shelter. At the time, poor Indi had a terrible ear infection. Although it cleared up under Amy's tender care, Indi has been left with sensitive ears. So much so that when Amy was planning her relocation to Amsterdam, the vet advised against Indi flying. So Animalcouriers stepped in to transport the dog by road and ferry from Malta to the [...]

By |2019-11-29T10:37:31+00:00Friday, November 29, 2019|bespoke trips, dedicated trip|24 Comments

Meeting search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Animalcouriers met search and rescue dog Teal at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Teal flew in with Mike from Afghanistan. Teal and Mike were on active duty in Kabul, where they were both blown up and left very shaken. Mike told us he owes his life to Teal. Mike has sponsored Teal's journey to the UK, where Teal will stay at a farm in Wiltshire to recover. They will then decide whether Teal, who is owned by the British Embassy, will retrain or retire. In the meantime, Mike has gone back to work. Mike and Teal at CDG [...]

By |2019-11-26T11:09:22+00:00Tuesday, November 26, 2019|channel hopping|25 Comments

Two cats from the Côte d’Azur and a dog from Ancona

Courier Sarah recently undertook a couple of short trips, collecting two cats from the Côte d'Azur and a dog from Ancona. Both cats, Cleo and Sofia, were gorgeous girls who took travelling in their stride. Courier S was responsible for their trip to the wonderful French city of Dijon, where courier Glen took charge of the rest of the journey to the UK. Cleo Darling tabby cat Cleo has been living in the vibrant sea port city of Marseille. With her family relocating to Flintshire for work, they asked us to transport Cleo to the UK on their behalf. [...]

By |2019-09-16T11:57:45+01:00Monday, September 16, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|28 Comments

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

16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete

Emma and Warren along with their 16 Maine Coon cats and their canine chum are relocating to Crete from Hampshire. Couriers Martin and Marc went to collect the whole gang bright and early, stopping off on the way for final health checks for the TRACES certificate at Kynoch Vets in Yateley, Hampshire. This trip took us overland to Greece via Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Usually we take the ferry to Greece from Italy. This time, however, we couldn't get a ferry trip on that route with a shaded open deck. We felt that for these very furry cats, some [...]

Happy reunions in England and Scotland

Courier Paul has transported a number of pets on recent trips, ensuring happy reunions in England and Scotland. Here are just a few of the delightful cats and dogs he's had the pleasure of meeting. Handsome four-year-old ginger puss Simba reunited with owner Cornel. The family has moved from the edge of the New Forest to the Wirral. Gorgeous (but camera-shy) little Kemet, reunited with owner Anna. Five-year-old Kemet started her journey with us in Lyon, to join owner Anna who’s relocated to London. Anna told us she chose the name Kemet as it’s an Egyptian term [...]

By |2018-04-25T19:46:57+01:00Wednesday, April 25, 2018|animal transportation|8 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 Luleå 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 Luleå 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 [...]

A long trip north to the Orkneys; and a short hop across the Channel

Tybalt, from London to the Orkneys Sarah and her young family have moved from London to Westray, in the Orkney Islands, where Sarah is to be the head teacher of the local primary school. Sarah rang us last year for help with the challenging of moving the family's cat, Tybalt. There are no longer any flights to Orkney that take pets; the only route is by boat from Scotland to the main ports of Kirkwall and Stromness. Sarah's brother Will offered to take Tybalt with him when he went to visit; but researching the options for doing so stretched even [...]

By |2017-01-31T14:28:04+00:00Tuesday, January 31, 2017|channel hopping, pet transport|18 Comments

Bonnie from Greece finds her forever home in the UK

Bonnie travelled with Animalcouriers on our last trip from Greece to the UK. She was rescued from the streets of Lesvos by Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions. Animalcouriers sponsored Bonnie's trip to the UK, confident that this lovely girl would soon find her forever home. Well, she did — with couriers J and R! Very sadly they recently lost their 16-year-old Welsh Collie, Billywhizz — but his spirit now lives on in Bonnie. Due to spend just one night at courier J's before being fostered by Wendy, Bonnie unpacked her bags, took a look around — and decided to stay. [...]

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