In Spain Animalcouriers collected Etti, short for Loretta. She was brought to us by Pilar, who is a mainstay at the dog pound in Roquetas de Mar, in the Almeria region. Etti has been adopted by Victoria and David, who met and fell for her while they were on holiday. It’s all a big change for Etti, who’s gone from a life of foraging on the streets, to dinner in a bowl and dental chews on a plate!

Still in Almeria, we collected fluffy rabbit Boo In Vera. He belongs to Tamara, who’s been working on advertising shoots but is now moving to the UK to pursue a career in film. Tamara and Boo will be living in Oxfordshire.

In the old town of Valencia we met up with Jose Luis, who was waiting for us at a cafe for us to drive by and pick up Isis. Maine Coon Isis belongs to Jose Luis’s daughter, who’s moved to London with her husband. Jose Luis told us he’d very much enjoyed his stint as guardian and carer to Isis!

Barney is another rescue dog. Seven years old, he comes from the dog pound at Tossa de Mar. A local rehoming hadn’t worked out, but fortunately a new home in West Sussex came up before he was returned to the pound where he might have been put to sleep. We’re very pleased to be transporting him to his new family in the UK.

Yesterday evening we crossed the border from Spain to France and spend the night just outside Narbonne.

Our first collection today was little Chihuahua puppy Jazz, from the Tarn area of France. Owner Joanna is eagerly awaiting his arrival in the UK.

Lovely, friendly Etti says goodbye to Pilar

Lovely, friendly Etti says goodbye to Pilar

Etti has taken to travelling like a pro, enjoying walks, playtime, chats and ear tickles with courier M

Etti has taken to travelling like a pro, enjoying walks, playtime, chats and ear tickles with courier M

Cute bunny Boo, all tucked up

Cute bunny Boo, all tucked up

Jose Luis with his daughter's cat, Isis

Jose Luis with his daughter’s cat, Isis

A closer look at beautiful Isis

A closer look at beautiful Isis

Barney, who's on his way to his forever home in West Sussex

Barney, who’s on his way to his forever home in West Sussex

As we crossed the border from Spain to France at La Jonquera yesterday evening, we were treated to a sumptuous sunset

As we crossed the border from Spain to France at La Jonquera yesterday evening, we were treated to a sumptuous sunset

Handsome young Chihuahua Jazz

Handsome young Chihuahua Jazz