AlStrays

We are a non-profit good cause offering a transport service for re-homed cats and dogs to Germany and the UK on a regular basis.

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Almerimar, Almeria, Spain.

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23 Reviews

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Wendy Carter

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Chris and Mick are happy, friendly and reliable! Frankie arrived in his "Forever Home" safe and sound and well settled, and all involved in Frankie´s re-homing felt confident that he was in VERY safe hands! Thanks guys. Great supporters for rescues everywhere.

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Murcia, Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Surrey, UK

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Heather Sims

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I have used Chris and AL Strays for a number of rescue dogs going to the UK. It is a great experience as we just know what good care he takes of the dogs, we are given information on his site and Twitter at the key points of the journey and there has never been a problem except those outside Chris's control - traffic jams and incorrect passports!! His journey time is fantastic . A truly professional service.

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Murcia, Spain

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All over the UK!!

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Angela Wilson

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We used Chris to bring our Galgo boy to us here in the UK...He was amazing...Both himself&Mick looked after our baby so well, keeping in constant contact with us at all time...TOP CLASS xx Wed definitely use him again xx

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May, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

madrid, Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

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Joanna Simm

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I have worked with rescue dogs from Spain for many years now, and when it comes to transporting them it doesn't get better than the service offered by Chris Marshall. 100% caring, 100% professional and 100% recommended! Chris always keeps you up to date with where he is, how the animals are coping and gives a realistic ETA. Travelling dogs for long distances had always been a worry for me in the past...but not now Chris and Mick are around. Thanks, guys...keep it going! Your friends...four legged, three legged (in some cases) and two legged ...need you.

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June, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Co Durham

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Charl

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Dedicating my life to the resuce of the Spanish Galgo and Podencos, we rescue in some dreadful conditions, more than I can express. Their care from day one of rescue until meeting their forevers is paramount. 2 of our galgos recently travelled with Chris and co. to their adoptants awaiting in the UK. Its always hard releasing these souls after we have cared for them and some with special needs. The care and attention handled to the 2 galgos we sent was fantastic. The information constantly received I was greatful of, and the moment they arrived also.

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

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UK

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Anonymous

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Chris and Mick have been first rate. I have met them on two occasions, once in June when I collected my daughter's new pup and then two weeks later in July when I collected Izzy my new pup. On both occasions I found them to be great from the first contact and on the actual travel days they kept us updated on their every move which was very reassuring. I would recommend their services 100%. They looked after the pups and even after our collection still kept in touch to see everything was OK. Their services go that extra mile and over and beyond expectations. Thank you to them both x

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Stoke UK

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Jay Jansen - East Riding Greyhound Rescue

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We used Chris's service for the first time this year when we brought two Galgos to the UK for adoption. We received regular updates throughout their journey and were even given an arrival time for them. The two dogs - Gandalf and Polyana - arrived fit and well rested and it was clear that Chris and Mick have a genuine passion for what they do and they animals they are helping towards their forever homes. Wer have since reccommended this service to another rescue in Spain and we will be using Chris again in the not too distant future. Fantastic service!

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May, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

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UK

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San Animal Santuario

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We have worked with Chris a lot on cat transports to Germany, now also working with them on both cat and dog transports to UK. We would always try to use them as we know the people and the service to be friendly as well as very well organised, but most of important of all to us, we know they are true animal lovers because of all the animal charity work they do, so we know the animals are looked after every step of the way.

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May, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Los Gallardos, Almeria

Arrival point (town/country): 

Dover

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Barney's

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e regularly send dog to other countries in Europe using various different transports. We have sent dogs to the UK with Chris and Mick three times now and put their transport service at the top of the league. Professional, caring and friendly. Love the updates so we know how things are going. and it is so reassuring to know the dogs are in safe hands. Thanks guys for all your efforts for our dogs.

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Murcia, Spain.

Arrival point (town/country): 

UK

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We've used Chris to transport dogs to the UK and Germany. The service has always been brilliant right from making the first enquiries to the safe delivery at the other end. The departure to arrival time is fantastic and the updates are great, it really helps knowing where they are in the journey. We'll definitely use them again.

Month/Year Travel: 

May, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Almeria

Arrival point (town/country): 

West Midlands

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Chris was very professional and helpful it was our first experience with allstrays and they were fantastic. the dogs got to their new homes and are now safe and well. thanks to chris and the team - highly recommended and a saviour for us animal charities in spain who are overrun with dogs...

Month/Year Travel: 

July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

murcia

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uk

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sharon barden

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Chris transported my foster puppy izzy to england on 5th july, and I can only praise the professionalism that he used from start to finish. Any messages/questions were answered almost immediately, which was very reassuring, and he could not have been more accommodating in pick up point from where I live. His knowledge and advice on all the paper work is second to none, which prevented anything not being completed on time. He understands that it is hard to let go of a puppy, even when fostering, and although very sad, felt that Izzy was in safe and caring hands. It is also great to hear how the journey is going, and where they are in whatever country. Well done, and would highly recommend Chris and his crew. Thansk again to you all.

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

El Limite, Huercal Overa

Arrival point (town/country): 

Sheffield

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Emma Marsden

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Chris and Mick brought my gsd puppy Hogan to england on 15th May and I cant reccomend their service highly enough. Chris was in constant contact starting weeks before the journey to keep me up to date on any changes. All my messages and questions were answered straight away which made me confident for Hogans journey ahead. He dropped Hogan off literally on my doorstep. Chris also kept me updated on how the journey was going, and where they were and when hogan had been fed and walked. I would highly recommend Chris and Mick and I did to a work colleague who also used his services. I wouldn't think twice about rescuing from Spain and using this service again. Thank you for the safe delivery of Hogan :)

Month/Year Travel: 

May, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Doncaster/UK

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Poppy was in safe hands and is well and happy in her forever home in the UK, i was a bit tearful as i waved the little dot that had been in my car for over 6 months but she was fine with them and they were very caring! kept us informed via face book the whole journey!

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July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Murcia

Arrival point (town/country): 

Oxford

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Nick Gilding

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Thank you Chris and Mick for providing such a great professional service in bringing over some pointers on behalf of the Pointer Rescue Service in the UK. It was great to get all the clear information upfront on the planned journey and to excellent to receive the updates and immediate response to current travel times. All this lead to making the dogs journey the best they could possibly had. I could also see that you cared about the girls you were transporting, and that is a huge bonus. They really did arrive settled and as unstressed as they could be after such a journey. A huge thank you and I completely recommend you to anyone considering using your service.

Month/Year Travel: 

July, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Oxford/UK

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penelope alderson

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A very reliable courier service. Good communication and very flexible. Highly recommended.

Month/Year Travel: 

August, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Cordoba

Arrival point (town/country): 

Orxeta. Alicante

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Fátima

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Buenísima comunicación, comodidad para los animales y flexibilidad en los horarios.

Month/Year Travel: 

August, 2012

Departure point (town/country): 

Córdoba

Arrival point (town/country): 

Orxeta, Alicante

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Annie

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My experience of was absolutely first class. Chris kept in good contact with me before the travel dates and afterwards. My dog was delivered happy and stress free and obviously very at ease with Chris. Would highly recommend this service.

Month/Year Travel: 

February, 2013

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Scotland

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5
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annie_dainter@hotmail.com

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Ann

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Chris transported our rescue dog from Spain to the UK recently. He provided an excellent professional service . Communication was first class from the onset right up to our meeting point. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris and will certainly use his service again in the future.

Month/Year Travel: 

April, 2013

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Surrey ,UK

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annkeightley@yahoo.com

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Laura

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AlStrays went above and beyond the call of duty and helped myself and a rescue out of a sticky situation by transporting a foster from England to Scotland when the original transport fell through! Chris brought my own new Spanish dog over to the UK and I could tell he had been well cared for as he kept trying to get back in the van! Great, efficient service and would really recommend :)

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May, 2013

Departure point (town/country): 

Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Leicestershire,UK

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Lks101@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

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Sue Earwaker

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Chris has transported several dogs to England and Germany and we have every confidence in him and will continue to use AlStrays . It is a very professional and friendly service.

Month/Year Travel: 

May, 2013

Departure point (town/country): 

Santomera,Spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Germany

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sueearwaker@hotmail.com

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Joao

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Can't express how happy am I with my boy next to me after 3 months thanks to Chris. Not only I recommend but I have to say a huge thank you to all the organisation and well planned (long) journey with the minimum stress for ziggy.

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March, 2015

Departure point (town/country): 

Armada, Portugal

Arrival point (town/country): 

Newcastle, UK

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Joaohflemos@gmail.com

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Laura Inglis

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In May 2016 I returned to Edinburgh from Spain where I lived for 8 years. Whilst living in Spain I rescued sick, injured and abandoned cats all of whom were living on the street. I had to return to Edinburgh for family reasons, but as there was no-one in Spain willing to re-home or adopt my cats I had a real dilemma as I could not bear to leave them there as they had all been through such a traumatic time already and most likely they would not survive. If I only had one or two cats this would not have been a problem, however, the fact is I had rescued 41, (yes – 41!!) all of whom were living with me and depended on me for food and water and for survival. I almost made myself sick with worry wondering how on earth I was going to overcome this situation. I worked in Spain but barely earned enough to cover my own bills plus the cost of cat food and vet care, and I received no help from any charities. Over the years I had spent every single penny of my savings on my cats and their care and I genuinely did not have anything left to pay for their transport overseas to Edinburgh. I had received several quotes from Pet Transport Companies all asking for an astronomical amount for transporting them which was just out of the question, I would have had to have won the lottery to pay for all of that. I also tried several Spanish and overseas charities and animal organisations and to date have yet to receive a reply from any of them. I was at a loss as to what to do and my position was becoming desperate, I had to get home within the next few months and my family, also on limited income, were unable to help financially with the large costs quoted above. Then one day whilst researching the internet, and looking for yet another way of overcoming the major problem of getting all of my cats to Edinburgh, I stumbled across Almeria AlStrays. I left a message on their website along the lines of: Hi, my name is Laura and I have 41 cats I need to transport from Spain to Edinburgh can you help? Within half an hour a response came back……..of course we can!!! I was gobsmacked but this had given me the best hope ever. I can honestly say that from day one, the help and advice I received from Chris Marshall was absolutely brilliant. He took control of the situation and was able to tell me exactly what I had to do and when, and exactly how it was going to work and where and when. He organised everything from the veterinary care my cats had to receive prior to travelling (rabies vaccinations, passports etc), including their transport to and from the vet in Spain (which was great because there was so much red tape and paperwork and even after 8 years in Spain I am ashamed to say my knowledge of Spanish language is rubbish). He organised the route they would take from Spain to Edinburgh including customs clearances, and he gave me the details of whom I would need to contact in order to import my cats into the UK as anything above 5 animals must be reported to the Animal Plant Welfare prior to their arrival and an inspection arranged once they are in the UK. Best of all was that Chris was going to give up his time to personally drive my cats all the way from Spain to Edinburgh himself so I knew that they would be totally safe and cared for in his large custom made and DEFRA compliant air-conditioned van. A special mention must also go to Chris’s wife, Sandra Marshall, who also gave up her time to help and ensure that my cats were all rabies vaccinated and ready for transport. Sandra did a lot of work behind the scenes in preparing the 41 passports and she also helped out on the day I had to take all of my cats to the vet to get their vaccinations so I am indebted to her, and also to the veterinary surgeon in Almeria who gave up his Saturday afternoon in order to inoculate them all (sorry for the bedlam Pepe caused to your consultation room when he escaped – but we got there in the end!). All was finally on track for the move to Edinburgh. Chris had removed every bit of stress that I had been feeling about the situation and at last I could see light at the end of the tunnel and believed that this move was actually achievable. I flew home to Edinburgh to prepare for my cats arrival and throughout their journey Chris gave me regular updates so I was even more re-assured that they would all arrive safely and within the expected timescale. The cost of all of this was extremely reasonable and affordable and I was able to organise a loan through a family relative to cover everything and it won’t take long to repay and for me to be back on my feet financially. ……So now I am in Edinburgh living happily with my 41 cats, whom I must say have adapted remarkably well. Even although the weather is pretty rubbish here I actually think they prefer it as it’s not too hot for them. The Animal Plant Welfare have been to inspect my cats and passports as have the SSPCA – all passed with flying colours and no problems with the paperwork. The dedication and professionalism given by Chris and Sandra throughout the whole of the above journey has been 100% and I couldn’t have transported my cats here to Edinburgh without them. Words just cannot express the gratitude I feel for what they have done for me and my cats. They have enabled me to bring them here so that I can continue to care for them. I Thank you Chris and Sandra from the very bottom of my heart.

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May, 2016

Departure point (town/country): 

Duquesa, Malaga, spain

Arrival point (town/country): 

Edinburgh, Scotland

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E-mail: 

laura41cats@gmail.com

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