Animal Couriers 'Pet Transport & Animal Shipping Services'
- Pet transport & animal shipping services
- Throughout the UK, Europe & overseas
- Pet road travel
- Animal air freight services
- Provides a safe, reliable service
- Full liability insurance
Pet transport and animal shipping services throughout the UK
Europe and overseas.
Moving house? Relocating or emigrating? Going to a new forces posting? — and wondering how to transport your pets to your new home? Are you an animal breeder, buyer or welfare group in need of an animal shipping service? Or are you simply looking for a stress-free way to transport your pets to your holiday destination?
Choose Animalcouriers pet road travel and animal air freight services to move your pets, livestock and other animals throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Find out about our pricing policy or contact us for a pet travel quote using the details opposite.
Animalcouriers provides a safe, reliable service for pet travel by road throughout Europe and the UK. Our couriers are experienced drivers and our vehicles are customised with comfortable travel compartments and security features. We aim to make animal road travel an affordable service while prioritising the animals' welfare and safety.
Depending on timing and destination, your animal may be able to join one of our scheduled trips that enable costs to be shared with other owners. Alternatively we can tailor collection and delivery services to your needs. This includes collecting animals that fly into selected airports in the UK, France and Spain.
Unfortunately we cannot transport small mammals (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs etc), reptiles or amphibians on UK-only trips. But they can join trips between the UK and Europe in either direction.
Animalcouriers can arrange animal air travel for you. We can do as much or as little of the organisation as you want, to fit in with your personal travel plans, your budget, and your animals' needs. Complementary services include airport collection and delivery, quarantine services and boarding for your animal at either end of the journey.
Our air freight services
Animalcouriers is an accredited IATA cargo agent. This means we have partnership status with all airlines that provide pet air travel and offer competitive rates. Whether it's a direct flight or a more complex journey — say, from Spain to New Zealand via London — we can organise it for you.
We can usually book pets onto the same flight as you, or on a flight that lands at a similar time, so that you can avoid an extra trip to the airport. We also offer airport collection and delivery services in the UK, France and Spain.
We can provide an experienced animal courier to accompany animals on flights; or we can charter private aircraft for you and your pets.
Animals travelling by air must have a suitable travel box. We can provide standard plastic travel boxes or custom-made wooden travel boxes to suit all species, that meet IATA guidelines. We'll ask you for your animal's dimensions and weight so that we can make sure it has the right size travel box.
Pet export and import documentation
You can find out most of what you need to know about export and import documentation from Defra's pet travel scheme web pages and the IATA website's tips for shipping your pets. We can offer guidance and advice, for example on Defra requirements and travel healthchecks, or we can complete the formalities on your behalf.
Animalcouriers can also arrange clearance for animals arriving into the UK; and can provide transport to their destination as part of the package.
Boarding and quarantine
We can organise boarding for your pet at either end of the trip, to bridge any gaps in dates. Whenever possible, this will be our own home boarding service or a kennels or cattery that we know and like.
If your animal needs to go into quarantine in the UK, Animalcouriers can help you arrange quarantine accommodation and provide transport services. If your animal is waiting for its pet passport to become valid before entering the UK, we can advise on the boarding options as a legal alternative to quarantine.
Pet travel insurance
You can take out insurance for your dog or cat migrating overseas from the UK by air. The policy is offered by Go Walkabout Travel Insurance. Coverage is effective from the point of check-in, throughout the flight and for a further 36 hours on arrival. Click on the banner to find out more and get a quote.
Animalcouriers are trained and experienced animal handlers with many years' practical experience of working with and transporting animals. Team members have a background in animal welfare, animal management or specialist veterinary training. We are used to handling dogs, cats, birds (including birds of prey), livestock, reptiles, exotic species and more; and are experienced at dealing with the related regulations.
We prioritise the safety and comfort of the animals placed in our care, and are committed to making travel as pleasant, stress free and seamless as possible for your pets. We aim to offer you an animal transport service that meets both your needs and those of your animals. Depending on your requirements, your location and destination, and whether your pet will travel by road or by air, we can work with you to organise and carry out the whole trip, or simply advise you on paperwork and how to book.
We have full liability insurance.
“We can't praise you enough for the fantastic journey our little gang of three took with you all the way from Wolverhampton to our new home in Spain. They arrived a little bit tired, but next day we're exploring their new house. I have no hesitation in recommending Animal Couriers to anyone wishing to take pets abroad. Julia and her team are devoted and dedicated all the way through - even sending pictures of our gang on their journey. Thankyou so much Julia and Co. ”
- Linda & Ray Collins