Animalcouriers recently set off to Spain with passengers from the UK. Because deliveries were quite spread out, and there were plenty of pets to bring back, four couriers went out in two vans.

Couriers M and Paul went to Alicante, Andalusia, Granada and Seville, while couriers J and Matthew headed for Madrid.

Kieda

Energetic young Collie Kieda is swapping south London for Alicante in Spain, where owner Roselyn has relocated to work in tourism.

Kieda is such an affectionate dog, we can see why Roselyn loves her so much

Kieda is such an affectionate dog, we can see why Roselyn loves her so much

Kieda wondering which log to take with her

Kieda wondering which log to take with her

Kieda and Roselyn delighted to be reunited

Kieda and Roselyn delighted to be reunited

Kieda's smile is as wide as Roselyn's

Kieda’s smile is as wide as Roselyn’s

Tempting cherries on the tree at our hotel in Alicante. The receptionist invited us to help ourselves — so we did!

Tempting cherries on the tree at our hotel in Alicante. The receptionist invited us to help ourselves — so we did!

Tonto

Dapper tuxedo cat Tonto started his journey in Kinloss, Scotland, and travelled all the way to the warmer climes of north-east Spain. A brief stopover with Animalcouriers in Surrey helped him get used to increasingly warmer temperatures!

Charming Tonto, a calm and well behaved passenger

Charming Tonto, a calm and well behaved passenger

Tonto gets a big cuddle from Iris on arrival

Tonto gets a big cuddle from Iris on arrival

Duke and Pixie

Alaskan Malamute Duke and tabby cat Pixie travelled from County Durham to Andalusia to join owners Sheila and David. When we collected Duke from kennels, he was a bit reluctant to get in our van, but some tasty ham soon changed his mind. In no time at all, it became second nature for him to hop and in out for his walks.

Handsome Duke shows his fine profile

Handsome Duke shows his fine profile

Pretty Pixie, who prefers the view from her litter tray, is a relaxed and friendly girl

Pretty Pixie, who prefers the view from her litter tray, is a relaxed and friendly girl

David and Sheila welcoming Duke and Pixie to their new home in the Spanish countryside near Alvin. They're going to get Duke's coat sorted for the warmer weather. We noticed their home has a pool and wondered how long it will be before Duke takes the plunge!

David and Sheila welcoming Duke and Pixie to their new home in the Spanish countryside near Alvin. They’re going to get Duke’s coat sorted for the warmer weather. We noticed their home has a pool and wondered how long it will be before Duke takes the plunge!

Kathy and Neska

Yorkshire Terrier Kathy and Podenco cross Neska got on board in the historic seaport of Bristol. They travelled with us to the even more historic city of Granada, to rejoin owner Ana. Ana’s been working in the UK as a chef, and told us she’s even mastered the art of the Sunday roast, complete with Yorkshire pudding!

Kathy and Neska after a walk. They're a gentle pair who are the best of friends.

Kathy and Neska after a walk. They’re a gentle pair who are the best of friends.

A joyful reunion for Ana with Kathy and Neska

A joyful reunion for Ana with Kathy and Neska

Melisa

Shar Pei Melisa joined our trip in Cambridge. She’s now back with owner Rebecca who’s returned to the beautiful Spanish city of Seville after having a baby.

Gorgeous girl Melisa is beautifully behaved and loves her walks

Gorgeous girl Melisa is beautifully behaved and loves her walks

Melisa jumped for joy when she recognised familiar faces in Seville. Here's Rebecca's mum, taking control as only mums know how.

Melisa jumped for joy when she recognised familiar faces in Seville. Here’s Rebecca’s mum, taking control as only mums know how.

Chumley, Milo and Ginger

These much loved pets are moving with their owners from Wolverhampton to Ontynient. We took them as far as Madrid, where our colleague Gerencia took over for the rest of the journey.

Suave Weimaraner Milo keeps a close eye on everything

Suave Weimaraner Milo keeps a close eye on everything

Cute Westie Chumley reckons he's in charge

Cute Westie Chumley reckons he’s in charge

Simply stunning Ginger is a very friendly puss who loves a cuddle

Simply stunning Ginger is a very friendly puss who loves a cuddle