With pets from the UK to Spain, returning via Switzerland

Courier Shane recently set off with pets from the UK to Spain, returning via Switzerland with dogs and cats on board. Mango, Coco, Lola and Cam, 4 dogs from England to Spain This charming canine quartet travelled with us from London to Barcelona to rejoin Avila and Joan, and the rest of the family. Lovely Lola, a 17-years-old Breton Spaniel, is the senior member of the group Gorgeous Cam, very alert Coco and Mango reunited with Avila Cuddles for Lola on arrival in Spain Looks like everyone's set to have some [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:22:54+01:00Monday, May 9, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road|4 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, France, Spain — and Havana

Over recent weeks our couriers have been out and about with pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain — and Havana. Tommy, a dog from the UK to Greece Delightful Pug Tommy travelled with courier Shane from Nottingham to Athens. Tommy's trip with us was arranged at the last minute when his owners learned that, being a Pug, Tommy wasn't allowed to fly. But they couldn't bear to leave him behind in London. Like English and French Bulldogs, Boxers, Boston Terriers and some other breeds, Pugs are brachycephalic dogs (or brachy dogs). Their shortened snouts and flattish faces [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:29:30+01:00Tuesday, April 26, 2022|frequent travellers, pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

European pet travel in March with cats, dogs and a tortoise

European pet travel in March with cats, dogs and a tortoise Here we are catching you up on European pet travel in March, with pets travelling to and from France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland. Coco, a dog from Switzerland to the UK Chihuahua Coco is a regular Animalcouriers passenger. This pretty girl is a little bit fussy about who she likes, but fortunately she's grown quite fond of courier Ricardo, who is now Coco's designated driver on her trips between Zurich and London. Coco tucks in Owner Stacy happy to be reunited with Coco in London [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:35:56+01:00Monday, April 4, 2022|pet travel|14 Comments

What Ukrainians who want to bring their pets to the UK need to do

Updated 27 April 2022. For the latest UK government information about bringing Ukrainian pets into the UK, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bringing-your-pet-to-the-uk-from-ukraine Animalcouriers is here to help Ukrainians who want to bring their pets to the UK understand what they need to do. For eligible pets, we're offering free pet transport to the UK from Poland, Austria and some other countries. What you need to do first Before you start the process to get your pets into the UK, you need to meet one of the following criteria: You've received your UK visa You can prove you've applied for your UK visa You [...]

Pets travelling to their owners in Spain and Portugal

Last month courier Ricardo transported pets travelling to their owners in Spain and Portugal. On the way back, he scooped up dogs and kittens for their journey to the UK. Harvey, Fez, Tango and Ginger, 4 pets from the UK to Spain Pauline's happy family of Labrador Harvey and cats Fez, Tango and Ginger travelled with us from West Sussex to Denia in Spain. Lovely Harvey Darling Fez Lively Tango Handsome Ginger Coco and Wani, 2 cats from Ireland to Spain Courier Trevor collected Jonathan's two floofy cats from Dublin, ready to [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:44:42+01:00Friday, March 18, 2022|pet transport|13 Comments

Stop press: people fleeing Ukraine can now bring their pets to the UK

This blog post was updated on 21 April 2022. The UK government has put emergency support in place for people fleeing Ukraine so that they can now bring their pets to the UK. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) issued a press release late yesterday, 15 March. Key points: The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is providing quick approvals to expedite the emergency licence process and quarantine arrangements. The government will cover the costs of any necessary stays in quarantine for the pets of those fleeing Ukraine, as well as the costs of microchipping and vaccination. [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:46:52+01:00Wednesday, March 16, 2022|pet travel, quarantine services, war in Ukraine|15 Comments

Information for people leaving Ukraine with their pets

The situation for people leaving Ukraine with their pets is evolving. Poland, for example, is allowing all pets into the country, whether or not they have microchips, rabies vaccinations or any form of pet passport. Other EU countries are accepting pets at border crossings and many are taking the same approach as Poland. They're making exceptions to their usual rules about dogs, cats and ferrets needing microchips, rabies vaccinations and pet passports. In some cases, the arrival country is microchipping and vaccinating such pets on arrival. IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is responding to the situation in Ukraine by providing emergency animal aid to the country. It's also gathering [...]

By |2022-03-13T11:06:30+00:00Sunday, March 6, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|17 Comments

Free road transport for Ukrainian family pets from Poland

The information in this blog has been superseded. Please see Information for people leaving Ukraine with their pets. Animalcouriers is offering free road transport for Ukrainian family pets from Poland to the UK (or to other selected locations on the route, such as Frankfurt, Brussels and Paris). Our idea is to transport pets for owners who've had to leave Ukraine and are making their own way to the UK (or to other destinations on the route). For all pets, we need to know what veterinary records are available. For dogs, cats and ferrets, we need to know if they have microchips and current [...]

By |2022-04-21T08:44:40+01:00Friday, March 4, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|20 Comments

Taking two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and six cats

Courier Paul recently took two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and a cat from Greece and another five cats collected in Italy. Luno, a dog from Coventry to Crete On retiring, Gavin decided to relocate from Coventry to the Greek island of Crete, and asked us to transport his beloved Luno. Courier Paul delivered Luno to Chris's Animal Hotel in Athens ahead of her onward trip to Crete, where Gavin was waiting to welcome her to her new home. Courier Paul arriving in Athens with Luno Thunder, a dog from London to Athens Adorable Dachshund Thunder joined [...]

By |2022-03-01T14:31:49+00:00Tuesday, March 1, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|7 Comments

Delivering and collecting pets in Ireland and Scotland

Courier Trevor made a trip delivering and collecting pets in Ireland and Scotland. Two dogs headed to Ireland from the Isle of Wight, along with a cat whose journey had started in Spain. Two cats travelled back with him to England, along with a dog from Edinburgh. Shadow and Cody, 2 dogs from the Isle of Wight to Dublin Courier Paul collected Shadow, a Labrador-Staffie cross, and his pal Cody, a Yorkshire Terrier, on the Isle of Wight. Following their rabies vaccinations, these charming hounds boarded at The Mardens kennels and cattery near our Surrey base, then joined courier Trevor for [...]

By |2022-02-22T14:27:34+00:00Monday, February 21, 2022|pet transport|7 Comments
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