Collecting UK-bound passengers in Spain and Portugal; and exploring Extremoz

Animalcouriers docked at the Spanish port of Bilbao yesterday morning and headed straight for Madrid to collect Charlotte from AAH Vets. Her owners have gone on ahead to England, and neighbours have been looking after her in the meantime. From Madrid we headed into Portugal where, thanks to out-of-season deals, we were able to book a room at the Pousada Hotel in Extremoz. (Pousadas are luxury, traditional or historical hotels — a bit like the Paradors in Spain.) Called La Rainha Isabel, our hotel was set in the 13th century Extremoz castle, with a fine view over the surrounding countryside where white [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:50:29+01:00Wednesday, November 26, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road|25 Comments

Meet three delightful puppies: Kuran, Inez and Obi

Animalcouriers collected gorgeous German Shepherd Dog puppies Kuran and Inez from Riethoven in the Netherlands, for the first leg of the their journey to Barbados. They were bred by a former chief of police whose puppies mostly go on to interesting and vital working lives with the police, army and search and rescue teams. For now, however, these two are simply enjoying being teenagers! After checking their passports and microchips, we drove to Calais for a Eurotunnel crossing to the UK, and last night they homeboarded with us in Surrey. Today they'll have their final health check at the vet [...]

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