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.

Seagulls giving courier Glenn the beady as he queued to board the Eurotunnel

Seagulls giving courier Glenn the beady as he queued to board the Eurotunnel

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.

Cool dude Archie contemplating his supper

Cool dude Archie contemplating his supper

Danielle sent us this super photo of Archie looking very much at home in his new Spanish abode

Danielle sent us this super photo of Archie looking very much at home in his new Spanish abode

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.

Gekko, who purrs non-stop

Gekko, who purrs non-stop

e loves head scritches from courier Glenn

e loves head scritches from courier Glenn

Binky gives us a soulful look

Binky gives us a soulful look

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.

Dealer enjoying a walk by a French vineyard

Dealer enjoying a walk by a French vineyard

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.

Tabby Tommy is an independent character who preferred a bedroom to himself

Tabby Tommy is an independent character who preferred a bedroom to himself

Tortie Rey was happy to share with...

Tortie Rey was happy to share with…

...slinky black puss Serra

…slinky black puss Serra

Near Praia d'el Rey, we spotted eucalyptus trees being tapped for their sap

Near Praia d’el Rey, we spotted eucalyptus trees being tapped for their sap

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.

We collected the sibling dogs from volunteer Marcia, seen here with courier Glenn.

We collected the sibling dogs from volunteer Marcia, seen here with courier Glenn.

Darling Joyce gets a goodbye cuddle from Marcia

Darling Joyce gets a goodbye cuddle from Marcia

Charming Jamie entrusted to courier Glenn

Charming Jamie entrusted to courier Glenn

Cuddles for both hounds mid-walk

Cuddles for both hounds mid-walk

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.

Lovely Linda, a Spanish Mastin

Lovely Linda, a Spanish Mastin

Fuzzy Chico, a Spanish Water Dog

Fuzzy Chico, a Spanish Water Dog

We handed Linda and Chico over to Ignacio and his son

We handed Linda and Chico over to Ignacio and his son

Ignacio took the dogs on the last leg of their journey, as the little track to their Spanish home isn't suitable for our van

Ignacio took the dogs on the last leg of their journey, as the little track to their Spanish home isn’t suitable for our van

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 β€” but she hates being left alone, so we are bringing her back here to live with us and our other rescues.”

Fran gives Burrita a proper send-off

Fran gives Burrita a proper send-off

Glossy Burrita settles in to her bedroom for the journey

Glossy Burrita settles in to her bedroom for the journey

Walking with Burrita in southern France

Walking with Burrita in southern France

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.

Cute as a button β€” Bo

Cute as a button β€” Bo

Such an expressive face Bo has!

Such an expressive face Bo has!

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.

Tracy seems to have the knack of keeping hold of wriggly worm Pippa

Tracy seems to have the knack of keeping hold of wriggly worm Pippa

We're in love with Pippa's ears!

We’re in love with Pippa’s ears!

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.

Magali says goodbye to Nina in Barcelona

Magali says goodbye to Nina in Barcelona

Nina doubtless glad of her smart pink jumper on a chilly morning walk

Nina doubtless glad of her smart pink jumper on a chilly morning walk

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 β€” Andrew’s surname is Baker, so it made perfect sense to name his cat after legendary rock drummer Ginger Baker!

Ginger greets us at the cattery

Ginger greets us at the cattery

Ginger on the way to his new home with Andrew

Ginger on the way to his new home with Andrew