PetChauffeur - Testimonials



Rafa, Teddy, my husband Eric and myself had a really lovely Journey over to Spain with our two boys. Bobby who runs pet chauffer was amazing and so knowledgeable about France and Spain and we enjoyed our journey over so much and would recommend him to any one. We got on so well on the journey we now consider him one of our friends.

Thanks Bobby. Xx




If you want excellent support and and service before and after moving with your pets then and Bobby is who you are looking for.

My husband, me and our two cats took the 3 day journey from Reading to Torrevieja 2 days ago now and I am so glad Bobby was able to help us, nothing was too much trouble from going from plan A to plan G with cat and carrier configurations to restaurant recommendations and emotional support along the road

Bobby supplied it all.



Joe Roberts

I needed to travel up from Maro/Nerja, Málaga Up to Chalford nr Stroud, Cotswolds with my little calico cat Lilly. Bobby was extremely reassuring and patient as I waited for the time to elapse after having Lilly's rabies shots etc and getting the pet passport sorted. I had considered flying but it felt so cruel to put her in the hold as she's used to doing everything with me.

Bobby was fantastic about staying in contact leading up to the journey and answering any little queries I had. The crate in the van for Lilly was spacious, exactly the right size for her. We left at around 8.30am from Maro and got everything into the vehicle including finally Lilly. The van is incredibly well equipped with two fridges, plenty of luggage space and air con controllable for both sections. Due to having only been on short trips to the vet Lilly was understandably distressed the first day but Bobby was very patient and we got up to Burgos, over half way up the country by 4pm which was a lot earlier than I had expected.

Bobby had booked two pet friendly hotels both of which had very helpful and kind staff, he was also incredibly kind clearing up when Lilly made a bit of a mess in the crate which I felt guilty about, but he was fully prepared with cleaning products and took care of everything.

The next day Lilly was still mewing a bit once put in the crate but only half as loud/angry and only a third of the time she had the previous day. The 2nd day took us up through the Basque country and up past Bordeaux to Tours, it took a little longer than the first day due to unavoidable traffic but with good conversation (Bobby is very funny and has a very interesting 2nd profession) and a bit of napping on my part it flew by! Bobby was very kind and offered to pick me up food so I could stay and reassure Lilly once we got to the hotel at Tours, in the morning there was a complimentary continental breakfast with very good local croissants, pain au chocolat, baguette, brioche coffee, hot chocolate and juices.

The 3rd day was the charm and Lilly slept like a baby in her crate all the way up to Calais where we whizzed through the Animal Health Centre checks (at record speed according to Bobby) and even the border checks were very friendly and efficient although thorough in some cases, but we got through mainly because of Bobbys quick thinking and experience and dare I say Lilly's charm. There was a delay for the channel tunnel but we had made such good time going through Spain and France it didn't make too much difference, after a quick crossing we made it through to the UK and back to my fathers home in what felt like no time. I would reccomend this service to anyone in the same position as Bobby is extremely kind, professional, well equipped and efficient.

Thanks again mate! With love from Lilly and Joe! ps Lilly is loving Chalford and seems very grateful to have been taken care of so well!


To Bobby Craine

I booked my trip with Bobby and Anne on the recommendation of the previous owner Den as I had previously travelled with her.

I was very impressed with the service offered with the company. Bobby and Anne arrived at our house the evening before to introduce themselves and meet Nelly my Newfoundland dog,this enabled me to look at the vehicle which was fabulous for the long journey ahead. The vehicle was very spacious and had separate air con controls for each area, this was a massive bonus for me as Nelly is double coated and feels the heat easily.

The great advantage of travelling this way is you in control of your animals needs 24/7and that is so important to me.

The following morning we packed up and the journey began from Nerja to Wetherby. All the accommodation was booked in advance and all were ground floor rooms which I had requested when booking. At the end of each day travelling it was lovely to sit and all have a meal and laugh together.

I can 100% recommend this company if your pets welfare is your number one priority as it certainly is for Bobby and Anne.

A big thank you to you both for such a wonderful stress free trip home , you are both are such special people.

Love and best wishes to you both with all your future adventures

Debbie & Nelly x (Nerja to UK)

Ann Wilkinson Yvone Wilde

To Bobby Craine

Thank you so much Bobby for a smooth and pain free trip with my 2 animals. I felt very well looked after and the animals were stress free.

It all went very smoothly and I am very grateful and would recommend you to anyone.

Yvonne Wild

Laura Scowsill

Ten years ago Den was an integral part in getting our badly injured little dog Rufo, who we found half dead on the beach near Tarifa, to us. He had an external fixator on his back left leg and we had to get him back to the UK ASAP. Den was an angel sent from heaven as she went out of her way to accommodate Rufo. No one else would take him but Den didn’t hesitate. She lined his crate with cardboard so the fixator wouldn’t catch in the bars and she carefully lifted him in and out of the crate when stopping. He slept by her side in the hotel rooms and was given love and gentle affection as he was a very nervous little dog having been through hell and back.

We have never forgotten Den’s kindness and we kept in touch over the last ten years. Then this year we decided to take our 4 rescues back to Spain for two months holiday. Den was the obvious choice and we cruised through France and Spain in the comfort of her Mercedes car with our four beautiful boys - Rufo included, now aged about 13! It was a pleasurable and stress free journey made so by Den’s organised and well known route. I cannot recommend her services enough!

A huge thank you Den, for looking after us and our furry boys.  You provide a service like no other!

Laura, David, Rufo, Zape, Piet and Peter.

(Sunbury-on-Thames, UK to Cómpeta, Málaga, S.Spain – and back again two months later.)

Sandra Kevin McCarthy

Well, what can we say that hasn't already been said?  Den collected us and our two small dogs Seamus and Pippy from Wexford Ireland and delivered us safely to our new life in Torrevieja.  Den's vehicle was very clean, comfortable and spacious and Den provided two nice roomy cages for our pets to travel in with their own beds, positioned by the rear passenger seat so that one of us could be right by their side. It was obvious from the start that our pets were definitely to be treated as VIP's.

We travelled via ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao and then onward by road with Den choosing the best route to ensure we had pet friendly breaks along the way. During the journey the outside temperature reached 26 degrees and Den checked regularly on Seamus and Pippy and us to ensure we were all comfortable, adjusting the A/C to suit our/their needs.  We all arrived happy and relaxed.  Den couldn't have done enough, she even suggested a detour to a local Supermarket so we were able to stock up on essentials before we arrived at our destination as it was a Sunday and most Supermarkets were closed which we weren't aware of, good thinking Den!

It became clear along the way that Den has a wealth of experience in her field, we found her to be a genuine person, easy to get along with, and a pleasure to travel with.  We made happy memories on the trip and honestly can't think of a better way to have travelled door to door with our pets.  We can't recommend Den highly enough, thank you Den.

Sandra, Kevin, Pippy and Seamus (Wexford, Ireland to Torrevieja, Spain)

Julia Guasch

After a lot of research online it was a huge relief to find Den and her pet chauffeur service and have the possibility of travelling with my dog Cookie from the UK to Spain with Den by road. Most other chauffeur services don’t provide that option (they drive your dog but you can’t travel with it..) so for me the fact that I could travel together with my pet was the peace of mind I needed.

We have travelled with Den four times now from Spain to the UK, via France and back again and each time the trip has been comfortable, very well planned and thoroughly enjoyable, & like travelling with a trusted friend.

There are always plenty of stops for your pet and your pet’s comfort is always central to the trip. Den’s vast experience of travelling on the road, the documents needed, and her organisational skills are second to none, and she is honest and transparent in her dealings with people.

I recommend Den & her pet chauffeur service whole heartedly, you couldn’t place your pet in safer hands, & also for people who are perhaps worried about their pet flying or who just want the added re-assurance of being able to travel with their pet.  I am so glad I found Den and have been able to travel with my dog in a safe and comfortable way. Thanks Den!

Julia & Cookie xx (London-Barcelona-London)

Jac Spiller

I travelled with my dog from the mountains in Andalusia to Somerset with Den in early October 2022.

Den had excellent communication skills from the start and organised everything including booking dog friendly hotels and going through immigration at Calais. Den was friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble.

The transport for my dog and myself was very comfortable and well equipped.

Our journey was completely stress free, and very enjoyable with good conversation.

Den is a lovely person and I would highly recommend her.

Jac Spiller and Wren (Cómpeta, Málaga, S.Spain to Frome, Somerset, UK)

Peter Mehmet

Our major worry about returning to the UK from Spain was how to travel with our two cats, brother and sister, Bruno and Luna.

Den provided the answer to our worries. From our pickup in the campo to our arrival in East Sussex everything was expertly organised. The journey itself was enjoyable and speedy with Den's expert driving skills adding to the ease of the trip.

The cats travelled comfortably in their individual cages with room for their litter trays, food and water dishes and bedding. We also had plenty of room and were able to keep a close watch over them during the whole journey.

Bruno and Luna are now able to settle into their quieter life in the Sussex countryside, thanks to 'PetChauffeur '.

Peter. Mehmet, Luna & Bruno (Frigiliana, Málaga, S.Spain to E.Grinstead, W.Sussex, UK)

Ann Wilkinson Ann Wilkinson

I can't find words adequate enough to thank you for your many kindnesses and your professionalism in guiding me through the labyrinth of rules and regulations for transporting my cats back to the UK from Spain.

You will recall there were a number of glitches with the paperwork made by other professionals who should have known better and without the checks you made one of my cats would still be languishing in a French animal detention centre having been refused entry into the UK had you not detected in time the error made on her passport.

Den, you really do go above and beyond to ensure both the animals and their owners are helped through what can sometimes be a daunting process.  Your expertise and experience are second to none and, coupled with your own calm and generous nature, made the journey an absolute delight instead of the nightmare I had anticipated.

Everything, from your comfortable, luxurious and immaculately clean vehicle, through to the organisation of hotels etc. went without a hitch.  Not only was I able to relax completely it was like a mini luxury holiday with a best friend, and I can't thank you enough for that. I cannot recommend both you and the service you offer highly enough. With grateful thanks and love from all three of us..

Ann, Daisy and Glossy xxx (Riviera del Sol, Málaga, S.Spain to Gerrards Cross, Bucks, UK)

Cris Steve Leeding

We travelled from Eastbourne UK to Marbella with Den and made the return journey 3 months later with our dog.  She is a great travelling companion and totally made our trip so very enjoyable by making all the necessary travel arrangements.

All we had to do was turn up ! Nothing was too much trouble and the hotels she organised for our overnight stays were excellent and also very reasonable.

The travelling crate provided for our dog was a great size. 5 star service and we give 5 Stars in return !

Cris, Steve & Bella Leeding (Eastbourne, UK to Marbella, S.Spain .. and return)

Margaret Ross

It started with a great sense of relief that I could travel to my new home In Mojacar with my pets. Sally a rescue age 7, Paddy my little old Jack Russell x Chihuahua and not forgetting Wilma my 4 year old tortoise. I could not bear the thought of them having to travel such a long way without me. The weeks leading up to the journey were manic with lots going on and the most stressful period sorting necessary documentation and health checks for my tortoise to travel. A few days before the journey Paddy became unwell and it was clear that he was too poorly to cope with the journey. He had to stay behind in the safe hands of my husband and son. I miss Paddy so much and am saddened that he didn’t get the chance to play in the sunshine with us. He sadly had to be helped to sleep a few days after I arrived in Spain.

It was with a heavy heart that I left Co Durham on 4 October, a cold and dull day  What should have been an exciting time was overshadowed by worry and sadness.

I was so thankful that I was travelling with Den, a fellow animal lover who was totally in tune with my mixed emotions and we spent many hours sharing our experiences and feelings about how precious our pets are to us. Den had experienced the loss of her lovely dog and travelling companion Julio who is still a big presence in her life. The long journeys passed much quicker as we chatted about animal welfare and “putting the world to rights.”  I was so fortunate to have so much in common with Den.

I was concerned about how Sally would cope with the travelling as she previously could travel no longer than 30 minutes before having awful motion sickness. To my relief she did really well although she was initially anxious, as time went by she became more settled.  Although we had ample breaks during the travel more often than not the weather restricted sightseeing opportunities. Den shared her excellent knowledge about the places we passed en route, pointing out important landmarks which I really enjoyed. Sally was so happy when we reached our hotel each day and clearly enjoyed the evening walks. Wilma slept throughout the journey but was very active at the hotels. She had regular baths and ate well. She’s much happier living in the sunshine and being able to roam outdoors.

Den was supportive and gave me good advice throughout the journey. She had meticulously planned every aspect of the travel, having made countless journeys with owners and their beloved pets and I always felt in very safe hands. Den was especially diligent around safety issues, ensuring Sally and Wilma were secure and the temperature in the car was monitored and adjusted accordingly for their comfort. The journey was problem free with the only downside being the rain which barely stopped until the third night and it was refreshing to travel the last leg in the sunshine. Den was never phased by any situation and remained calm  and confident at all times.

I am extremely grateful to Den not only for getting us to our new home safely and without hassle, but also for the help and support she gave me from the outset. If I ever need pet transport in the future I would look no further than Den’s PetChauffeur Service. 

Margaret Ross, Sally & Wilma (Stanley, Co.Durham, UK to Mojácar, Spain)

Jenny Wheeler

My main concern about my return to the UK from Spain was how to transport my three cats. Two (mother and nervy son) were semi-feral, and the other a special-needs partially sighted diabetic howler. Months of research took place and no-one met their list of needs until I found Den’s PetChauffeur service.

I was looking for a way to transport them by road to minimise stress, without close proximity to dogs, in spacious cages, with a fridge in which to store Bob’s insulin, and with me being able to accompany them (I had to inject his insulin twice a day at 12 hourly intervals). I was also looking for a customised vehicle that was also comfortable for me as it was a long trip to York. Den met all of these requirements and more, with the added bonus of being based in Southern Spain near to our departure point in Ronda.

From first contact, Den was professional and helpful, and provided comprehensive written information about her service, and what would be involved which answered most of the questions I had. She was able to provide reassurance of how my cats would be cared for, and also what we needed to do in respect of travel requirements passing through Spain, France and the UK during the ongoing pandemic.

Despite my worries about my cats being stressed and upset by the car journey, they almost immediately went to sleep in their spacious cages. Mother Teri and Uncle Bob cuddled together in one cage, with youngster Che in the top “bunk”. All of them were within touching distance, and could see me so we had regular chats when they did wake up – usually nearing feeding time. They were completely at ease in their temporary homes, with all creature comforts being supplied by Den.

I was a little concerned about leaving them in the vehicle overnight as it would have been very difficult and risky (given their semi-feral nature), to decant them into their baskets to take them into the hotel room with me (although allowed), and then round them up again to get them back into their cages in the vehicle. However, Den arranged for her vehicle to be parked immediately outside our rooms so that I could see it and check on them easily.

The only other concern I had was in respect of Eurotunnel and losing them when their cages were opened as part of the pet passport process. Again, Den was amazing. When their microchips were checked, she arranged for this to be done in a sealed vehicular container unit and for her to do the readings watched by the customs official. The microchip reader was so powerful it did the reading without having to touch the cats. It was done before they fully woke up!

Then as we left pet passport control, we were pulled over by the customs team. We were directed to a scanning facility and told that we and any animals had to vacate the vehicle while the vehicle went through this large scanner resembling a car wash. Den calmly but firmly explained she was a professional animal transporter (pointing out the signs to that effect on her vehicle), and that the cats could not be taken out as they were not domestic, and to do so would risk losing them. The customs official checked visually and allowed us to pass. Den said this had never happened before so hopefully never will again for anyone else with semi-feral cats!

The journey was long but was made bearable by Den’s friendly nature and engaging tales, regular stops in scenic places, and a superbly comfortable vehicle for both the cats and myself (the passenger seat even having extra lumbar support). I cannot recommend Den highly enough, especially if you cherish your animal companion(s) and rightly wish to travel with them to ensure their wellbeing, especially if they have special needs.

There is one only problem – there is only one Den! Because of this she books up quickly and far in advance as she increasingly and understandably has return customers. I look forward to seeing her again as she has an open invite to visit whenever she is next in the area.

Thank you so much again for all your help Den.

Jenny Wheeler, Teri, Bob & Che (Ronda, S.Spain to York, UK)

roy marian gardener

Marian and I would recommend Den to deliver you and your pet safely and legally.

We had a long trip from La Manga Club in Spain to Cornwall taking an abandoned cat back to our Cornish home.

The travel conditions with documentation changes by the hour and traffic jam avoidance in the UK were professionally resolved.

Den is a pet loving person and will get you and your pet home safely.

Roy, Marian and Pussycat Gardner (La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain to nr St. Ives, Cornwall, UK)

 jan brian curchee jan brian curchee

Hi Den

We had a great journey down with you to Spain and would recommend you to anyone who cares for their pets, we couldn’t have had a better ‘Chauffeur’ for our trip. As this was our third time with you I think that speaks for itself!

Speak soon. Lots of love

Jan, Brian & Snowy (Ashford, Kent, UK to Pego, Alicante, Spain)


andi acos

What can I say, where should I start?  A huge THANK YOU is perhaps the best opening for Den and her wonderful Pet Chauffeur service. 

We travelled with Den from Tavira in Portugal to Hertfordshire in the UK just 2 weeks ago … my son and I together with our 4 dogs.  Planning such an important trip under the current covid uncertainties was no mean feat and Den’s organisation was second to none.  She was able to commit to a planned travel date and schedule (unlike air travel, even private jet travel) and the 3 day trip worked like clock work.

Taking the plunge to entrust your entire family to a “stranger” is not an easy decision to make, but Den made me feel comfortable from our very first email correspondence.  She is warm and friendly and obviously an expert in her field and so it was easy to build a rapport with her before the day of departure.  We were provided with a comprehensive travel itinerary well ahead of time and always felt confident that she would get us safely to our destination as promised.  She did not disappoint.

Our pooches normally hate car travel but with a little help from medicine to keep travel sickness at bay, our 4 became expert travellers (even our terrified little Portuguese rescue dog, who by the end of the trip felt more at home in Carlos the car than out of it!!)  All in all we had a huge adventure together with Den and we will be forever grateful for our safe passage from Portugal to England… starting again in a new home is never easy but Den made the trip an enjoyable one which set us in good stead for our new beginnings.

You were an absolute life saver for us and I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and attention to detail in all things.  The planning was brilliant, the places we stayed all safe and comfortable and accommodating and our schedule worked just like clockwork.  We are extremely grateful and will always look back on that trip as a huge adventure.

If ever you find yourself in Hertfordshire, or somewhere close by, please know you are welcome to come and stay or just come to us for dinner.  It would be lovely to keep in touch.  You have been an important part of this puzzle and we will always think of you fondly for it.

I would recommend Den and her services unreservedly and I hope that we will be able to keep in touch.


With best wishes to all potential travellers, Andrea with Jamie and pooches Gulliver, Hattie, Pepper & Scraggles (Tavira, Portugal to Welwyn, Herts, UK)

heather fisher

I am so delighted to be writing this testimonial following my journey back from Spain to the U.K. with Den,

I had some misgiving embarking on such a long journey with my three dogs, I would never describe them as easy as two are rescues from Spain, one being a typically nervy Podenco and the other rescue a reactive hyper collie, the other collie being an older collie was never a concern. From the outset Den took all my concerns in her stride, her knowledge and understanding of dogs and their needs during this long journey completely reassured me that all would be fine and perfectly manageable, never phased by any obstacles that presented themselves, especially the poor older dog’s upset tum.

The journey was made pleasurable by us sharing stories and life experiences which made the time go so much quicker. Den’s experience of the drive was excellent and the planning of the route for overnight stops seamless and but for the atrocious weather up through France the comfort breaks for the dogs would have been lovely, but we really had to dodge the downpours. Den had so very recently lost her little dog, her soulmate for so many years and journeys, and she bravely took to helping me with my three and I think Scooby would have happily lived with her forever!

If you are reading this testimonial and are thinking ‘Is this a good way of travelling your beloved pets?’ then I would say have no worries, it is the most perfect way to travel, as you are with them all the way and will have the best support and company.

Heather Fisher, Flynn, Scooby and Gina

(Camposol, Murcia, Spain to Andover, Hants, UK)

liz edgar

Den is a marvel. The journey from southern Spain to the UK was made so easy. I looked into flying my Podenco back to the UK but that entailed two flights and an overnight stay for her. Too stressful!

Den made it stress free for both myself and Neska. Everything was so well arranged beforehand and the journey itself, despite the combined problems of Brexit and Covid, was straightforward and enjoyable.

Thank you, Den!

Liz Edgar and Neska

(Benalmádena, Málaga, S.Spain to Bristol, UK)


anne and brian killey

Having decided to travel from Spain to the UK, our first thought was how to take our pet dog, Baxter. Air travel in the hold of an aeroplane, out of the question, equally for us, travelling in a pet transporter without us, also a no go. So we started to search for a Pet Chauffeur and were really fortunate to discover Denise Brown and her trusted travelling companion, Julio, PetChauffeur extraordinaire.

Although we were travelling during the Pandemic, Denise took care of all the necessary and different arrangements necessary. The thought of spending three days and two nights with a stranger was a bit daunting but we need not have worried, Denise was so friendly and we felt really relaxed and comfortable from the very first moment we met.

The car was very comfortable and Denise was obviously a very safe and experienced driver, and we had the most enjoyable experience as Denise kept us well informed of various places on route. We found that at the end of our “adventure “we had made a new friend in Denise and her beautiful boy, Julio. We would not hesitate to recommend PetChauffeur to anyone wishing to travel with their pet.

Brian, Anne and Baxter Killey.

(Benijofar, Alicante, Spain to Cardiff, S.Wales)

brenda midgley

I booked Den of PetChauffeur the beginning of June 2020 to take my 4 dogs and cat back to England in September from Spain. I had been looking for a Pet Transporter for several weeks before I found Den. Most companies would not allow me to travel with them, and having very nervous rescue dogs I needed to be there to reassure them. Den was the only one who seemed to understand how important this was to me. Funny thing is, they all took to Den straight away and I do believe they would have happily gone with her, without me. 

I had to change the date until end of November due to the process of buying and selling houses in England taking a long time. Den was understanding and gave me a choice of two dates, not charging me any extra for the inconvenience I was causing her.  England then went into lockdown, so Den suggested we wait an extra week until beginning of December as all the loos and shops would be closed in the service stations. Unfortunately things did not go to plan and Den's car broke down. She kept me informed of exactly what was happening and although I knew she was inwardly upset, worried, frustrated she always came across calm and totally in control. 

When we finally started the journey I found her to be one of the nicest people I had met. It's a bit worrying knowing you are going to be sitting in a car for 3 days with a complete stranger but I needn't have worried. I found her very well informed of the places we were driving through, telling me a bit about them. I found she had a good sense of humour, her love of animals shone through and I felt safe and secure with her the whole way.  She had booked us into dog friendly hotels, stopped regularly to exercise the dogs and did not complain once about my cat shouting the place down all the way. 

If you are looking for someone trustworthy, a safe driver, a pet lover who puts the animals welfare first, you can't do better than hire Den of PetChauffeur.

Brenda Midgley, Carlo, Max, Georgia, Freddie and Smokey.

(Yátova, Valencia, Spain to Wisbech, Cambs, UK)

fran dave hollowell

We have just arrived from the UK to our new permanent home in Spain, with our two cocker spaniels Lola and Ruby, and are so pleased we chose Den of PetChauffeur to travel with. Everything was explained from the outset including journey details, requirements and costs. This is a great value way to travel with your pets.

Den kept us up to date and informed from start to finish - all was arranged perfectly and pickup was punctual. Together with her beautiful little dog Julio, Den was great company. Transport was comfortable and very well equipped.

Towards the end of the journey we had some really bad weather - Den remained calm and professional and we always felt safe and relaxed throughout the trip. Lola is an older dog and Ruby has no sight, but we had no concerns at all during the journey. They were clearly comfortable and happy too! We cannot recommend Den (and Julio) of PetChauffeur highly enough and would not hesitate to use again. A first class service.

Stay safe Den. Love and best wishes, Fran and Dave XX

Fran & Dave Hollowell, Lola and Ruby (Nuneaton, Coventry, UK to Villamartín, Alicante, Spain)

steve kanfer

Just wanted to give my opinions on the PetChauffeur experience as I know it's hard to decide how to travel with pets and reading client opinions is often very helpful. I was in quite a pickle and needed to get back to the UK from Spain with my dog. I'd previously transported another pet with a transport company on her own and I wasn't very comfortable doing it again; I wanted us to travel together this time so that I'd know for sure that everything would be done correctly and my dog would be relaxed and with me at all times.

After finding a few different options on Google and getting some different quotes, I decided on PetChauffeur because of the competitive price and the good reviews from other clients. I was also made to feel more at ease by the way Den seemed very professional and organised, ensuring I had all the correct paperwork. In fact my vet hadn't signed all the papers in the necessary places and Den spotted the error so I was able to get it sorted before we set off. The vhicle was comfy and set up for covid restrictions with plastic separators between us, and my dog had plenty of space to lie down and enjoy the ride. The pet friendly hotels were very good with easy access (as the rooms were on the ground floor) beds were excellent and they provided very nice food.

We arrived in the UK on schedule and I have to say the journey went very quickly, chatting with Den and stopping off every now and again for toilet breaks and so that everyone could stretch their legs. Den's little partner in crime, Julio, made my dog feel more at ease. All in all, I'm very glad I chose to travel with PetChauffeur and I'd definitely recommend this service to anybody who needs to do long distance travel with their pet. Thanks again to Den and Julio and best of luck for 2021!

Steve and Mitro

Steve Kanfer (Valencia, Spain to Cricklewood, London)


Dear Den

Thank you so much for our comfortable journey from Spain, what could have been a long and tedious trip was enlivened by your good company and well chosen detours.

Thanks again and best wishes to you and Julio.

Marjorie Keefe, Olly, Lucy and Nancy the cat (Riogordo, Málaga, Spain to Bideford, Devon, UK)


sara brears

I initially contacted PetChauffeur because I really did not want my dogs to suffer the stress of being crated in the hold of a plane and experiencing the strange and unfamiliar surroundings of this type of journey.  So, I stumbled upon a website for Denise, PetChauffeur. I have to say immediately, my gut feeling told me it was the right way to transport my dogs from the UK to Southern Spain. The advantage being that I would be with them too, helping them to feel more settled. Additionally, it was an opportunity for me to travel through France and Spain, something I had not done for 40 years.

From the very beginning, Denise was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She supplied the necessary information I required to ensure my dogs (Cracker and Biscuit, (if I had a 3rd dog I would have called it Cheese-un!) had all the necessary paperwork, inoculations etc for the journey and this paperwork was all checked by her.

Any of you thinking of taking oodles of luggage to save costs on transportation, should keep this to a minimum. Denise was very helpful with this too and when shown a picture of what I was planning to take, offered to tow my partner on a skateboard in order to accommodate me, my pets and luggage. Lurking inside is a healthy intelligent sense of humour.

Denise was punctual upon her arrival and this trait did not change throughout the journey. Departure from the stopovers was always on time, sometimes earlier and her schedule was quite strict in a relaxed sort of way, with gentle prompting that we should get going. Allowances for comfort breaks for everyone, including the pets is catered for.

The transportation such as Eurotunnel (I'm not great with boats), accommodation etc was all organised for you so there was no stress regarding these aspects to deal with and you were left free to sort other stuff, such as packing up the house.

Standard of driving is very important to me, Denise is as safe as houses and whilst I am not a nervous passenger, I was never given any cause to fear her driving skills. This is despite her long hours behind the wheel. How she does it is a mystery to both Steve and I.

You would think 3.5 days in each other's company would lend itself to some personal information being sought. No, not a bit of it. Denise respects your privacy and does not attempt to take advantage of the situation. This extends to turn-taking in buying the odd coffee along the way.

If I had cause to travel back to the UK with my dog, Cracker (I decided to leave Biscuit with my niece, as she is coming up for 19 years I thought the journey might be too much for her) I would contact Denise without hesitation. It is cheaper than flying your dogs, they have time to acclimatise to the changing temps, it is less stressful for all concerned and a great way to see the changing Spanish and French countryside.

Sara Brears (Scunthorpe, Lincs to Albox, Almería, Spain)

janice cooke

Den, PetChauffeur.

Having just travelled back from Spain to the UK with Den we had a very memorable stress-free journey for both us and our dog Bombay.

Would highly recommend.

Thanks so much Den

Jan, Pete & wet kisses from Bombay x (Roquetas de Mar, Almería, Spain to Coventry, UK)

laura trettenbrein

If you need to bring your darling(s) from a to b look no further. Den is definitely the right choice! We went in these uncertain times and everything went perfectly well. She is so organized having everything planned out so well for the entire trip.

Julio also deserves a mention, he is such a lovely calm dog and my cat never was bothered by his presence, in fact I believe it helped calm Chucho as Julio was always so relaxed.

Den also makes the trip (which I was very stressed about before just the thought of a 3 day journey with my cat, however the plane was even less of an option) stress free as she is so chatty and keeps engaging you in conversation so you forget all about any worries. The 3 days went by faster than I could have imagined. If I ever had to do such a journey again I know who to turn to laura trettenbrein  I have to also mention when looking through my options in the Internet I felt quite sad as u could not find any suitable options (only these mass carriers for pets where you see horror reviews). But then I found PetChauffeur and the moment Den replied to me I knew this is what I was looking for.

Just simply the care she put in the first document with the quote and explaining all details made me feel at ease and I knew I have to book her! So don’t hesitate, if you want to go on your journey book PetChauffeur now, it's a one of a kind service!

All the best to Julio and you laura trettenbrein

Laura Trettenbrein and Chucho (Gibraltar to Wolfsberg, Austria)

mar murube mar murube

Den helped us take our cat and dog to Spain from London amid the Covid-19 crisis! She picked us up in Hampstead and drove us through the Eurotunnel, and all the way through France and Spain, to Seville. When I first started researching the options for travelling with pets, I was a bit nervous about the length of the journey. But Den's clear and frequent communication and her wealth of knowledge made us feel reassured knowing everything was under control.

Travelling with her was a great decision! She is fully licensed and insured and has been transporting pets and their owners for many years through different countries. Her car was fully equipped with PVC panels, hand-gel and masks and she followed all social distancing rules and precautions needed for Covid-19. On the road, she knows the best routes and takes care of EVERYTHING! One of the things we loved most about Den is how passionate she is about animal welfare, a true animal lover, and during the journey, our pets were happy and well looked after. We travelled next to them and were able to walk them, feed them and comfort them when needed. At night, we stayed in cosy pet-friendly hotels that Den had arranged for us (we loved the experience!) and everything went smoothly.

We felt really taken care of all the time, everything was well organised and planned, and all we had to do was sit back and relax. Den also knows a lot about Spain and chatting with her on the journey was a real pleasure too! I can't recommend her highly enough!

Mar, Luna, Mochi and Muffin (N.London to Seville)

pauline and kevin mcfarlane

We made the trip to our new permanent home in Spain in July of 2020 from Southport, apprehensive because our Labrador, Otis, had only ever been on very short trips in a car before and we had never stayed in a hotel with him.

From the start Den made us feel very reassured, a big comfortable crate for Otis and big comfortable seats for us. The whole journey was a dream, Den knows all the best pet friendly rest stops and the comfort of the animals was always the first priority.

The Hotels on the way were great and again Den was really helpful especially translating the menus from French into English for us and recommending the best beer.

After a wonderful trip to Biarritz on our last day of travelling we arrived at our Spanish home in great spirits all thanks to Den and her wonderful service.

We feel that we have made a friend for life in Den (and Julio) and will be keeping in touch and are really pleased that we chose PetChauffeur for our journey.

Pauline, Kevin & Otis McFarlane (Southport, Merseyside, UK to Camposol, Murcia, Spain)

carol sweet

I travelled from southern Spain to southern UK with my 2 dogs and kitten. Den had arranged everything for our 3 days and 2 nights travel door-to-door service, which made the trip enjoyable and stress free. The hotels were nice and I could be with my pets the whole time so they were not nervous.

I would definitely recommend Den, you will be in safe hands. Thank you Den

Take care

Carol Sweet, Maddie, Thor and little Henry the kitten

(Torrox Costa,Málaga, S.Spain to Sompting, W.Sussex, UK)

ashley grant

What can I say about Use them, that would be the first thing..and here's why.

Our journey was from Guardamar del Segura on the east coast of Spain to Milton Keynes, UK. As you can imagine, I was very concerned about the journey as my cats were very settled in their Spanish home. Alice (named after Alice Cooper) had already travelled from the UK to Spain successfully with so she at least had some experience of the adventure. AJ on the other hand...

His story is that he lived on our street just a few doors down. He was owned by a policeman and his wife, but spent most nights on our balcony as he was clearly locked out. A few years ago, the cop couple just moved on and left poor AJ behind! How anyone can do that is beyond me. 

AJ went feral for a while, but we made sure he always had food and water on our balcony. One day he decided, as cats do, that he would be better off inside. He walked through our door and never left. You can imagine my concern with relocating him. He had never left our street, had been feral for about 6 months and on his one trip to the vet (5 minutes away by car) had gone completely mental. The prospect of three 7 hour journeys to reach our destination was disconcertingly daunting.

The reasons my fears were unfounded are down to the lovely Den and her extensive experience. Her vehicle is perfectly equipped for animal transportation with roomy cages that are stocked with food, water, litter trays and bedding. Once settled, Alice and AJ were comfortable in their surroundings and they had plenty of room to move around. They also had their dad sitting right next to them for strokes and reassurance. They both relaxed quickly and spent most of their time sleeping. In fact, their were times that Alice, who's notoriously grumpy, wanted me to get out of her face and go and sit in the front of car with Den!

The two pet friendly hotels we stayed in were comfortable and well equipped and Alice and AJ had a lovely time keeping their dad up all night. Den had suggested they stay in the vehicle overnight, but I chose not to listen.

On the journey we were joined by Den's delightful little dog, Julio, who's calming presence definitely helped soothe the cats. The scenery as we drove through the south and north of Spain and France was breathtakingly beautiful. Den was the perfect tourist guide, filled with fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes.

So why would I highly recommend for you, your pets and personal belongings? Because it works. You will be comfortable and relaxed. Your pets will be comfortable and relaxed. You will get home on time and your pocket will be surprisingly unchallenged.

So trust to make your relocation an experience to be remembered rather than endured. You won't be disappointed. My two potty cats are proof of it.

Ashley Grant, Alice Cooper and AJ
(Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, Spain to Milton Keynes, UK)

Sue and Andy Weaver

Looking at this picture you can see we made our journey in difficult times. Spain was in a state of alarm and borders effectively closed for entry into the UK with very few exceptions. Hotels in France were open with restrictions as were some of the service stations and yet we successfully returned to the UK.

Our journey was planned down to the last detail, our letters to allow travel from the British Embassy were secured and all of this was organised by Den. We got home safely in very strange times and l would like to thank Den for this. Should anyone reading this be undecided whether to book your journey with PetChauffeur, don't hesitate!

Best wishes to both Den and Juli,

Sue, Andy and Emily Weaver (Rojales, Alicante, Spain to Loughborough, Leics, UK)

Jude Hermer

Den is truly amazing.

When I wanted to travel to Spain with my puppy,  it did not occur to me that I may have difficulty in finding a tip top service. I thought that I would be spoilt for choice. I trawled through all the internet options but no one ‘ticked all the boxes’. And then, by chance, a friend passed on a glowing recommendation from an acquaintance who had just travelled to Spain with her two dogs. And so, I made contact with Den.

Den is very professional, fully insured and registered with Mapama (the Spanish equivalent of DEFRA, as having lived in Spain for many years her company is registered and licensed there), she is a superb, ultra safe driver, a very comfortable vehicle, caring with her canine passengers, able to advise and ensure that all the Pet Passport requirements are complied with.......

The trip was very interesting as Den’s knowledge of Spanish culture and history is amazing. She told us so much about the historic places and landmarks that we passed through. It was better than having a guide on board.  The choice of stopover places is excellent and very well researched. There was a warm welcome at each place and the hosts were clearly delighted to see Den and welcome us.

And Den is such a lovely travelling companion, a super person.

I’m looking forward to the next trip.

Judith Hermer and Tsering (London N6 to Estepona, S.Spain)

Carly Wand

Hi Den.

I have posted a recommendation with a link to your company on Facebook, thanking you for your services.

I had a great time with the two of you. Felt like kindred spirits. You really made what could have been an extremely stressful trip enjoyable and relaxing. You are an amazing professional and a great driver – and I couldn’t have done this trip without you.

The only downside was the amount of hours physically on the road daily – it was a bit more than I would have liked, although I understand that you have to keep to a strict schedule. I would have preferred stretching it to 3 full days or even 4, although I understand that would bring the costs up more.

Let’s keep in touch – I would be more than happy to meet up with you again!

Carly Wand and Luna (Prévessin-Moëns, E.France to Vila Nova de Cacela, S.Portugal)

Susi Smith.jpg

An emergency came up in my life which required me to move over 700 kilometres at short notice.  I wanted to take my six dogs with me.   I contacted Den who was fully booked but managed to fit us in by giving up her day off.  We had a wonderful journey with her, my dogs were relaxed and comfortable throughout.

Den is pleasant company, efficient, understanding, and a good driver.  I would certainly recommend her, and use her again myself for any future journeys I may need to make.

Susie Smith, Canija, Kora, Rikka, Indy, Mr Fito and Miko
(Ronda, Málaga to Colmenar de Oreja, Madrid)

Christine Gordon

We recently moved from Cadiz to Platja d'Aro in Catalunya and had to find a way to transport our four cats (Bella, Sweep, Kit and Mo) and myself the required 1,200 kilometres. Very fortunately for us we found Den's website and engaged her for the journey. I could not recommend her highly enough. She organised everything from beginning to end with incredible efficiency and attention to detail, arranged a lovely hotel for the overnight stop with safe garage accommodation for the cats, and drove us safely and calmly through appalling weather which quite frankly would have terrified me had I been driving.

She treated our cats with the utmost care and attention to their every need - as she did for me! She and the lovely Julio are fantastic company and made the journey fly by with fascinating facts, lovely chat and even an additional stop to see an incredible colony of griffon vultures - just amazing. Our cats arrived in excellent condition and state of calmness (even the very nervous Sweep) and settled right into our new home with no fuss. We had no stress or concerns whatsoever throughout the whole process. If you need to transport your animals and want to travel with them, this is really the only way to do it! Den, we really can't thank you enough. Fantastic service, and a new friendship made!

Hope you have travelled safely. Love to Julio and of course yourself. Christine xx

Christine Gordon, Bella, Sweep, Kit & Mo

(Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz to Platja d’Aro, Girona)

Pamel Walters

My Spanish Waterdog Archie and I have recently travelled to England from Spain and back with PetChauffeur. I cannot speak too highly of the care and service we received.

Not having done anything like this before I was naturally nervous. Our pets are very precious! I need not have been. The journey was perfectly organised and Archie benefited from the company of Den’s lovely little dog Julio. We travelled in comfort in a lovely Mercedes people carrier. The hotels were excellent and some of the scenery on our trip was breathtaking.

Lots of chatter and laughs! I would not hesitate to do it again. Thanks Den xxx

Pam Walters and Archie. (Fuengirola, S.Spain to Leeds, UK)

Sara and Roger North

When we decided to return to the UK after living in Spain for a couple of years our greatest concern was how do we get our beloved cat Tyga back to the UK as he is an ex-feral Spanish cat although he is generally the best behaved cat on the planet. After trawling through the Internet and being alarmed about some of the so called pet couriers out there we came across Den and PetChauffeur. As Den takes people as well as their pets, that was a big plus straight away. From the first contact we could tell that Den really cares about the animals (and people) that she carries and we very impressed by her professionalism.

We were a little worried about many aspects of the journey but Den made sure we had all the correct paperwork and then provided a comprehensive itinerary. On the journey itself she looked after all of us as we felt rather shell-shocked and our poor old Tyga really hated travelling. We were fortunate to meet Den’s lovely little dog Julio who sadly was not too well at the time but we understand that he has made a full recovery now.

The journey took us three days and during that time we found out that Den is a wonderful conversationalist as well as knowing where all the best stops are along the way. The two hotels we stayed in were pet friendly and so Tyga was able to have some freedom at night. All in all if you need someone to get you and your pets from Spain to the UK or the other way round for that matter look no further than Den the PetChauffeur and her 5* Service.

Thank you Den!

Roger, Sara and Tyga North

(La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain to Scunthorpe, UK)

Deb Duffy

After making the huge decision to bring our Newfoundland dog Nelly to join us in Spain after circumstances with family changed in the U.K. the next major decision was how to get her here.

For me flying her out was not an option due to her size and also hearing so many horror stories.  I decided to search the internet for companies that transport animals. After looking at many companies that offered this service I found Den and read that her company was different to the others as I could travel with Nelly, there was no more thinking to be done this was a perfect solution for me as I knew Nelly would be fine as long as I was with her.

I contacted Den and received a very professional and detailed reply. I decided I would prefer a single pet transfer. We discussed when would be the right time to travel and decided October, as it gave Nelly time to acclimatise to the weather and also ahead of the dreaded Brexit! After speaking to Den on several occasions she came across as very knowledgable and organised, so the date was booked and all the paperwork was checked through.

The day arrived for our road trip from Leeds to Malaga .... I was feeling very apprehensive as we loaded up the people/pet carrier, Nelly had the whole boot space which gave her plenty of room, the middle section had an enormous amount of my luggage and the front had two seats which were like armchairs which were fantastic for the long journey ahead.  20 minutes into our journey I knew I had made the right choice with Den.

We had 3 overnight stops in pet friendly hotels which had been booked prior to the trip.  Throughout the journey Den had both Nelly’s and her little dog Julio’s welfare at heart. We stopped for walks and food breaks in dog friendly areas. On the second day the hotel was near Biarritz, so before we arrived at the hotel we came off the route and found an amazing beach where the dogs enjoyed a walk on the beach and a little paddle in the sea. We watched the sun go down and then headed to the hotel with two tired dogs on board!

Den is a brilliant conversationalist she’s always relating funny stories and interesting facts about the different areas we travelled through. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Den and little Julio to undertake the task of transporting your beloved furry friends.  I would certainly travel with Nelly this way again should the need arise.

Many thanks Den, you certainly provide a 5 star service.   Love to you and Julio  Deb & Nelly x Deb and Nelly Duffy (Wetherby, N.Yorks to Nerja, Málaga, S.Spain)

sheila brian lewis

Den and Julio ensured that our 4 day journey, with our two Staffies, Bella and Joe, from UK to Fuengirola seemed more like day trips to beautiful places rather than a long hard trek.

She was very knowledgeable on all areas on route and great company. Due to her love of all animals, big and small, we would definitely recommend her services, which she will tailor make to suit her client's needs.

Muchas gracias Den, love Sheila, Brian, Bella and Joe xxx

Sheila and Brian Lewis (Cardiff, S.Wales to Fuengirola, Málaga, S.Spain)

cat symonds

What can I say. Den has been absolutely fantastic, I can't express how much she helped make a stressful event go so smoothly. I had been dreading taking my Cat cross-country from Barcelona to Wales as she is an indoor cat who has never done anything like this before (in fact, neither had I by road so I was equally anxious).

Den and the lovely Julio had an instant calming effect on us both and although Macy took a few hours to get used to her first experience of a moving car (and she was a little smelly) she soon realised there was nothing to be afraid of. Den kept me calm, chatting and distracting me, and that helped keep the cat calm too.

She'd thought of every tiny detail to help make this an enjoyable experience for us both and the personal touch both during the build up to the day and throughout the trip made the world of a difference. The spectacular views during the drive and Den's interesting stories and knowledge of the area along the way were a wonderful bonus too!

I can't recommend Den enough. This would not have been possible without her and I'm amazed at how calm the cat is now in her new home. Den and Julio: thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything; you've been amazing. Wishing you and Julio all the best for your onward travels and make sure you keep in touch.

Abrazos! Cat and Macy (Barcelona, Spain to Penarth, S.Wales)

sue dewar

Hi Den and little Juli,

Just like to say a big thank you for taking me and my boys Rio & Haribo to sunny Spain. We had the best time travelling from England to sunny Spain, hotels we stayed in overnight was lovely, food was good and my boys was very happy and stress free as you can see in the picture, and being with you Den, very professional, great sense of humour, your knowledge of Spain and the great kindness you show to all animals that travel with you.

Just would like to say, anybody thinking of travelling abroad with there pets, I would recommend Den she is the right person.  I would use Den time and time again, would not have to think twice, PetChauffeur.

All our love, Sue and my boys Rio & Haribo xxx

george wakeman

Thank you for being so patient with us during our trip, we were more trouble than the cats! Amber and Misty were quite chilled out, but Himshey settled down later.

We are still looking for stuff in the flat, a lot still in boxes but I don't want to unpack much more, if we move again. I would like to stay around this area, so hopefully I can find a bigger flat.

Once again, thank you for getting us all here safe and sound. I will keep in contact with you.

All the best, Dixie

Dixie & George Wakeman, Himshey, Amber & Misty (Roquetas de Mar, Spain to Stourbridge, UK)

Helen Conibeere

Dear Denise,

I cannot praise you enough for the excellent service you provide. Your professionalism and genuine concern for the welfare of all your travelling companions shines through.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.

Warmest regards

Helen, Jake and Elwood (Ruislip, UK to Barx, Valencia, Spain)


Sarah Nixon

If you are thinking of travelling in Europe with animals, don’t even think of doing it any other way. Going with Den turned what could have been an ordeal into something that was great for the animals and a lot of fun for me too.  

Here goes  . . .

I travelled for four days with Den, from southern Spain to Scotland, with 3 nervy dogs and a cat.  She had thought of every detail for the animals, so they were safe, secure and comfortable. They loved some of the places Den knew to stop for walks, and took to the well chosen hotels as if they had been on the road all their lives.  I was proud of them, they behaved so well; and I am sure a lot of that was down to Den’s careful planning and Juli’s calm example.

For me Den was a great travelling companion. She is well organised, and wonderfully knowledgable about the places we passed through. To my delight she even suggested  a couple of short detours to particularly beautiful spots.

Rather than simply being transport from A to B, the whole trip was more a voyage of discovery about my animals, myself and new places. So thank you Den and Juli, it was a great experience.

Hugz to you both

Sarah, Amber, Jazz, Mimi and Kitty. (Alora, Málaga S.Spain to Carsethorn, Scotland)

PS. If you travel with Den through the north of Spain make sure she stops at what has to be the best sandwich shop in the universe; the layered omelettes are food fit for the gods.

Vic & Elaine

We needed to get ourselves and our 6 (yes 6!!!) little doggies to Javea in the Costa Blanca in the easiest and less stressful way possible for our dogs. So travelling with PetChauffeur was by far the best service we used.

Den & Julio (Den’s little mascot dog) made our journey so easy, organising pet hotels and making the journey as smooth as possible. We all arrived safely after 2.5 days travelling, and arriving relaxed and ready to start our new life in Spain. 

We can’t thank Den enough for all her hard work in making our trip fun and stress free.

Love Elaine & Vic xx (Milton Keynes, UK to Javea, Alicante, Spain)

Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones

Having recently arrived in UK with my cat I can honestly say that Denise Brown is the best.  I was glad she made it possible for me to travel with my cat as he is old and this was very reassuring for me.

Denise is a true professional and lives up to all her claims.

She is meticulously organised and prepared to deal efficiently with any issues that may arise along the way. She is a skilled and safe driver, and our journey was fast and comfortable.  Our entry into the UK was smooth and uncomplicated because she had meticulously checked all the Pet Passports and paperwork in advance.

Ursula Jones and Peluso (Campillos, S.Spain to Dorking, Surrey, UK)

Julie Cobbold

Can’t thank you enough for taking so much care of all three of us during our journey from the UK to Spain.  Sam, Billy and myself were on a big adventure with this trip as none of us had travelled that far by car before.  They are my babies so I was quite concerned, but hopefully we all behaved ourselves and didn’t cause too much hassle.

Really appreciate the care and attention you gave us and would happily recommend you to anyone embarking on a similar journey.

Thanks Den, take care. Xx

Julie Cobbold, Sam and Billy (Milton Keynes, UK to Los Dolses, Alicante, Spain)


Sandy and Phil Noble

Denise delivers what’s happy, cats happy to be accompanied by their two slaves.

She & her lovely dog accompanied us and guided us to what was right .. passports, being stopped by police, pet passports etc Spain end. It was worth every penny from Spain to Derby and her little dog delighted to meet my mother and cats, not at all nervous...we stayed with my mother (92) for three months and then Den returned for us.

She is most recommended and we will use her again, love to you Den & Julio xx

Sandra & Philip Noble, Berney, Bobby and Molly (Las Crevadas, Castellón, Spain to Derby, UK .. and return 3 months later) 

Nicki Hastings

Thank you so much Den for driving us from Spain to our new home in the UK. I found it a little bit daunting traveling with three animals especially never having traveled with Cats before, but Den helped out with everything, gave advice and put up with one particularly smelly cat! The trip was lengthened by a 'delay' on a snowy motorway in France, and I think the animals suffered much less than the humans on board. Isa my dog never traveled well in a car before, but with Julio beside her she was quite happy to curl up and sleep, something she'd never done before.

I hope your trip to Edinburgh was without any further white stuff. It's not the best time of year for changing countries, unless you're heading south.

Safe travels, cuddles to Julio.

Nicki and licks from Isa, TeeTee and Buster. X

Nicki Hastings (Calpe, Alicante, Spain to Bromyard, Worcs, UK)

Karen Patterson

My little dog Teddy and I very recently travelled from Moraira, Spain to England using the PetChauffeur service as our means of travel. Denise, our chauffeur, is a very competent and extremely experienced driver and took care of our every need. All I had to do was sit back and relax knowing from very early on that we were in extremely safe hands. She is also very personable and genuinely cares for her passengers, both humans and animals and we spent a very pleasant and memorable 4 days together. As for little Julio, Denise’s gorgeous little doggie, he is so adorable one cannot help but fall in love with him.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone and everyone and should I ever be travelling abroad again with my pet, this will definitely be the way to go. A word of caution though would be to book her well in advance because, as the service she provides is so good, she tends to be booked up at least 2-3 months ahead, so what are you waiting for, get your booking in now!

Thank you so much Denise for such a comfortable and worry free journey. We will never forget you.

Thanks again my lovely and you take care. Big hug for Juli!

Karen Patterson &Teddy (Moraira, Alicante, Spain to Scunthorpe, N.Lincs, UK)

Sheila Storm

Firstly let me say what a great pleasure it was to meet Den and Julio, her 4 legged friend and companion.

I had looked into various forms of travel to move Stormie & Angel from Plymouth to Isla Cristina in Southern Spain. I was worried and nervous about making this move, as Stormie has an underlying medical condition and Angel is very nervous. I needn’t of worried, Den had everything in hand. Itinerary was all planned. The 3 1/2 day trip went like clockwork. Hotels were comfortable and clean and most importantly both the cats could sleep in my room with me.

Den was an absolute treasure, nothing was too much trouble and her knowledge of Spain is second to none, pointing out sights of interest and places to visit along the way. I can highly recommend Den & Juli as travelling companions.

Both cats are settling in well to their new home.


I would have no hesitation in using Den’s service again, if the need ever arises.

Thank you again Den, for such a stress free and enjoyable journey.
The cats send you lots of purrs..
Sheila, Angel & Stormie cats

(Plymouth, S.Devon to Isla Cristna, Huelva, S.Spain)

Lynn Armer

This was a journey I was dreading, Malaga to Cumbria with a 20 year old cat and a 12 year old Lhasa Apso who was a complete wreck having just lost his brother, they had never been apart in all that time. Took to Den as soon as I met her and the journey was like going on holiday with my best friend. It wasn’t the easiest of journeys as we had a few complications which were unavoidable, but nothing phases Den. She knows exactly where she is going and we stayed in some really nice hotels. Had good food and the animals were all cared for.

Would never travel any other way with the animals, in fact I think I would still go with Den if I didn’t have any as it was so interesting, she knows the whole region and was so interesting. I hope we will keep in contact in the future.

Thank you Den and Julio xxx

Lyn Armer, Chai and Roxy (Málaga, S.Spain to Kendal, Cumbria, UK)

john shynn

Our hounds are family and deserve to be treated as such.  Our lives are enriched by their love and unconditional trust so the least we can do is make significant life changes fun and exciting.  Would you start a happy, carefree new life locked in a crate in the cargo hold of an aeroplane, bewildered by the isolation and wondering what you have done wrong and why your family had abandoned you?  Choosing to travel with Den was the very best decision.  Den loves animals,  loves helping people  and loves driving (don't understand that bit myself, but hey, everyone has different skills) .

She makes a potentially stressful time a piece of cake, handling anything thrown at her with calm and patience. We were moving lock stock and barrel to Spain from the UK and needed to pack every nook and cranny of her transport with our essential life stuff, as well as our 4 hounds and one husband with his luggage.

Den is a joy to travel with, chatting about anything and everything and making the time go so very quickly. The hounds and the husband arrived at our rental in the dark and Den made sure that they were settled and happy before leaving for her next adventure. We not only applaud her skill in what she does but thank her sincerely for making the first leg of our new life an adventure rather than a chore of a business agreement.

Den and little Julio are a great team, so do not hesitate to contact her if you are planning a trip with your animals, for whatever reason.  Cheers Den and keep enjoying those miles!


  Love John and Marge xxx

Marge and John Shynn. Captain Kirk, Bella and Winnie (Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs to Algueña, Alicante, Spain)

H Den,

The journey from Malaga to Pilling, with my five rescue dogs and two cats, was much less stressful than I thought it would be.  The dogs actually seemed to enjoy the experience of having a walk every few hours in a different place.  How you managed to cope with the traffic around London and on the M1 and M6 I don't know, I've done a lot of driving in my life but I wouldn't like to have had to tackle that.

I was offered many different services when I decided to move back here, some cheaper than your service, but I'm glad I chose yours.  Your thoughtful care of all the animals (and me) was much appreciated and will always be remembered.

Thanks once again.

Eric Sumner, Shirley, Ronnie, Leila, Ollie, Luna, Pat and Mary Ellen (La Cala de Mijas, Málaga, S.Spain to Pilling, Lancs)

denise smith

Hi Den, just to say …

From start to finish we were made to feel special, 

Thank you for all your kindness and patience, we had a fab adventure, it’s 5 Stars  5 star rating  from us xx

Denise and Tayo Smith (Oxford to Camposol, Murcia, Spain)




monika carla

Moving is stressful, but moving with beloved pets is doubly stressful. Den is the greatest stress reducer you will ever encounter. 

We are so grateful we discovered Den. She was a gift to us and our elderly dog and cat. From the moment she pulled up to our Lisbon home we knew we were in great hands. Den has thought through everything to make her van comfortable for your pets. There was a shearling bed ready for our cat and a crate that was right next to a passenger seat so we could be in close contact. For our 22 kg dog, Radar, there was roomy crate with easy access to water.

During our three day journey both pets had some health issues. Den was incredibly kind, helpful and compassionate.

And on top of all that, she is an absolute pleasure to travel with. Let’s be honest, you’re signing up to spend a lot of time in close quarters with a complete stranger. That can be dicey. Den and her charming dog, Julio, are an absolute pleasure—and hoot — to spend time with.

You, and your pet(s) will be so grateful you were lucky enough to connect with Den.

Monika, Carla, Radar and Sweetie Pie (Lisbon, Portugal to Eindhoven, Holland)

Lynn Walsh and Sylvia Parker

At the end of July my mum (Sylvia) and myself (Lynn) and our two little furry friends, Miley and Pippa, were all set to leave southern Spain and travel to Ireland with Den (PetChauffeur) and Julio, Den’s little dog.

Den made us feel comfortable from the time she picked us up and was very informative throughout the journey. The hotels we stayed in were lovely and good food too! The scenery and the walks with the dogs were stunning.

There was nothing that was too much trouble with Den and we would highly recommend her. It was a great experience.

Thank you Den. xx

Lynn Walsh, Sylvia Parker, Miley & Pippa (Torremolinos, S.Spain to Limmerick, Ireland)

su li

Dear Den, it’s been my pleasure to get to know you (and Julio!) and thank YOU for making our 2.5 day trip so much enjoyable and hassle-free!! su li

  And your passion for Spain and for the animals is infectious! su li

Hope our paths will cross again and in the meantime, enjoy your well deserved break with Julio! su li

Su Li and Alfie (London to Denia .. (Ibiza)

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We were so lucky to find PetChauffeur.  For us this is the only way to travel with your pets from one country to another. Why......because you are travelling with them from door to door.

No stress for you or your pets; it was like a very pleasant adventure. Denise ( Den as she is known, the owner of this company,) does everything in advance, shows you the journey plan, the booked hotels, & makes sure you are happy with everything before you start the journey.

Den is very much a people & animal person, & good company all the way.

Gwen, Richard, Molly and Cherrie (Arroyo de la Miel, Málaga to Whitley Bay, UK)


bernardo guerreiro

Denise is a kind and gentle person, with a love for animals that probably rivals anyone else I have ever met. It doesn't matter if it's a small cat, a big dog, or even a small defenceless insect in the way, Denise has a space in her heart for them, and will try to do what's best for the animals.

I was very impressed by her professionalism from start to finish. Every detail was accounted for in the trip: from the way my cat was positioned to be able to see, smell and hear me better (and therefore feel safer), to the products she had available for him, to the hotels she chose for us to stay overnight; she's been doing this for a long time, and it's no mystery why - she plans, she cares, and she's just very good at what she does.

Probably because she loves doing it, and I'm sure the animals can feel that, so they end up feeling safe and taken care of by her, despite their changing environment. For example, my cat was normally quite a nightmare on car trips, but he was actually the most well behaved pet on our trip - and I'm sure a lot of it had to do with all the details Denise planned out for us.

She was also a great conversation for such a long trip!

Bernardo Guerreiro and Pooky (Lisbon to London)

Cheryl Robin Hart


When we discussed a 3 day road trip back to the UK we were dreading it but, hand on heart, we can honestly say that the hours ticked by, helped with Northern Spain’s scenery and the great company and knowledge of our very capable driver Den.


Kind Regards

Robin & Cheryl Hart and Billy (Estepona, S.Spain to Watford, UK)


174 Elaine Sanchia Kirkpatrick

Relocating from the U.K. to Spain with my 3 small dogs, who had never been abroad before, I was very worried and not at all happy about the idea of them flying alone in cargo. I wanted to travel with them every step of the way! Plus I had quite a bit of luggage, so pet transport by road was the only option for me so I was very fortunate to find Den, the pet & owner chauffeur!

After finding Den online she & I kept in touch quite a bit by email for a few months before we travelled. Den was extremely helpful in providing any information or advice on all things related to pet transport that I needed prior to our journey and was also very prompt to respond.

So at the end of April 2018 myself, my 3 dogs, my daughter and her little dog (who decided to join us for the ride & a holiday!) set off from London with Den and her adorable and very laid back little dog, Julio, to our Spanish destination.

The journey took just short of 3 days with 2 nights accommodation. Den arranged the pet friendly hotels (the doggies stayed in the room with us) and provided us with a full itinerary, including all hotel details in advance.

The car journey was completely stress-free for us and our fur babies. All 5 pooches were in their cages right beside us, which put them completely at ease - a little belly tickle or scratch behind the ears along the way was not a problem! There was time for refreshment stops and sufficient exercise for all travellers. We had some lovely scenic walks and enjoyed some fabulous views en route. The car is very roomy & comfortable. Den is a very proficient driver so really, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride!

When we stopped for the night we would all take the dogs for a walk before going to dinner, with another little walk before bed.

Den knows her stuff, is obviously an animal lover, and is great company. I enjoyed the frequent Spanish lessons too!

Elaine Kirkpatrick, Sanchia & Fur Babies, Bruce, Buddy, Bonnie & Dora. (London to La Marina, Alicante)

Jackie McEwen

Thanks again for a brilliant journey down.  Thoroughly enjoyable and so much nicer than journeying by plane, but mostly for the sake of Pipa.

PetChauffeur is a wonderful service and highly recommended.  Denise is an excellent, safe driver with a fully equipped vehicle for carrying pets safely.  Our journey was thoroughly enjoyable with stops in beautiful natural parks en route.

I would highly recommend PetChauffeur and will be passing details to anyone who needs to travel with their pets.  Plenty of stops were made for the dogs to exercise. Overnight stops are made at first class cost effective motels and hotels.

Keep in touch when you get stoppage time. Xx 

Jackie Kirkpatrick and Pipa (Chingford, N.London to Mollina, Málaga, S.Spain)

Pam Tony Zoe Fehily

We wish to thank you Den for transporting us and Zoe from Almogia, Malaga Spain to Somerford, Cheshire England

Den and Julio were an absolute delight to travel with and Julio her pet dog (who is the love of her life) gave Zoe a tremendous amount of confidence during the three day journey. Den looked after us all extremely well and the journey was most enjoyable. During the many stops that Den made, Zoe and Julio had their walks together. The hotels that Den booked were excellent and the places that she recommended for food were great. We were most impressed by the comfort and layout of her vehicle. Everything that she applied herself to was carried out with sheer professionalism. It was an absolute delight to be in her company and she was most informative on the areas of interest that we passed through on the journey. We now feel that we are all friends for life.

We highly recommend Den to any person seeking pet travel. Den not only looked after Zoe but also ourselves. We sincerely hope that Den will keep in touch and that she and Julio will come and visit us when on her travels in the UK.

Best wishes Pam, Tony and Zoe Fehily (Almogía, Málaga, Spain to Somerford, Cheshire, England)

Janey Cronin

The most magical part of the trip across France and Spain with Den was entering Spain and driving through the snowy mountains of the Basque Country and on to Castille y Leon. It was sunny and cold and stunning, and we arrived at our destination in the Province of Lugo in good spirits.

When Den picked me and the four cats up in London two days before, I had been about as anxious as I could be. We were basically emigrating and had been packing up the house in London for months. This is all important context because I want to tell you how reassuring Den was, not in any particularly active way, but she was such a reassuring presence I felt absolutely fine, and continued to be fine, having dreaded that particular moment for months!

Den is so experienced and so calm that I barely had a moment of worry in the whole three days of our journey. On a practical level, she has a method for everything (from sorting out the litter trays in the morning to packing and unpacking her immaculate vehicle - she calls it the car but it is a large one!), and that makes everything run smoothly.

I have to say that Den was somewhat incorrect about one aspect of the journey. I worried that the cats would miaow all the way, like they do on the way to the vets. She said that in her experience, after the first hour and a half or so they would settle down. Well this was true for 3 out of 4 and would have held true for the fourth if she were normal - but Mizuki is not! Her repertoire kept us entertained from SE London to Galicia, with a few short breaks for naps. Not a miaow was uttered, instead there were turkey gobbles, human sounding ‘vooms’ and her specialty ‘ay-oo’. It seemed less about communicating distress and more a running commentary with a hint of indignation!

It was clear that the animals were always the priority on the journey, but I felt looked after too.  I cannot thank Den enough for making a much-feared experience a really uplifting and easy one! There is only one option if you’re moving animals a long way.

Thank you Den from Janey, and the Herne Hill 4: Scruffy, Zita, Zaldi and the indomitable Mizuki.


Janey Cronin and Co (S.W.London to Sober, Galicia, Spain)


Dear Denise

Thank you very much for the photo, you are most welcome to add it to your portfolio. We could not have had better service and chauffeur!

We highly recommend you.

Wishing you a happy new year.

Henry, Maureen and Scamp

Maureen, Henry and Scamp Goodridge (Javea in Alicante, Spain to Dawlish in S.Devon)


I would like to thank Den for a great adventure from Spain to Kiltimagh in Co Mayo in Ireland, she was such a delight to travel with. Both my husband and myself and our 2 dogs had a great journey, we were all so well looked after all of the way, it took us 4 days but it was very enjoyable. The dogs had there walks every few hours and they slept with us in our hotel room at night.

I would like to thank you Den for everything and I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again.

Maria and Gerard Keegan, Maisy and Jay (Cabo Roig, Alicante to Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, W.Ireland)


Hi Den,

I just want to thank you very much for taking Tom and I, our 3 cats Rosie, Flumpy, and Snowball, as well as Sam, our Border Collie, from Mallorca to Scotland.

I was very impressed with the layout and comfort of the car, both for ourselves and our animals. I had been nervous about how Sam would get on with another dog, but Julio quickly put him at his ease, and it was great to see them walking together.

The hotels we stayed in were good, as well as the places where we went out to eat, and the fact that you did everything so professionally, made it an enjoyable experience. We both enjoyed the walk to the Millau Viaduct, as well as your knowledge of the areas we were travelling through.

Hopefully we are now going to stay in Scotland, but if we have to go back to Mallorca with our animals, you would be the only person we would call.

Christine and Tom Brown, Rosie, Flumpy, Snowball, and Sam (Mallorca to Linlithgow, Scotland)


Myself and my 2 small dogs travelled with Denise from London to Marbella in October.

I wanted a pet carrier that I could travel with as my little Pomeranian has an auto immune disease and needs regular medication.

The journey and care we received along the way was amazing, stress free and relaxing. Denise organises the Hotels also, so as a dog owner there is absolutely no stress other than sitting back and enjoying the trip.

I would recommend this service to anyone and definitely be using it again in the future.

Thank you Denise for getting us to our destination happy and relaxed.

Teresa Chilcott ... Molly and Roxy xx (London to Marbella)


We can't thank Denise enough for getting our little monster cat safely from the UK to Spain. We were having nightmares about her being stuck in the hold on a flight and provided an excellent solution.

Denise took all the stress out of the journey with her in-depth knowledge of all the stops and toll booths on the way and her sunny, 'can do' attitude to everything. Having little Julio along for the ride helped to keep Alice calm too, as she's a cat that loves dogs!

If you're thinking of travelling long distance with your pet then choose We highly recommend this superb service.

Ashley, Cathy and Alice. (Milton Keynes to Formentera del Segura, Alicante, Spain)

Nicola Burrows

A scene I would never have imagined is my three Spanish rescue cats snuggled together on the sofa. Something happened during our trip from Murcia to Hertfordshire and the dynamics between them has totally changed and they are all friends now.

None of my moggies had been in a vehicle longer than a few minutes to go to the local vet, so I was relieved when they settled really quickly and we didn't hear a peep out of them for the entire time.

Den is a great lady and fabulous company. The whole three days was spent relaxing and enjoying her company, the scenery and walking Julio. 

I would recommend Den to anyone considering moving with their animals.

I will be returning to Spain in the future and I will not hesitate in using Den's professional services again.

Nicola Burrows, Jemeela, Melika and Buster (Campoverde, Alicante to Chorleywod, UK)


Denise drove me, my partner and our four furry friends from Blackpool to Alicante - a long and complex journey that Denise handled with 100% professionalism throughout.

She knew the best roads to take, the best places to stop over night and the best places to stop for breaks and doggy walking. Additionally, her vehicle is great, air conditioned, comfortable and quiet. Most of all, Denise is a delightful person, she was fabulous with the dogs and is great company - exactly what you need when embarking on a long journey like we were - by the end of the journey me, my partner and the doggies considered her a friend, not just someone who was driving us.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Denise's services to anyone - she's polite, charming, efficient and a total professional.

Keep in touch - I'll let you know how it all goes for us here and love to you and Julio from me, Christian, Chelsea, Doreen, Misty and Piggy. (Blackpool to Alicante) Cheers!

richard and Linda Lyall

Hi Den

We are so grateful for the cheerful and resilient service that our four pet dogs and Richard enjoyed during our three day trip from Southern Spain to Plymouth. Taking four nervous dogs who are unaccustomed to car travel will never be easy but you achieved it with the minimum stress on our part. The accommodation and in-car comfort was excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.

Best wishes

Linda & Richard Lyall .. Chico, Lucy, Bonnie and Rosie (Álora, S.Spain to Plymouth, Devon)

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After months and months of researching pet transport I was so glad I found Den. I needed to move from Swansea to Madrid with 4 cats and was dreading the prospect. One of the cats has seizures and my concern was that he would not tolerate such a long journey. Flying 4 cats over was not on the agenda.

On July 26th Den and Julio arrived on time and with the help of my daughter (who lives in Madrid ) we set off on a damp and very drizzly morning. We saw it as the start of our Spanish adventure, the whole trip was planned to perfection. Stops along the way to eat and sleep, to see the amazing countryside and when we came over The Pyrenees it was absolutely awesome, a sight I will remember forever.

On July 28th we arrived in Madrid to brilliant sunshine and the start of our new Spanish life.

The cats were amazing on the journey down and are now having lots of fun and enjoying the sunshine on the terrace of our flat which we have had cat proofed.

I would recommend Den absolutely as she not only looks after the most precious cargo but also the owners too.

I will be using Den again when we have another move down South in the near future.

Jacqui Browse, Caitlin, Mr Darcy, Charlie, Lily and Booky (Swansea, S.Wales to Madrid, Spain)


I came across the possibility of using a chauffeur for the animals when I was looking for a calm way to travel from Spain to the UK. I did not want to risk having the paper work rejected at the final hurdle if I did it alone, nor did I relish the idea of letting the animals travel without me (we were moving two dogs and an ancient cat). Flying with my dogs and their ailments had been discounted already.

How happy was I to have found ! Not only were all of my concerns over paperwork taken away, but I had a thoroughly enjoyable journey with a fun companion, sitting viewing the changing scenery through Spain and France.

Being with my pets throughout the journey gave me the peace of mind I needed, and I can recommend this service to anyone.

Annette Molesworth, Dylan, Leo and Lola (Estepona, S.Spain to Southend, UK)

Richard and Carole

Dear Den (Denise),

There are not enough words to express our gratitude to you and your silent partner Julio (4 legged sleeping partner) for your professionalism, knowledge, care, consideration and organisation of our return journey to the UK from Coin in Spain.

We were concerned about how the journey would work out bringing 4 dogs who had never been on leads and had lived since birth in outside kennels with mountains to roam around (our Riff Raff), and two who were very nervous rescue dogs. We need not have worried, you showed love and consideration to our fur family as if they were your own and immense patience and care with my husband and I. Juli (little Julio) was a very calming influence on our fur family and led the way on their walks when we stopped for breaks and food. We thank you too, for giving up your travel kettle so that we could begin our day in comfort during our overnight stops. What an amazing partnership you and Julio are.

We hope to keep in touch with you and little Julio and, whenever you are our way, please come and visit us in Blackpool.

Sending lots of love and best wishes,

We will be thinking of you on that long journey back to Spain.

Carole and Richard Main, Hetty, Patch, Tinker, Sandy, Bubbles and Squeak (Coín, S.Spain to Blackpool, UK)

Ian and Jan Ian and Jan

We moved from Spain to Malta. It took four nights and five days of travel with four cats and the other half. I was a bit apprehensive at first, with it been such a long journey not for us but the cats. When we saw the set up and the itinerary it became clear we were in goods hand with Den at the helm.

Jan sat in the back with the cats, which helped them to settle quite quickly. Plenty of leg room for comfort, the route we took was very relaxing, we had plenty of rest breaks along the way to stretch our legs and get refreshments. We stayed at pet friendly hotels which Den organised, all very good except the last one in Sicily which was amazing - a farm house right by mount Etna with wonderful views, plenty of open space, home cooking and a warm welcome.

If you are looking for a first class stress-free service then book Den, experience and compassion is priceless.

We wish you every success in the future.

Ian, Jan, Casper, Archie, Tilly and Dusty Salmon. (Manilva, S.Spain to Malta)


Dear Den

Thank you very much for making the journey for me and my 3 Amigo's as comfortable and stress free as you did. Most of all THANK YOU for the great service you gave me from Jersey, C.I. to my destination in Murcia, Spain.

The work, organising the 50 plus hours of travel, by ferry Jersey to St. Malo, 2 nights in comfy, clean and pet happy hotels and some 1700 kilometres of driving, made the journey through France to Murcia as enjoyable and relaxing an experience as it could be (which is something I would not have believed possible with a total stranger on such a long road journey).

Den is a super person, easy to chat to and spend time with: but ultimately an extremely professional driver. I was relaxed, comfortable and never concerned regarding the journey. The time went quickly with plenty of comfort breaks for both me and my 3 Amigo's who had never experienced 2 days caged in a car before. They settled down, didn't bark (this was big surprise) and at the end of the trip were unfazed by the whole experience.

I can only say that if you need to take a road trip with your beloved pets then go the extra mile with Denise Brown. A licensed, insured professional Pet Chauffeur, who will look after you and your pets, make you feel at ease, but above all get you to your destination feeling happy and ready for the next chapter in your personal book of life.

Caroline W. and the 3 little Amigos (Jersey, Channel Islands to Murcia, Spain)

colette and dave

We travelled with Den, Julio and our two cats at the end of March this year, from Lancashire, UK to Alicante, Spain. The journey was great and Den stopped at lots of interesting places on the way, to enable us to take photos and record our journey.

We had two overnight stops and enjoyed our evening meals with Den and Julio. The whole journey was very relaxed and we didn’t feel like we were on a ‘marathon sprint’! Would we use her services again? …… YES! (but hopefully not, as this is a permanent move for us!).

If it’s comfort, relaxation, entertainment and the welfare of your animals that are your priority then Den is your lady! (oh and not forgetting little Julio).

Thank you once again for everything Den, you are more than welcome to come and visit us now you know where we live :-) xx Colette, Dave, Jacob & Monty Johnston (Preston, Lancs to Hondón de las Nieves, Alicante, Spain)

sue and sally

Dear Den and Julio.

Thanks again for a brilliant trip from Nerja to Merseyside, both Sally (a Springer Spaniel) and I were so comfortable during the three day trip - with great hotels and plenty of stops on the way.

Your knowledge of the various routes across Europe is amazing, making the trip so interesting, enjoyable and great fun. You made everything so straightforward and easy.

A brilliant experience - thank you.

With all good wishes, Sue and Sally Watterson (Nerja, S.Spain to St. Helens, UK)


Den drove me and Mishka, my very shy Malamute, from cold and snowy Switzerland to Marbella. I was extremely worried about this long trip, but the minute she came to collect us, I was reassured and amazed how easily Mishka got in the car, thanks to Den's calm and loving attitude and Julio showing Mishka the way. He and Den were our guardian angels during this trip and Den made the long drive interesting and pleasant, pointing out incredible sights, architecture and cultural heritage.

Before my arrival, she not only took me to a local mall to buy a prepaid phone with a Spanish number (which would have been impossible without her fluent Spanish) she then helped me to get a 20kg bag of dog kibble! And when we noticed there was not 1 piece of cutlery in the house I had rented, she searched her car and gave me all the cutlery she had!

I will never travel with anyone else and next time I will be looking forward to travel back and forth with this lovely lady and her ‘silent companion’, Julio.

Elenore from Switzerland to Marbella

Dave Harris

Hi Den,

Thank you very much for making the journey for me and Chazz as comfortable and stress free as you could, but most of all the companionship both you an Julio gave me and Chazz made the journey through France and to my destination in Alcossebre, Spain the most enjoyable and relaxing experience anyone could ask for, especially on such a long journey by driving in a motor vehicle.

Some of the noted landmarks on our journey through France at high altitude were breathtaking, then with the gradual decline and smooth drive into Spain, entering a service station in Tarragona with such a fantastic selection of food dishes that were very tempting, made our last visit to a Roman quarry before Alcossebre, a belly rumbling experience!

What can I say, except thank you Den very much for my journey to a new beginning.


Dave Harris and Chazz (Looe, Cornwall to Alcossebre, Spain)

Marcus Polakovs

On the morning of departure, the five of us where waiting in anticipation of the trip. Bang on time Den arrived ....Big smile on face, so welcoming. We felt as though we had met before.

We loaded our luggage, and our main luggage (Bert, Lhasa Apso and Buddy,Yorkshire Terrier) into their cages for the trip. Can I add that they had plenty of room and fresh water. Not only were our dogs content, but we were the whole journey, Den and Julio are such great company, they made the journey for us.

Not only do you get to see the great countries you travel through, Den is also so knowledgeable about the route, stopping to show sites of attraction etc.

Why did we choose PetChauffeur........

In one of many correspondences we had with Den......"It is not an endurance test" Den said......and she was right. We went at our own pace and our beloved dogs were treated like princes.

Would I recommend PetChauffeur to another traveller....No, I would recommend her to ten travellers !

All true love, and I hope our paths cross again on this continent,

best wishes, Marcus xx

Marcus and Zayna Polakovs and Bertie. Janis Nandy and Buddy (Blackpool, Lancs to Benidorm, Spain)

Linda Hayden

Must send this email to say what a brilliant, stress free journey my Labrador Derby and I had from Marbella to Lincolnshire a few weeks ago with Denise and her very friendly dog Julio.

Denise is so professional, she is a very experienced driver and therefore made the journey very relaxing for everyone. Denise always had the welfare of the dogs foremost throughout the whole journey and a big plus Denise is very easy to get along with.

Therefore I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is thinking of travelling with their animals using a chauffeur company.

Our kind regards and a big thank you to Denise and Julio


Linda and Derby Hayden (Marbella, S.Spain to Antons Gowt, Lincs)

Marg and Paul Drew

If you are thinking of bringing your pets to Europe then there is no better way than using Den's services. She does, 'exactly what it says on the tin'.

We have re-located to Portugal with our cat & dog and pondered how we were going to get them here. There are people who will transport your pets but not knowing for sure how exactly they are transported was a worry. Then we found Den, she was efficient from the start. We were picked up from our daughter’s in Sheffield, immediately we knew we were going to have a great journey with her.

Den is a lovely friendly efficient person, we were all relaxed, comfortable and very happy. The journey went smoothly, lots of stops to walk our dog, even our cat, who is used to being outside hunting didn't seem to mind being in the cage, he just settled down, hardly miaowed, which we didn't expect, and we all arrived at our destination relaxed and sorry it had come to an end.

Julio got on great, or we should say, our dog Tula got on great with Julio and is missed very much, he was an added bonus to our trip. We saw lots of wildlife on our way and thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

This is a unique service and I am happy for Den to pass on our details if anyone would like to discuss her service. Like many other people have said, not only do you arrive stress free with your pets, you also make a friend for life in Den.

A big big thank you Den, we couldn't have arrived any better way and hope you will call and see us some day, I'm sure we will keep in touch.

Until then, safe journeys. X Paul & Margaret

Paul and Margaret Drew, Tula and Toby (Sheffield, S.Yorks to Lousã, C.Portugal)

Sandra Thompson

Thank you so much to Den for transporting me and my doggy Cindy from Alicante to England. It was a great adventure which I will never forget.

I would definitely recommend Den to anyone who needs transporting to any destination and I would also trust Den to look after my pet if I was unable to travel.

I will keep in contact as I feel I have made a good friend. Thank you Den x

Sandra Thompson and Cindy (La Marina, Alicante to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex)



Wendy David

Hi Den

Thankyou so much for the wonderful trip back from Spain to uk with me and Shandy, I would travel with you again, perfect timing too, nice hotels and friendly company.

Take care.

Best wishes Wendy X

Wendy David and Shandy (Coín, Málaga to Ipswich, Suffolk)



Susan and Pete Frudd

After many worries and fears about moving to a new Country and the thought of putting our four cats, especially Ted who is 14, through such a journey and the disruption of moving, we met Den. On the morning we were to move all seemed like chaos as the transporter taking our two goats had arrived and everything was at the double. Den stepped out of her car with the biggest, warmest smile we had seen and how we needed that, from that moment onwards we both felt in a better place.

No one could have cared for the welfare of our cats as she did, let alone our welfare as well, she was always there for us. Juli her lovely dog played his part too, he is adorable and added his own warm glow. After many sleepless nights beforehand, the journey flowed along with happy conversation making you forget all your worries.

No need to worry, Den had it all sorted. I truly do not know what we would have done without her and so very glad we found her. The cats were fine and we felt relaxed and happy through our journey......We still think of Den as a friend and always will. XX

Susan and Peter Frudd, Ted, Mia, Peach and Roo (Wigtoft, Lincs to Pont Samoel, Brittany)

Maria Bejerano

Den +Julio ‘canine companion' are a very special team, they help to make your journey an unforgettable experience, door to door, filled with many joyful moments, stress free, safe + comfortable.

Den is a very caring person + passionate about her work, which reflects in her interactions with all passengers both animal + human.

Just sit back + enjoy the ride.

The Bejerano family +Junior have no hesitation in recommending Den + her companion Julio + would not use anyone else.

Sorry Den, you are stuck with us, we Love You

Maria Bejerano and Junior (La Cala de Mijas, S.Spain to Maida Vale, London)


I cannot thank you enough for transporting a nervous cat and neurotic owner to their new home in Spain from the UK. Having now completed the journey, I do not believe there can be a kinder, more comfortable way of taking a territorial pet from their familiar surroundings to a new country and environment.

Your affection for animals, experience and knowledge both of the arduous journey and the needs of pets made a traumatic trip seem normal and easy! Bless you!

Bella is finding her feet, back to her very vocal self and eating and drinking well. She is obviously delighted with the warmth but stares longingly at the outside - all in good time!

Hope you and Julio are relaxing now before you set off again to help others with their own new journey.

I'll be in touch!
Much love and thanks

Fiona and Bella Fawcett (Westbury on Trym, Bristol to Restábal, Granada, Spain)


In June 2016 Den has brought me and my five dogs from Portugal to Spain.

As usual (it was our third trip with her) she was on time, efficient, well organized, lovely to my kids and we had lots of fun.

In Spain she showed me many interesting sights and explained about them.

Den even went shopping with me and is helpful with that too!

Me and my kids like her very much and we always stay in touch.

Thanks Den !!!

Miriam Rehbein, Snoopy, Lakshmi, Miss Molly, Jeremy and Mogli (Odiáxere, S.Portugal to Alhaurín de la Torre, S.Spain)

Michelle, Paul, Tess and Molly

While planning a move from North Wales to Spain, we wanted to find a way to transport our 2 Italian Spinoni without having to fly. After finding several transport companies online, it was soon clear that the only one that suited us was Den and her Pet Chauffeur service.

Den offered us door to door service not only for our “kids”, there was also room for us to accompany them on the journey making it the perfect option.

Den & Julio made our journey very enjoyable and carefree. Since Den did the route planning, travel arrangements and driving, the only thing we had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

We thoroughly enjoyed Den’s company on our 3 day journey. We especially appreciate her assistance upon arrival at our new home in Spain. Our move was with my husband’s job and we “no hablo Espanol” upon our arrival. Having Den (and her fluent Spanish) with us when we met our landlord truly was an enormous help and relief to us.

Den & Julio … thank you for everything! We would recommend you and your service to anyone. And don’t forget to stop in to visit when you’re in our part of Spain.

Barbara & Guy Mitchell & Chester & Deva {lounging by the pool} (Marford, N.Wales to Zaragoza, Spain)

Michelle, Paul, Tess and Molly

We booked Den for a 4 day trip from the South of Spain to Dublin accompanied by our two "girls" Tess and Molly on the trip. Neither of the girls are great travellers and both can be a bit nervous but they soon settled into their on-board accommodation.

The trip was really easy for both of them and they arrived at their new home in perfect shape. We also enjoyed the mini-break! Den did all the organising of doggie friendly hotels, Eurotunnel and ferry crossing. It was a worry- free trip right from the initial booking. Den was great company on the journey and we would have no hesitation in using her services again or recommending her to anyone else looking to take their pets on an overland trip (much more preferable than the worry of putting them on a plane!). Julio, Den's little dog, accompanied us as well and really helped to settle Tess and Molly into their new surroundings which was great.

Michelle, Paul, Tess and Molly. (Los Barrios, Cádiz, S. Spain to Dublin, Ireland)

Olivia and Alastair

We had an amazing trip over from Scotland to Marbella with Den & Juli.

We had been worried in how we were going to do it with two pugs.

The only way was by car as we did not want to fly them over. It was the best decision we could have ever made.

Den is such a kind and caring person, she always made sure the dogs and ourselves were comfortable and okay. She had a lot of great stories about Spain and gave us great advice on places to visit. We have made a friend for life and will definitely be staying in touch.

Thank you for everything!!!

Ally and Olivia, Zack & Molly (Aberdeen, Scotland to Marbella, Spain) xxx


Dear Den and little Julio,

Just writing to say thank you again for the amazing journey from Spain to England.

Thank you also for your patience and for answering all the questions that we had before the journey. You took all our fears and worries away and made everything run smoothly. I couldn't think of a better person to travel with than you and sweet Julio.

Thank you again from all of us. Big hug from Lola, Leo, James and Antonio.
(Ibiza to Bristol)

Russell Smith Russell Smith

Hi Den,

This is Beth here, we have been exploring, this is my photo and the next one is Arnold.

It is great here, we are so glad that you brought us. Although we weren't looking forward to the journey, it was easy and stress free in the end. We all had plenty of space in your car and it was better once we had locked Saffy up by herself so that she couldn't bully Charlie!.

We were very comfy and had plenty of space and fresh water to drink. The hotels were great and we got to have some nice walks along the way, what an adventure we had.


If any other dogs are looking to relocate, we will get them to ask their owners to contact you because you are cool. If you are ever in this neck of the woods, please call in for a coffee.

Lots of love from Beth, Arnold, Archie, Ted, Frank, Saffy and Charlie.. (Steeple Claydon, nr Milton Keynes to Casoli in C.Italy)

Juim and Agnes Fischer

PetChauffeur was a delight to travel with and Denise [Den as she likes to be called] the owner, was great company throughout the 3 day journey across Europe, from Tomar in central Portugal to Largs on the west coast of Scotland, with our pet cat, Tweakles.

She made the hundreds of miles each day seem relatively short, with frequent stops along the way to pick up goodies to eat on the journey. Nothing was too much trouble and it's obvious that she cares a lot about animals. Her choice of pet hotels was excellent and the entire trip was hassle free.

No queuing at airport check in, no zealous airport officials, no aircraft delays or diversions and passport checks when we arrived at UK border control were also hassle free.

We thoroughly recommend anyone thinking of travelling with their pet to contact Denise [Den] at:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will find it very worthwhile and you won't be disappointed.

Jim and Agnes Fritscher and Tweakles the cat.
(Tomar, C.Portugal to Largs, W.Scotland)

Malcolm and Pauline Cook Malcolm and Pauline Cook

Hi Den

My husband and I travelled with our cat Bacardi, from southern Spain to the south of England with Den, PetChauffeur. It took 3 days, and we would like to tell people about our trip. The vehicle we went in was so comfortable, we never had back ache at all, also our cat was in a good sized cage next to me all the way, but most of all I would like to tell you about Den the driver herself. On our 3 days of travel, she showed us sights on the way, explained everything we wanted to know, gave us a Itinerary when we left, booked us in 2 very clean hotels with our cat. The staff were very nice, I would give both Hotels a 10 out of 10.

All the time Den was great company, she was a real treat to be with, we would both like to thank Den so much for a great trip. If anyone wants a petchauffeur, have Den! Oh, I forgot to say that Den brings her little dog Julio with her, he is a lovely boy and no trouble at all. We hope we have a friend for life with Den. Thanks again.

Malcolm and Pauline Cook (Manilva, S.Spain to Herne Bay, UK)

Amanda, Sasha, Titch and Charlie

Hi Den

EXCELLENT 10/10. 3 days over 2800 km and travelling through 4 countries, myself and my much treasured pets arrive home safe and sound and 5 minutes early. When I first contacted Den, 8 months before my departure, I connected instantly knowing she was not just a professional pet transporter but she was also an animal lover and had answered every one of my many questions regarding their safety.

All hotels we pre booked and we stopped on request to let my girls stretch their legs and grab some fresh air, 8 months of anxiety was nothing but a waste to my health as Den had everything in hand and at no time was I disappointed with anything. The trip was long but enjoyable and above all my girls were not traumatized or upset with the huge upheaval to their daily routines.

Thanks will never be enough as we are all now well settled in and feeling right at're a wonder woman, Den and we will all be forever thankful for making my new life possible and so stress free.

A million thanks for being so accommodating and taking good care of my girls, I really never thought when I booked with you the journey would be so stress free and extremely enjoyable and I would most certainly do it all over again.

Amanda, Sasha, Titch and (Ostuni, S.Italy to Doncaster)

Sarah Ellen Boy and MissySarah Ellen Boy and Missy

Hi Den

I have just travelled to Italy from Yorkshire with Den and little Julio. I had to take an elderly cat with diabetes to his new home. I was worried about a 3 day journey and how he would cope, but I did not need to. Peter the cat actually appeared to enjoy this experience, when not looking out of the window he was napping, being very comfortable in his pen, being able to eat, drink and use his litter tray.

Den took all the work involved in her stride, and I felt complete confidence in her care of pets, their safety and comfort, even arranging the hotels. Spending a lot of time with her whilst travelling and later in the day eating, and unwinding! I feel I made a special friend, she is indeed a special person.

I measure my experience from past travels by road with my pets .. and I would not use anyone else now, and highly recommend her.

Jean and Peter Worthington (Bingley, W.Yorks to Lama dei Peligni, Italy)

Sarah Ellen Boy and Missy

Hi Den,

Mum, Boy and Missy are settling in well and slowly adjusting to life in the UK.

Thank you so much for bringing them home. I don't know what we would have done without you. The trip back was a great experience and your support throughout was second to none.

It has been a very anxious time for all of us, it was great to meet you and we will never forget you, we will always be grateful for the service you provided for us.

Professional, friendly and caring, I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone needing to travel with pets.

Wishing you all the very best for the future.

Sarah, Ellen, Boy and Missy. x x x (La Matanza, Alicante to Heanor, Derbyshire)

Petrina Tony and Rossi

Hi Den

We were two naive Brits with a very nervous lurcher, looking for a new life in sunny Spain, we considered many pet carriers but are so glad we chose Denise Brown. We wanted to minimize the stress for our boy over such a long journey, he is hyper sensitive & very easily distressed and having Den's Juli (dog) travelling along with us made it much easier for our Rossi. Den is so well travelled, multilingual, considerate & was very patient as we had to make many stops for Rossi.


The hotels we stayed in were pet friendly, clean & had dog walking areas to exercise, in particular the Spanish hotel was a delight as they know Den personally & welcome her & all those that travel with her. To Den you are more than just a client & your pets are treated as her own.

We cannot recommend Den highly enough if you truly love your pets & want a stress free journey, dont think twice, there is only one to choose in our opinion & that is Den, she is the best & safest pet courier in Europe.

Thank you so much Den for delivering us safely & helping us to start our new life in Almeria, give Juli hugs & cuddles from Petrina, Tony & Rossi xxxxxxxxxx (Penzance, Cornwall to Almeria, Spain)

Jill and John Wilson

Hi Den

We would like everyone to know just how stress free and comfortable you made our return journey back to the UK with our 3 cats, Billy, Sweet-Pea and Smarty and our Jack Russell, Ruby. We were so concerned and worried about moving them all back to the UK and how we could possibly cope with the Journey. But you were the best thing that we could have found, or should we say our son Jamie, found for us. We were very apprehensive but you made the whole journey so easy for us, stress free and in no time back in the UK. We have no hesitation in recommending Den to anyone, her first concern is for the animals in her care, and you know straight away the she is a true animal lover and she has her own little dog, Julio, with her at all times. She is also very good company, and lets you know exactly where you are every step of the way.

She also took care of everything for us, checking pet passports to ensure they were correct, the customs and booking overnight stops. She is caring, an excellent and professional driver and we really enjoyed her company.

You will not be disappointed, Den and little Julio are the Very best, in fact all the reviews are just as everyone says, Just Wonderful.

Jill and John Wilson (Oliva, Spain to Kidderminster, Shropshire)

Margaret and Don Talbot

Hi Den

Our two dogs and 1 parrot, plus my husband and I had an excellent trip, from Alicante to Essex. Den knew all the best ways to go and there was hardly any traffic and we arrived at our new home at the time Den said we would.

We would recommend Den and her tiptop service.

Margaret and Don Talbot,

Tessa, Krysta and Cassie (Formentera del Segura, Alicante to Southminster, Essex)



Anna Scott and Elliot

Hi Den,

We all arrived safely and Elliott is well. I truly apologize for not being in touch sooner, as I know you are most of all always concerned with the fur-babies and you'd asked us to confirm that we landed okay.

Elliott is well, we arrived with plenty of time for our flight and the team at Air France was generally very accommodating with him.

He is settling in pretty well to the corporate housing.

We have been singing your praises to those who have inquired about how we got Elliott from the UK here and will continue to do so. Honestly I don't think the trip could have been more organized or run more smoothly. Thank you for your expertise, emphasis on safety and your focus on Elliott's well being.

Den, again, we cannot thank you enough for all you did. As you can imagine these trans-continental moves are stressful. You made the journey from London to Paris a real pleasure and took a lot of stress off our shoulders. And if you ever had a client who wanted to speak with someone who has done the Europe to US journey, please do not hesitate to put them in touch.

We wish you a beautiful end of Summer in Spain and continued good luck with your business and life.

Ana, Scott & Elliott Archbold (London to Paris CDG)

Lynn and John Davies

Hi Den

From the beginning of our journey to our new life in Spain, right to the end, Den was the consummate professional. Always smiling, always caring and always thinking of the animals. Over a three day journey, you can't help but get to know each other well and we now feel we have a friend, not just a pet chauffeur.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Den to anyone and would use her services again.

Having read this to them, Dolly, Rafferty and Mouse also endorse what their hoomans have just written.

Lynn & John Davies (Horrabridge, nr Plymouth to Domeño, nr Llíria, Valencia)

Alessio, Micaela, Giordano, Ilaria

Hi Den and Julio,

I would like to thank you for bringing my wife, two children and our two dogs from Paris to Milton Keynes!! You are our Hero!

Even if there were big problems in Calais with migrants and worker's Strike you have manage to find all the best solutions to keep my family safe and relaxed. With you we found definitely the best solution to travel from Europe to UK with pets!

You are an amazing woman, full of life and positive energy, and with your lovely dog Julio you are the perfect team. Micaela and the kids are always speaking about you. You are still in their hearts and you will be for a long, long time.

We all want to recommend your service to anybody who is looking for a way to take their pets to the United Kingdom. When we were planning to move here we discovered that pets can only enter UK by car. After struggling on the web to find a solution I came across some companies that provide this service, I wrote to each one, but since the beginning I had the feeling that you will have been the one, and I cannot be more happy of this choice.

You have been so important for us to make this big change in our life possible. We will never forget you!

Alessio, Micaela
Mela and Ozzy (Paris CDG to Milton Keynes)

Blanca and Tom

Travelling from Madrid to London with 3 cats was always going to be a challenge, but you made it so easy! All our worries disappeared as soon as we saw the great setup in the car: cages big enough even for our biggest cat, Walter. Litter trays and food bowls provided, and enough space left over to take all our valuables with us!

Your lovely personality and ease of conversation made the kilometres fly by, and your knowledge of French made ordering dinner a breeze. We could see through the whole trip that you really did care for the animals, and we felt safe and secure during the whole journey. It was also great to have little Julio around, he's lovely!!!

We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone and everyone who needs to transport a cherished animal, you’re our hero!!

Blanca and Tom (Madrid to London, with 3 cats - Mina, Harvey and Walter)
Thanks again for making the trip such a great experience!
Big hugs from all of us!!! xx


We travelled from Wakefield, West Yorkshire to Villalonga, Valencia with Den and Julio. We would have no hesitation in recommending Den. She did an excellent job.

Den (and Julio of course) made the journey a pleasure, instead of the long boring stressful one it would have been doing the drive ourselves.

We now think of her and Julio as good friends and would love to catch up with them any time they are in the area.

Once again, thank you very much Den and Julio!!!
Nige, Jan, Maisie and Ruby Darling (Wakefield, W.Yorks to Villalonga, Valencia)


I travelled with Den and my two dogs from Brussels Airport to Essex, having arrived off an overnight flight from Congo.

Den was really helpful in the run up to the collection, replying quickly to emails and providing lots of information whenever needed. When we arrived at the airport, Den was there to meet us at the arrivals hall without a complaint despite the very early start (5 am!). My dogs were a bit stressed having been on a long flight in advance of arrival, especially the one who had travelled in the hold. Den was completely unflappable (even when Julie disgraced herself in the middle of the airport - poo bags were on hand!) and very well organised. Den's car is huge and well equipped, with a comfortable cage for the dogs and lots of space for my bags. The dogs were calm throughout the journey, and Den didn't mind stopping for lots of loo breaks and walks so that they could stretch their legs. She is a very safe driver and good company.

I've travelled with another pet transport company, when previously returning from Nigeria, and they were far less professional and well-equipped. Den's prices are very competitive and I would thoroughly recommend her for a stress-free experience … not easily done when travelling with animals.

Thanks again for everything and hope you have a good trip back home.
Alice Motion, Julie and LuLu (Brussels Airport to Wormingford, Essex)

Steve and Seve

It was with a slightly nervous anticipation that I, and my little dog Seve , set off with Den from Doncaster in Yorkshire on Wednesday 13th May, to travel to Murcia in Spain. My wife and I hired Den, after extensive research online, to try and find the safest way to get our pet dog to Spain. A word of warning to others thinking of a similar undertaking, there seems to be a variety of companies offering a similar service, but whose ethics and methods are to say the least "dubious". Anyway, we decided on Den, after a personal recommendation from my uncle who a few months previously had done the same trip in reverse, ie from Spain to the UK.

My nervous apprehension disappeared upon meeting Den, as it became quickly apparent she has a love of animals and their care was her prime consideration. On the 3 day trip we went through the EuroTunnel and then on down the west side of France and into Spain. All along the route Den was very informative and knowledgeable about the areas we passed through and local landmarks and points of interest. I have to say that during the whole trip her prime consideration was the care and comfort of her passengers (canines first, human second) and I would not hesitate to recommend Den to anyone thinking of moving their beloved pets throughout Europe.

Many thanks Den.
Steve & Seve Barlow (Wakefield, W.Yorks to Murcia, Spain)

Ann Martinez

Both myself, my daughter and our cat Elmo would like to thank Den (and Julio!) a million times over for a wonderful and stress free experience in helping organising and travelling back from our home in Spain, returning to the UK. Den is so knowledgeable and professional in her work and every minute of the journey was thoroughly enjoyable and hassle free. I very much enjoyed spending time with Den as she is such a warm and caring person - this is certainly a woman in the right career! All the animals who travelled with us, including Elmo, travelled perfectly safely and soundly and attended to at very regular intervals and Den made all the paperwork and pre-preparation for the trip as easy as possible.

For anyone wanting to travel with their pets, or to have them travel in safe and constant care for wherever they may travel, Den is by far the best lady for the job. She is professional, reliable, a wealth of knowledge regarding her work and one of life’s truly lovely people. The little adventure throughout Spain and France became almost a mini holiday and we would like to thank Den for making this possible for us!

Muchisimas Gracias Den!
Ann, Elmo y Mariann Martinez xxxxxxx (Los Rocamora, Alicante to Folkestone, UK.)


Skippy and I would like to Thankyou for our wonderful journey back from Spain to UK.

Money so well spent!

Den, from the start you were so organized, with comfort for both passenger and pet. Your driving is exceptional - even the snow and hail didn't faze you!! Feeling safe and relaxed all the way. Our accommodation was so well chosen by you ,.cosy and warm and lovely meals.

Skip and I would like to wish you many safe driving miles in the future and Thankyou again for all your help. Take care of yourselves, the two of you.

Love Skippy and Marion Webb xxxx (Los Alcazares, Spain to Partney, Lincs)


Dear Den and Juli,

I would like to thank you so much for the brilliant journey Henry and I had from Spain to the U.K. You made the trip so pleasant and interesting for us and took away all the pressure, which had been building up over the few weeks before we left Spain. Needless to say, your calming effect, spectacular driving and all the arrangements for the hotels which you made were excellent. It left us feeling really content to just enjoy the journey.

Juli was great with little Henry and took him under his wing. I was worried Henry would be upset travelling but to the contrary, he enjoyed it and was very happy all the way.

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending your services, which I found to be extremely professional throughout.

Wishing you all the best and hope you continue to have great success. .. You are a ‘Superwoman’!

Lots of love and kisses to you both. Take care of yourselves. Un abrazo muy fuerte.

Jackie and Henry. Xxxx (Fuengirola, S.Spain to W.Horsely, Surrey)


The biggest decision before leaving the uk was how to travel with my Labradoodle, Rosie, In the hold of an aircraft was immediately ruled out, travelling on the ferry I felt would be too traumatic, Driving myself with Rosie wasn't an option as I really didn't have a clue, my research continued and as if I was being guided, PetChauffeur appeared. I email Den and chatted, my mind was set, this was the only way that Rosie and I could travel safely and without worry.

The journey was amazing the scenery stunning the hotels so accommodating and friendly. Den was fantastic always putting the needs of Rosie 1st. Julio, Den’s dog, is such a great role model, Rosie had never been placed in a crate, but she had no problems getting in and out - she felt safe, which is what the journey was all about. Den is so knowledgeable, all I can say is thank you so much Den and Julio X

(Diane Middlebrook and Rosie, Ilkeston, Derbys to Almerimar, Spain)


Dearest Den

Having read your reviews I honestly do not know what else to say. You provided a wonderful service and great journey for Kiz and I. I was amazed at how easily she adapted to crate life, probably due to Julio or maybe your calm approach. Thanks so much for showing me some of the local areas we passed through and the laughs we had, including the menu episode. It was a long journey but the time seemed to go so quickly with lots of breaks for ‘the kids’.

Den, I do not know how to thank you for the after service you provided. I was in a bit of a state about the harness business etc. And there you were – my guardian angel on the doorstep with all I needed and your reassuring calm. Thanks Den.

Kiz has been surfing the waves and so far adapting very well to her new environment. Am sure she would love to see the little man (and you of course) as and when you get the chance.

Hugs Kiz and Ann (Divonne-les-Bains, France to Calahonda, S.Spain)


Retired and moving to Spain our dream had come true, but the big question how to transport our three cats. Eddie is 17 and has renal failure, Jack is 16 and has arthritis and has to have a daily dose of metacam via a syringe and Daisy who is 12 has a “delicate” stomach and on trips to the vets, poos every time the car stops. There was no way my wife ́s “babies” were being crated and sent by air, or by land alone, so the search began for transport that would take us, our cats and “some” luggage (everything but the kitchen sink).

After extensive searching we came across My wife emailed them and right from the start the tone from Den was one of friendliness and professionalism and her love of animals was apparent so we booked her.

On the big day Den arrived bang on time, took one look at our luggage took a deep breath and said "Right lets load up." Jack and Eddie who are inseparable were put into one travel cage and Daisy who likes her own company was put into another. We were very concerned at the start of the journey, but before we set off Den said "OK, the most important people in this vehicle are the cats, then you guys, then either Julio (the lovely little dog that accompanies Den everywhere - just throw him a stone and watch what he does!) or me .. I’m not sure in which order the last two are though!"

There was no way we could have begun to imagine what a wonderful trip awaited us. Den is a very considerate driver and totally unflappable. Never having been on Eurotunnel this was very exciting and the trip through France and into Spain was a dream.

We have never seen our cats so laid back. We all enjoyed the trip, including a little sing song, that we even asked Den if we could do it all again.

In all honesty if you are considering transporting your pets overland, in our opinion, you could not find anyone better.

Thanks Den and Julio.

Alison and Kevin Evans, Daisy, Jack and Eddie (Sheffield to Orihuela, Spain)

Dorne and Ed Dale

Once we had made the decision to travel back to UK from southern Spain along with our two Spanish rescue dogs, two year old Coco and 10 month old Teddy we needed to find just the right person to take us on the journey and my first Google search for animal transport was spot on!! No need to look any further!

Den and Juli made our trip both comfortable and enjoyable. We were so worried about how the dogs would travel, but apart from Teddy's travel sickness the first half day they were both great. Den certainly knows her stuff, very professional, kind and caring, everything taken care of, the only things we had to do were to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Thanks a million Den & Juli,

Dorne, Ed, Coco & Teddy (Torreblanca, S.Spain to Catterick Garrison, N.Yorks.)

Neil Berry

Please accept our thanks for the brilliant service you provided on our recent trip back to the UK. Southern Italy to Manchester is a long way but thanks to your knowledge and professional and thoughtful expertise it did not drag or impede on the travel experience.Juli was also a star and made Meg’s journey very peaceful and calm.

That’s the crux of your business - owners and pets (or pets and owners) are transported in a timely and very careful manner without the usual stresses of travel. Your use of regular stops for us all was appreciated and added to a trip that surpassed our expectations in every way and left us relaxed and happy throughout.

Keep up the splendid work Den, have a great Xmas wherever you are spending it and we will keep in touch.

Love to you both,

Neil, Maria and, of course, Meg Berry (Ostuni, S. Italy to Bury, Lancs)

John Barlow

My Sister in law and my brother came to stay with me in September and said they wanted to take Scampi a dog Geraldine had rescued 3 years ago back to the UK to live with them permanently in West Yorkshire. The problem was finding the right person with the correct credentials to take the dog and myself back to the UK. Then I was very lucky to come across which was owned by a lady called Denise Brown (Den for short). I checked her web site and saw all the wonderful testimonies from pet owners about Den and her pet chauffeur company, so I contacted Den and we made arrangements for her to come and meet Geraldine, Rodney, Scampi and myself.

We met Den at my apartment and Scampi was very pleased to meet her and she explained everything in great detail about taking Scampi and myself back to the UK and we agreed on a date of 02-10-2014 leaving Fuengirola and arriving at my brother's home in West Yorkshire on Saturday evening 05-10-2014. The whole journey from Fuengirola to West Yorkshire was planned by Den to the smallest details and our overnight stops were excellent dog friendly motels with very nice rooms with a shower and a bath and good facilities to get a very good meal and the dogs were very well looked after as Dens priority at all time during our journey was the welfare of all the five dogs that travelled with us.

All the stops throughout both Spain and France were all beautiful places with lovely open areas specially created to walk and exercise all the dogs. Also throughout the whole journey Dens had an incredible knowledge of all the most interesting places in both Spain and France and what made the journey go so smooth was that Den is fluent in both Spanish and French. This made sure that we did not have a single problem throughout the whole journey as Den had planned every part of our trip, with military precision and perfection.

Also Den is a fantastic driver so we never had any problems getting to our destinations on time without a single hitch. I would like to say a very big thank you to Den for taking Scampi and myself back to the UK and making the journey so fantastic and if I ever have to take a pet any where again I would only ever use Den and her company and I would recommend any owner who wants to take their pet to anywhere in Europe contact Den and you will not be disappointed.

John Barlow and Scampi (Fuengirola, S.Spain to Scholes, W.Yorks)

Carol Sear

Denise met me for the first time at a mutual friends home before the start of the journey back to UK from the Alicante area of Spain. We hit it off as being completely in tune with each other. Her attitude towards animals is beyond description, my two Yorkies took to her straight away and to her dog Julio. What a delight he is.

The journey was without any problems, anything of interest was described as we went along, with regular stops for the dogs to relieve themselves (and of course us). The hotels we stopped at were so animal friendly it was unbelievable. Food for us was served until late in the evening and of course a glass or two of wine to end the day. The descriptions given to me along the journey of three days was one to be admired for knowledge of the areas travelled and what a delight to learn about various areas of France that were dear to me and my ancestors.

Denise mentioned to me about a lady she had taken back to UK from Alicante a few years previous, that lady I have now met and we are becoming good friends, so I say THANK YOU, DENISE. You will be welcome anytime at my home in the UK, with Julio of course.

Carol, Sally and Jack Sear (Rafal, Alicante to Welwyn, Herts)

carmen Ruiz vincente

My little Shih-Tzu Luk and I travelled with Denise during Easter 2014 from London to Palencia in the north of Spain. Luk was only one year old and had some anxiety problems, so I didn't want him to travel by himself on a plane.

I really appreciated that everything was taken care of: meals, hotels, and frequent stops so that we all could have some breaks. Julio and Luk became really good friends, and we both arrived safely to my hometown. Thank you Denise and Julio for a stress-free trip! We really recommend travelling with you.

Carmen Ruiz Vicente and Luk (London to Palencia, Spain)


Hi there,

Sorry for the delay, but I'm still reeling over the fact that someone has been brave enough to employ me, Ive got a job!!!!!!!

Anyway, the dogs are perfect. Thanks a million for all your care on the journey to Devon. Having you as a driver took all the pressure away from me and I was able to relax and treat the whole journey as a holiday. AND, as you well know, if the owner is happy then the animals will be happy!

Now, remember Gismo and Sooty, my two inky slinky rat catching campo cats? Virtually untouched by human hand, well apart from castration, and they don't like to talk about that much. Anyway not only did they stay calm and relaxed during the journey, thanks to your sensitive handling of them, but once they arrived in Tiverton they both decided that they actually liked being indoors, and despite me leaving my door open they remain firmly seated on the windowsill, looking out at dog walkers trudging through the rain with wet dogs, boy oh boy do they manage to look superior at all the dripping passers-by! So they are now house cats, by choice. Honestly, the amount of people that said it would be cruel to transport almost feral cats, well I'm glad I listened to you when you said that the journey would not stress them at all. Soooooo, its thanks to you that they are now eating Hills Science Diet for House Cats, I tell you, I NEEDED a job to pay for their food!!!!

Thanks a million for starting me n the critters off on our new life. Literally could not have done it without you, (I truly mean that as how the hell you found your way through Paris beats me, I would still be trundling round the ring road!!).

Now, be good and look after Julio, or should that be the other way round with him looking after you!!!

Love from Karen, Fat Benny, Rio, Gismo and Sooty Puss. (Pizarra in S.Spain to Tiverton in Devon)


Hi Den

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Denise.

I travelled from Madrid to London with Yoda my Labrador. Denise provides a service that is second to none. All hotels and transport was taken care of, all I had to do was sit back and relax.

Yoda stayed with me the whole time and had a very stress free travel. Denise looks after your dog as if it was her own.

I would recommend Denise to anyone and will definitely be using her again.

I would not trust anyone else.

Claire and Yoda xx (Madrid to Bromley)


Hi Den

From the moment Den and Julio arrived to pick us all up for the start of our journey we knew it would be not only an adventure but great fun. Den is an absolute professional, she sorted out all the ferries and hotels, she even packed in a lot of great sightseeing adventures on the journey back from Palma to Poole. The 3 days went so quickly, it was so easy and hassle free. Our little dog Pippa had a great time with Julio, he was such a gent and a very calming influence on a little rescue dog who wasn't quite sure what was going on.

We highly recommend Den and look forward to the next road trip with them both.

Ange, Mark and Pip xxxxx (Soller, Mallorca to Canford Cliffs, Dorset)


Hi Den

I would like to thank you on behalf of myself, Charlotte and our family of 10 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for our wonderful adventure travelling from Leigh-on-Sea. Essex to Javea in Spain. It was a journey I was particularly worried about making. Especially as some of my Cavaliers are 10+. But I need not to have worried as Den immediately put my mind at rest and assured me all would be well. Our journey was very relaxing with lovely walks for our doggies. We were so pleased to see the dogs arrive safely and stress-free. Thank you Den for your wonderful company on the journey and your dedication to our pets who always come first.

We wish you and Julio well in the future and have no hesitation in recommending you. We hope you will always keep in touch.

Lots of love,

Barbara. Charlotte. Jasper, Blossom, Theo, Gerrard, Honey, Annabelle, Saffy, Twinkle, Beatrice and Florence. xxxxx


Hi Denise

I hope the rest of the trip was fine and that you managed to get everything done as you planned.

I wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciated your help on the journey with Zebee, Nursal, and Champers. Your calm professionalism was invaluable and to see the care you took of the animals was a delight. All the animals you transported were calm and happy, well watered and fed. Not only did the dogs have three walks a day but the cats were attended to at the same time making sure they were comfortable.

If anyone wants a personal reference please put them in touch. I will recommend with pleasure.

Many thanks once again.

XXX from Nursal, Zebee and Champers (Mallorca to the New Forest, UK)

Margaret Walker

Appreciation of PetChauffeur (Den Brown)

I first met Den in October 2008. My husband had passed away in July and I decided to carry on travelling to Spain for the winter months as we had been doing for a few years previously. I didn't feel brave enough to drive myself and two dogs all that way so asked Google (as you do) and it came up with the PetChauffeur. She sounded just the ticket so I sent her an email.

Since then I have enjoyed many journeys back and forth with Den and Julio (ten to be exact), mostly in her well-equipped Mercedes but on one momentous occasion she drove my motorhome back to UK for me.

All the journeys were interesting. Den knows so much about the countries she passes through and all the good places to stop for a rest or a bit of sightseeing. I particularly remember one stop where we saw hundreds of griffin vultures circling over the mountain side. She also knows all the veterinary establishments in the areas she travels through and being fluent in Spanish and not bad in French she can make herself understood very well.

On one occasion on the first day of a journey to UK from Spain, my Spanish rescue Boudi developed very severe diarrhoea and Den was able to detour to a vet on the way to the hotel where a very sick dog received a couple of injections. I'm glad to say they did the trick and the next morning she was back to normal.

On the last three journeys we did together my family of five adopted Spanish cats also travelled with my two dogs and us. At least two of them were on the wild side, but as always Den coped admirably.

I shall not be travelling back to Spain with the dogs and cats any more, as my health does not now allow it. However, I shall always be grateful to Den for enabling me to enjoy all those winters in Spain and hope I shall always be in touch with her and Julio.

Margaret Walker (Mac, Nell, Boudi, Timmy, Ginger, Totty, Chispa and Oro. Marbella-Norfolk-Marbella)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

We have travelled with Denise (Den) and her trusty co-pilot, Juli, on three occasions now, between the South of Spain and Ireland. I can't recommend Den, highly enough! Her wealth of experience, knowledge and organisation ensures all aspects, of an otherwise stressful task, are handled with ease. My two little ones, Molly & Grey, have come to know and love 'Den & Juli' like family and they know the routine by now!

We are always happy and relieved to have Den taking care of us and all the interesting stops and stories that she shares en-route, make the journey all the more enjoyable. On one occasion I was unable to journey with my dogs and I can honestly say that, only for the trust I place in Den, I would have otherwise postponed the trip. I know that Molly and Grey are in the best hands (and paws) possible with Den and Juli and so I was very happy for them to go ahead of me on that occasion. Den kept me updated each evening on how the journey was going and I was able to relax completely.

Den is entirely devoted to the safety and welfare of her 'furry passengers' on board - they come first - and all animals are given one-to-one time and lots of attention throughout the journey - a fantastic service and worth every cent. My search for the perfect Pet Chauffeur ended the day I met Denise and I wouldn't contemplate ever using any other company. Our next 'road-trip' adventure we'll be calling Den & Juli! xx

(Arlene, Molly & Grey - Malaga to Ireland)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

I must apologise for the long delay in thanking you for the enjoyable transportation of my 2 Parson Terriers, Lupi and Sassi, and myself, from my farm in Charlwood, Surrey to my small farmhouse, stables and land in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain. I can’t believe that we left Charlwood on the 7th October with my two 13 year old dogs. Everything is still fresh in my memory. I had to go back to the UK two weeks later to supervise the loading and transportation of my farm equipment that all arrived safely in Spain.

Den, I was initially very concerned about transporting my 2 elderly dogs to Spain, but I need to assure other possible clients of yours that the journey was totally relaxing. You know all the dog friendly hotels, all the motorway services that have dog walking areas, and taking the 2 dogs when we were in France in to the Buffalo Grill restaurant, where they accept dogs, was an experience. I can assure everybody that wants to travel with you, that it will be relaxing, with no stress, and in fact, a very enjoyable 3 days. Thanks again, our horses are relaxed in Spain as are the dogs and Ann and I.

Kind Regards, Malcolm Stevens, Sassi and Lupi. (Charlwood, Surrey to Mojacar, Spain)

Ian and Julia

“Denise drove us from Nerja to Madrid yesterday (November 11, 2013) and the drive was delightful and relaxing from start to finish. The entire journey felt safe and sure. I congratulated myself for choosing Den; her service was not the lowest priced, but her professionalism was worth every extra penny. The care she took to ensure our comfort and her kindness in helping with the luggage on arrival went beyond expectation.”

Elaine, Ginger and Chillie Turner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (Nerja to Madrid)


Ian and Julia

Dear Den and Juli,

I went to Italy with my 3 cats by plane last June. Unfortunately I could not book the flight back to UK as airlines do not allow pets on the flights to the UK. I was desperate and I spent more than one month looking for a way to go back home with my cats. I contacted many airlines who suggested me to send the cats via cargo, but, first of all my cats are not parcels, plus one of them suffers from epilepsy, and also they have unreasonable prices so I would never consider this option.

Finally I found PetChauffeur and I decided to book our journey with Den. It has been a quite long journey for me, my mum and my babies, but thanks to Den, it has been very enjoyable and stress-free. She is very friendly, polite and reliable. The vehicle is very comfortable and safe. I would definitely recommend PetChauffeur. Thank you again.

Alessandra Bifano, mum Gabriella , Fluffy, Elvis and Toffee (Naples to London)

Ian and Julia

Dear Den and Juli,

Just wanted to write a few lines to let you know how grateful I am to both you and Juli for making our move from Bandon, Ireland to Praz, Switzerland so stress free and enjoyable! Moving to Switzerland with five cats was never going to be easy - or so I thought. Flying was not an option for me, so when I came across your website - it seemed the obvious solution, and so I booked... Prior to travelling, I had convinced myself that it was going to be a disaster - would the cats settle, could they escape, how would it be spending hours upon hours with a complete stranger? I need not have worried, thanks to your experience and organization everything went smoothly - I think we chatted all the way, stopping regularly to check on the 'babies', stretch the legs and grab a snack. Overnight stopping at reasonably priced pet friendly hotels with off street parking for security. Professionally organized , yet your calm, cheerful nature meant everything felt effortless and relaxed. For anyone needing to relocate their pets, and maybe thinking this is an expensive way to do it - I would say think again - after costs etc, I would imagine there is little or no profit! I believe that this is not just a business for you and that your passion for animals and their welfare is your main concern and motivation.

Den, I feel as if I have known you for years, so much so that when the time came to say goodbye there were tears. I shall miss both you and your precious soulmate Juli - I hope that you will come and visit us - passing through or not - you are both welcome anytime! I would recommend you to anyone and would not hesitate to call on you again should I need to in the future...

Thanks so much! Jo (Robey), Tiny, Bella, Blackie, Terence and Twiggy

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

We both want to thank you so much for our wonderful journey back to Spain from the UK.

Just like the previous trip we had with you, Ambra, our Cocker Spaniel, really enjoyed her travels too and has settled here so well.

We would recommend your lovely service to anyone, and consider you a special friend now.

Love Jan, Brian and Ambra. (Do pop in and see us any time you are this way!)

Jan and Brian Cutchee (Ashford, Kent to nr Denia, Spain)


Ian and Julia

One of the best decisions I've ever made was for my Spanish Water Dog Flynn and I to travel the lengthy distance from Mijas, Spain to South Wales with Denise as our "Pet Chauffeur". Like many loving dog owners, I was anxious at the prospect of making such a lengthy journey with my puppy. I quickly ruled out the options of plane and ferry transportation, dreading the thought of being separated from my adorable puppy. Travel by road was the best option and, not being confident to make the drive on my own, I researched Denise's "Pet Chauffeur" service. In addition to the adverts in local newspapers, Denise was recommended to me by my hairdresser! I looked at Den's great website and, following an initial email inquiry (with a speedy and detailed follow up from Den), I knew this was the best way to go. A conversation I had with Den gave me the final reassurances I needed that Flynn and I could travel safely and comfortably all the way together and stay in hotels together. Although I didn't fully realise it at the time, the wheels were set in motion for us to have a totally stress-free journey, thanks to Den's knowledge of every aspect of the journey's requirements. Her "people carrier", customised for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets and owners, was pure luxury for both Flynn and I.

Every detail had been thought through by Den ahead of the journey, making it easy for me to sit back and relax! For example, upon meeting, Den checked my documentation and quickly spotted some incomplete details in Flynn's passport and by accompanying us to our local vet, she was able to have the necessary information added and very quickly we were on our way ... our "road trip" had begun! (The documentation check at Calais, ahead of the Eurotunnel, was a breeze - thanks to Den!)

We spent three nights in inexpensive comfortable dog friendly hotels - the facilities were more than adequate and the staff were welcoming. Den ensured regular comfort stops for Flynn and the accompanying 3 dogs. We enjoyed our walks, taking in the scenery and adding to our collection of stunning photos! Den took turns walking each of the dogs whilst I walked Flynn. Each dog responded well to Den and enjoyed the comfort of at least one night in her hotel room, whilst Flynn stayed with me.

Each day was full of surprises and we enjoyed some amazing sights and scenery, which for me was complemented greatly by the knowledgeable commentary and stories provided by Den. She had some great flora/fauna and animal/bird reference books which I enjoyed browsing through.

Den is a delightful travel companion and her passion and zest for life shines through in every aspect of what she does. Overall, this was a very inspirational experience; one I would be thrilled to repeat and highly recommend to all pet lovers!

Thanks Den for such a great "road trip" experience!

Heather Harries & Flynn (Mijas, S,Spain to Carmarthen, S.W.Wales)

Ian and Julia

From Paris we drove to Calais, then took the dogs to the pet control centre to be inspected, and then boarded the Eurotunnel. After which, we arrived in Folkstone, and then headed onwards to London.

Den's a great driver - fast, alert, knows the system ('take your shades off, Tammy, when you pass through customs, so they can see your face'). She was one of the kind souls who really went all out to assist with my understanding of EU pet import laws, and was the one who advised (heed this advice) that we got Bruno his EU pet passport. She had pointed out that at any point even, on the Thalys journey, I could be stopped and questioned about Bruno and his traveling status. She had even offered to meet me in Amsterdam and take me to a vet there. Her business is licensed, her vehicle is clean and comfortable, and her lovely dog Julio travels with us. We stopped once along the French countryside so that the dogs could stretch out and we could all get something to eat.

I am glad we went with you :) Take care, and I am sure our paths may just cross again soon.

(ps- I've also passed on your information to an American lady, Mary-Alice, who writes the blog Dog Jaunt, and gave you a standing ovation :0 )

See you again and safe journey home! Tammy Wong and Bruno (Paris to London)

Ian and Julia

My mission... to get my nervous cocker cross, Leyla, back from Spain to Northern Ireland with the minimum of stress, quite a worry given all the horror stories one hears of less fortunate pets. A couple of months later, mission accomplished, thanks to Den and her dog Julio.

A stress-free journey which I really enjoyed. Den is probably the best driver I have met, confident and never once fazed by other drivers. I’m not the best of passengers, however I found the whole trip relaxing...! Den clearly loves dogs and had given thought to Leyla's needs, she is professional, organized and always one step ahead. Leyla quickly settled down and enjoyed all the frequent breaks, to explore, especially at Gretna Green with Julio!

Would I use Den again ..... definitely! And would recommend her to any pet owner. Many Thanks again Den.

Pat and Leyla Jones (Mojacar to Northern Ireland)

Ian and Julia

Thanks to you we had a great trip back and the dogs were very happy to be with you.

What a capable, competent lady Den is. A very safe and comfortable driver. We had an excellent journey, no hassle, no problems. Everything beautifully taken care of! The dogs were very content with their cage and the travel arrangements - plus, they found a new friend in Juli. It was a great way to transport them back to the U.K. without stress. Being able to travel with them made all the difference and I would never hesitate to repeat the journey with Den if I ever had to.

Thank you Den, for everything and for taking us to our new home in Scotland. We won't forget you.

Minnie Bradbury, Poppy and Toffee (Javea, Spain to North Berwick, Scotland)

Ian and Julia

I would recommend PetChauffeur to anyone. Den is dedicated to the job and thoroughly enjoys driving long distances. Having done trips from Spain to the Uk and other countries so many times she knows her way around and our journey went without any hitches at all, even though we had to divert from the direct route to collect and deliver more dogs.

What’s more, Den is a brilliant travelling companion. She pointed out lots of interesting things that we passed en route, and we had lots of laughs. Her vehicle is superb, properly fitted out for pet transport, air conditioned and very comfortable for me as a passenger.

I shall always use her in future and I would advise others to do the same because there are some companies out there who are totally irresponsible and could put your pets’ life at risk. I promise you that using Den to transport your pet, all will be well.

(Warning - I nearly used a company called Pet Taxi, until I heard that a couple of dogs had died of heat exhaustion in their vehicles.)

Bonnie Roworth, Sierra and Bob, (Mijas Costa, southern Spain to Pocklington, Yorks)

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Den - What peace of mind to have had you take charge of my 96 year old uncle's dogs and drive them in his car from Gordes in Provence, France to Estepona, in Spain. And back again six months later.

My uncle came to stay with me for six months but he insisted that he came with his miniature Yorkie and his Pyrennean Shepherd Dog AND his own car, but I thought the journey by road would be too much for him.

But how could we organise that and trust Nunkie's dogs and car to a stranger? And who or what company offered that facility.

SOLUTION: DENISE. The Pet Chauffeuse.

And so my uncle entrusted his precious dogs and his car into the capable, efficient, reliable hands of Denise. She is so caring with the dogs and with people too!! The dogs adored her and Den kindly kept us informed by text and with photos of the dogs whilst en route. Their happy expressions as they snuggled up on the bed in the overnight stay in a hotel spoke volumes.

I cannot recommend Den highly enough. Thank you from Nunkie and myself from the bottom of our hearts.

Penny (Estepona, Spain)

Ian and Julia

My Special Journey.

I'm six years old and lived in sunny Spain all my life, happy walking on the beach and chilling on my terrace. Then one day my mummy told me we were going to move 1000's of kilometres away to England. She packed up all our belongings and shipped them to the Uk, she said that was the easy bit, the main problem was how was I going to get to England? She told me about aeroplanes and how I could travel in a hold with suitcases but I said I would only get confused and stressed out, sat in the dark on my own with unfamiliar surroundings and smells :( Then she told me about Denise our pet chauffeur and it was agreed that's the way we would travel. I had the best adventure of my life and made new friends to boot!!!!!! I travelled in the luxury I am accustomed to, I had my own bed and toys, water refreshments and snacks galore, walkies and toilet breaks in numerous grassy locations and my mummy all relaxed and stress-free safely travelling next to me. My new friend Julio, who's mummy drove us, kept me company and told me of all the numerous countries he has visited and the fantastic journeys he has made, accompanying all animals starting new lives in new places around Europe. I am now all settled in rainy England but should my mummy decide she needs to be back in the sun, I shall make sure she contacts Denise again as I loved my journey and would happily do it all again :)

Shaun the Maltese terrier x (Marbella, Spain to Manchester)

Ian and Julia

Thank you for making the journey and the whole experience enjoyable and stress free. I will certainly recommend you to anyone wanting to travel with their pets. Thank you again for such an efficient, friendly and caring service, it has made my return to the UK a lot less stressful than it would have been. I will keep in touch and let you know how things are going. Big hugs to Julio. Thanks again. Keep in touch.

Kind Regards Sarah, Eric and Jasper Gosling (Catral, Alicante to Burgess Hill, UK)



Ian and Julia

Denise’s option of being able to travel together with our dogs, on the days we chose to travel, was perfect for us, although it came at a high price. Denise picked us up in London and together we drove down to Bilbao for a short Christmas holiday. After 3 weeks she picked us up in Marbella and drove us back to the UK again. The daily drives were long but we stopped every few hours for a break and to walk the dogs. Denise is an excellent and careful driver and her car is very comfortable, even for two passengers, as in our case. Our dogs are used to travelling and so were happy resting in the cage together the whole way. Denise also has a non-spill water bowl in the cage and plenty of water on board for the dogs, which was great for one of our dogs who drinks a lot. We were happy that we could spend the overstay nights together with our dogs in the same hotel rooms, as I’m sure they were! Denise has lots of entertaining stories to tell and knows many good mountain walks and places to visit in Andalucía; you have no chance to drift asleep! She is an absolute delight to travel with and I would recommend her to anyone needing to get across Europe comfortably with their pets.

Caroline, Sergio, Kali & Coco (London-N.Spain. S.Spain-London)

Denise, I cannot thank you enough for making the journey painless and smooth. I had worked myself up so badly about the journey and had convinced myself it was going to be hell, that the cats were going to scream all the way, even with your assurances that 99% of cats settle down after an hour or two! You were so right - and I cannot believe that Boy who is super nervous and scared of everything seemed to thrive on the journey! They were like different cats, and the night in the hotel with them was fabulous. We resumed our familiar sleeping places which was a comfort to me and them.

Thank you for taking such good care of them and me! If you ever have anyone that would like to speak to someone about the experience before committing, please feel free to forward my email address to them.

Thanks Denise.

From Tara Robinson, Martha and Boy (Mallorca to Colchester)

Ian and Julia

We travelled from Folkestone to Moraira in Spain with Den and Julio,

Our three dogs Kassie, Pepsi, and Pablo were very excited, Kassie and Pepsi jumped straight into there cages and were very settled right from the off, Our little boy Pablo who is a three pound Chihauhau was nervous as he's only twelve months old and has never really travelled before unlike his sisters. By the end of the journey he had settled down and was much better behaved, this was due to the fact that Den and Julio give off such calm energy that it was impossible for him to be anything but calm.

The journey was a breeze with Den stopping off to show us various places of interest, and we were lucky enough to see some fantastic scenery, our over nite stays we're pleasant with dinner with Den in the evening, Dens Spanish is such a bonus as ours was more than rusty.

We would recommend Dens complete service of door to door travel across Europe, she is very professional and a pleasure to travel with. Dens little dog Julio is one of the most balanced dogs I have ever come across, his 'been there done that' attitude seems to rub off on the other pets in transit, he's a great travel companion. We never imagined we could take all three dogs to Spain with so much ease, without Den and Julio the journey would of been so much more stressfull.

Anyone thinking of travelling with them can rest assured that the service you get really is the best way to travel with your pets. We know this because we have taken our dogs abroad on two occasions prior to travelling with Den and our dogs were scared and unhappy as they had to be separated from us. With Den your pets are right by your side all the time, you can sit back and relax knowing your pets are safe and settled.

Thankyou Den and Julio for getting us all here safe and sound, we will definitely be using your wonderfull service again in the near future,

Until then, adios amigos Victoria and Samantha, Kassie, Pepsi, and little Pablo. (Stratford-upon-Avon to Moraira, Spain)

Ian and Julia

Dear Den,

hia den,,, thanks ever so much for the pictures you sent, they are a wonderfull reminder of the journey from ibiza to the u.k i had with you and bimba the dog and kioska my cat,,,,, it was an absolute pleasure to travel with you and your special little dog julio. you made what was a very stressfull time for me and the animals into a relaxing comfortable road trip,,,where you pointed out all the places of interest along the way,,through spain and then france,,,the two stop over pet friendly hotels were smashing . also i have to say about your kindness and consideration for the animals welfare,, you are a real animal lover and for me that made all the diference,,rather than being just a job and delivering like freight,,,,, i of course will be recomending you to everyone i know,,,,thanks again and for sure i will come and see you in malaga one day when i get my autocaravana,,,,,,gracias amiga guapa!

Simon Fisher, Bimba and Kioska (Ibiza to Chester)

Ian and Julia

Dear Den,

Thanks a lot for your help in taking my six dogs from the south of Spain to England. I couldn't have done it without you!

I met you around 7 years ago when I first went to Spain. I was petrified thinking that something could happen to my dogs in such a long journey and I decided to travel with you. Since then, every time that I have had to come or go from Spain to England I have counted on you and every time it has been a success.

You were then and you still are amazing with the animals that you transport. Your car is incredibly clean, considering your furry clients and very comfortable for dogs and people, but I have to say that what I really appreciate about you is how gentle, friendly and caring you always are with my dogs. They are part of my family and I feel that you treat them as such.

I would recommend you to everybody who wants to travel, safe and stress free. You take care of everything and you know so well your whereabouts that is a pleasure being by your side.

Once again thanks for our lovely trip and all the best in the future.

Lola Fletcher, Luke, Meg, Tess, Daisy, River and Milo (Córdoba, Spain to Marlow, UK)

Ian and Julia

‘I have just travelled to England with my pet dog, aged 14 yrs and blind, by PetChauffeur. The journey was trouble-free, stopping every 4 hrs for walks and wees. The over-night stops were comfortable and helpful – the dog staying with its owner. This is not the cheapest, but certainly the best planned. On the journey we had very sad news of an owner who chose another route, with a company called Pet Taxi ... and the little dog never arrived. Consider your pet, it’s worth the best and to be together on a voyage like this is very bonding.’

June Henson and Poppet (Javea, Spain to Chesterfield, UK)



Ian and Julia

Hi Denise, once again thanks for the great service, you made it all stress free. Thanks on behalf of us all, especially Lacy, who's settled in great.

Andy, Gemma, kids and Lacy. (Benidorm, Spain to Walton-on-the-Naze, UK)


Ian and Julia

"Thank you Den. Your service was as advertised. I appreciate the concern you showed for my Labrador Retriever named Petunia. You made the long drive from Southampton, UK to Copenhagen, DK a pleasant one. Petunia was much better off with your chauffeur service than any trip on a plane. We were grateful to find you and look forward to using your services when we head back across "the pond" in a few years.

Good luck, Don Bryant & Petunia (from Southampton UK to Copenhagen DK)"



Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

A quick note to express our sincere thanks to you (and Juli) for a superb trip to Ireland from Spain. It was a long haul but we were in the best hands (and paws!) possible. Grey and Molly settled into their journey so quickly and it was wonderful for me to have such close contact with them all the way. The stop-overs were of a great standard and I really enjoyed our chats in the evenings - goodness knows how you were able for it after all the long drives. But you truly do take it all in your stride. The organisation of every detail from selecting the right cage down to managing all the necessary checks along the way was a support I could not have done without.

I would highly recommend Den and Juli as the perfect Pet Chauffeurs - you're guaranteed a warm welcome and a comfortable, enjoyable and perfectly organised travel. Hoping we'll be using your service again soon on the return trip.

All the very best. Love Arlene Cashman, Molly & Grey xxx (Fuengirola, S. Spain to Rosslare, Ireland)

Ian and Julia

I am an elderly lady with an old dog. I returned to N. Ireland for medical reasons. (I was dreading the journey).

I can not believe the journey we had – more like a holiday! We travelled in luxury and stayed in very good hotels – clean, comfortable and not expensive.

If you are fortunate enough to have Den’s dog, Julio, travel with you – that is wonderful. He is the most happy and content dog you will ever meet. He looked after my old dog and kept her content.

I was worried as I thought it was slightly expensive. I absolutely assure you that when you arrive at your destination the first words you will say ...”It was worth every penny” – 100% professional and I am a very satisfied client.

Marie Revell and Tina (Los Boliches, Malaga, Spain to Belfast, N.Ireland)

Ian and Julia

Dear Den.

Thanks a million for being the best! I was dreading the journey for several reasons. I had a bad car accident the previous year and severely injured my back and I am still suffering from back and sciatic pain.... And travelling with 3 cats, one of which is as feral as you can get (Kitty, the black cat)...all 3 which are not used to travel at all and "Miaou" all the way to and back from the vet.... Plus there is the factor that we had to spend 2 days offense... but a complete stranger!

I have to say that except for the never-ending traffic jams through Holland and Germany (which is completely without anyone's control), everything couldn't have been more perfect! So Top thumbs all the way! We stopped just the right amount of times for necessary hygiene, refreshments and food. My feral "Kitty" settled down beautifully and you left her alone so she didn't stress with having a stranger nearby. She wouldn't eat so we stopped and bought fried fish for her. The 2 Norvegian Forest cats, "Smokey" and Misty" just ended up sleeping the most of the journey except for mummy cuddles here and there. What else can you ask for?

Julio, your "wee man", was also accompanying us and he was just a gem! Adorable. Slept all the way once in the car, then out for food, a walk, play and cuddles, what a wonderful wee dog and so well behaved! Didn't bother about any of us, happily let me walk him and gave me kisses!!!!

From the cats' point of view, it was just an excuse to sleep next to mummy until we got to our new home where dad was waiting. Kitty came home and within 10 minutes was completely at home! The two of us had moved twice in the past and thus within the same town and yet, this was definitely the easiest move we had! The Norvegians being also rescued animals, this was their first move since they became part of the family and although it took them a couple of hours to get settled, they soon realised this had been the price to pay to stay a family.....and move to a house 3 times bigger.... and they LOVE it! I think we would all be upset if we had to go back!!!!!

From my perspective, I know that I am a very very difficult person to please and can quite happily report that the trip was just perfect! I settled as soon as my "children" did. Not knowing a person, you managed to have conversation going all the way. I didn't even have to pick up a book or nothing... By the end of the trip, I don't know about you, but it felt like we had known you for years.... Nothing was too much trouble for you, you are just a very open and easy-going person, chatty and "bubbly".

Let's put it this way, should we ever move or go on holiday with the "weans", you will deff be the one and only person I will call. If you ever are in our area, please do visit us!!!!

Kind Regards, Maggie Mulot.(Stirling, Scotland to Ø stbirk, Denmark)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

We are settling down here with the family. Trying to get used to the weather, quite a change from Spanish sun! Thank you so much for making our journey from Quesada, Spain to Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland so enjoyable. Jade was happy and enjoyed playing with Julio, you catered for our every need, taking us to places of interest on the way.

Love from, Irene, Charlie and Jade x (Ciudad Quesada, Alicante to Fife, Scotland)

PS Charlie has a new hearing aid!

Ian and JuliaIan and Julia


Dear Den

Just a note to say a big 'THANK YOU' for the really excellent trip from North Cyprus to the Dordogne, France. The planning that went into the journey ... which must have taken hours ... all worked very well and we had a trouble-free trip. How much better it was to travel with our 3 doggies than to put them on an aircraft, frightened and all alone. We would recommend you without reservation to anyone who wanted to accompany their pets anywhere in Europe. We, as passengers got to see the scenery as well ... a lovely bonus. One last point ... we were very impressed by the care and affection you showed to our girls ... proof positive by the way they welcomed you last week when you paid us a flying visit!

Much love

Raymond and Christine (N.Cyprus to France)




Ian and Julia

Hi Den, what can I say, except a massively big thank you for transporting both Charlie Chan (my Shih Tzu) and I back from Fuengirola, Spain to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. I was somewhat fraught before we set-off ..... upset about leaving Spain after 15 years of working and living there, and apprehensive about returning to England to elderly family and relatives. Your calm nature, sense of humour, and passion and interest in all the surrounding areas that we passed through quickly calmed me down, as did the soothing tones of Ken (the Sat Nav)! I have to say your love and care of animals shined through as Charlie was rather vocal on the first part of the journey and you took it all in your stride, as did Julio!

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, the stops for refreshment and dog walking (particularly the waterfall stop), and the over-night stays, in fact, I would love to do it all over again with you, extending the journey longer to be able to explore in more detail some of the incredible places along the way. You had everything arranged, from the route, the overnight hotels, and the crossing from France to the UK; it was a pleasure to be able to sit back, think, talk and enjoy the journey and the company.

I was pleased that the chance came up to share the journey with another lady and her Cocker Spaniel, Lizzie. Dianne and Lizzie were the perfect travelling companions, and I will definitely be keeping in touch with both her and yourself.

I would wholeheartedly recommend your service time and time again for anyone wishing to transport their pet(s) from one place or country to another, in true ease and comfort. I cannot speak highly enough of the bespoke service you provided. If you would like anyone to contact me to provide any further reference, then I am more than happy to do so. Long may you continue the animal journeys!

Kind regards

Monika Arris (Fuengirola, S.Spain to High Wycombe)


Ian and Julia


Hi Den, Thank you for a pleasant and interesting return journey from Spain to the UK. Although we covered a lot of mileage your happy, helpful and informative self made the journey pass quickly. Should I know of anyone that needs the type of service you provide, I shall have no hesitation in recommending yourself as the best option available. Little Lizzie needed no time to recover as she found the whole experience stress free, more like a great adventure with lots of interesting places to explore along the way.

Thank you again, Love Dianne and Lizzie. (Zujar, Granada to Warminster, Wilts)




Ian and Julia

Well, what is there to say about Juli and Den? Lets start with the star of the operation, Juli. What a little charmer he is, he takes care to ensure that the doggie side of things runs smoothly and that the canine guests (and feline too I imagine) feel totally at home and at ease at the start of the journey by, well...........sleeping!! My mum's two ancient dogs, settled quickly into the routine, and after a bit of squeaking, soon enjoyed the trip, and fell asleep too.

As to the human side, I have to say that Juli chose his human with great care, and both my mum and I found Den to be charming. She showed my mum great care and compassion when she took ill on the journey, and gave me much needed moral support, above and beyond the call of duty, whilst we dashed to the hospital. She cared for the dogs whilst I was with mum and nothing was too much trouble, even though her schedule was thrown out by over 24 hours. We resumed our journey the next day without any further problems.

The chosen hotels are clean and reasonably priced and the animals are very welcome. Den's experience and expertise shines throughout the journey, and she will offer great local information along the way if that is what interests you and will point out any places of interest or beauty.

Other companies I looked at, offered the trip over 2 days, with only a couple of very short stops for the dogs to exercise, I am glad I read between the lines. Our animals need regular breaks throughout the journey, as do the humans, Although we had unforeseen problems with my mother becoming ill, I have to say that the journey was still a great experience and certainly a stress-free and perfect way to move your pets from one location to another.

I would recommend Den and her little sleeping partner, Juli, to anyone. If fact if you ask Den for my email address I will be more than happy to give personal testament to the first class service we received.

Lynne Curtis, Shiona Pursey, Jazz and Mindy (East Budleigh, Devon to Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga)

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"I was very worried about how to take our two cats from Madrid to the UK. There was only one thing I was sure of: the trip had to be done by road. I was told that Denise was a very competent and nice person to relocate us. And they were right: It was the best decision I could have made. She really knows how to deal with animals and humans alike.

The cats were relaxed in the car and very happy being allowed to be with me in the hotel rooms at night - another big concern for me. She sorted out all the vet stuff very competently and eventually we all arrived happy, sane and safe. The trip was a very pleasant experience, completely unstressful and enjoyable. Julillo is absolutely lovely and he made things even nicer. Coffe is very happy with his picture! By the way, he has met a lovely cat-friend (Lulu). They spend all day and night (!!!) talking to each other! Definitely, we will recommend Den and Julillo to anyone relocating their pets."

Muchos besitos para ti y para Julillo.
Anas, Tiris y Coffe (Madrid to Scunthorpe, N.Lincs)

Ian and Julia

Hi Denise.

The journey back to the UK with you and Julio removed all our worries and concerns. This was the answer to all our prayers. Without your expertise, not only with the driving, but with your knowledge of the vets, and also with the office of DEFRA at the port of Calais.

You made the journey stress free and very enjoyable. Many thanks Denise. We would recommend you to everybody thinking of returning to the UK with their pets.

Once again, many thanks Denise.

Regards John, Ileen and Bobby Green (Adsubia, Alicante to Blackpool)

Ian and Julia“We had a great trip down to Spain at the end of February with Den and Juli. They picked us up in Kingston and explained everything about the trip. We were a bit concerned about Ruby who is 3 years old and has taken a dislike to travelling – she was fine as a puppy! Den put our minds at rest about the whole thing, and Ruby was very happy in her crate with her cushion, and Juli next to her in his. After the first day she was happily jumping in and out whenever we stopped for lunch or coffee. Den had arranged perfect overnight stops in pet friendly hotels and we had great dinners locally, and Den is great company with plenty of interesting conversation. The weather during the trip in France was not too good – cold and rainy (it was February!) but the first morning into Spain was sunny and we had a lovely day driving down to Algorfa.

A big thanks to Den (and Juli) for making our trip a pleasure, and Ruby has settled in Spain and loves it as much as we do”

Geraldine, Tom & Ruby Rumble (Kingston-upon-Thames to Algorfa, Alicante)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den (and Julio)

Many thanks for the completely stress free journey for Sooty and myself from Corsham, Wilts, to Zahara de los Atunes on the Costa de la Luz. Being as he is now 19, I was very loathe to put Sooty through a stressful air flight to southern Spain and car journey either end, so was really pleased to be able to have such a really easy way of transporting him (and myself) to our new home.

Thanks to you and Julio for making our journey such an easy and friendly experience and one I would recommend to anybody who has faithful companions to transport to anywhere on the continent. Den and Julio have the experience and the means!!!

Doreen Garrett X (Corsham, Wilts to Zahara de los Atunes, Cádiz)

Ian and Julia

I recently made the trip to the UK from Moraira. The journey had been planned for my friend to travel with her 3 dogs and 1 cat. Unfortunately my friend Tina had been taken ill during a visit to UK and was unable to return to Spain and make the journey back with her fur kids. I stepped in to travel with Ella, Buddy, Mimi & Jazz, and as I hadn’t had any contact with Den I was unsure of what to expect, along with the huge responsibility of accompanying my friends beloved pets.

From the outset Den made sure all of us were comfortable and we found her to be a very warm, caring and friendly person. The whole journey was perfectly planned; the Hotels were all pet friendly and welcoming. There were plenty of opportunities for the pets to stretch their legs and we all enjoyed the trip. Throughout the journey Den was great company...we didn’t have the radio on once!! It was also reassuring when Den was able to speak both French and Spanish along the way, and even though we had a small problem with Buddy’s passport at Customs Den managed to sort it out without any of us getting stressed. My friend Tina had finally been allowed home from hospital the day we arrived and was delighted to be re-united with her fur kids.

Thanks from all of us; I would have no hesitation in recommending Den to anyone.

Jo O’Donovan (Moraira, Spain to Rickmansworth)


Ian and Julia

One ageing woman and two large Lurchers off for adventures in Spain, and we couldn’t have had a better start than be taken by the great double act of Den and Julio. Den’s business is run like well-oiled machinery, and we had a comfortable, hassle-free, and very enjoyable journey. Den is great company for the human element, and little Julio both calming in the car, and up for fun and games with any dogs on the stops. In spite of the cold, and poor visibility most of the time, I look back at the trip as being very comfortable, and great fun.

Pat Hughes, Milo and Teasel (Somerset to Castell de Castells, Alicante, Spain)

Ian and Julia

Dear Den.

When my mother and I decided to return to England after a period in Mallorca, one of our major worries was Pedro, our West Highland Terrier. As you know, he is almost ten years old and has been with us constantly since he was parted from his mother at two months. We therefore could neither have him confined in order to travel by air nor let him travel with strangers. What we both wished for was to travel with him but with somebody else doing the driving but we didn’t think that such an option was possible. Fortunately, however, we were recommended to you and were pleased that you could offer us all that we wished for.

Having safely reached our destination in England I thought that I would write to thank you for all that you did to make our three-day journey both run smoothly and be comfortable. From meeting us at our hotel in Mallorca on Tuesday 25th January to dropping us off at our destination on Friday 28th January, you took all the worry and uncertainty out of the journey and dealing with the formalities of Pedro’s importation into England and we do thank you very much.

Thank you also for your kindness to my mother who was, as you know, 96 years old on 29th January and for whom, in other hands, the journey could have been a great trial.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your capable and professional service to anyone and also thank your own dog, Julio, for his company and example of behaviour to Pedro. He is a lovely dog.

Yours sincerely, Ted.

E.C. Layton (Mallorca to Loughborough)

Ian and Julia

Hello Everyone.

After 15 years of living in Northern Cyprus, my mother and father decided it was time to return to England. My mother’s major worry was arranging transport for her 4 cats and 3 dogs, particularly her 16 year old Cyprus Hunting Dog Dora. She could not (would not) risk letting them travel by air or travel with strangers due to certain health problems Dora had. What my parents decided was for me to travel with the animals but with somebody else doing the driving, arranging the accommodation, sorting the ferries out and ensuring all documentation was correct and in place. Fortunately, my Mother found Den and she promised she could deliver everything we requested and, believe me, she did.

The journey from Northern Cyprus to France (my parents are staying there until their house in England is completed) took eight days. The majority was driving over land but included 3 long ferry trips. And what did the animals think to all this? Well the cats stayed in the Mercedes for the complete journey, it was far safer than air travel and yes, they did moan a bit, but soon got into the swing of it and Den always ensured we were parked in a secure hotel car park so I had no worry about leaving them. The dogs had the best holiday of their life. They thoroughly enjoyed it. A new hotel every night, a new bed to jump and sleep on and, as for Dora, she came alive again; no longer a doddery old girl but interested in all the new places to sniff and walk about on. When we arrived in France and they were all reunited with their Mum, that was good too, but when it was time for Den to leave they were all ready to get back in the cages ready for the next exciting journey!

As for me, I too had a brilliant, if not tiring holiday. Den is very easy to get on with and is more than willing to help in any way (even when our Dora had a slight tummy upset Den sorted it out with a few buckets of soapy water and not a bat of an eyelid!)

I have no hesitation in recommending Den and her professional service to anyone. I would also like to thank Den very much for putting my mother at ease on a number of occasions over the 3 years it finally took my parents to move.

Deborah Coulton-Wright, Willis, Ebo, Ellie, ChelseaCharlie, Peggy, Tilly and the late Dora (She had 3 wonderful months in France, where she finally got to feel grass between her paws)

Ian and Julia

We would like to take this moment to thank you for a first-class service you gave us on our journey from Alicante to Worcester. We really enjoyed your company, also Julio was a credit to you.

If we ever return to Spain, we would not go any other way with our cat, Polly. Again, thankyou.

Steve and Ann Coles, and Polly (Castalla, Spain to Worcester)


Ian and Julia

Hi Den

Now that I'm online I would just like to thank you for all your help getting myself, Murphy and Scooby to Javea. I know that I would never have been able to do it without your help.

If you're ever in Javea, workwise or through leisure and need somewhere to stay, please let me know.

Hope all is well with you.

Best regards Laura Pollock (Singapore to Javea, Alicante)

Ian and Julia

I cannot thank Den and Julio enough for the fantastic trip with Lola from Woking to Torrenostra. Den made what could have been a traumatic two days for us a pleasant and comfortable experience so that Lola arrived in Spain ready to settle down into her new home. Den is wonderful company and a great travelling companion and the journey passed very quickly. Den's personal service is second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Liz Godolphin and Lola (Woking, UK to Torrenostra, Spain)

Ian and Julia

When Den first told me that my girls would have to travel in cages, although I had no qualms about it myself– after all it was for their well being, I did expect some serious reactions from my dogs. When they were loaded in, as expected they both started getting anxious but that soon stopped as soon as I got in the vehicle and reassured them. After that the whole journey from the Costa del Sol to the French Alps was plain sailing. In fact I would go as far as saying Sandy couldn’t wait to get back into her “deluxe room”. Although I have made this journey several times this was the first time I have used a pet chauffeur and I wouldn’t have any problem recommending Den and Julio, who between them made what could have been a truly long journey fly by in no time at all.

Thanks again
Mo Williams (Málaga, Spain to the French Alps)

Ian and Julia

We were both pleasantly surprised and very pleased with Den's professionalism to the task! Everything was hassle free and totally relaxed, with no strictures whatsoever, Den is a master at arranging for things to go smoothly, and we arrived at our destination, relaxed and happy. We would recommend her services to anyone, and would use her again - if needed!

Yvonne, Mick and Rocky Woods (Gandia, Spain to Pevensey Bay, UK)


Ian and Julia


I will remember the journey with happiness. You made us very comfortable and relaxed.

If we go back to Spain, or any where else, if it is at all practical; we will be asking you to take us.

With fond memories of a long journey,

Trude Nield Roberts, Erik, Leah and Teddy (Javea, Spain to Gillingham)



Ian and Julia

I was worried how Sadie would handle the long car ride from Nottingham to Alicante. She's not been the best when it comes to car travel and I was sure she'd be unhappy.

It didn't take long for her to settle thanks to Julio's calming influence. Normally she can't wait to get out of the car and runs when she thinks she's going for a ride. Imagine my surprise when I needed to coax her from her cage and found that she was the first one ready to roll after a stop. What I thought would be three long days went by quickly. Den was a great companion...interesting, easy to talk to, considerate, and helpful.

I would recommend Den's (and Julio's) Pet Chauffeur service without hesitation. Professional, personable, and thoughtful! Nancy Bull (Notts to Playa Flamenca, Alicante, Spain)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den

This is just an email to thank you so much for a stress-free journey from Marbella to Northern Ireland with little Jamie. I am so happy because Jamie enjoyed every moment as I did. I hope to be doing it again very soon.

Many thanks for taking such fantastic care of us and I would recommend travelling this way to anyone who had a pet.

Take care. Lots of love to Julio. Beth and Jamie x (Marbella to N.Ireland)

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The journey was from the Costa del Sol to Dublin in an adapted Mercedes people carrier: 4 nights, 4 people and 4 dogs … a recipe for fatigue, boredom and social irritation.

Den, our chauffeur, our hostess, our minder, our companion and now friend, changed all that.

Her talents and experience of routes, places of interest and hostelries made light of every potential problem. If you have the time, it is the only way to travel.


Take care and we'll be in touch. Brian, Rita & Molly. Love to Juli from Molly.


Rita & Brian Suiter (Costa del Sol to Dublin)


Ian and Julia


Imagine being driven from your home in London to the Costa del Sol. You're in a comfortable Mercedes with your beloved dog in a cosy cage behind you, your driver has taken care of everything - she knows when your dogs needs a toilet stop - and perhaps you do too? she knows which hotels will welcome you, and she is a completely brilliant driver. Well you needn't just imagine it, you can book Den to take you anywhere in Europe.

Diana Melly (Shepherds Bush to Nerja, Spain)



Ian and Julia

Thanks Den. My drive with Den from London to Spain was a huge adventure.

Despite appalling weather I never for a moment felt nervous. Den is a first rate driver and she makes it all fun with her pre-booked hotels and stops for the dogs to run under the trees.

There is never a dull moment. The car is very comfortable and I did a lot of snoozing and listening to my i pod. My little dachshund Iris settled very well. All in all it was a great experience.


Nell Dunn (Chelsea to Nerja, Spain)


Ian and Julia

Dear Den and Julio!

Hi both, it's Arthur(Arti) here! Remember me, I own Debra and Peter and you transported us on Dec 12th from our home in Somerset to Villingen in the Black Forest, Germany! Debra asked me give you some feedback of our trip with you! Well I think you are fabulous, so is Julio and your Mercedes car is the best!! So all cats like me, and dogs like Julio, any animal in fact, must travel this way. It was so comfortable, warm, enjoyable, easy, stress-free and relaxing. Everything was planned in advance by Den and she was really sweet to me and made me a nice bed in a big cage and she gave me water, litter tray etc. My mum had nothing to worry about, as I know she was worried and stressed before we left for our trip and when Den turned up on the day of departure she gave my mum a hug and she felt better! Den stopped the car a few times on the journey they all got out ( I stayed in my lovely cosy cage) they said they were stretching their legs! how funny is that! Anyway I snoozed and when I opened my eyes I could see all that was going on! Julio kept me company all the way and made me feel welcome, he was a gentle calming doggie.

I will never forget Julio or Den and all animals should choose PetChauffeur. You are guaranteed an excellent service.

So my advice is don't bother calling anyone else - it's a waste of time, SIMPLY RING DEN!!!! Love to all you travelling animals. ARTHUR purrr xxx (Cheddar, Somerset to Villingen, S.E.Germany)

Rosalind and Sassy

Hello Den and Julio,

Sassy and I had a lovely trip with Den and Julio. We left Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland on Sunday morning and arrived in Albir, Costa Blanca on Tuesday evening. We enjoyed our journey through France, Den pointed out all the sites!! We were very comfortable and there was plenty of room in Den's vehicle for all our luggage. Julio, Den's little dog, is really sweet and even Sassy who is not the most sociable of dogs got on with him! Much better than putting a well loved companion in the hold of a plane.

Rosalind and Sassy (Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland to Albir, Spain)


Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

Lagar & myself want to thank you Den for such a wonderful travel experience.

On organising best route, Vet, Hotels & Ferry, in addition to having a timing deadline & linking all the itinerary in. I would not have known where to begin. You took away all of that worry, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy. I never imagined the 3-day journey with a pet could be so stress free.

Your skill & knowledge came to the fore as we started our journey with you checking Lagar’s passport (which my vet had assured me was all okay). You discovered alterations that had not been stamped by my vet. You were immediately aware that this would prevent us departing customs check in France. Without hesitation you digressed on our journey to meet up with my vet in Spain for her to correct the passport detail.
Going it alone, without your expertise, I would have made a two day journey through Spain & France only to be turned away … Thank you so much for your skills & knowledge.

Lagar loved her cage and travelled so safely in there. I was amazed how she took to it so quickly and couldn’t wait to get back in. I have also taken your advice and purchased a car safety harness for her.

The Mercedes is such a comfortable vehicle and great to have access to a fridge which ensured I could maintain my special diet needs on the journey by bringing along some of my essential food items.

We hope to travel with you again Den in the not too distant future and will be in touch. Once again many thanks.

Ann & Lagar Ratcliffe.
(Torrepacheco, Spain to Glossop, Derbyshire)

charles peck

Dear Den,

Just a note to thank you for a brilliant trip .Your excellent driving skill was only matched by your dexterity with my Wife's wheelchair. My two little dogs have settled in well, they had no ill-effects from the journey at all and send their love to Julio.

I would recommend you to anyone and would be happy to take phone calls from any prospective clients so that I can elaborate on the excellence of your service.

Lots of Love and Best wishes,

Charles Peck. XXX (Daya Nueva, Spain to Heathfield, UK)

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Hi Den,

We would like to say a big thank you to Den for all her help and time spent on picking up our dogs and us from Madrid Airport. It would have been an absolute nightmare, it was a lot of waiting around, her transportation for the dogs was excellent and they were nice and comfy, plenty of stops so that they could stretch their legs and we had a great laugh on the way back to La Marina, Alicante. Nothing was too much trouble and it was certainly a very long day for her, we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending PetChauffeur to anyone and would certainly use her services again.

Sharon and Steve Mayle
Oscar and Bruno
(Madrid to La Marina, Alicante)


Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

This is a genuine solution to the problem of moving your pets, who will be happier and less stressed in your company. The indoor kennels in which they travel may look like cages, but, to your pets, they are airy, comfortable, and reassuring spaces where they feel safe. My elderly dog relaxed all the way from Gibraltar to the UK. The frequent halts for walking were good for both of us. You'll enjoy the trip, appreciating the countryside. Den is both knowledgeable and capable, and she and Julio her little dog are delightful travelling companions.

Many thanks from Pat and Kizzy!
Pat Read (Gibraltar to Stafford)

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Hi Den,
Frank and I just wanted to say what a great trip we had with you from Sussex to Spain. As you know we were worried how Charlie and Treekl would cope with the journey as they had never really travelled before. Well, weren't we surprised! They took to it like ducks to water and seemed to have a great time! What was so surprising to us was how they absolutely loved going in their "cages". Every time we stopped they were quite happy to get back in again so when we return to the UK we will definitely get them for our car.
Travelling with Julio really helped as well, particularly for Charlie, the more nervous of the two, who found a new best friend! He was a great companion and certainly helped them to settle, in fact we all fell in love with him!
You were great company and a mine of interesting information and the journey was a great experience. We would definitely recommend your service to anyone and are so glad we didn't put them through the terror of flying or going with someone they didn't know. They really seemed to enjoy themselves and thanks to such a positive experience, have settled in really well.
When we return to the UK we shall definitely be using your great service again.
Thanks again
All the best
Frank and Penny McLaren (Hailsham, Sussex to La Zenia, Alicante)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

Kiki and I would just like to thank you so very much for bringing us safe and sound back to the UK. You organised every travel detail to perfection, and saw us through all potential obstacles with great skill and professionalism.

We shall be contacting you again, as we are planning to go to Spain for a long period in September and October, and will need to bring Kiki back. (I will fly her down in the cabin with me, with Spain Air)

Buffalo Bill was great!

Our very fondest regards,

Kiki & Tove Goddard (Marbella, S.Spain to Epping Forest, UK)


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When we first contacted Den about bringing ourselves and our three little dogs over to the UK from Spain, our main concern was about them being in cages. However, Den reassured us that the dogs are quite alright, because they are right there beside us all the time.

This was certainly true and I was amazed at how at-ease they were, very comfortable and mostly sleeping. We were so pleased - to say the least!

If you are thinking of doing a similar trip - don't worry, the dogs feel safe and secure, and you can relax with them.

Thank you again, Den.

Barbara and Eddie Hankin (Torrevieja, Spain to Glazebury, Cheshire)

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Thank you so much for making the trip back to England so easy for my dog, cat and me! I very much enjoyed your company and, of course, Julio’s, who became great friends with my dog, Sam!

All the hotel rooms were booked well in advance and I was very impressed, as they were not only cheap, but very, very clean. Well chosen! We caught the very early ferry and checking the animals in went smoothly, even though we caught it by the skin of our teeth (but that’s another story!).

The actual journey was amazing, leaving Fuengirola in sunshine and reaching Northern Spain with snow on the ground. France is a great place to drive, with lots of stop-off points to walk our dogs and stretch our human legs as well. Drivers are well catered-for along the motorways.

Luckily we had some time on our hands, so we decided to go slowly and explore La Rochelle (great crepes) and Le Mont St. Michel.

Thank you Den, I could do it all over again. I wish I could – in reverse - and return to the beautiful Costa del Sol. I was really worried about taking my pets back to the UK, but Den made it so easy and comfortable, that we all sat back and enjoyed the ride.

Lynda Carter (Fuengirola, S.Spain to Poole, UK)


Ian and Julia

Dear Den,

When we decided to return home to England, after living for over seven years in Spain, we wondered how we could get our dogs home by road, as we were not happy with the way they were transported by air when we went out there and were determined that they would never fly again.

On seeing your advert in the Costa Blanca News we looked on your website and were very impressed with what we read. When you mentioned that your pet dog Julio accompanied you on your journeys, that convinced us that you were the person we were seeking, as it told us that you were a true animal lover.

We were not disappointed. From the moment we met you, we knew that you were a person who was well organised. Everything went off smoothly and we felt very relaxed. We especially enjoyed your sense of humour and travel knowledge. The animal friendly hotels where we stayed and the restaurants where we ate were first class. Julio was a delight to travel with. It was an experience we shall remember for the rest of our lives.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is seeking someone to transport their pets by road.

We have also found two wonderful new friends in you and Julio. We will keep in touch and hope to meet you again from time to time.

Best Wishes For The Future

Jack & Peggy McDonald (Macisvenda, Spain to Somerset)

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We had a very smooth trip down to Marbella from Hertford and Mac and Nell were very happy in their cages. The hotels we stopped at overnight were very comfortable and we had some excellent meals. There were plenty of stops for refreshments etc. and Den was a very pleasant and efficient chauffeur and travel guide. Den is full of interesting information and tips and we shall definitely be using her services again.

Margaret Walker (Herts to Marbella , Spain)



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Dear Den,

From the moment I received your email in response to my enquiry for driving my Great Dane dog & 2 cats back to England from Spain, I was reassured.

It was very important to me that my pets had as stress-free journey as possible. It was also important that I accompany them along with some personal possessions.

Your professional service offered me this perfect solution & I was not disappointed. On the contrary, it became clear from the beginning that you are an animal lover, a very experienced driver & a great companion throughout the journey home.

Your organisation skills, booking appropriate animal-friendly hotels & door-to-door service really did take the stress out of the journey for me & my pets.

I have already recommended you to family & friends.

Many thanks again & best wishes

Ruth Davies (Peniscola, Spain to Northants)

Ian and Julia

Hi Den,

I just wanted to write and thank you again for taking such good care of me and my French Bulldog, Frodo, on our trip from the Costa Blanca to England. I have to be honest and say I wasn't looking forward to such a long trip but as there was no way I could consider leaving Frodo with strangers I felt I had no choice. As it was, the journey was very relaxed and good fun. The fact Frodo could stay with me over night and knew I was with him at all times in the car made all the difference, to both him and me. I felt completely relaxed knowing everything was organised from the hotels, ferry, legal paperwork to most importantly the meal stops (!!). Now Frodo is settled in his new home (despite the weather) and is still the same happy, playful, noisy little dog he was before. I would recommend Den to anyone wanting to move their animals without causing them any stress or discomfort. For me this was and is the only option.

Kind regards and safe trip back to you and Julio

Debbie and Frodo Farr x (Calpe, Spain to Herts)


Ian and Julia

I can thoroughly recommend the service provided by Denise. She moved myself and Bobby - my rather aggressive Labrador-Alsatian cross - from the North-West of England to Malaga, Spain.

We travelled in comfort, door to door, and Denise was an entertaining and relaxing companion. Every detail of the trip — such as staying in animal-friendly hotels and travelling at a relaxed pace was planned by Denise.

Denise made a lengthy and tiring journey into an enjoyable experience — thank you for a job well-done!

Andy Donnachie, (Manchester to Benalmádena, S.Spain)

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We would like to THANK YOU for bringing us safely home to Co. Kildare in Southern Ireland, from Benalmádena Pueblo in the South of Spain. It was a most enjoyable trip and you were great company. It was wonderful to meet Julio, your lovable gentle little dog.

For anyone considering bringing their pets from Spain to Ireland, I would certainly recommend they use Den. I have in the past flown with our small dog Gizmo and it was an absolute nightmare for all of us. I now wish I had met Den when we first travelled to Spain and back to Ireland. When we travelled with Den, in her extremely comfortable car, Gizmo was with us at all times during the trip. We stayed in animal friendly hotels so Gizmo was able to stay in our room at night. Den had planned every thing from accommodation, euro tunnell, ferry crossing and vet appointment for tick and tape. She took care of every little detail and told us to sit back and enjoy the trip. Den's love of animals and her relaxed personality made the trip go without any hitches.

Thanks again Den, we now have two new wonderful friends, you and Julio! We will keep in touch.

Sheila, Tony and Gizmo Tobin. (Benalmádena, S.Spain to Co. Kildare. Ireland)

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I first used PetChauffeur when I brought my 2 rescued dogs over to Spain from West Africa. I was met at Barajas airport, Madrid, by Den and she drove us to Marbella. I was impressed with her service and also liked her very much. After a year I decided to return to London with the dogs, because they had been in Spain for over a year they wouldn't need to go into quarantine ... both had pet passports. I had no hesitation in contacting Den again and even though I was given cheaper quotes elsewhere I felt that the professionalism offered by her was second to none. Den checked everything for me and ensured there would be no snags. My 2 dogs had already been through so much trauma in their lives that I wanted to keep the journey as stress-free as possible and that is what she provides. She takes the stress and anxiety away and I felt totally secure with her. Den's knowledge and obvious adoration of animals is very apparent. In fact, Milly and Melon should be writing this themselves!! It would be a glowing testimony.

I really enjoyed my time on the road and hadn't expected to. Den and I got along famously and the time flew by. I can honestly say that my dogs and I recommend her services ... she really is FABULOUS. If you love your pet/s and are worried about the journey, put yourself in the professional hands of Den. You won't regret it.

Lynne Adesanya, (Marbella to Chelsea, London)

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Dear Den,

I often think of the lovely journey back here from Spain, You were so good, it was a wonderful experience. Many thanks to you.

Love Liz and Tony Scott. (Mijas, S.Spain to Lincs)



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Hi Den

Many thanks for a delightful journey back from Sussex to Spain, with my daughter and my Jack Russell, Zak. Apart from your very pleasant company and lots of wonderful things we saw on the way, life was made to enjoy and we certainly did this, with sightseeing and lots of stops for ourselves and our dog. This has been my 2nd trip with you and would really recommend you to all. I don't like flying so this is a good option for me, you have everything planned before you reach us and we had no worries about anything, including worm and tick treatment, ferry bookings etc, you made it seem such an easy journey. Anyway many thanks once again and I shall definitely book again with you when I need to go back to UK. Thanks Den, keep in touch.

Bye for now

Gill Barallon, (Empuriabrava, Costa Brava to Brighton)


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Dear Den,

Having travelled with you on several occasions I felt it time to express my satisfaction in writing. You have transported my little dog, Posie, and myself to and from the UK several times. Each trip went smoothly with no hitches and was a perfect delight in your most entertaining company. Your obvious love for animals and their handling, along with superb driving, instilled total confidence in us both.

I would strongly recommend your services to anyone whose animal welfare is foremost in their interests - and they are worth every penny. I shall definitely be using your services again, this year hopefully.

Marion McCartley, (Málaga to Uk to Málaga, Spain)

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Dear Den,

Just a note to say thank you for transporting Gini and myself to the UK from Southern Spain this summer. Before embarking on the journey I was concerned about the long journey and how Gini would react. I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find the journey enjoyable and Gini was comfortable throughout.

Your professionalism and the organisation of the whole trip including hotels and documentation was excellent and I would readily recommend you and your services to anyone considering moving their pets from one country to another.

Many thanks for an enjoyable trip.

Kind regards,
Barbara Foster (Marbella to Woking, UK)

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Our 6 animals (4 dogs and 2 cats) were our biggest worry when leaving Spain to return to the UK. I heard horror stories with regards to putting them in the hold of an aircraft which only substantiated my fears. Then there was all the paperwork, passports and signatures. It was number one priority to make the move as less stressful for our beloved animals as we could.

Den was recommended to me by my somewhat eccentric cattery owner! On speaking to Den she put our minds and worries to rest. Some of the paperwork can be confusing, however Den was more aware than my vets and explained all the requirements that had to be met. She explained the whole procedure for the animals and us humans! I wanted her to meet the animals prior to the trip, as she would be travelling with them for 3 days. Den dutifully came and on meeting with her we all bonded with her straightaway. Further more us humans could travel with our animals.

Den organised everything for us which was wonderful, accommodation, ferry crossings etc. Although what really made an impression on us was what a great person she is. She is kind, friendly and warm to both animals and owners and her great ability to manage and plan. Moving is such a stressful time but when you have to move your animals too that stress doubles. Den took all our stress away, supplied a wonderful service and even shared her evenings with Bilbo Baggins!

Without hesitation I would recommend Den for all the above reasons and many more. She made the move for our animals something to celebrate.

Thank you so much Den from Barnaby, Bilbo Baggins, Huckleberry Finn, Layla, Tuitti Fruiti and Tinker Minx!! (Marbella to Okehampton, Devon)

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I cannot recommend Den Brown highly enough. I travelled to Spain from the UK with my two cats in August this year, and although the cats were not used to travelling at all, they were relaxed and happy throughout the long journey. There is not one detail that Den overlooks in her planning and on the journey. She is a true professional, and her high standards of care and professionalism are borne from a deep and abiding love and understanding of animals - and also people! Den is calm whilst being totally in charge of all arrangements, she is a wonderfully safe driver, with a positivity that seems to make everything flow easily and smoothly. And for owners who travel too, she is a lovely mixture of fun, sensitivity and consideration, and also a mine of information! Den has the experience and knowledge to cover any and all situations which could arise, but the flexibility to meet any specific needs of the animals and their human companions. She is perceptive in her assessment of each individual's needs - and animals just feel so at ease with her.

I honestly do feel very lucky that I was put in touch with Den when arranging my travel to Spain, it was a great journey, a really positive experience. She's brilliant! (and thank you to Julio, her little dog, too).

Sarah Chalkley. (Taunton to Nerja, Andalucia)

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Having made the decision to emigrate from England to Spain, one of our biggest concerns was how we would transport Ellie, our beautiful 7-year-old Labrador, to her new life in the sun. Neither of us was comfortable with the idea of putting her on an aeroplane. Apart from the real horror stories we'd read about animals being lost, stolen, injured and even killed en route at airports in various countries (including Spain), we knew at the very least that she would be deeply stressed at being separated from us, put on a big noisy jet and flown to a strange place, not understanding what was happening to her.

We knew she had to travel over land but how? We didn't want to bring our English car over as they can be difficult to sell or re-plate in Spain. No UK car hire company would allow us to take a vehicle out of the country. We didn't want to use a conventional animal courier company because, again, we didn't want Ellie to have to travel without us. We were becoming increasingly perplexed until we discovered Den, the Pet Chauffeur! Her service was the answer to our prayers!

Den arrived on our doorstep in Scarborough (England) bright and early one February morning and, after loading a few small personal possessions (which were too precious to send with the removal men) into Den's luxury Mercedes 7-seater, Ellie jumped aboard and into her spacious, secure travelling crate. She had constant access to water and was able to keep an eye on us throughout the three-day journey. Having never been more than fifty miles from home (and only on a couple of occasions) in her life, Ellie took to international travel like a natural, just as Den had reassured us would be the case. She stayed with us overnight firstly in Le Mans (France) and then Pancorbo (Northern Spain) in comfortable pet-friendly accommodation selected by Den. There were regular stops for food, exercise and toilet (for us and Ellie!) and by the time we pulled into our new home in Nerja (Andalucia) we had all not only thoroughly enjoyed the experience but we had also made a valued new friend.

We would not hesitate to highly recommend Den's PetChauffeur service to anyone who believes that they and their pets deserve to travel in style!

Ian and Julia . Scarborough to Nerja, Spain

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Thanks for making my journey into my new life so pleasant. Hope the way back was OK. Jemima is settling in fine. Take care. Will keep in touch.


Chris Edwards, Marbella to Madrid, Spain

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