pet travel

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

Cats and dogs by air from Greece to the UK

Courier J flew to Athens with couriers Mary and Vicki to bring cats and dogs by air from Greece to the UK. At our hotel in Athens, a new litter of stray kittens had appeared since the last time we stayed. This little one soon caught on to the idea of sharing bits of our breakfast. Romeo, Tabitha and Nala from Lesvos Anne Marie adopted this litter of three kittens during a recent trip to Lesvos. Now they're on their way to join her at their new UK home. Handsome Romeo — his sisters were rather camera [...]

By |2019-11-19T10:33:51+00:00Tuesday, November 19, 2019|animal rescue, pet air travel|23 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

The story of Emilio from Lisbon

We recently collected handsome Siamese cat Emilio from Lisbon and delivered him to his new home in Harrogate. The story behind Emilio's relocation is rather a sad one, which his family have invited us to share.Emilio was adopted by Rachael and Rob in Lisbon four years ago, when his original owner moved to China. Rachael and Rob adored Emilio, and he was central to their plans to move back to the UK from Portugal in 2020.Tragically, Rob passed away in September at the age of 31, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Rachael moved back to the family home in North Yorkshire, and her mum, Linda, sprang into [...]

By |2019-11-02T15:45:54+00:00Saturday, November 2, 2019|pet travel by road, quarantine services, reference|21 Comments
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