Animalcouriers collected darling Golden Retriever Jedy, a very dignified gent at 14 years young. He’s a little frail and not really up for frisky walks, but he loves a gentle amble in the sunshine or a lie-down on the grass in the shade. Understandably his owners are very keen to be reunited with him.

When we picked up Maria’s two cats, Belinha and Peewee, we were given a short lesson in Portuguese to ensure we could pronounce their names and communicate with them. Maria’s mum has been taking great care of these two while Maria relocated to London for work and found accommodation that could take the cats.

‎Fiona’s cats, Athena and Jack, are travelling with us from the Portuguese Algarve to Newcastle, as Fiona is moving back to England. Athena nearly missed the trip as she decided to go walkabout just before we arrived. Fortunately she was found asleep in the grass in the fields behind the house. We gather this isn’t Athena’s first attempt at ‘the great escape’. When she was taken to the vet for her rabies vaccination, she escaped from her cat box in the car park and was missing for several days. The vet was several miles from the family’s fairly new house, and they had almost given up all hope when Athena managed to find her way home.

Pekingese pair Roxy and Casper are becoming seasoned travellers with Animalcouriers as their owner, Pedro, splits his time between Tavira in Portugal and London. When we arrived to collect these bundles of fun, they were very excited to see us, and immediately wanted to play and run around.

Veterinary nurse Ana has moved from Portugal to Scarborough, for work, and is delighted that her black Labrador Rufus can join her now she’s settled in to her new English home. He’s a dog who loves to chat whenever he fancies a walk or a cuddle, and we can understand that Ana has been missing him very much.

Cats Tica and Tico with their amazing blue eyes are moving with their owners from Porto to Worthing. These two cats are full of character as well as stunning good looks.

Lovely gentle Jedy, our senior passenger

Lovely gentle Jedy, our senior passenger

 

Peewee and Belinha — a very chilled out pair

Peewee and Belinha — a very chilled out pair

Athena and Jack — the whole family is looking forward to being reunited

Athena and Jack — the whole family is looking forward to being reunited

Gorgeous Tica is travelling with…

Gorgeous Tica is travelling with…

…the equally gorgeous Tico — love the toning cushion!

…the equally gorgeous Tico — love the toning cushion!

Cheeky Roxy…

Cheeky Roxy…

…and travel companion, the equally cheeky Casper

…and travel companion, the equally cheeky Casper

Rufus, who has been on his best behaviour

Rufus, who has been on his best behaviour

It was an early start in Spain but we had the pleasure of watching the sun rise over the mountains

It was an early start in Spain but we had the pleasure of watching the sun rise over the mountains