Courier Ricardo made recent pet travel trips to France, Monaco and Spain, reuniting cats, dogs and guinea pigs with their families. Given the pandemic-related restrictions in place, some had been separated for a while, which made the reunions all the sweeter.

Filou, a dog from London to the Alpes Maritimes

Adorable Filou, a Cocker-Labrador cross, made the repatriation trip with us from London to the Alpes-Maritimes in France. Filou and family had been apart since the start of the lockdown, so everyone was delighted to be back together.

Filou a bit too keen on coming in for her close-up!

Filou a bit too keen on coming in for her close-up!

Lulu, a cat from London to Monaco

Having waited to make their move to Monaco, Lulu’s family saw the opportunity when the lockdown started to ease in and around France. We received a last-minute request to take Lulu to join them and were very glad to oblige!

pet travel trips : Here you can see gorgeous Lulu's folded-over ears, the hallmark of this cat breed

Here you can see gorgeous Lulu’s folded-over ears, the hallmark of this cat breed

pet travel trips : Lulu gets a warm welcome from her family in rainy Monaco

Lulu gets a warm welcome from her family in rainy Monaco

A cat family of 5 from France to Plymouth

We collected fab five Nettles, Marcel, Maisie, Lola and Oliver Twist from Cosy Cats Cattery in the Lot et Garonne, as owner Louise had gone on just ahead. After a short stay at Burntwood Kennel and Cattery on reaching the UK, we delivered the cats to Louise at her new home in Plymouth.

Slinky black puss

Slinky black puss

Somewhat shy ginger and white

Somewhat shy ginger and white

Wonder what caught the eye of this grey tiger?

Wonder what caught the eye of this grey tiger?

Travelling to France and Spain

A few days after returning from France and Monaco, courier Ricardo set off for France and Spain with guinea pigs, cats and dogs on their way to their families.

pet travel trips : Courier Ricardo enjoyed travelling through villages in the Pyrenees

Courier Ricardo enjoyed travelling through villages in the Pyrenees

pet travel trips : The guinea pigs — Coaba and Ivory were, unfortunately, somewhat camera shy

The guinea pigs — Coaba and Ivory were, unfortunately, somewhat camera shy

The guinea pigs were welcomed to Huesta by owner Ines's parents

The guinea pigs were welcomed to Huesta by owner Ines’s parents

Lily and Lola, 2 cats from London to Rouen

Cats Lily and Lola travelled with us from London to the French city of Rouen. Owner Juan had to repatriate urgently to Valencia in Spain, but couldn’t have his cats with him. Fortunately his sister, who lives in the French city of Rouen, is taking care of them for him.

A gorgeous pair of very bonded cats

A gorgeous pair of very bonded cats

Lily immediately ready to explore her new home

Lily immediately ready to explore her new home

Steffi, a cat from London to Biarritz

Owner Kyo tried to take Steffi by car from London to Biarritz but was turned back in France. Kyo set off again for France, having left Steffi with a home boarder but, unfortunately, clever Steffi escaped and spend several weeks living outdoors. Once found, she was popped into a secure cattery, where she was ready and waiting for us to collect her.

pet travel trips : Darling puss Steffi on her way to rejoin Kyo

Darling puss Steffi on her way to rejoin Kyo

Bolt, a dog from (Sweden to) the UK to Madrid

Lively Jack Russell Bolt’s journey was a rare route for us — Sweden to Spain! His journey started when courier Glenn collected him in Helsingborg, his family having gone on ahead to Spain. A sturdy little fellow, Bolt was quite unfazed by the whole thing. On arrival from our Swedish trip, he enjoyed a good long walk with courier J before getting ready to travel to Spain.

Pet travel trips : Handsome Bolt en route

Handsome Bolt en route

Natalie's sister was on hand to take care of Bolt on his arrival

Natalie’s sister was on hand to take care of Bolt on his arrival

Poppy and Rudolf, 2 dogs from the UK to Madrid

Yorkshire Terrier Poppy and Labrador Rudolf belong to families who are friends from Madrid, and who work for Coca Cola in the UK. The families are spending some time in Madrid until normal working life resumes in the UK.

Pet travel trips : Family fun for Poppy and Rudolf

Family fun for Poppy and Rudolf

Happy hound Rudolf

Happy hound Rudolf

Pretty girl Poppy

Pretty girl Poppy

Pet travel trips : Louisa seeing the dogs away

Louisa seeing the dogs away

Poppy back to hugs in Madrid

Poppy back to hugs in Madrid

Pet travel trips : Rudolf reunited with a very happy Servio

Rudolf reunited with a very happy Servio

Capo and Bruno, 2 dogs from London to Marbella

Maria left London for Spain at the start of the UK lockdown, arranging care for her delightful Golden Retrievers, Capo and Bruno, in London. They made the journey with us to Spain to rejoin Maria and her family, who were excitedly waiting for them.

Here are Capo and Bruno happy together. The bedrooms in our vans are all modular, so we can accommodate pets — even quite large dogs like these two — who prefer to travel together.

Here are Capo and Bruno happy together. The bedrooms in our vans are all modular, so we can accommodate pets — even quite large dogs like these two — who prefer to travel together.

Returning to the UK with cats from Colombia and a puppy from France

Courier Ricardo headed back to the UK with a trio of cats on board from Spain, and a young pup he collected in France.

The cats joined us in Madrid, having flown in from Colombia. Their family couldn’t travel with them because of pandemic-related human quarantine regulations — they would have had to quarantine for two weeks in Spain before entering the UK. So the family flew straight to the UK, while we arranged for our vet colleagues in Madrid to meet and clear the cats on arrival, and provide them with legal EU pet passports.

All three cats are simply beautiful — as you can see in these photos shared by their family.

Pet travel trips : Marshmallow

Snowy white stunner

Tuppence

Chilling out

Pips

Ready for takeoff?

pet travel trips : We stopped off in Poitiers to collect Sarah's new pup from the breeder. Here's Sarah welcoming her little bundle of fun to the UK.

We stopped off in Poitiers to collect Sarah’s new pup from the breeder. Here’s Sarah welcoming her little bundle of fun to the UK.