France

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

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

To Greece with a canary, and back to the UK with cats and dogs

Animalcouriers travelled to Greece with a canary, and back to the UK with cats and dogs, all of whom will be with their families in time for Christmas. Paris, a canary from London to Greece We were pleased to have little canary Paris on board for company during the journey from the UK to Greece. Paris, who hailed from London, was our only passenger — much to the amazement of the port officials during border inspections! Friendly, sunshine-coloured canary Paris Our colleague Akis met us when we arrived in Greece to take Paris home to his family [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:35:28+00:00Thursday, December 19, 2019|pet air travel, pet travel by road|10 Comments

Travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs

Courier Glenn set off from the UK, travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs. He was joined in Portugal by courier M for the journey back with UK-bound pets. Seagulls giving courier Glenn the beady as he queued to board the Eurotunnel Archie, a cat from Berkshire to Spain Friendly puss Archie belongs to Danielle. His journey with Animalcouriers took him from Berkshire to Santander, in the Cantabria region of Spain. Cool dude Archie contemplating his supper Danielle sent us this super photo of Archie looking very much at home in his new [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:58:00+00:00Thursday, December 5, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|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

Pets travelling from Northern Ireland, Belgium, Italy and France

It's time to catch up with our couriers who've been out and about on a number of short trips, collecting pets travelling from Northern Ireland, Belgium, Italy and France. Cato and Brutus from Northern Ireland Slinky black cats Cato and Brutus started out as a pair of feral kittens, who turned up on a French doorstep and were taken in by their kindly owner. They subsequently moved with their owner to Bangor, Northern Ireland, which is where we met them. Their owner is moving to a nursing home, so her goddaughter, Saffron, stepped in to give Cato and Brutus a [...]

By |2019-11-11T15:41:28+00:00Monday, November 11, 2019|dedicated trip, frequent travellers|20 Comments

Catching up with recent passengers travelling throughout Europe

A number of our couriers have been on the road recently, transporting delightful passengers travelling throughout Europe. Zelda and Tyrion English Bulldogs Zelda and Tyrion belong to James and Rachel, an American couple who've been on a US Army posting in the UK. A new posting to Germany means a relocation to Frankfurt. With a new baby to look after, James and Rachel asked Animalcouriers to take care of transporting their delightful canine duo from Oxfordshire to their new home. At the P&O check-in, the computer-generated ticket didn't show pets, so an artistic member of staff improvised! [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:49:54+00:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|pet travel by road|16 Comments