Couriers Paul and Glenn set off from the UK to France, making the crossing from Portsmouth to Caen. On board were pets heading to France, Spain and Portugal. Along the way, they collected pets making the return journey to the UK.

Loki and Miel, 2 kittens from Kent to France

We collected a divine pair of Siamese kittens, Loki and Miel, from their breeder in Kent. Cath and Chris were waiting to roll out the welcome mat for them in sunny South VendΓ©e.

Post-lockdown special : Proud new parents Cath and Chris welcome Loki and Miel to their new French home

Proud new parents Cath and Chris welcome Loki and Miel to their new French home

Twig and Truffle, 2 cats from Wales to France

Phil and Joan were planning to relocate from France to Wales. So just before lockdown we collected their cats Twig and Truffle and took them to a cattery in Wales, while Phil and Joan completed the sale of their French house. Unfortunately, their new home in Wales fell through, so they’ve decided to find a home to rent in France for a while longer.

Twig and Truffle made the journey back to France with us, for a stay at Chenil des Lauriers, a kennels and cattery we know well, while Phil and Joan finalise their new home ready to receive them.

Handsome Twig

Handsome Twig

Post-lockdown special : Adorable Truffle

Adorable Truffle

Paco, a dog from London to Spain

Lovely Mini Schnauzer Paco belongs to Juan Luis and family, who’ve relocated from the UK to Santander. The pandemic-related lockdown means that Paco had a longer than expected wait in London before he could join his family Spain.

Post-lockdown special : Paco absolutely delighted to be reunited with his family

Paco absolutely delighted to be reunited with his family

Oscar Wilde, a cat from Kent to Portugal

Oscar Wilde, a rather handsome tabby cat, travelled with us from Kent to Nazare in Portugal for a reunion with owner Elizabeth. Courier Paul reports that he’s well named, as he had plenty to say on the journey!

Post-lockdown special : Happy to be back together β€” Oscar Wilde and Elizabeth

Happy to be back together β€” Oscar Wilde and Elizabeth

Sapphire, Ripply, Ama and Caesar, 4 cats from the UK to the Algarve

Tonya and Colin have been engaged for a long time, and their marriage plans were finally coming together when Covid-19 struck. Tonya has been in Portugal all along, and is now able to pick the planning process back up. Part of that is getting the couple’s four amazing Burmese cats to the Algarve, which is where Animalcouriers came in. We collected them from Scotland and Devon and they had a short holiday in a cat hotel before completing their journey to Portugal.

simply stunning

Sapphire β€” simply stunning

onya welcomes the four cats to their new Portuguese home

Tonya welcomes the four cats to their new Portuguese home

Tinker, Billy and Bobbins, 3 cats from North Lincolnshire to Spain

Natalie left the UK for Spain before the lockdown, so hasn’t seen her beloved cats for ages. Tinker, Billy and Bobbins travelled with us from Grimsby to the Costa Blanca, where they’ll soon notice a difference in the weather!

Such happiness as Tinker, Billy and Bobbins reach their new Spanish home

Such happiness as Tinker, Billy and Bobbins reach their new Spanish home

Bailey, a kitten from London to Spain

Darling Siamese kitten Bailey travelled with us from London to Tarragona in northern Spain

Post-lockdown special : Looks like Bailey is in for a lot of love

Looks like Bailey is in for a lot of love

Bess, a dog from Gibraltar to the UK

Labrador Bess hopped on board in La Linea for her journey to the UK, where she homeboarded with us briefly until her family were able to collect her.

Charming girl Bess

Charming girl Bess

The view towards Gibraltar

The view towards Gibraltar

Lenticchia, a dog from Malaga to West Sussex

Cute Jack Russell Terrier Lenticchia belongs to Soren, who’s had to wait quite a while to be reunited with her as lockdown put paid to so many plans. Fortunately, Lenticchia has been in the capable hands of Viv and Pam in Alhaurin until she could travel with us.

Viv and Pam giving Lenticchia a proper send-off

Viv and Pam giving Lenticchia a proper send-off