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|27 Comments

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece

Couriers Glenn and Shane headed to Greece to collect pets travelling to the UK. A long passenger list meant that two of our vans were needed to get everyone on board. On the way to Greece courier Glenn stopped in Italy to deliver American Bulldog Nina, who travelled from Manchester. She was so excited to see owner Domenico that she ran round in circles for quite some time! Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her — and were kind enough to [...]

By |2020-10-08T10:01:35+01:00Thursday, October 8, 2020|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet transport|24 Comments

A journey to Malta via the island of Sicily

Two Animalcouriers vans set off in convoy as far as Milan, where couriers Paul and Ryan headed off to Malta via the island of Sicily, while courier Glenn made his way to Greece. Here you can meet the pets who travelled with couriers Paul and Ryan. Approaching Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island Reggie and Pinipom from England to Malta Bloodhound Reggie and his feline chum Pinipom, our only outbound passengers, travelled with us from Staffordshire to Malta. We love European Sealpoint Pinipom's markings! She started out rather nervous but soon became a very relaxed passenger. [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:17:47+01:00Thursday, July 2, 2020|pet transport|30 Comments

Post-lockdown special: from the UK to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers Paul and Glenn set off from the UK to France, making the crossing from Portsmouth to Caen. On board were pets heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Along the way, they collected pets making the return journey to the UK. Loki and Miel, 2 kittens from Kent to France We collected a divine pair of Siamese kittens, Loki and Miel, from their breeder in Kent. Cath and Chris were waiting to roll out the welcome mat for them in sunny South Vendée. Proud new parents Cath and Chris welcome Loki and Miel to their new French home [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:44:23+01:00Thursday, June 4, 2020|Covid-19, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 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

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

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

Over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK

Animalcouriers is transporting over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK — one of the biggest transports we've organised. Why are so many pets travelling in November? Many of them are summer holiday romances and rescues adopted by holidaymakers during August and September. They've been waiting for puppies to be old enough to travel, or for pet passports to be ready. Naturally, everyone wants to be together for Christmas! Five couriers convened in Greece at the start of this mammoth trip. Couriers Matthew and Huw are setting off by road with 17 cats and dogs. They'll collect [...]

By |2017-11-27T18:27:40+00:00Sunday, November 26, 2017|animal rescue, pet transport|34 Comments

Airlifting pets from Greece: 9 dogs and a cat

During the heat of the summer, we're airlifting pets from Greece to the UK, flying from Athens to Paris or Brussels. Then it's a short hop across the Channel in our air-conditioned vans to be reunited with their families in the UK. Meet the delightful passengers who flew with us on our most recent trip. Here's clever Nelson, who attached himself to Joanne when she went on holiday to Lesvos. He's on his way to a new life with her in Ipswich Nelson snoozing Adorable Anetsis getting hugs and kisses from Rachel before going home [...]

By |2017-08-10T09:29:12+01:00Wednesday, August 9, 2017|pet air travel|16 Comments

Pets get on board in Italy and France; and Wilson from Greece needs a home

After delivering handsome Giorgio to Fiona in Rome, courier Mike started collecting passengers for the return journey to the UK. Labrador/Rottweiler cross Giorgio, who travelled with us from Scotland, arrived to a rapturous welcome from Fiona Benjamin and Oliver Ludovica is moving at short notice from Rome to London. Fortunately courier Mike was nearby and could scoop up her two lively Golden Retrievers and add them to his UK-bound trip. Six-month-old Benjamin and Oliver having a good romp out on their walk Max and Meg Brother and sister Max and Meg are on their way from [...]

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