Courier Gwen made a trip with pets travelling from England to Austria and the Czech Republic, returning via Italy and Belgium.

Tau and Leelu, 2 cats from the UK to Austria

We picked up Andrea’s gorgeous Maine Coon cats, Tau and Leelu, from our boarding partner and collected their Animal Health Certificates (AHC) from our nearby government vet. The cats travelled with us from London to the Steiermark area of Austria, where Andrea was eagerly awaiting their arrival.

Leelu (L) and Tau (R). A magnificent duo, who settled in well for the trip.

Leelu (L) and Tau (R). A magnificent duo, who settled in well for the trip.

We stopped for the night in Murau. We loved the colourful houses…

We stopped for the night in Murau. We loved the colourful houses…

…and this cute mouse sculpture

…and this cute mouse sculpture

Wood and timber are a big part of the area's history and culture

Wood and timber are a big part of the area’s history and culture

The town even has a book tree!

The town even has a book tree!

This helpful sign in Murau describes the nearby Seetal Alps, including Zirbitzkogel, the highest point (which is home to several rare butterfly species). The map shows various hiking and cycling routes through the wonderful alpine landscape. 

This helpful sign in Murau describes the nearby Seetal Alps, including Zirbitzkogel, the highest point (which is home to several rare butterfly species). The map shows various hiking and cycling routes through the wonderful alpine landscape.

Andrea and the cats were excited to be reunited in Austria, and the cats were soon out and about exploring their new home

Andrea and the cats were excited to be reunited in Austria, and the cats were soon out and about exploring their new home

Andrea shared a couple of delightful photos. Here's cuddly Tau...

Andrea shared a couple of delightful photos. Here’s cuddly Tau…

...and glamorous Leelu

…and glamorous Leelu

Bailey, a dog from England to the Czech Republic

Courier Gwen collected friendly West Highland Terrier Bailey from Kim in Surrey for his journey to Kytlice, a village in the Czech Republic (also known as Czechia).

Kim saying goodbye to Bailey in Surrey

Kim saying goodbye to Bailey in Surrey

Bailey sleeping comfortably in our hotel room near Liège, Belgium

Bailey sleeping comfortably in our hotel room near Liège, Belgium

A walk with Bailey in Germany near the Czech border

A walk with Bailey in Germany near the Czech border

Bailey gets a warm welcome from Kim's son Oliver in Kytlice

Bailey gets a warm welcome from Kim’s son Oliver in Kytlice

After delivering Bailey, courier Gwen stopped for the night in the Czech town of Dosky

After delivering Bailey, courier Gwen stopped for the night in the Czech town of Dosky

Although we were there in the winter rain, Dosky was peaceful and relaxing. Easy to understand why it's a popular summer vacation resort. There's also a beautiful lake and an impressive castle.

Although we were there in the winter rain, Dosky was peaceful and relaxing. Easy to understand why it’s a popular summer vacation resort. There’s also a beautiful lake and an impressive castle.

Quincy, a dog from Italy to Belgium

Some pet owners tell us it’s hard to find a pet road transportation service between continental European countries, so we’re always happy to help when we can. In this case, courier Gwen collected fabulous Collie Quincy in Italy and drove him to Belgium.

Owner David's dad saw Quincy away in the Italian town of Fano

Owner David’s dad saw Quincy away in the Italian town of Fano

Such a beautiful boy! Here we are walking at our hotel near Parma

Such a beautiful boy! Here we are walking at our hotel near Parma

When in Italy — eat pasta!

When in Italy — eat pasta!

Quincy came with his own bed

Quincy came with his own bed

A splendid morning in Parma

A splendid morning in Parma

It took a while for the sun to burn through

It took a while for the sun to burn through

Stopping for a break near the Italian end of the Fréjus Tunnel. Quincy sure knows how to strike a pose!

Stopping for a break near the Italian end of the Fréjus Tunnel. Quincy sure knows how to strike a pose!

A joyous arrival in Belgium. David was still travelling but other family members turned out to welcome Quincy.

A joyous arrival in Belgium. David was still travelling but other family members turned out to welcome Quincy.

After dropping Quincy off with his family, courier Gwen drove to Calais, where she boarded the Dover-bound ferry

After dropping Quincy off with his family, courier Gwen drove to Calais, where she boarded the Dover-bound ferry