Buying a puppy? Your 3-point checklist to spot a dodgy dealer

The pandemic has led to a lot of people buying a puppy. Puppies are often sold online, and plenty of respectable breeders make their sales this way. They may not be Kennel Club registered or have their own websites, but they are caring and honourable and do all the right things when it comes to homing their lovingly bred puppies. Unfortunately, however, there are also dodgy dealers and wholesalers in the puppy market who are acting illegally. Using online channels they try to sell: Puppies that are a different breed or pedigree from what's advertised Puppies that have been stolen [...]

By |2021-01-27T10:02:20+00:00Wednesday, January 27, 2021|puppies, puppies and kittens|13 Comments

Reuniting dogs with their owners in Italy

Having rested after their round trip to Berlin, couriers J and M set off on a journey reuniting dogs with their owners in Italy. On the way back to the UK, they had dogs, puppies and a very talented cockatiel on board. Ollie and Joe, 2 dogs from West Sussex to Tuscany Adorable Jack Russell Terriers Ollie and Joe travelled with us for a reunion with Debbie and David in Anghiari, in the Tuscany region. The couple are living in a rental property while they renovate their nearby new home. On the way to Italy we spent a night [...]

By |2020-11-23T11:25:21+00:00Monday, November 23, 2020|pet travel, puppies|21 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

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

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

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

Canine airlift from Greece to Paris, then on to the UK by road

Animalcouriers worked with local Greek welfare organisations to help arrange flights to Paris for 10 young dogs and puppies. Couriers J & M drove to Greece; while couriers Mike and Matthew left two other Animalcouriers vans at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, before boarding a flight to Athens. Couriers Mike & Matthew then accompanied the dogs on their flight to Athens to Paris, and took them into the UK by road. Meatball and Michu This gorgeous pair of pups were discovered abandoned near a refugee camp in the Ioannina area of northern Greece. They were looked after by Matilda and Veronica, who [...]

By |2017-03-27T15:35:18+01:00Sunday, March 26, 2017|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet air travel|18 Comments

Humbug and Nutter fly to Bermuda, and Mussik is reunited in England

Animalcouriers ended 2014 with a puppy flying to Bermuda, and started 2015 in the same way! During a brief visit to the UK in November, Rachael and her family chose bouncy black-and-white Cockerpoo puppy Humbug. They had to wait until December for Humbug to be old enough to fly to Bermuda to join them. She flew with BA, who accept puppies and kittens from the age of 10 weeks. Rachael wrote to say: "Humbug arrived safe and well, full of beans. Thank you so much for all your hard work arranging her safe arrival to us — we are thrilled." [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:50:25+01:00Wednesday, January 21, 2015|animal transportation, pet air travel, pet travel by road, reunited|16 Comments

Meet three delightful puppies: Kuran, Inez and Obi

Animalcouriers collected gorgeous German Shepherd Dog puppies Kuran and Inez from Riethoven in the Netherlands, for the first leg of the their journey to Barbados. They were bred by a former chief of police whose puppies mostly go on to interesting and vital working lives with the police, army and search and rescue teams. For now, however, these two are simply enjoying being teenagers! After checking their passports and microchips, we drove to Calais for a Eurotunnel crossing to the UK, and last night they homeboarded with us in Surrey. Today they'll have their final health check at the vet [...]

First meetings and reunions in the UK for Jacinta, Dawn, Kuka, Té, Kirin, Pachi, Pete and Mia

Yesterday Animalcouriers had the pleasure of delivering many of our European passengers to their waiting owners in the UK. Jacinta (L) is welcomed by her new family in Kent, including canine member Syren Jacinta with Marie — Marie and Neil were so excited waiting for Jacinta to arrive Lynn is delighted to have Dawn back in her arms, who makes a late entry into the 'longest tongue' competition Mariana is thrilled to be reunited with her cats Kuka and Té in Reading Kirin receives an ecstatic welcome from his owner Ruben [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:51:24+01:00Thursday, May 8, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road, reunited|25 Comments
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