Animalcouriers travelled back in the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France. We had two vans on the road, so that we could collect pets from all over Spain as well as Portugal. We met up in France for the last leg of the journey home, with two degus and a hamster on board in addition to our more usual canine and feline passengers.
We collected six-month-old Persian kitten Lily from Anna just south of Lisbon in Portugal. Lovely Lily travelled with us to Beatriz in London.
Alex and O’Neill
We met up with Portuguese Podenco Alex and his feline chum O’Neill in Albuferia. It was a reunion of sorts as we had the pleasure of transporting them to Portugal a couple of years ago. Now Isabel and her pets are returning to Surrey.
Tabby-and-white Byron travelled with us from Lisbon to London, where owner Matt was eagerly awaiting his arrival. When we collected Byron from the cattery where he’d been staying, he was very comfy and somewhat surprised to be roused from his slumbers!
Gizmo, Pippin, Gingy, Boo, Buffy, Star, Lulu, Tiffany, two degus and Caramel the hamster
We collected this extensive group of pets from their family in Andalucía. With Brexit looming, Jacqueline and Glenn have decided to relocate back to Kent in the UK for work and the children’s schooling.
Tres is the beloved pet of Alba and Miguel, who’ve moved from Guadalajara in Spain to Norfolk for work. We collected Tres from Miguel’s parents, who were very emotional about seeing Tres off to the UK.
Fine black Labrador cross belongs to Sian, who’s relocated from San Roque in Spain to Lairg in Scotland.
We called in on our friends Mel and Sue who run Casa Antigua in Jesus Pobre, a favourite kennels and cattery of ours. Jennie, a charming Golden Retriever, was staying with them, waiting to catch up with her owner who’s already in the UK.
Mel and Sue also do masses to help unwanted pets at a ‘pound kennels’ they run nearer to town, where the local strays are in very good hands.
Also collected from Casa Antigua was gorgeous young German Shepherd mix Bentley, who travelled with us to Northampton.
We collected sweet Springer Spaniel Pippa in Murcia, in Spain. Unfortunately, Pippa’s owners were injured in a car accident, since when Pippa has been in the care of a kind lady in the area. Saga Insurance did a brilliant job of taking the burden off Pippa’s owners and arranging for her to travel with us.
Indie and Rosa
A cheeky pair of Terrier mixes, Indie and Rosa joined us in Torrevieja. They travelled with us to rejoin owner Alwyn in London, who’s gone back to the UK owing to Brexit uncertainty.
Brownie, a Brittany dog, belongs to Mariona and Alex. We met up with Brownie in Alicante for the journey to Bath.
Gorgeous Russian Blue Lanta joined us in Barcelona, travelling to rejoin owners Joanna and Daniel in London.
Another shy kitty from Barcelona, pretty Lunette belongs to Etienne. Lunette travelled with us to London.
Konami and Atari
More kitties from Barcelona — Konami and Atari belong to Abel and Freya, who have gone on ahead to Lincolnshire.
This dear little girl got on board in Esparsac in France. We collected her from our friend Jenny at Chatil de Lomagne, for her journey to rejoin Diana in the UK.
Taylor and Jacob
Dynamic tabby cat duo Taylor and Jacob were staying at the impressive Hotel Animalerie Le Pouget in the Dordogne, where Ann took wonderful care of them. We first met them a few years ago when owner Pattie moved to France; now everyone’s on their way back to London.
Slinky black puss Felix joined us in the Bordeaux region — we collected him at a cattery in Commensacq. He travelled with us to rejoin owner Isabelle in London.
When couriers J, M, Mike and Gwen reached the UK with our passengers, courier Richard headed out to start the happy business of reuniting pets with their owners.