In addition to our regular, shared road trips throughout Europe, Animalcouriers is also sometimes asked to do a bespoke trip, where we transport a pet (or group of pets) belonging to one family.

Last week we collected tiny Bublik from storm-struck Juan les Pins in south-east France, to take him to his winter residence in London, where his owner is waiting for him. Completely oblivious to the weather conditions, Bublik set off on his travels very calmly. So calmly, in fact, he was sound asleep and snoring before we’d even left the driveway!

Today it was the turn of a fabulous furry family of six to start their journey from Devon to La Cala de Mijas in Spain. Dogs Sasha, Lola, Cara and Liz, and their feline chums Priva and Fifi, were ready and waiting with shiny new passports when we arrived. Everything was beautifully organised, including bags of favourite food, toys, treats and blankets. They’ll reach France in the morning, and will travel on down to Malaga, where they’ll enjoy a spot of relaxation time in kennels while their human family catches up with them.

Cute and friendly Bublik

Cute and friendly Bublik

Juan les Pins after the storms β€” not what it usually looks like

Bublik enjoys an evening walk and new places to explore

Bublik enjoys an evening walk and new places to explore

Gorgeous Spaniel Sasha

Gorgeous Spaniel Sasha

Lola gives us an irresistible look

Lola gives us an irresistible look

Lovely Cara (L) with Sasha (and Sasha's ears!)

Lovely Cara (L) with Sasha (and Sasha’s ears!)

Adorable black-and-white Liz

Adorable black-and-white Liz

Equally adorable black-and-white Priva

Equally adorable black-and-white Priva

Super fluffy Fifi