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Dogs, cats and rabbits on the move around Europe

Our couriers recently had the pleasure of transporting dogs, cats and rabbits on the move around Europe. Hebrides, Portland and Henry, 3 pets from Italy to England Black Lab Hebrides, along with canine chum Portland and feline friend Henry, travelled with courier Trevor from Duino in Italy to Kent in England, where William was waiting. Handsome Hebrides and precious Portland ready for the off A closer look at Hebrides Henry looks like he has lots of wisdom to share Iris, a puppy from Italy to England Young Border Collie pup Iris joined us [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:41:29+01:00Tuesday, August 2, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road|8 Comments

Reuniting more Ukrainian cats, dogs and a rat with their owners in the UK

We've had the pleasure of reuniting more Ukrainian cats, dogs and a rat with their owners in the UK. At the same time as Nimo the tortoise was travelling with us, our couriers met cats, dogs and a fancy rat called Lili, all heading to the UK to rejoin their families. Here are some of their stories, which remind us all how important our pets are to all of us, how hard it is to be apart from them, and the joy and relief that come with being back together. It's why we're offering free road transport for Ukrainian [...]

By |2022-08-03T15:01:34+01:00Tuesday, July 19, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|14 Comments

Ukrainian dog Neo and his family reach Scotland

We were pleased to help little Ukrainian dog Neo and his family reach Scotland. From Ukraine to France via Germany After leaving Ukraine, Snezhana, her son Danylo and daughter Kira spent two months in Cologne, Germany. They were waiting for permission (a special licence) to bring their little dog Neo into the UK, where their sponsor in Glasgow was ready to welcome them. Once they received Neo's special licence, the family made their way to Calais. So that they didn't have to stay in a refugee camp, their sponsor booked them into the Premier Inn for the night. Danylo [...]

By |2022-07-11T11:01:16+01:00Monday, July 11, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|9 Comments

Collecting Ukrainian pets in Poland and Germany

Animalcouriers is just back from collecting Ukrainian pets in Poland and Germany for their journeys to the UK. Also on board were a dog and two cats relocating from Estonia to the UK. Viva! in Warsaw We travelled out from the UK with pet food donations for Viva!, an organisation that's doing amazing work supporting Ukrainian pets as they arrive in Poland. We dropped the supplies off in Warsaw before heading to Estonia. The lovely team from Viva! Poland said: "Big big thanks to Animalcouriers who donated a big van full of dog and cat food this morning. It will [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:08:33+01:00Tuesday, April 5, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|19 Comments

Our first Ukrainian pet passenger, Funtik the chinchilla

Animalcouriers recently transported our first Ukrainian pet passenger, Funtik the chinchilla. Funtik and his owner, Daria, fled from Ukraine at the start of the Russian invasion. They crossed the border into Poland and made their way by train to DĂĽsseldorf in Germany, where Daria has a family member. There, Funtik received a clean bill of health and was issued with a small animal export certificate, allowing him to travel to the UK. Courier Anthony collected Funtik in DĂĽsseldorf and brought him to the UK, while Daria hopped on a flight in order to be ready to greet him. Funtik has [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:12:15+01:00Sunday, March 13, 2022|animal rescue, Ukrainian pet transport, 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 |2022-07-04T09:12:43+01:00Sunday, 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 |2022-07-04T09:13:14+01:00Friday, March 4, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|20 Comments

Dogs travelling by road and air

With dogs travelling by road and air, our couriers have been out and about. Courier Paul journeyed to Scandinavia, courier Anthony went to Germany, and courier Ricardo drove to Scotland. Barley, a dog from the UK to Denmark Gorgeous three-year-old Barley made the journey from Oxfordshire to Aarhus in Denmark, where his family have relocated. Smiles all round as Barley is reunited with his family Louie, a dog from the UK to Sweden Six-year-old Lurcher Louie travelled to Stockholm, where his dad was waiting to continue their journey to northern Sweden. Dear Louie sharing courier Paul's hotel [...]

By |2022-05-23T12:05:59+01:00Thursday, February 17, 2022|pet air travel, pet transport, pet travel by road|6 Comments

Reuniting pets with their owners across Europe

Recent trips saw Courier Ricardo reuniting pets with their owners across Europe. He travelled to France and Switzerland; France, Spain and Portugal and back via Belgium; and Germany, Austria and Belgium. France and Switzerland Here's Josie welcoming her beloved hamster Sergey in St Sulpice, Switzerland Rachael delighted to see her gorgeous young dog Pickles Courier Ricardo had a few hours spare in the southern French city of Nimes to be a tourist — he had  quick look at the Arena, a Roman amphitheatre… …and the Maison Carrée, an ancient Roman temple [...]

By |2021-08-03T15:09:12+01:00Tuesday, August 3, 2021|pet transport|17 Comments

A spring-time round-up of pets on the move

We felt it was time for a spring-time round-up of pets on the move across Europe and beyond. Kate's handsome cat Harry made the journey with us from Scandinavia to Birmingham Dear little Maggie travelled with us from Cork… …to the UK, with cuddles at both ends of her trip! Lovely lad Pongo, who travelled from Germany to Wales with Animalcouriers Annette over the moon to receive her wonderfully lively Labradoodle puppy Petzi, who we transported from the UK to Luxembourg. Annette told us: "We just wanted to thank you for [...]

By |2022-07-04T17:14:45+01:00Thursday, May 6, 2021|pet travel|23 Comments
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