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Dear Riekie and Jaco,
I just wanted to let you know that Zoe has arrived safe and sound in Toronto. Thank you for arranging her travel! Riekie, I apologize again for giving you such a hard time initially about prices etc. The whole experience was new to us, but I'm glad, in the end, that we decided to send Zoe to Canada and keep her with us.
Thanks again and all the best,
Sorry for taking 3 days to write to you...its been a busy time.
O’ Brian arrived safe and well… see photos
Here are a few pictures of the cormorants in our quarantine.
These were taken exactly a week after my girls arrived, although by the Wednesday (after arriving late on the Saturday) they were already purring etc. I will give you an update after I arrive in Auckland.
Thank you all for everything and a special thank you to Nick. I know I was a big baby so I'm sorry he had to put up with my snot en trane, but also to thank him for his compassion.
From Cancrimoa Kennels in Poland, Tina, here is the girl Dandy's Zoya Cancrimo z Lednickiego Zakola who arrived after an extremely eventful trip on Wednesday night. Isn't she absolutely GORGEOUS???. credit to Johann Theron of Animal Talk magazine.
To those of you who have not been watching her progress on Facebook, allow me to introduce you to the newest family member of Charmanté Newfoundlands.
This 10 week old beauty has just this minute arrived in our home all the way from Cancimo Newfoundlands in Poland. She is Dandy's Zoya - pet name Zoya - sired by the magnificent Multi Champion Dandy's Alister in Poland and already Cosack has fallen in love with her! Oneday we hope to have a beautiful litter of puppies out of these two, but meanwhile, she is gorgeous, very much a live wire who seems to accept everything easily - she is going to be a huge asset to Newfoundlands in this country and to browns in particular.
I have to thank some people though
Maja for this lovely lovely girl
I know there are many more, but without the ready assistance of these people, I am not sure whether Zoya would have been here tonight!
More news to follow - but first now to see to our little Princess!
Janeen and all at Charmanté Newfoundlands, Cape Town.
Just to let you know that my babies arrived safely, all be it a little shell-shocked, but fine. They are in their new home, and are being introduced to their new surroundings gradually.
Thanks once again for ALL your patience and encouragement and advice with regards to them coming to Dubai.
I will definitely recommend you to friends.
All the best
Just a little note to let you know Angus is doing fine here with us in Belgium. Although he does need to get used to all the new sounds coming out of bushes, he's taking to it like a pro!
Picking him up from Schiphol airport was easy and he seemed absolutely fine after the flight. Thank you very much for your good care.
Good morning Ladies,
I would just like to say a HUGE Thank You to you for all your assistance in getting my puppy safely into South Africa. You were GREAT! I really appreciate it and could NEVER have done it without your help. You were true to your word and everything went as you said. And thanks also to Nick who came with you on Wednesday night. You were both GREAT!
I just wanted to say that, even though I only got to deal with you for the last day of waiting for our new puppy I was so impressed with your work. I can see that you are a sincere animal lover. That came across quite strongly and I really appreciated that. I will always recommend you specifically from your company to people! Our puppy has a very happy home; she is settling in beautifully and the best of all is that she knows so well that when the lights switch off it is sleep time for her!!!
All the best,
Hi Estelle and Vaughn
I want to commend you both on your exceptionally professional, caring and patient service. I was a very nervous client and worried from the start about my animals having to travel without me. Just as I thought we had everything in order, we hit a hitch just days before schedule to travel. Vaughn, your calm and professional manner over the phone late that evening made the whole situation more bearable.
From my very first encounter with Animal Travel Services, I only encountered the kindest helpful people who I know would care my pets as if they were their own.
Thank you! You have offered proudly South African service. Well done!
Thank you for your email. Please find below proof of the balance payment transferred a few minutes ago.
Thank you again for your wonderful service, kind assistance and patience with me over the past few weeks while planning my dogs relocation. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and advice, my husband dogs and I are incredibly thankful.
Good luck with all your future clients, I'm sure they will be as overjoyed with the results as we are.
Hallo, dear Riekie, want to confirm that all went well with Pailie! I picked him up in Berlin as Cargo !! And now he is happy at home...Thank you so much for the good organisation you all did !! With brst regards. Gabi Jenke. Eichinger
Thank you very much for your effort in getting our pets to us safely and in good condition. They are already settled in and as happpy as can be. I really appreciate your friendly service and commitment and will recommend animal travel to anybody
Dear Riekie, Dominyc and Stephanie
A heartfelt thank you for delivering Tiger and Squirrel safely to our home in Rotterdam. They are fine and adjusting to their new homes.
We will definitely recommend your services to other pet lovers requiring the transport of their pets.
Thank you once again.
I just want to thank you for the wonderful service you supplied me with when you transported my cats from South Africa to Canada.
Keep up the good work!!!
I just wanted to thank you for transporting our dog Charlie from Cape Town to Malaga.
Laura and Lee Kendrick
Vongeorgio Rottweiler Kennel
We would like to make use of this opportunity to convey our sincere thanks for your valued support as well as all the effort that you have shown us as from the start of this most important transaction. The Vongeorgio Rottweiler Kennel would also like to mention that they will at all times recommend you to any other kennel to promote your excellent service delivery. Lastly the team wishes you lots of success in your business and hope that we can rely on your contiouous support in the future!
just to let you know Iqrah has arrived safe and sound.
Thank you for all that you have done and an outstanding service that you have provided.
Mr Anwar Chohan
Thank you for your very good service. My dog arrived quiet and not stressed. She is very happy.
A friend of mine has 4 cats to import from Italy, I send her your address so she can specks with you about all the documents that she needs to do.
a lot Luisa
Just a quick note to say that Murphy arrived safe and happy in Kasane with us.
He has settled down well and he and our one year old son played for hours yesterday afternoon.... I think they will be inseperable in the future.
Thank you for sorting out all the logistics of getting him here to us, it made things so easy for us.
Take care. Kind regards
Ros Hoy, Kasane, Botswana
Just to again thank you for the excellent service provided to me to get our cat Piekat to Brasilia! We were so pleased to see her. She is adjusting well here and will hopefully not decide one day “she wants to walk back to South Africa”! We shall contact you again when we move back to South Africa, hopefully in 4 years time.
All the best to you, Laura Joyce
A lot of happy faces and one very happy tail on Thursday evening in Budapest. Mr. Bingley is back with his family and we are all feeling great.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for the pleasant and professional way in which you managed the transport of Oscar our parakeet from Cape Town to Jhb.
It was a pleasure dealing with you and knowing that our pet was in good hands the whole way, it really gave me peace of mind.
11 August 2010
Would like to take this opportunity to thank you for getting the Grass Carp to us. They all arrived safely and were placed in their new surroundings late yesterday afternoon. Hopefully, they will grow big and strong!!!!!
Have a wonderful day.
18 August 2010
I am busy importing my first dog ever. The situation was very confusing / frustrating as I was sending backwards and forwards UNTILL somebody referred me to Christelle. I am a Small Business Services Manager at Nedbank and never in my life have I experienced such incredible service. She is AWESOME and without her help I wouldn''t have been able to manage. She went the extra mile and I believe did MORE than what was expected of her. I would really like to nominate her for GREAT SERVICE as she is a BIG ASSET to your company.
sure if you will get this before you leave, but just to let you
travel crate was tidy, no dog or any other mess. There was water
was a little shy/timid at first but glad to get out of the cage
done and thanks to Riekie and her team in getting him here in
Riekie & Gambol’s trip to Germany
By Riekie Fourie
International Pet Travel consultant
My first German Shepherd Dog made me fall in love with the sport known as Schutzhund (German for Protection dog) and I always believed that one day I’ll go to the world championships to represent South Africa
I transported hundreds and thousands of pets all over the world and now I had to arrange for my own dog, my best friend to travel with me to Frankfurt. Obviously like all the other four legged passengers I transported, I arranged the shortest, best trip for him. We were very fortunate to receive sponsorship from South African Airways for the return trip for the SA K-9’s in the Shutzhund team!
Upon boarding in Johannesburg I could see him being loaded into the aircraft. It was great to be able to see how careful he was handled whilst being loaded into the hold. Shortly after liftoff I realized how lucky he was, compared to me!!!
He had ample leg space; I didn’t,
he had his favourite pillow, I didn’t,
he could stand up and turn around whenever he wanted to and I couldn’t!
When we arrived in Frankfurt, with a stiff neck, numb bum and swollen ankles we collected the car and went straight to the agent who we employed to clear him. By the time we got to the agent, Gambol was already in the animal lounge getting a nice walk, water and breakfast. The custom clearance took about two hours, but this was of no concern to me as he was out of his box and in a quiet kennel at the animal lounge.
When clearance was done, we went to collect him. He was refreshed, unlike the humans, and ready to go.
On behalf of Oscar, his World Woof Tour and the thousands of pound hounds that he was able to visit as part of his World Woof Tour, Thank YOU so much for helping us to circle the planet to perfection!
We visited 31 countries, visited over 65 organization on 5 continents and in so doing traveled approximately 79038km (twice around the circumference of the earth!) Best of all, and as a direct result of your unbelievable assistance, we didn't have ONE yelp (problem) with Oscar getting into or out of ANY of the visited countries along the way. We owe all this to Animal Travel Services!
You and your team, Christelle, deserve an Oscar for all your incredible, professional, experienced work. A very big, fat, golden, diamond infested Oscar!
From the bottom of our paws, thank you all so very much.
Joanne Lefson & Oscar
Dear Animal Travel Services………….
The time had come for us to go
Dad had got a transfer you know
I was scared to be left here alone
When Mom and Dad went to their new home
Mom was clever and made a plan
To get me there to Amsterdam
She phoned a place that does these things
Animal Travel, you supplied my wings
You were so organized and so kind
You saw to it that I wasn’t left behind
You told my mom just what to do
All was sorted before I flew
I am now in Amsterdam
Thank you Animal Travel for lending us a hand
Thank You for being so smart and kind
If it wasn’t for you I’d be left behind
Mom and Dad are very glad
For the best service that they had
And I just want to say
I’d recommend you any day……………
Your friend, Cocoa
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