on the road with Animalcouriers

Transporting cats, dogs and a ferret to France, Spain and Portugal

Couriers M and Paul are travelling in southern Europe, transporting cats, dogs and a ferret to France, Spain and Portugal from all over the UK.

Murphy

There were outbound pets to collect in Scotland, so couriers M and Paul went first to Kent to pick up handsome Irish Water Dog Murphy. His new home is in the beautiful Borders area of Scotland.

Meeting Murphy in Sittingbourne

Meeting Murphy in Sittingbourne

Murphy spent the night at courier M's home before his trip north. What a curly-haired chap he is!

Murphy spent the night at courier M’s home before his trip north. What a curly-haired chap he is!

Orsa

In Cronberry, East Ayrshire, we collected Shih Tzu Orsa, who’s off to rejoin his co-owners, brothers Sands and Sandhu, in the warmer and sunnier climes of La Linea in Spain.

Collecting Orsa in Scotland from Rajesh

Collecting Orsa in Scotland from Rajesh

A closer look at dear little Orsa

A closer look at dear little Orsa

Breeze, Purdey and Amy

A trio of delightful Labradors, Breeze, Purdy and Amy are travelling with Animalcouriers from West Yorkshire for a holiday with owner Simon in the Portuguese Algarve.

Trained gun dogs and used to travelling, these three are very well behaved. They were keen to explore our van, and quick to sniff out where the dog food is stored!

Trained gun dogs and used to travelling, these three are very well behaved. They were keen to explore our van, and quick to sniff out where the dog food is stored!

Breeze

Breeze

Purdey

Purdey

Amy

Amy

Cisco, Clay and Raffy

Another Labrador trio, Cisco, Clay and Raffy are regular Animalcouriers passengers, who travel back and forth with us between London and the Algarve. Calm and well mannered, they’re a joy to have on board.

Delightful Cisco, Clay and Raffy, posing obligingly for their photo

Delightful Cisco, Clay and Raffy, posing obligingly for their photo

And waiting for post-walk treats

And waiting for post-walk treats

Smudge, Buster and Freddy

Iain and Peter are relocating from Kidderminster to central France, and their precious cats are going too.

Black-and-white siblings Smudge and Buster quickly settled in to the trip

Black-and-white siblings Smudge and Buster quickly settled in to the trip

Freddy is a little less sure, as he sadly recently lost his brother to illness. As expected, he's burying himself in his bedding, but still keeping an eye on what's going on.

Freddy is a little less sure, as he sadly recently lost his brother to illness. As expected, he’s burying himself in his bedding, but still keeping an eye on what’s going on.

Maxie

Maxie is a very friendly Staffie. She’s travelling with us to rejoin her owners in the sunny Alicante region of Spain.

Lovely Maxie

Lovely Maxie

A closer look at her soulful face

A closer look at her soulful face

Taz

Cute ferret Taz is making the move from Neath in Wales to Talivera in Portugal, as owner Anthony is relocating. Taz proved a great hit with the staff at Brittany Ferries, who told us they rarely see a ferret travelling.

We rigged up a hammock in his cage for Taz, which seemed appropriate for a ferry crossing

We rigged up a hammock in his cage for Taz, which seemed appropriate for a ferry crossing

Lola and Mitts

Lovely Lola and Mitts, a pair of tabby-and-white cats, are travelling with us from Stowmarket in Suffolk to the Algarve, to rejoin owners Paul and Tania.

Both cats have beautiful markings

Both cats have beautiful markings

Usha and Urbi

These glamorous girls are on their way with Animalcouriers from Kent to Lisbon, where they’ll be reunited with owner Lynda.

Tabby Usha

Tabby Usha

Silver tabby Urbi

Silver tabby Urbi

Marley

We collected sweet French Bulldog Marley from owner Camila in London. He was a little anxious at first, after being parted from Camila, but soon settled in to the routine of the journey. He’s on his way to Malaga in Spain.

Marley setting off for a walk in France

Marley setting off for a walk in France

A great smile from Marley

A great smile from Marley

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By | 2018-05-14T14:55:19+00:00 Monday, May 14, 2018|frequent travellers, pet travel by road|16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner May 14, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    oh a labby party … I bet they had a lot of hunting adventures to share :O))) I often think that names are so super well picked … like marleys it fits pawfectly :O)

    • Animalcouriers May 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      We’ve thought often of making a book out of the wonderfully named animals we meet on our travels. Names are very important!

  2. Clowie May 14, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    What a lot of Labradors! The ferret looks just like the one I met when I was a pup.

    • Animalcouriers May 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Labradors ruled on this trip. Did you play with the ferret? They can be great fun for pups.

  3. Timothy Price May 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I remember when ferrets were al the rage. I don’t see a lot of ferrets these days.

    • Animalcouriers May 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      You’re right, there was a period when they were very popular. We meet a steady stream but not huge numbers.

  4. onespoiledcat May 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Happy Faces! They will be even HAPPIER when they see their owners at the end of their journeys……..

    Pam and Teddy too

  5. Sheila Morris May 14, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I loved that the labs quickly sniffed out the food – I had to laugh at the memories of our Chelsea managing her meals so cleverly every day…I think our Charly must be part lab…:)
    Such large numbers traveling with you now – very different from when you first began posting. Bravo!!
    Signs of great service and care for the animals!
    Have safe travels this week!

    • Animalcouriers May 16, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sheila! It seems eons ago since it all started with leisurely meanders around Europe — quite a lot has changed since then 😀 Labs and spaniels have got to be the most creative dogs when it comes to sniffing out food.

  6. Jovina Coughlin May 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Such great photos.

  7. CarolMaeWY May 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    What a good looking bunch you’ve had.

  8. tootlepedal May 14, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    A dog can do worse than ending up in the Scottish borders.

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