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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

Slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails

Well, everything except the slugs… We're celebrating Easter by reporting on a recent UK trip made by courier Paul. Because private travel is quite restricted in the UK at the moment, we've had a number of requests recently to transport puppies between breeders and owners. We were also really excited to get involved in moving some rather fascinating snails between Edinburgh and London Zoos. Read on to find out more! In the meantime, we wish all our clients, friends and followers a very happy Easter. Storm, a Sproodle puppy from Wales to Scotland Gorgeous Sproodle pup Storm travelled with us [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:19:56+01:00Monday, April 13, 2020|Covid-19, pet transport, pet travel, puppies and kittens|26 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

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

A quick trip to Spain, and a last-minute addition in Calais

Courier Richard recently made a quick trip to Spain to collect Nina's cats and Lucy's dogs, all heading to the UK. On his way back, the timing was perfect to scoop up last-minute addition Basil, along with his owner Hannah, in Calais. Kate and Bianco Super feline duo Kate and Bianco belong to Nina and Cameron, who've relocated to London. Courier Richard collected them in Barcelona from a friend of Nina's who's been looking after them for a few months. Needless to say, Nina and Cameron were very excited at the prospect of seeing their cats again. Their friend's daughter, [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:34:45+01:00Monday, October 14, 2019|pet travel by road|21 Comments

Meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal

A recent trip saw Animalcouriers meet dogs and cats travelling from Spain and Portugal to the UK. Jacky First up was gorgeous pooch Jacky, collected in Villa Real, Portugal. Jacky travelled with us to rejoin owner Liliana in Birmingham. Splendid Jacky Courier Ricardo was very taken with some of Villa Real's architecture Casprin and Wynter This adorable feline duo joined us in Porto, travelling with us for a reunion with owner Marcus in Hampshire. Casprin and Wynter proved rather shy, as Marcus had warned us Traffic was busy in the centre of Porto [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:50:57+01:00Thursday, September 12, 2019|pet travel by road|29 Comments

Regular passengers travelling for summer holidays, and pets relocating

Our latest trip through France, Italy and Spain — involving two of our vans — included several regular passengers, travelling for summer holidays; as well as a number of permanent relocations. Tilly Dear little Yorkie Tilly, who belongs to Charlotte, is a regular Animalcouriers client. She travelled with us from Surrey to her summer holiday home in the lovely area of St Prex in Switzerland. Tilly recently had surgery on her left front paw and sported a rather fetching silvery contraption to protect it. Although initially nervous about putting her paw down, she showed she was recovering well as she [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:35:43+01:00Wednesday, July 31, 2019|frequent travellers, pet transport|30 Comments

A quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France

Courier Richard made a quick trip to Paris and the sunny south of France with cats and a dog on board. He then scooped up two cats making the return journey to London. Waiting for the crossing at Folkestone, a seagull perched on the van roof. Hoping for a lift maybe? Cleo and Atticus Doctors Aline and Boris have relocated from London back to Paris. They were especially keen that their beautiful Burmese cats should make the journey in one day, and we were happy to oblige. Aline saw the cats off from London, and Boris was waiting [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:59:18+01:00Thursday, July 18, 2019|channel hopping, pet transport|13 Comments

To Greece with a family of five pets en route to Turkey

Courier Richard set off from the UK with a family of five pets en route to Turkey. He collected the three dogs and two cats in London, then made his way with them to Greece via France and Italy. In Athens he delivered them to Christine at Chris's Animal Hotel, where they'll stay until their owners catch up and complete the journey to Turkey. Pasha, Laki, Boz, Blue and Coco This trio of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs — dad Pasha, mum Laki and daughter Boz — are the strongest, yet gentlest, giants you could wish to meet. Cats Blue and Coco [...]

By |2019-06-12T18:13:56+01:00Wednesday, June 12, 2019|pet transport|20 Comments

A trip through Germany to Scandinavia

Animalcouriers is nearing the end of a trip through Germany to Scandinavia and back. We've met a wonderful assortment of pets on this trip — a puppy, several cats, a parrot, a rabbit and 10 rodents! Not to mention their delightful owners and families. Auraura and Jules Adorable Cockerpoo puppy Auraura made her way with us from West Wales to Steinalben in Germany to join excited new owners Sarah and family. Auraura arrived with her sibling, Jules, whose new home is in Grand Cayman. Auraura and her sibling have matching cute noses Calm traveller Auraura [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:03:52+01:00Friday, May 17, 2019|pet travel by road|25 Comments
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