A number of our couriers have recently been on road trips with pets in the UK and Europe to reunite them with their families.

trips with pets: We spotted this rather wonderful artwork in Surrey

We spotted this rather wonderful artwork in Surrey

Nipton, a dog from the Czech Republic to the UK via Paris

Courier Richard drove to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Nina and her seven-month-old Yorkie, Nipton. They flew in from Prague just before the Czech Republic enforced Covid-19-related travel restrictions.

Nina is a costume designer who works on location for popular series like Game of Thrones. While working in the Czech Republic she adopted Nipton who was one of many dogs rescued from a puppy farm in a raid instigated by a Czech charity. Nipton’s life certainly changed for the better when Nina took her on! Weighing in at just 2kg, Nipton is a quiet little bundle of fun.

From Paris courier Richard took Nina and Nipton to Hastings, where Nipton will experience the seaside for the first time.

Nina sent us this photo of adorable Nipton during the planning process

Nina sent us this photo of adorable Nipton during the planning process

trips with pets: Big hugs for Nipton with Nina

Big hugs for Nipton with Nina

Valkyrie, a cat from London to Devon

Courier Paul transported gorgeous tabby cat Valkyrie from London to rejoin her owner in Devon.

A very happy reunion for Valkyrie in Devon

A very happy reunion for Valkyrie in Devon

Cookie, a dog from London to the French Alps

Courier Ricardo collected darling Cookie in south London, where she was staying with friends of her family. Her destination was Méribel in the French Alps, where her family were overjoyed to welcome her.

Mum Valerie wrote to say:

“Just a quick email and pics to thank you, all the team and Ricardo of course for bringing us Cookie — you have made 2 children & a dog extremely happy during these difficult times!! I hope you all stay safe and well! Thanks a million!!”

very happy family

very happy family

Cookie enjoying the French sunshine

Cookie enjoying the French sunshine

Mollie, a dog from London to Scotland

Courier Paul collected charming Border Terrier Mollie in London. She travelled with us to rejoin her owner in Edinburgh.

Mollie delighted to be back in the arms of her dad

Mollie delighted to be back in the arms of her dad

Toby, a cat with a new home in Henley on Thames

Handsome ginger tabby Toby joined us at the end of February as his owner needed to move into a care home. Toby needed to board with us for a few weeks so that his vaccinations could be brought up to date, and he could have a dental and health checkup.

Unfortunately his owner wasn’t able to have him in the care home, so we started looking for a new home for him. The good news is that his owner’s daughter stepped in to adopt him permanently. Even better, she lives near her dad’s care home, so will be able to take Toby in to visit from time to time. What a happy outcome!

Toby, a super friendly puss. His favourite activity is to weave in and out of your legs until you pick him up!

Toby, a super friendly puss. His favourite activity is to weave in and out of your legs until you pick him up!