Ares, one of the dogs Animalcouriers transported from Filozoikos shelter in Athens, was collected from Treetops Kennels in Guildford by Nancy and her daughter Kirsty.

It was hard to tell who was most excited of the three! Needless to say, Ares is going to be a much loved dog in a wonderful family, with all the magic of the New Forest to explore.

All eight dogs who journeyed together on that wintry trans-European odyssey have now been lovingly forever homed.

Ares as a young thing back in Athens