After a number of reunions for pets in France and Spain, Animalcouriers started rounding up passengers heading to the UK.

Young Chow Chow Lenny was delighted to be back with Jamie and his girlfriend in Sitges

Young Chow Chow Lenny was delighted to be back with Jamie and his girlfriend in Sitges

We caught up with Neil, high up in the hills overlooking the Malaga area, who was very pleased to see Labrador Olly and cats Barney and Saffy again

We caught up with Neil, high up in the hills overlooking the Malaga area, who was very pleased to see Labrador Olly and cats Barney and Saffy again

Novel take on a dry stone wall

Novel take on a dry stone wall

Yappy

We collected little Yappy from Alhaurin al Grande. We had been slightly concerned about the likely volume of noise in our van, given his name! But Yappy turned out to be a quiet and well behaved chap. 

Yappy gets a proper send-off

[IMG_20161008_1258191.jpg] Yappy gets a proper send-off

Yappy looking cute in the Valencian sunshine

Yappy looking cute in the Valencian sunshine

Gata and Koshka

These two young cats from Gibraltar belong to Mary, who’s relocated back to London. We met up with Gata and Koshka at La Linea. They were due to travel with us on an earlier trip, but when we went to collect them, their passports weren’t quite ready for them to travel. No problems this time around!

Cecilia and Ross brought Mary's cats to us

Cecilia and Ross brought Mary’s cats to us

One of the cats is lively and nosy, the other has gone into hiding!

One of the cats is lively and nosy, the other has gone into hiding!

Dolly

Chesapeake Bay Dolly, who belongs to Ian, travelled with us earlier this year. We all fell for her this beautifully behaved girl. We collected her from our friends Heather and Alan at Barking Mad Kennels in Lagos for her journey back from the Algarve to the UK, to rejoin Steve.

Steve will be back in Portugal again next year, so we look forward to seeing Dolly when she’s next on her travels.

Darling Dolly

Darling Dolly

Nika, Eric and Ernie

These three beautiful cats travelled with us from Lagos, on their way to Hemel Hempstead. When the family were preparing to travel, they realised the cats’ rabies vaccinations had timed out. So they went on ahead with their dogs, and asked us to come by for the cats.

Eric and Ernie — we're old enough to work out the inspiration for these two names!

Eric and Ernie — we’re old enough to work out the inspiration for these two names!

Beautiful Siamese Nika

Beautiful Siamese Nika

Lissy, Betty, Shuyla and Lulu

This family of pets belongs to Beverley and Sam, a pair of globetrotters who’ve been living in a beautiful town called Zahara, near Ronda, for about 10 years. Now there are grandchildren in the UK, so Sam and Beverley and their pets have moved to Yorkshire to be closer to them.

The amazing view from Zahara

The amazing view from Zahara

Lovely Lissy

Lovely Lissy

Black-and-white Betty in front, stripy Shuyla behind

Black-and-white Betty in front, stripy Shuyla behind

Sweet and friendly Lulu

Sweet and friendly Lulu

Beau and Miya

After a few months in Javea, Beau and Miya’s family decided that life in Spain wasn’t for them, and headed back to Belfast. We’re sad it didn’t work out for them, but we were delighted to see this gorgeous pair of Boxers again! 

Gorgeous Beau and Miya

Gorgeous Beau and Miya

These two don't like to be apart, so they shared the biggest bedroom in our van

These two don’t like to be apart, so they shared the biggest bedroom in our van

Daphne

Young Daphne was lucky enough to be rescued by a group working with cats in the Xativa  area. Her luck continued when she was adopted by Victoria. Adorable Daphne travelled with us to join Victoria in London. We’re very sorry not to post a photo of the gorgeous little minx, but she was never still for a minute!

Russo

Handsome Maine Coon Russo is a frequent traveller with Animalcouriers. Following a summer holiday in the Girona area with owner Cynthia, they’re now returning to St Albans. 

Very relaxed Russo with Cynthia

Very relaxed Russo with Cynthia

Tank

Tank should have been on a previous Animalcouriers trip, but went AWOL when we called in to collect him and his brother in the delightful French town of Céret. Fortunately he was recaptured, and kept in until we came by this time.

We're quite sure Tank was plotting something…

We’re quite sure Tank was plotting something…

We stopped in Narbonne for the night, and had an early appointment with Dr Viennet from VetDom, a vet clinic that makes home visits, to do the dogs' parasite treatments and update their passports ready for entering the UK

We stopped in Narbonne for the night, and had an early appointment with Dr Viennet from VetDom, a vet clinic that makes home visits, to do the dogs’ parasite treatments and update their passports ready for entering the UK

Louis

In Carcassonne we collected King Charles Cavalier puppy Louis, who belongs to Ian and Louise. His final destination is Wales.

Little Louis just waking up from a nap in our hotel room

Little Louis just waking up from a nap in our hotel room

Ginge, Mum and Boris

Ginge and his Mum are from the Tarn. After owners Brian and Linda had booked their travel with us to the UK, they got back in touch to ask us to squeeze Boris in as well. Boris is a local cat they’ve been looking after, and they decided to offer him a home along with Ginge and Mum.

Here's Mum, a gorgeous tortie

Here’s Mum, a gorgeous tortie