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Behind the scenes at Animalcouriers — keeping pets on the move

Now that we've turned the page on the challenging year that was 2020, we thought we'd give you a sneak peak behind the scenes at Animalcouriers. It's also an opportunity for our directors to give a shout out to the whole team, who've shown phenomenal dedication, creativity and even courage to keep pets on the move. Our office team. When Covid struck, our office team — Lesley, Theresa and Natalie — had to become used to working from home. They've worked flat out, dealing with an increase in enquiries that often finds them at their desks in the evenings and [...]

By |2021-01-02T16:04:37+00:00Saturday, January 2, 2021|Covid-19, pet travel, red tape|22 Comments

Trips with gorgeous puppies and kittens

Over the past few weeks we've made a number of trips with gorgeous puppies and kittens, as lockdown-related travel restrictions made it difficult for owners to do their own collections. Bella, a puppy from Swansea to London Nicki contacted us when Wales entered lockdown, which prevented her from collecting new puppy Bella herself. Courier Richard did the honours and delivered Bella to her happy family in London. Beautiful Bella at her new London home Yitzhak, a kitten from France to the UK Erhi was on the waiting list for a kitten from a breeder in France, and asked [...]

By |2020-12-16T11:33:58+00:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Covid-19, kittens, puppies, puppies and kittens|24 Comments

To Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs

Courier J and M recently made a round trip to Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs on board, with a stop-off in the Netherlands on the way home. George and Caillou, 2 cats from Somerset to Germany Lucie has taken up a research job at the University of Bremen. We collected her beloved cats, George and Caillou, from Somerset, where Lucie's parents have been taking care of them. Like all cats, they were wary but curious about their new surroundings It wasn't long before they started to explore! Bonnie, a dog from Scotland to [...]

By |2020-10-14T13:46:59+01:00Wednesday, October 14, 2020|pet transport, pet travel by road|20 Comments

Meet pets who travelled with us in July and August

Join us today to meet pets who travelled with us in July and August between the UK and mainland Europe. While couriers J and M made the return journey to Scandinavia, couriers Paul and Ricardo travelled around in more southerly parts of Europe. Here are some of the delightful pet passengers who kept them company. Kashi and Diego, 2 dogs from Singapore to Portugal via Paris Kashi and Diego flew from Singapore to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where courier Ricardo collected them for their onward journey to owners Rebecca and Nick in Cascais in Portugal. Once the dogs were [...]

By |2020-09-16T15:36:55+01:00Friday, September 11, 2020|frequent travellers, pet transport|28 Comments

Journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics

When couriers J and M were ready to start their return journey to the UK with pets from the Nordics, the first passenger on board was adorable Cocker Spaniel Eva from Finland. She was soon joined by more gorgeous dogs and cats, as well as a delightful pair of guinea pigs. Our hotel in Finland offered appropriate entertainment for its guests! Eva, a dog from Finland to Wiltshire At just eight months old, American Cocker Spaniel Eva is already a champion. Her journey from Ylamylly in Finland was delayed by pandemic-related travel restrictions, but young Eva was finally [...]

By |2020-08-26T14:26:43+01:00Wednesday, August 26, 2020|pet transport|21 Comments

A recent journey to Greece with pets on board

Couriers Glenn and Shane made a recent journey to Greece with pets on board. On the way, the stopped off to collect a pair of Greece-bound cats in the Netherlands, and delivered three cats and a Mini-Poodle pup to their families in Italy. Marshmallow, Tuppence and Pipo, 3 cats from Ireland to Italy Silvia's three marvellously monikered cats started their journey in the Republic of Ireland. They travelled with us to Lombardy in Italy for a reunion with her. Silvia told us: "I love them immensely so I'm grateful they are with you and doing well." Gorgeous Pipo [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:37:40+01:00Wednesday, July 15, 2020|Brexit, pet travel by road|26 Comments

Recent pet travel trips to France, Monaco and Spain

Courier Ricardo made recent pet travel trips to France, Monaco and Spain, reuniting cats, dogs and guinea pigs with their families. Given the pandemic-related restrictions in place, some had been separated for a while, which made the reunions all the sweeter. Filou, a dog from London to the Alpes Maritimes Adorable Filou, a Cocker-Labrador cross, made the repatriation trip with us from London to the Alpes-Maritimes in France. Filou and family had been apart since the start of the lockdown, so everyone was delighted to be back together. Filou a bit too keen on coming in for her close-up! [...]

By |2020-07-01T10:11:17+01:00Monday, June 29, 2020|pet travel|16 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

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 |2021-01-08T09:27:12+00:00Friday, April 17, 2020|kittens, pet travel, puppies, puppies and kittens|28 Comments
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