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

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

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

Catching up with recent passengers travelling throughout Europe

A number of our couriers have been on the road recently, transporting delightful passengers travelling throughout Europe. Zelda and Tyrion English Bulldogs Zelda and Tyrion belong to James and Rachel, an American couple who've been on a US Army posting in the UK. A new posting to Germany means a relocation to Frankfurt. With a new baby to look after, James and Rachel asked Animalcouriers to take care of transporting their delightful canine duo from Oxfordshire to their new home. At the P&O check-in, the computer-generated ticket didn't show pets, so an artistic member of staff improvised! [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:49:54+00:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|pet travel by road|16 Comments

From Greece with dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road

We drove to Greece to meet dogs and cats travelling to the UK by air and road. We split the trip between plane and van as so many animals were on the move. Many of our passengers were beloved family pets; others were strays and rescues going to new homes in the UK. First, let's meet the pets travelling by road. Our specially designed vans are quite modular, so we can reorganise and resize bedrooms depending on the number, size and type of pets travelling with us. Here are couriers Shane and Glenn showing off their assembly skills. [...]

Relocating pets to France and Scotland, and Betty Boop goes on holiday

Courier Richard recently made three short trips, relocating pets to France and Scotland, and taking Betty Boop to her holiday destination. April and Rose Delightful cats April and Rose belong to Dan and family, who've relocated from Manchester to Rambouillet. It's a charming spot south of Paris, with a magnificent chateau and a thriving market town full of character. April (top) and Rose travelled very calmly, but the excitement built as they neared their destination and their family reunion Bear Friendly Bear is a Labrador-Chow cross. He flew in from the Cayman Islands to London Heathrow. Courier Richard [...]

Pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK

Couriers J and M flew out to take over from courier Paul, to collect pets travelling from Portugal and Spain to the UK. Lucas Handsome ginger-tabby-and-white Lucas belongs to Ana, who's swapped Lousa in Portugal for Nottinghamshire. We collected Lucas from Katia, a vet nurse who's been taking care of him since Ana went on ahead. Big softie Luca saying good morning Abbey Friendly Bichon-Westie cross Abbey is the beloved pet of June, who checks in with us regularly to find out how Abbey is doing. Well, Abbey travelled like a pro! Her journey took her from Lisbon [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:27:09+01:00Friday, April 5, 2019|animal transportation, frequent travellers|20 Comments

Pets from Bahrain to Scotland; and from the UK to southern Europe

Courier Richard delivered a family of pets from Bahrain to their new home in Scotland. On the way back, he collected a new set of passengers who joined our trip to southern Europe with courier Paul. Filbert, Lulwa, Nikki, Weasel and George Parakeet Filbert flew in from Bahrain ahead of his housemates (a dog and three cats). All five pets are Bahrain rescues who live happily together. Filbert homeboarded with Animalcouriers for a short while before heading off to be reunited with the rest of the family in Edinburgh. Fine feathered fellow Filbert There was so much [...]

To Scotland with three cats on board

Animalcouriers set off for Scotland with three cats on board heading to Edinburgh and Glasgow. On the way back, we stopped in Catterick to deliver another cat, and collected pets due to join our trip to Spain and Portugal. Heading north up the M11 Orhidea and Ramzes This simply stunning pair of Norwegian Forest cats travelled with us on our recent trip from Greece. They belong to Katja, who's relocating to Glasgow from Corfu. Katja's mum was on hand to receive Orhidea and Ramzes Bozwick Bozwick was originally collected by courier Ricardo in Oxford. This friendly, [...]

By |2019-03-10T16:01:10+00:00Sunday, March 10, 2019|pet transport, pet travel by road|17 Comments
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