pet travel

Pets in the air to worldwide destinations

2020 got off to a flying start with pets in the air to worldwide destinations. But we'd only just got Labradoodle Willow away to Melbourne, and frequent flyer Millie to southern Spain for her annual stay, when Covid-19 (coronavirus) struck, and most travel was put on hold as countries went into lockdown. Rocky, a dog from the UK to the Cayman Islands Just before the Cayman Islands shut down, we worked with Aimee of Must Love Dogs to get lovely Labrador Rocky onto the last scheduled BA flight from London to Cayman. Rocky homeboarded with Must Love Dogs until his family [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:51:29+01:00Wednesday, May 27, 2020|in the air, pet air travel|17 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 |2020-05-13T15:19:03+01:00Wednesday, May 13, 2020|Covid-19, puppies, puppies and kittens|24 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

Pet repatriations and rehomings, and delivery of puppies

A recent trip through the UK by courier Paul involved pet repatriations and rehomings, and delivery of puppies to their new homes. Arthur, Bella, Harley and Rosie from Bahrain to the UK We met Persian cats Arthur and Bella, and their canine chums Harley and Rosie, at London Heathrow airport. Their family had already relocated from Bahrain, but the pets had to wait until our colleague Tim at Delmon Pets Relocators in Bahrain could find a flight for them. From LHR courier Paul drove this delightful quartet to the Middlesbrough area for a very happy family reunion. Big hugs for [...]

By |2020-05-01T14:48:21+01:00Friday, May 1, 2020|puppies and kittens, rehoming, repatriation|20 Comments

Making new owners happy with puppy arrivals

Courier Glenn was on the road a few weeks ago, making new owners happy with puppy arrivals. His travels took him around England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany and France. 2 puppies from Scotland to England These very cute Mini Schnauzer puppies joined us in Scotland, collected from their breeder in Falkirk. One puppy went to Elizabeth in Bury, and the other to Wendy in Burgess Hill. The puppies had an overnight stay with courier Glenn who reports they were the perfect house guests. Meeting the two pups in Scotland — it's quite unusual to see a white Mini Schnauzer [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:55:29+01:00Tuesday, April 28, 2020|pet travel, puppies and kittens|22 Comments

Delivering puppies and kittens to their new owners

The extension of the UK lockdown means we're receiving quite a number of requests to collect puppies and kittens from their breeders and deliver them to their new owners. Although we feel that, normally, it's best for the new owner to collect their pet, we understand that the current circumstances make that difficult. We've taken advice from Defra, the RSPCA and the Kennel Club, all of whom say what really matters is that young puppies and kittens go to their new homes once they're ready, so that they can be properly socialised into their new families. All three organisations have approved Animalcouriers to undertake [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:16:05+01:00Friday, April 17, 2020|kittens, pet travel, puppies, puppies and kittens|28 Comments

Transporting pets between the UK and Italy, Greece and France

Couriers Ricardo and Paul are recently back from trip transporting pets between the UK and Italy, Greece and France. Teal, a cat from Hertfordshire to Siena We collected gorgeous Ragdoll cat Teal in Hertfordshire for her journey to the Italian province of Siena. Blue-eyed Teal travelled very confidently Reunion for Teal in Rapolano Terme in the province of Siena Interesting public art Giorgos and Splodge, 2 cats from Surrey to Crete When Emma and Warren relocated to Crete last year, we transported their Maine Coon cats for them. Now this splendid pair are on their [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:12:18+00:00Tuesday, March 24, 2020|animal transportation, pet travel|28 Comments

Pet travel through southern and southeastern Europe

In February Animalcouriers made pet travel trips through southern and southeastern Europe. Courier Paul headed to Portugal via France and Spain, while couriers Glenn and Alan travelled to Greece and back via Italy and Austria. Bufon, a dog from Hereford to Spain Bufon, an elegant King Charles Cavalier, travelled with us from Hereford to Leon, to rejoin owner Sharon. Bufon is a very affectionate fellow Lily and Niko, two rabbits from England to Portugal Gorgeous mini lop rabbits Lily and Niko homeboarded with us for a few days until we were ready to hit the road. Their journey [...]