Courier Gwen recently transported cats and dogs travelling to and from Denmark, Sweden and Finland. A glorious group of friendly, confident pets who were a pleasure to have on board.
Haku, a cat from England to Sweden
Handsome, sweet-natured Haku is a British Shorthair who belongs to Alec and Andrew. His journey started in Devon and he came well supplied with toys to play with on the trip.
Haku has amazing hazel eyes
With all his favourite toys around him, there was no chance of Haku getting bored
Haku enjoyed snuggling down in his cosy igloo
Haku happily reunited with with Alec and Andrew in Stockholm
Rocco, a dog from the US via Heathrow to Finland
Gorgeous Pug Rocco, who belongs to David, flew from the US with Lufthansa to London Heathrow Airport. We collected this cheerful fellow at the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre for his onward journey to Finland.
We travelled with P&O from Dover to Calais. Rocco enjoyed the onboard pet lounge.
We stayed overnight in Calais before continuing our road trip towards Finland
Rocco enjoying a walk in Germany
On board the ferry from Denmark to Sweden
Rocco looking elegant against some daisies in Sweden
From Stockholm we took another ferry to the Finnish city of Turku, then drove on to Helsinki
In Helsinki, David’s sister was ready to welcome Rocco. What a great travelling companion he was!
Ginger and Grey, 2 cats from France to Sweden
We stopped off near Calais to collect delightful littermates Ginger and Grey at the Landrons Kennels. These former strays have had the good fortune to be adopted by Rachel, who’s giving them a lovely new life in the Swedish countryside.
Ginger and Grey, a very active pair
A closer look at these darlings and their intriguing markings
Rachel overjoyed to welcome Ginger and Grey to their new home in Sweden
Kira, a dog from Finland to London
Cheeky Border Terrier Kira belongs to Robert and Shao. This charming little dog has travelled with us before, and courier Gwen was pleased to see her again. Kira’s grandpa brought her by boat from an island in the southwest of Finland to join our trip.
Hard to leave such an idyllic location
We headed to Turku to catch the ferry to Stockholm, but stopped first at the vet for Kira to have a tapeworm treatment (an EU pet travel scheme requirement)
Kira on the overnight ferry. She’s an old hand at this journey.
A morning walk in Sweden…
…and an evening walk in Denmark
Time to get up to catch our ferry to Germany!
Walking in Belgium, followed by a night at a hotel
Enjoying the pet lounge on the P&O ferry from Calais to Dover
A very happy reunion in London for Kira and Shao
Queen Sauv, a cat from Sweden to England
Beautiful Queen Sauv is a Ragdoll who really lives up to her name. We picked this friendly cat up from Martina, just outside Gothenburg, for her journey to England. She homeboarded with us for a few days until her owner could collect her.
Martina gave Queen Sauv a proper send-off
What a stunner!
A closer look at Queen Sauv’s amazing blue eyes
Ellie, a dog from Denmark to England
We collected Gary’s darling dog Ellie in Denmark for her journey to Bedfordshire.
Big goodbye hugs for Ellie from Anita in Ronnede
Walking with Ellie in Belgium
A comfort break at Calais before boarding the ferry to Dover
Gary’s Mum Julie was delighted to welcome Ellie. She’s taking care of Ellie until Gary arrives.