Courier Richard set out from the UK with pets travelling to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece. On the way from Switzerland to Spain through France, he met up with couriers M and Marc to hand over three dogs heading to Italy and Greece.

Driving through France, courier Richard saw first hand some of the flooding that's occurred in many parts of the country

Driving through France, courier Richard saw first hand some of the flooding that’s occurred in many parts of the country

Lucky

The first of two Luckies on board, Jack Russell Terrier Lucky is a true gent who lives up to his full moniker of Flack des Dunes de la Rougeve. After a spell at doggy training school in the UK, it was time to head back to his home in Switzerland.

Pets travelling to Switzerland — Handsome Lucky

Handsome Lucky

Lucky gets his priorities right on reaching home — noms!

Lucky gets his priorities right on reaching home — noms!

Courier Richard's noms — duck breast with tagliatelle. Perfect!

Courier Richard’s noms — duck breast with tagliatelle. Perfect!

Tigre and Potto

Super feline pair Tigre and Potto travelled from Wimbledon to Girona in Spain. They have a short wait at a cattery until owner Daniela arrives to collect them.

Model passengers Tigre and Potto

Model passengers Tigre and Potto

Potto and Tigre settling in at the cattery. Their accommodation is well appointed with plenty of space through the arch on the left.

Potto and Tigre settling in at the cattery. Their accommodation is well appointed with plenty of space through the arch on the left.

Kiara

Adorable Labrador Kiara has swapped Cambridge for Barcelona in Spain.

What a gorgeous profile!

What a gorgeous profile!

A very warm welcome for Kiara in a very warm Barcelona, basking in temperatures of 15C

A very warm welcome for Kiara in a very warm Barcelona, basking in temperatures of 15C

Hotel art

Hotel art

Lucky

Our second Lucky is a senior girl with a touch of arthritis in her back legs. It doesn’t hold her back on her walks, however — she just needed a bit of help in and out of our van. She travelled with us from Lancashire to join her owners in Alicante in Spain.

Lovely Lucky

Lovely Lucky

A Lucky reunion

A Lucky reunion

A new friend for Lucky perhaps? Spotted in the window of a nearby store.

A new friend for Lucky perhaps? Spotted in the window of a nearby store.

The beach at Altea, near Lucky's Spanish home

The beach at Altea, near Lucky’s Spanish home

A colony of stray cats lives by the beach — a group of locals keeps an eye on them. Animalcouriers donated some cat food to the cause.

A colony of stray cats lives by the beach — a group of locals keeps an eye on them. Animalcouriers donated some cat food to the cause.

A meeting of vans near Valence

Animalcouriers tries to minimise journey times for pets. So Nevis heading to Italy, and Baloo and Lincoln on their way to Greece, travelled as far as France with courier Richard, to avoid a trip all round Spain with couriers M and Marc. Our couriers met up near Valence, where Nevis, Baloo and Lincoln were scooped up by couriers M and Marc for their onward journeys.

Our vans near Valence

Our vans near Valence

Through the Alps, crossing from France to Italy

Through the Alps, crossing from France to Italy

Nevis

Cocker Spaniel Nevis hails from Lancaster. This loveable fellow relocated to Lago Patria in Italy, to rejoin his owners who’ve been posted to the NATO base there. Owner Ben told us that Nevis’s arrival was more keenly anticipated than his own. Poor Ben!

Nevis is always very busy on his walks. Here's a rare moment of stillness!

Nevis is always very busy on his walks. Here’s a rare moment of stillness!

Excited Nevis being greeted by owner Ben in Lago Patria. In case you're wondering about the names Ben and Nevis — yes, it was deliberate!

Excited Nevis being greeted by owner Ben in Lago Patria. In case you’re wondering about the names Ben and Nevis — yes, it was deliberate!

Baloo

Delightful Golden Retriever Baloo joined us on Reigate Hill in Surrey. A returning passenger, she originally travelled with us from Greece to the UK in 2015. Now she’s on her way back to Greece for a few months.

Collecting Baloo from owner Gary

Collecting Baloo from owner Gary

Lincoln

Classic English Bulldog Lincoln is also travelling from the UK to Greece, to join owner Alexia who’s returning to her home country. Lincoln’s a big strong lad, but good as gold on his lead when out for a walk.

Alexia is so looking forward to being reunited with Lincoln

Alexia is so looking forward to being reunited with Lincoln