Bearded Dragon

on the road with Animalcouriers

On the road from the UK to Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers set off with pets travelling from the UK to Spain and Portugal. Alongside our canine passengers, we have a budgerigar and a bearded dragon.

Stitch

Myriam and family are moving from London to Barcelona. Their new home in Barcelona needs a lot of work doing when they get there. So while that’s all going on, they thought it would be more relaxing for their beloved pug Stitch to stay with his grandmother, Angèle, in Saint Cyprien.

Courier Dave collected gorgeous Stitch from his London address

Courier Dave collected gorgeous Stitch from his London address

Stitch arriving at Angèle's home in the south of France

Stitch arriving at Angèle’s home in the south of France

Lily

Rod and his friends booked a holiday to Sitges, just outside Barcelona, but felt it wouldn’t be complete unless delightful Doberman Lily could join them. She’s travelling down with us by road, and we have arranged for her to fly home via Monarch, so that everyone can travel back together.

Well behaved Lily with courier M

Well behaved Lily with courier M

Temo, Pisicuta and Zdrui

This charming trio of Chihuahuas belong to Nicoletta. Having moved from Romania to Dublin, Nicoletta and family found it too cold and wet. In search of wall-to-wall sunshine, they’ve relocated to Sitges.

from the UK to Spain and Portugal : These three firm friends travelled together

These three firm friends travelled together

It was a delightful sunny day when we delivered the dogs in Sitges

It was a delightful sunny day when we delivered the dogs in Sitges

Nicoletta delighted to be reunited with her dogs

Nicoletta delighted to be reunited with her dogs

Oscar

Handsome Cocker Spaniel Oscar belongs to Liliana, who adopted him in Portugal. When she moved to London, she asked us to transport Oscar for her. Now Liliana is returning to Portugal, and Oscar’s making the return trip with us.

Sweet-faced Oscar all settled in for the trip

Sweet-faced Oscar all settled in for the trip

Alex

Cute mixed-race Alex belongs to Ana, who’s been living and working in London. Now she’s on her way back to Portugal, and asked us to transport Alex for her.

Alex loves his comfy bed

Alex loves his comfy bed

Stopping for an aircon check

Hot winds and a very hot weather front from Africa made for unusually high temperatures in Spain — above 40C around Zaragoza. So we decided to stop off and have the air conditioning in our van checked over. We found ourselves at a friendly and helpful garage in Burgos, specialising in aircon, who inspected the compressor and regassed the system.

We have an internal system that monitors the temperature throughout the van, so we know that the pets have been in an average of 22C the whole trip. When we stop for the night, we can get cool night air flowing through the van using roof fans that work off ancillary batteries.

We knew there would be a potential time lag before we could get back on the road, but didn’t want to deliver Alex and Oscar late. So we asked our colleagues at Automascotas to take both dogs on to their owners. That meant that when we got back on the road the next day, we could more easily keep to the rest of our schedule.

Our van at the garage

Our van at the garage

Both dogs were very relaxed about the whole business — here's Alex napping in our hotel room

Both dogs were very relaxed about the whole business — here’s Alex napping in our hotel room

Alex being collected by our colleague from Automascotas for the last leg of his trip

Alex being collected by our colleague from Automascotas for the last leg of his trip

And here's Oscar getting on board too

And here’s Oscar getting on board too

Guy and Betty

Emma has moved to La Linea with her boyfriend, who’s started a job there with William Hill. We move quite a few pets for William Hill employees, and Emma’s two — budgerigar Guy and Bearded Dragon Betty — were model passengers.

A beady look from Betty en route

A beady look from Betty en route

Emma delighted on being reunited with Guy…

Emma delighted on being reunited with Guy…

From the UK to Spain and Portugal …and equally thrilled to be back with Betty

…and equally thrilled to be back with Betty

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By | 2017-06-20T14:38:22+00:00 Sunday, June 18, 2017|pet transport|29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Jovina Coughlin June 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Love those doggies and you introduced me to a new animal – a budgerigar.

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Delighted to have introduced you to budgies — they’re very popular over here.

  2. Sheila Morris June 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    So much happiness to flow from country to country – how do you ever manage to make it look so effortless when it must require massive maneuverings…if I had a hat, I would take it off to you!

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      We are kept on our toes by them all! Please do keep your hat on, you’ll need it in this hot weather 😀

  3. Liliana June 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I would like to thank Animalcouriers for the wonderful service provided, everything was perfectly, the service was amazing! Oscar arrived very well!! I’m so deeply grateful!

    Oscar travelled from UK to Portugal with Animalcouriers

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Liliana, thanks for your lovely words! Oscar was a super passenger and we’re very pleased to hear he’s settled down well. A pleasure to travel with.

  4. Lavinia Ross June 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    A beautiful set of passengers, every one of them. I especially love the chihuahua trio!

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      The Chihuahua trio were a a triple act! Super lovely and super bossy 😀

  5. tootlepedal June 18, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I wasn’t expecting to see a bearded dragon!

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Surprisingly we’re seeing more and more of them as passengers. Very laid back and less bossy than most passengers 😉

  6. Nylabluesmum June 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Mee-you Alex doggie iss hansum! An thee Chihuahuass’ are thee 3 Ameegoss fur sure!
    An Stitch iss a hansum Pug boy….
    Say a Beardy Dragon….mee mite ask LadyMum if wee can have one, mew mew mew….
    Yur sure a busy busyness an yet all ways rite such grate bloggiess Lady Annie!
    ***Hi-5’sss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Hi-5s back to you Siddhartha Henry! We are very busy at the moment but it’s fun to have some slightly exotic passengers now and then.

      • Nylabluesmum June 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

        Mee furgot to menshun LadyMum ***sqeeled*** at 444,444 deccybullss over thee tree-o of Chihuahua’ss Lady Annie!! Shee sayss shee iss a BIG doggie purrson butt shee goess wild fur them Chihuahua’ss, mew mew mew…. 😉

  7. becomingcliche June 19, 2017 at 12:21 am - Reply

    You have so many lovely passengers this time! A Bearded Dragon! A Pug! A Doberman! Where is the Doberman from? I thought Ear cropping was illegal in Europe.

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      We’re not going to quite manage your kind of exotic but it was fun to have a Bearded Dragon on board! Yes, we’re not sure how Lily ended up with cropped ears. She lives in the UK but don’t know where she originated from. So sad as she’s the most gorgeous dog but people could be put off by the look. Also, must hurt awfully when done 🙁

  8. easyweimaraner June 19, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

    oh what interesting passengers… I love the name Stitch it fits so perfectly to this cute pup…;o)

  9. Clowie June 19, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

    You need your aircon functioning well in those temperatures. It’s early for the weather to be that fierce!

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Yes, the weather was considerably hotter than we expected for this time of year. Luckily the great guys at the air con company did a perfect job and we all travelled on in good comfort and security.

  10. onespoiledcat June 19, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Oh I bet not having aircon was tough on everyone but hopefully all is well now and you’re back to “COMFY” !! Love all the photos of happy people and pets……..as always.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2017 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Luckily the aircon never failed, it just was having to work too hard. After the re-gassing, everyone was right back to 100% comfy 😉

  11. greg-in-washington June 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Happy lady with her bird and lizard my favorite pic!

  12. Boomdeeadda June 24, 2017 at 6:31 am - Reply

    I didn’t know you transfer tiny little budgies too. I love these little sweet birds and we had a couple as children. One was a beautiful blue and another a lavender colour. It’s so caring to ensure the comfort of your guests. No AC could be devastating. As always, great to visit and see all your cute travellers x Boomdee

    • Animalcouriers June 28, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Hi Boomdee, great to see you here! Budgies are lovely little birds and travel very well. The AC was quickly refreshed and the couriers and passengers had nothing to worry about travelling further south.

  13. Maria Luisa MIRALLES June 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    hi do you travel Spain Netherlands? and how much would the trip be?

    • Animalcouriers July 3, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Hi Maria, thanks for your enquiry. Please do send an email to ask@animalcouriers.com — someone from the road department will be able to answer your questions.
      All the best
      Animalcouriers

  14. Karen July 2, 2017 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Do you help with importing small number of show quality breeding Poultry or hatching eggs from UK to USA?
    Karen in Pennsylvania, USA.

    • Animalcouriers July 3, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hi Karen, thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately we don’t deal with poultry shipping. We suggest you visit the IPATA website at https://www.ipata.org — there may be specialist shippers there.
      Good luck

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