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!