These three hounds are exchanging Wales for the beautiful Greek island of Zakinthos. They’re on the Animalcouriers trip via Switzerland and Greece to North Cyprus.
Giant Schnauzer pup Zentaur, now known as Tor, seemed to settle in the minute he arrived at his new home in Lancashire. Karen sent photos to prove it, and tells us:
“Tor arrived safely. First thing he did was pee all over Rick’s foot!!!!! Thanks for everything. An efficient, caring service. I’d certainly recommend Animalcouriers.”
Animalcouriers are on their way to North Cyprus with a variety of pets who’re all bound for different destinations.
Biggie and Ginger are Manau’s much-loved rabbits. Manau has been studying in London and is now returning to her home in the Zurich area of Switzerland — and of course, Biggie and Ginger are going too.
Cats Spangle and Toffee are off to North Cyprus. Their owners, June and Len, are driving themselves there via Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. We speculated that we might get there before them, so they have friends on hand to welcome Spangle and Toffee if need be. When June and Len’s extensive family, including a great-grandchild, saw them off, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Also on board are three dogs who are heading to the Greek island of Zakynthos. We’ll tell you about them in a separate post.
All the pets were in fine form after their sea crossing and eager for breakfast. The dogs had a good runaround and Alice even wanted to do some tricks!
Courier S delivered Alice and Gucci to their new homes. Tor and Bobby were transferred to the care of courier R who’s delivering them to Morecambe and Aberdeen respectively. And Oreo will be collected from our Surrey base.
Yesterday evening we collected Bobby the cat who is moving from among the canals in central Amsterdam to Aberdeenshire. Courier S promised to tell Bobby a bedtime story but was a little baffled when asked to do it in Dutch!
We just made it onto the overnight ferry at Hook of Holland after a small scare at customs. No one could find Bobby’s microchip. After a short panic which held the boat up, Courier S used Animalcouriers’ own scanner and found it straight away.
We colleced Toy poodle Gucci in Germany this morning. She is off to live in Reading to start a new life, with a new owner. It was an exciting day for Gucci and her hair had been done especially for the journey.
Tor is proving rather difficult to photograph. He’s full of puppy playfulness – he will jump, run, leap and somersault – anything but sit still for a photograph! Luckily his owner Karen has sent some photos of him so you can see what a gorgeous fellow he is. He’s a chilled traveller.
Not forgetting someone back at the office with a true passion for liquorice, Courier S has ensured her stock cupboards are refilled with salty and sweet delights.
Having picked up Swedish Vallhund Alice in Malmo yesterday, Animalcouriers started the journey back towards the UK via Denmark and Germany.
In Sulsdorf we collected adorable Giant Schauzer puppy Zentaur. He’s off to join his new owners in Lancashire where he’ll be known as Tor.
We then stopped off in the centre of Hamburg where laid-back cat Oreo joined our trip. He’s travelling with us to start a new life in London.
It’s taken a while to prepare Basenji cross Mr Lumley for his move to New Zealand. He’s named after Lumley Beach in Sierra Leone, where his owners spent the past three years working.
To meet the residency requirements set by New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Mr Lumley had to stay in the UK for six months, so his owners arranged for him to board with a pet sitter on the West Sussex coast. They came to the UK to see him through his final preparations in the 30 days leading up to his departure date.
Animalcouriers advised on the New Zealand entry requirements and worked with the vet to obtain the Defra export certificate and ensure all the paperwork was in order. We booked Mr Lumley’s flight from the UK to New Zealand, and arranged for his travel box to be delivered a couple of weeks in advance so that he could get used to it before departure.
Having dropped off Fudge and Angel in Germany, Animalcouriers headed via Denmark to Sweden to collect Swedish Vallhund Alice.
Her grandpa drove her over 1,000 km from Sweden’s skiing region to meet us in Malmo, where it was strangely quiet after the Eurovision song contest the night before. Alice is on her way to join the rest of her family who’ve moved to Watford. We know some little girls are waiting impatiently for this most important member of the family to arrive!
Little Josephine homeboarded with Animalcouriers while we prepared the paperwork for her move to Kuwait.
Dogs travelling to Kuwait must have their Defra export certificates checked by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then legalised by the Kuwaiti Embassy.