To wish you all a happy new year, let’s catch up on end-of-year pet travels in Europe.

Pets travelling between the UK, Spain and Portugal

We headed to Spain with gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback Shelby for owner Dee, and delightful Shar Pei Tori for owner Dani.

On the way back to the UK, we collected Caroline’s lovely Cocker Spaniel Nina (a returning client) and Persian cat Peppa, travelling to join John’s family.

pet travels in Europe : Dee and Shelby reunited in Valencia — it was hard to tell who was more excited!

Dee and Shelby reunited in Valencia — it was hard to tell who was more excited!

pet travels in Europe : Dani and Tori overjoyed on meeting up near Madrid

Dani and Tori overjoyed on meeting up near Madrid

Nina on her way with us from Malaga to Perth in Scotland

Nina on her way with us from Malaga to Perth in Scotland

pet travels in Europe: Long awaited by owner John, fabulous floof Peppa travelled with us from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, to Surrey, where John took over for the last leg to Lincolnshire

Long awaited by owner John, fabulous floof Peppa travelled with us from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, to Surrey, where John took over for the last leg to Lincolnshire

Apollo and Zeus, 2 cats from the UK to Italy

Affectionate ginger brothers Apollo and Zeus travelled with us to join their family who’ve relocated back to Monza in Italy. We oversaw completion of their Animal Health Certificates (AHCs) at the vet to help ensure their journey went without a hitch.

pet travels in Europe: Apollo

Apollo

pet travels in Europe: Zeus

Zeus

Russell, a dog from Australia to France via the UK

Splendid Bulldog Russell flew from Sydney to London, the only route available to Bulldog breeds heading to France. We collected him at the airport and helped organise his AHC for his onward journey to Bordeaux.

pet travels in Europe: Russell is quite the character — a fit and energetic dog who loves a long walk with lots of sniffing opportunities

Russell is quite the character — a fit and energetic dog who loves a long walk with lots of sniffing opportunities

pet travels in Europe: A closer look at Russell's fabulous wrinkles!

A closer look at Russell’s fabulous wrinkles!

Ruth, a cat from England to Norway

When Ruth’s owner learned she wasn’t allowed to take Ruth in the cabin with her on the flight from England to Oslo, she asked Animalcouriers to arrange airfreight for her. We also homeboarded this super girl and oversaw her AHC. Her owner flew on ahead and was ready to roll out the red carpet on Ruth’s arrival.

pet travels in Europe: Cute and cuddly Ruth, looking very comfortable at home

Cute and cuddly Ruth, looking very comfortable at home

Garfield and Fidget, 2 cats from Spain to the UK

In Barcelona we collected cats Garfield and Fidget from separate clients. Garfield travelled with us to our Surrey base where his owner came to collect him, while Fidget travelled on with us to Lanarkshire.

Handsome Fidget. a placid yet curious traveller

Handsome Fidget. a placid yet curious traveller

pet travels in Europe: Aptly named Garfield, relaxing at his new home

Aptly named Garfield, relaxing at his new home

Polo and Squirt, 2 cats from England to Ireland

We transported these two adorable cats from Hampshire to Dublin in our newly converted Mercedes Vito van. Polo is a Snowshoe and Squirt a Snowshoe/Bluepoint Siamese mix. A rare breed, the defining feature of Snowshoe cats is their white paws.

pet travels in Europe: Our newly converted van

Our newly converted van

Polo

Polo

Squirt

Squirt

Polo and Squirt snuggled up at their new home

Polo and Squirt snuggled up at their new home