Courier Glenn set off from the UK, travelling to Spain and Portugal with cats and dogs. He was joined in Portugal by courier M for the journey back with UK-bound pets.
Archie, a cat from Berkshire to Spain
Friendly puss Archie belongs to Danielle. His journey with Animalcouriers took him from Berkshire to Santander, in the Cantabria region of Spain.
Gekko and Binky, cats from West Sussex to Portugal
Handsome black cat Gekko and gorgeous tabby Binky belong to Anoushka. These two cats travelled with us from West Sussex to rejoin owner Anoushka in Sintra in Portugal.
Dealer, a dog from Portugal to England
Stunning Dealer, a Shar Pei mix, joined us in the Portuguese town of Belas. Owners Hugo and Andreia are awaiting his arrival in Nottingham.
Serra, Rey and Tommy, cats from Portugal to Surrey
This terrific trio joined our trip in Praia d’el Rey, travelling with us to their new home in Woking. All three soon settled in and took a great deal of interest in the goings-on around our van.
Jamie and Joyce, dogs from Portugal to Kent
A pair of sweeties, Jamie and Joyce have been adopted from a Portuguese rescue kennels by Stephen and Louisa. There are still more than 50 dogs, as well as a large number of cats, waiting at the kennels for new homes.
Chico and Linda, dogs from Bristol to Cadiz
Splendid canine pair Chico and Linda travel between the UK and Spain. Courier Glenn brought them to the UK in October, and had the pleasure of ensuring their safe return to Cadiz on this trip. Both dogs are very gentle, and both are very calm travellers.
Burrita, a dog from Cadiz to East Sussex
While in Cadiz we met up with adorable Cocker Spaniel Burrita and her foster mum Fran. It’s hard to believe, but this gorgeous girl was found abandoned. Fortunately, she has a loving new home with Tanya and Sean in East Sussex. Tanya told us:
“Fran has been a truly wonderful carer since Burrita was found in a bad way in our Spanish garden. Had circumstances been different, Fran would have kept Burrita — but she hates being left alone, so we are bringing her back here to live with us and our other rescues.”
Bo, a dog from Sotogrande to London
We collected little Bo in Sotogrande, where he’s been in the temporary care of Alison. Bo’s owner has moved to the Middle East, and Bo is travelling with us to London to live with his owner’s daughter Fleur.
Pippa, a dog from Spain to Surrey
Lively Pippa is full of energy and doesn’t know how to keep still! We collected her in Alhaurin from Tracy, who’s been taking care of her. Now she’s on her way with Animalcouriers for a reunion with owner Suzy in Surrey.
Nina, a dog from Barcelona to England
We collected dear little Nina from her grandmother Magali in Barcelona. Nina is making the trip with us to rejoin owner Camila in Cheltenham.
Ginger, a cat from France to the UK
The final passenger on our trip was Ginger, who joined us in France. He’s been adopted by Andrew, who was on a fishing trip with friends when this delightful fellow appeared, looking somewhat forlorn. After making fruitless enquiries, Andrew decided to take action. He arranged for Ginger to stay at Chatil de Lomagne with Jennifer, who sorted out his travel documents.
And in case you’re wondering — Andrew’s surname is Baker, so it made perfect sense to name his cat after legendary rock drummer Ginger Baker!
They were a lovely bunch!
oh what fab passengers! just imagined what happens when dealers people call him at special places LOL
Ha ha, what a thought!
James and Joyce have stolen my heart, and Pippa’s ears are maybe the best things ever. I bet they are ever so expressive!
Aren’t they just delicious! And Pippa’s ears.. what can we say 😀
They all look like such fun animals.
They are a lot of fun, as always!
What can be said but may the God of all Animals bless the people who adopt the precious creatures in need of loving care and may that same God bless those who carry them safely to their new homes.
Marvelous pictures this post!! Great narrative, too. All in all, an A+.
Why thank you kind person 😀
A tremendous dose of animal charm in this post. A great credit to the photographer(s).
Thanks, it was a big post.
What wonderful stories – reunions, adoptions, beautiful countryside and lots of happy homes!
Hugs, Pam and Teddy
It had them all 😀
Aww lots of adorable little faces this week. I do hope more people are able to adopt from those Portuguese rescue kennels like Louise & Stephen did. Such a shame that so many need loving homes. I initially thought Linda was more of a lab than a Spanish Mastin, but the elongated and narrow paws confused me. Pretty girl, interesting fur colouring too. Burrita is such a sweetie, I love Cocker Spaniels. You’ve all been very busy! ♥
It was a very busy trip. Sometimes it’s hard to see the breed in animals, we go by what we’re told 😉
What a lovely assortment of passengers on this trip!
Varied and very lovely.
That Binky…it wasn’t me…MOL…Very beautiful kitty anyway and a purrfect capture too, Annie 🙂 We were touched by Burrita today, she shows that she’s very affectionate. Pawkisses for a Happy Monday and safe travels ahead 🙂 <3
First pusskin Binky we’ve had in all these years 😀 We’re biased as far as Cockers go having two dear old things 😉
Serra, Rey and Tommy are gradually adapting to their new UK environment after their adventure from Praia D’El Rey. If they could speak we’re sure they would tell us they were very well looked after throughout their trip. Thank you all at AC for taking such good care of them
Delighted to hear they’re all settling in. It was a pleasure to travel with them. Wishing you all a very happy festive season!
Lovely passengers,all of them, and Burrita is such a beauty with that copper-colored coat!
I have never seen a eucalyptus tree being tapped. That is very milky sap!
These beautiful animals are getting relocated in better homes and on the road to a better life. Bless you for rescuing them.
Traveling with pets isn’t easy, though. Especially cats. Just to catch them to put in the cage so you can take them to the plane takes courage, and there’s a serious risk of getting scratched and bitten. Just taking my cats to the vet has often resulted with my arms scratched.
I wonder if you take a pet from a warm climate into a colder one, and suddenly they see snow, what would they think? The cats will probably chase it. And what would the pets from rainy UK think about Spain and Portugal? All that sunshine and high temperatures, different kind of insects and birds.