Having delivered all of our outbound passengers from the UK, Animalcouriers set off to collect pets heading to the UK.
Xavi and Pedro
These two gorgeous Portuguese Water Dog puppies belong to Gerard, who’s relocating to Surrey.
Sweet Yorkipoo Tucha is travelling with us from Grandola to rejoin Luciana in Glasgow. Luciana is well settled in and is very much looking forward to having Tucha with her again.
Scott and Duke
Labrador Scott and Rhodesian Ridgeback Duke are travelling from Palmela to Rushden, to rejoin Manuel who’s relocated to the UK for work.
Nami and Poppy
Global Pets, based in Lisbon, asked us to transport Nami and Poppy on their behalf. These two lovely dogs belong to Igo and Iris. Web designer Igo has a new job in the UK, and both he and Iris are very excited about relocating.
Jack, also a Global Pets client, is on his way to London to rejoin owner Andrea. Jack’s aunt, Patricia, has been taking care of him in the meantime.
Another client of Global Pets, pretty black-and-white cat Iris is moving to the UK. She’s been in the care of her grandparents, who gave her lots of kisses and cuddles before placing her in her cat basket. A language barrier meant that concerned grandma and grandpa asked an English-speaking friend to pass an important message on to us by phone — which was to not take Iris out for walks, as she’s a house cat.
In fact, we never let any cats out of their bedrooms in our van. Once they’re settled in and we’re happy they’re comfortable, it’s better for them to stay that way. As well as giving them food and water, and cleaning their litter trays, we stroke, tickle and talk to them — but never risk their safety by taking them out.
Misha and Pipa
Marta’s beloved cats Misha and Pipa are finally on their way to join her in London, now that she’s found pet-friendly accommodation.
Lua and Nina
Flavia has relocated from the Braga area of Portugal to work in the UK. We’re transporting her gorgeous jet-black kitties for her.
Basil, Spike, Ebony and Oli
These four fab felines are relocating from Spain’s Alicante region to the Peterborough area, to rejoin owners Sara and Francis. Our friend Francisco from Automascotas collected them from Casa Antigua in Calpe and brought them to us in Burgos, which meant we could shorten our journey by a day — a good thing for both pets and couriers.
We’re sometimes called upon to do unusual things… this time, it was to collect some snails from a snail farm outside Ciudad Rodrigo. They’re required by someone in the UK who’s working on snails, and this snail farm is the main breeder of the requested strain.
In France our first stop was in Bordeaux to collect Quentin’s delightful cat Princess Diana. Quentin’s gone on ahead to London, and Princess Di has been in the tender care of Lionel and Oliver in the meantime.
Fox Terrier Archie is leaving the Dordogne and heading to Hailsham. He’ll stay at Burntwood Kennels for a couple of weeks until Joanna and her mum are back in the UK.
This exquisite Singapura cat is travelling from old friends of Animalcouriers, Jackie and Steven, in Goujonac, to join Jean in the Midlands — who’s also a friend of ours.
Jackie and Steven have been breeding Singapuras for many years, and are determined that the breed should continue. They’re fragile little cats, and raising a litter involves lots of TLC. Jackie and Steven obviously get it right — they have more than 15 adult cats and have just welcomed a litter of six.