pet travel

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 [...]

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

5 cats and 7 dogs relocating to Scottish isles

Couriers J and M travelled from England to Scotland with 5 cats and 7 dogs relocating to Scottish isles. Helen, her son Stacey and their cats are relocating from Surrey to the splendid Isle of Bute. Lian, her husband and their dogs are moving from Kettering to the picturesque Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Outer Hebrides. Our journey took us from Surrey to Northamptonshire, then on to Largs where we delivered the cats. We then continued with the dogs via Inverness to Ross and Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, where we caught the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway [...]

By |2020-01-29T09:41:51+00:00Tuesday, January 28, 2020|on the road, pet travel by sea|28 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