While couriers J and M head towards France with pets on board from Spain and Portugal, courier S has been busy with Animalcouriers passengers in the UK.

Darling Dachshund Meadow and her family are flying from the UK to Zimbabwe. Meadow is travelling on the same plane as them to Johannesburg, then it’s a few more hours in the car to reach their home. Meadow took check-in in her stride, and all the airline staff were very taken with this charming dog.

Best mates Annie, a Mastiff cross Labrador, and Zac, a German Shepherd Dog, are having a little holiday in the country while their owner recovers from an operation. They’re staying at a friend’s boarding kennels where we suspect plenty of TLC will be on offer. Rescue dog Annie is a gentle giant and a bit timid with it — fortunately big strong Zac is there to look after her. Zac was training to be a police dog but turned out to be a bit too much of a softie. Now he enjoys family life, and spends a lot of time with autistic children who love climbing all over him and cuddling him — which he absolutely adores.

Three amazing Sphinx cats, Chian Chian, Nelson and Baober, travelled from Wales to London, for their flight from Heathrow airport to Taiwan. Calm and relaxed, they caused quite a stir at check-in where everyone wanted to meet this trio of special passengers.

What an alert face Meadow has

What an alert face Meadow has

Mastiff cross Labrador Annie…

Mastiff cross Labrador Annie…

…and her chum Zac

…and her chum Zac

Here's one of the handsome Sphinxes

Here’s one of the handsome Sphinxes

And another, who had an eye operation as a youngster

And another, who had an eye operation as a youngster

And the third, having a little snooze at the back of his flight box

And the third, having a little snooze at the back of his flight box