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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|24 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

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece

Couriers Glenn and Shane headed to Greece to collect pets travelling to the UK. A long passenger list meant that two of our vans were needed to get everyone on board. On the way to Greece courier Glenn stopped in Italy to deliver American Bulldog Nina, who travelled from Manchester. She was so excited to see owner Domenico that she ran round in circles for quite some time! Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her — and were kind enough to [...]

By |2020-10-08T10:01:35+01:00Thursday, October 8, 2020|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet transport|24 Comments

Journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics

When couriers J and M were ready to start their return journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics, the first passenger on board was adorable Cocker Spaniel Eva from Finland. She was soon joined by more gorgeous dogs and cats, as well as a delightful pair of guinea pigs. Our hotel in Finland offered appropriate entertainment for its guests! Eva, a dog from Finland to Wiltshire At just eight months old, American Cocker Spaniel Eva is already a champion. Her journey from Ylamylly in Finland was delayed by pandemic-related travel restrictions, but young Eva was finally [...]

By |2020-08-26T14:26:43+01:00Wednesday, August 26, 2020|pet transport|21 Comments

A journey to Malta via the island of Sicily

Two Animalcouriers vans set off in convoy as far as Milan, where couriers Paul and Ryan headed off to Malta via the island of Sicily, while courier Glenn made his way to Greece. Here you can meet the pets who travelled with couriers Paul and Ryan. Approaching Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island Reggie and Pinipom from England to Malta Bloodhound Reggie and his feline chum Pinipom, our only outbound passengers, travelled with us from Staffordshire to Malta. We love European Sealpoint Pinipom's markings! She started out rather nervous but soon became a very relaxed passenger. [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:17:47+01:00Thursday, July 2, 2020|pet transport|30 Comments

Post-lockdown special: from the UK to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers Paul and Glenn set off from the UK to France, making the crossing from Portsmouth to Caen. On board were pets heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Along the way, they collected pets making the return journey to the UK. Loki and Miel, 2 kittens from Kent to France We collected a divine pair of Siamese kittens, Loki and Miel, from their breeder in Kent. Cath and Chris were waiting to roll out the welcome mat for them in sunny South Vendée. Proud new parents Cath and Chris welcome Loki and Miel to their new French home [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:44:23+01:00Thursday, June 4, 2020|Covid-19, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

Repatriating pets from Spain and delivering puppies in the UK

Our couriers have been on the road repatriating pets from Spain and delivering puppies heading to their excited new owners all around the UK. Repatriations from Spain We collected gorgeous Gus, a Braque, in Spain for his UK reunion with owner Janice in Milton Keynes. A friendly smile from Gus On the way back we stopped in Barcelona to collect Carly's cat Misty, who travelled with us to Leicestershire. Beautiful Misty was a bit shy at first but soon warmed up to courier Glenn Wonderfully retro signage at Calais as we say goodbye to France [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:54:34+01:00Monday, May 18, 2020|Covid-19, puppies and kittens, repatriation|17 Comments

Six Tibetan Terrier puppies from West Yorkshire

Courier Ricardo headed to Wakefield in West Yorkshire to collect six Tibetan Terrier puppies from breeder Heather. As a responsible breeder, Heather usually insists that new owners collect their puppies in person. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, however, she knew this wasn't possible. So she contacted Animalcouriers, as we are Defra-registered hauliers, to discuss the possibility of us delivering the puppies. Heather interviewed us in depth and checked our credentials before agreeing to entrust her beautiful puppies to us for transport. We also had calls with the puppies' new owners, who wanted to know details of the trip. We were pleased that everyone [...]

By |2020-11-25T08:57:49+00:00Wednesday, May 13, 2020|Covid-19, puppies, puppies and kittens|29 Comments

Puppies and a kitten to new homes in England and Wales

Couriers Glenn and Ricardo have had the pleasure of delivering puppies and a kitten to new homes in England and Wales. 2 puppies from France to the UK Courier Glenn travelled to Brittany to collect a splendid pair of Picardy Sheepdog puppies, whose owners were waiting for them in the UK. One pup was heading to Patrick in Hampshire, the other — Babette — to Maria and Ian in Bath. Maria and Ian shared with us their excitement at Babette's imminent arrival. They had been unsure how they would get her from her breeder, given the current lockdown and restrictions [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:07:49+01:00Tuesday, May 12, 2020|Covid-19, puppies and kittens|17 Comments

Repatriating dogs and cats from mainland Europe to the UK

Animalcouriers was recently involved in repatriating dogs and cats from mainland Europe to the UK. Our passengers were a dog from Gibraltar, a family of 11 pets from Spain; and another dog whose journey had started in Poland. Anil, a dog from Gibraltar to Ipswich Dear little Anil travelled with colleagues from Gibraltar to Ipswich, crossing to the UK via Eurotunnel. The trip wasn't without its challenges however, starting with the fact that Anil's family needed to leave without having found anywhere for Anil to stay while he waited to travel. Working together, we managed to get a courier to [...]

By |2020-05-06T15:05:02+01:00Wednesday, May 6, 2020|repatriation|27 Comments
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