Animalcouriers set off on a journey through the UK with many of our passengers from Greece, Italy and France. Also on board are a couple of new faces: Lola and Tau.

Lovely Lola has a new family waiting for her in Scotland. This large and stunning girl needed more time and attention than her previous family could give her, so they made the brave and responsible decision to find her a more suitable home. There were tears and hugs as she left, and it’s clear she’ll be greatly missed, but a wonderful new life awaits her in Kinross.

Meanwhile Border Collie Tau is off for a long holiday in Northern Ireland. The whole family were up to see him off — in their PJs as it was a rather early start! He’ll spend a few weeks with his grandma until the rest of the family arrives to join him. Getting him into the Animalcouriers van was a cinch — we threw a tennis ball and he was after it in a flash — a true Collie.

We delivered feline family Freddie Mercury, Theo, Sophie and Matilda to the peaceful Manor Farm cattery near Gloucester, where all four immediately set about testing the new beds, stretching their legs, and having a play. They look comfortably settled and ready to pass the next few days while they wait to move into their new home with Louisa.

Lisa and Lena arrived at their new Scottish home, where they were delighted to be reunited with Nick and Linda. There are lots of lovely new Scottish sights and smells for them to enjoy, and Lisa will be able to have hydrotherapy for her stiff limbs.

Old English Bulldog puppy Iti from France met Jessica and other excited new family. There are canine cousins to meet as well — two other Old English Bulldogs from the same breeder

Old English Bulldog puppy Iti from France met Jessica and other excited new family. There are canine cousins to meet as well — two other Old English Bulldogs from the same breeder

And here's Iti's sibling Loutou with an equally excited new family to get to know

And here’s Iti’s sibling Loutou with an equally excited new family to get to know

Lisa watches the horses playing before we set off on our journey north

Lisa watches the horses playing before we set off on our journey north

Lina looking rather gorgeous in the misty Sussex morning

Lina looking rather gorgeous in the misty Sussex morning

Jinx and companions join our trip north

Jinx and companions join our trip north

 Smokey contemplates the journey ahead

Smokey contemplates the journey ahead

Brutus is keen to know all about his travelling companions

Brutus is keen to know all about his travelling companions

Figeac wisely stays tucked up in bed

Figeac wisely stays tucked up in bed

Olive from Italy is similarly shocked at the very idea of getting up before 7.00am!

Olive from Italy is similarly shocked at the very idea of getting up before 7.00am!

Theo, on the other hand, is very happy to catch some early morning rays

Theo, on the other hand, is very happy to catch some early morning rays

Freddie Mercury is a very laid-back dude

Freddie Mercury is a very laid-back dude

Sophie and Matilda are such a cute pair — butter wouldn't melt!

Sophie and Matilda are such a cute pair — butter wouldn’t melt!

Lovely Lola

Lovely Lola

Handsome Tau

Handsome Tau

Olive gets a big 'hello' hug from her new mum in Liverpool. At which point she gave courier S a look that said, OK, you can be on your way now! Such a lot of character in a very small dog!

Olive gets a big ‘hello’ hug from her new mum in Liverpool. At which point she gave courier S a look that said, OK, you can be on your way now! Such a lot of character in a very small dog!

Lisa…

Lisa…

… and Lina get a warm welcome from their owners in Scotland

… and Lina get a warm welcome from their owners in Scotland

Courier S shared her bed with 47kg Lola. Having ensured courier S was wearing fresh clothes this morning…

Courier S shared her bed with 47kg Lola. Having ensured courier S was wearing fresh clothes this morning… …she dragged courier S straight into a bog on the Scottish moors! Luckily the hotel we had stayed at were very understanding and allowed courier S back in to shower and change, and clean up her muddy boots!

After a good romp in the Scottish countryside this morning, Tau is ready to cross the Irish sea and start his holiday in earnest

After a good romp in the Scottish countryside this morning, Tau is ready to cross the Irish sea and start his holiday in earnest

This wonderful totem pole was designed by a primary school in Scotland

This wonderful totem pole was designed by a primary school in Scotland

It's full of fabulous detail like this

It’s full of fabulous detail like this

Milk bar — breakfast on the moors for these charming Scottish lambs!

Milk bar — breakfast on the moors for these charming Scottish lambs!