While couriers J and M head towards to the UK with their passengers from Greece and Italy, courier S is taking care of Shep, Holly and Lola’s journeys in the UK.

Handsome Collie Shep has been homeboarding with Animalcouriers since travelling with us from the Clermont Ferrand area of France earlier in the month. This senior fellow has been the perfect houseguest, but now it’s time for him to be reunited with his family who are eagerly awaiting his arrival. The dad in his family, Nathan, is a professional rugby player who moved from Australia to the UK, and from there to France, where rugby is one of the national passions. Now with a transfer back to the UK for Nathan, the family is settling in Altringham.

Miniature Yorkshire Terrier Lola wanted ‘just one more game’ before we set off from her home in Bath. This little charmer will continue her journey to Spain in a few weeks’ time, travelling with us to join her family at their holiday home near Malaga. After the summer, she’ll be living in Madrid, where Johanna will be looking after the British school. The whole family is very excited about going back to live in Spain.

Keeping the dogs in order on the journey is shiny black cat Holly. This gorgeous puss is travelling with us from Surrey to Oldham near Manchester. She’s been staying with her owner’s parents while her owner got the perfect new pussycat pad ready for her arrival.

Shep will shortly be reunited with his rugby-loving family

Shep will shortly be reunited with his rugby-loving family

Tiny Lola has a great big character and will make many friends in her new home

Tiny Lola has a great big character and will make many friends in her new home

Lola wins yet another game!

Lola wins yet another game!

Holly keeps everyone in order

Holly keeps everyone in order