Jedy, Belinha, Peewee, Athena, Jack, Tico, Tica, Roxy, Casper and Rufus are UK bound

Jedy, Belinha, Peewee, Athena, Jack, Tico, Tica, Roxy, Casper and Rufus are UK bound

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

By |2016-10-17T10:50:46+00:00Sunday, September 28, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road|40 Comments

40 Comments

  1. crazytraintotinkytown September 28, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Its always so heartwarming reading your posts at the lengths owners go to not to be separated from their four-legged family when there are so many that discard their friends so easily

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      We see it from both sides but are lucky enough to travel with owned pets and pets going to new homes. We delight in the lengths some people will go.

  2. easyweimaraner September 28, 2014 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I’m glad Athena found the way back. That’s scary when a pet runs away in a carpark. you should have a look-a-like contest once, today you have a “Sugar”, a “Sammy” and a “Fred” on board :o)

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      It’s one of our most feared things when taking our own cats to the vet! That is a very fine idea Easy – we’ll let that one bubble away…

  3. cristina September 28, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I AM THE GRAND MOTHER OF BÉLINHA AND PEEWEE.. THANKS 4 ALL LOVE TO THEM <3 <3 CRISTINA

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Cristina – they were a delight to travel with and it’s great to hear they’re settling in well. You must miss them!

  4. onespoiledcat September 28, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    What a wonderful van full of cuties on this journey! We’re so happy that Athena came back – how scary that must have been!

    Hugs, Pam

  5. Marc-André September 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    So glad you guys help these animals and owners 🙂

  6. Midwestern Plant Girl September 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Love the blue eyes on the kitties!

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      We love them too – enough to add Tico as one of our blog headers 🙂

  7. Austin Starr September 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I have a question: has Great Britain changed its policy regarding quarantining pets for 6 months before they allow them to enter the country? I love reading your blog because it’s about real animals in (for them) a stressful situation and not just all about cuteness.

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Yes, the rules changed back in January 2012. Life is a lot easier now for pets in Europe travelling under the Pet Passport scheme (more info here: https://www.animalcouriers.com/petpassports.html). A lot less heartache all round. You’re right, there are stressy times for animals moving home – our aim is to keep them as calm as possible and in a steady routine.

      • Austin Starr October 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        thanks for explaining that. good news!
        hey, I started a new blog, straight up fiction. It’s
        love among the aliens
        on wordpress.
        I hope you’ll check it out between cuddles with cats.
        Austin

        • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

          Popped over and liked! Look forward to following your writings.

  8. Marty the Manx September 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Jedy is beautiful! The rest of the crew is adorable! Love the sunrise 🙂 Happy travels!

  9. Lavinia Ross September 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful country you travel through with precious cargo!

  10. pawedblog September 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful passengers as always!! Tica and Tico have such gorgeous blue eyes don’t they?? wow.
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      Yes, we were particularly struck by their eyes and have put them up as one of our blog headers.

  11. Curt Mekemson September 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    My son and his wife have a beautiful golden retriever who must be approaching 14. He, too, is a gem. And I love the blue-eyed cats. –Curt

  12. Maria Rodrigues September 29, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I would like to congratulate the team for the wonderful care to Peewee and Belinha. They were so relaxed and happy when they got home, even after 3 days of travelling.
    My mother, who sent them to me, was instantly so very satisfied. And she was so nervous on the days before.
    Thank you and I will definitely recommend to all! 5 stars service! 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you Maria! Peewee and Belinha were very chilled travellers and great company. Delighted to hear they’ve settled quickly. All the best for you all in your new home.

  13. Basil September 29, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    That sunrise is just stunning!!

  14. fozziemum September 29, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    What beautiful travellers..goodness me Athena..i would have had a fit…the things our pets do 🙂 all wonderful and stunning looking sweethearts..and of course huge soft spot for a pensioner pup 😉 hugs Bev xxx

  15. petspeopleandlife September 30, 2014 at 4:21 am - Reply

    The cats are gorgeous. Love the senior dog. Fourteen is an excellent age for a Golden. Your scenic photo is beautiful.

    • Animalcouriers October 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Although a little slow, we think Jedy is in great shape for a senior.

  16. Gunta September 30, 2014 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Certainly looks like you’re keeping plenty busy. What a fantastic sunrise shot!

    • Animalcouriers September 30, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Yes, after a spot of holiday for everyone, we’re back to busy busy busy!

  17. Mustang.Koji October 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Jedy doesn’t look a day over five… I wish I looked that good!

  18. Nylabluesmum October 9, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Tico & Tica are breathtakingly beautiful….
    Athena sounds like she is full of beans…I am so glad she made the journey.
    Jedy is a real darling; such gentle eyes.
    Safe journey to all.
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too <3 <3 <3

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