When Richard met Teddy

on the road with Animalcouriers

When Richard met Teddy — and more about Central Bark in Manchester

Six of the dogs who recently travelled with us by air and road from Greece headed to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester.

The café works with Starlight Barking Trust and Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions to help stray and unwanted Greek dogs find new homes in the UK.

Run by Tony and Tania, the Beach Dog Café is open to anyone, and especially welcomes dog-owners and dog-lovers. It’s also an opportunity for people to meet dogs, like these six, who are looking for forever homes. Tony and Tania take on a few dogs at a time, who get to enjoy all the brilliant facilities at Central Bark, excellent care, and the valuable everyday experience of being around people and dogs. Tony and Tania have a great track record of helping dogs get adopted.

In fact, only five of the six dogs from Greece are looking for homes now. Courier Richard, who accompanied the dogs with courier J, decided to adopt Teddy. So we headed back to the Beach Dog Café to collect this lucky fellow.

Central Bark in Manchester

Tony and Tania describe Central Bark as the ‘ultimate dog centre’, where there’s something for every dog.

Central Bark in Manchester - It's hard to get lost!

It’s hard to get lost!

Home boarders have a house to live in which is built into the back of the main exercise area — this is the sitting room

Home boarders have a house to live in which is built into the back of the main exercise area — this is the sitting room

Central Bark in Manchester - Doggy day care, where dogs can stay for short or long days, depending on what their owners need

Doggy day care, where dogs can stay for short or long days, depending on what their owners need

The grooming parlour — for speciality haircuts or just a general wash and brush up

The grooming parlour — for speciality haircuts or just a general wash and brush up

Bathtime!

Bathtime!

The Beach Dog Café is a lovely airy and welcoming space for humans and dogs alike

The Beach Dog Café is a lovely airy and welcoming space for humans and dogs alike

The menu offers familiar dishes with some quirky new names

The menu offers familiar dishes with some quirky new names

From Barking Bones to Potato Tails; visiting dogs are also catered for on the café's menu

From Barking Bones to Potato Tails; visiting dogs are also catered for on the café’s menu

The beach theme is carried through in all the details

The beach theme is carried through in all the details

Tony showing off his coffee…

Tony showing off his coffee…

… Best Friend blend, of course!

… Best Friend blend, of course!

Courier Richard caught up with the dogs as they were having a good runaround

Courier Richard caught up with the dogs as they were having a good runaround

On the right is Golden Retriever Alfie, who travelled with us last year. He's a permanent resident, and a key part of the welcoming committee at the café. Bruno from our latest trip is on the left.

On the right is Golden Retriever Alfie, who travelled with us last year. He’s a permanent resident, and a key part of the welcoming committee at the café. Bruno from our latest trip is on the left.

Saying a proper hello to more of Teddy's travel mates — here are sisters Lulu and Lola, who are never far from each other…

Saying a proper hello to more of Teddy’s travel mates — here are sisters Lulu and Lola, who are never far from each other…

…Benji…

…Benji…

 …and Sissy

…and Sissy

The handsome hound himself — Teddy with Richard

The handsome hound himself — Teddy with Richard

Teddy at his new home

Teddy made the trip from Manchester to his new home with courier Richard, where he has an extended family to look after him.

Unused to wooden floors, Teddy was a bit uncertain. In the end, he simply sat down and waited to be carried out to the garden!

Unused to wooden floors, Teddy was a bit uncertain. In the end, he simply sat down and waited to be carried out to the garden!

Teddy sniffing the air in his new garden

Teddy sniffing the air in his new garden

A look of pure contentment on Teddy's face

A look of pure contentment on Teddy’s face

By | 2017-06-07T13:53:00+00:00 Wednesday, June 7, 2017|animal rescue, animal shelter, looking for a forever home|22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Timothy Price June 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    What a cool place.

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

      It’s a really super place for dogs and humans. The new arrivals are knocked into shape by the regulars and are ready to meet their public.

  2. Clowie June 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    The Central Bark looks great!

    All the best, Teddy! I’m sure you’ll be happy.

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Isn’t it wonderful and doing such a great job. Teddy surely has fallen on his paws!

  3. easyweimaraner June 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    that is such a fabulous idea… all the best for your passengers I’m sure you will find the way to your furever humans and your furever home

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      At a place like Central Bark, they have the best opportunities available!

  4. Sheila Morris June 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This makes me more than happy!!
    (1) The fabulous dog place in Manchester!!
    (2) Teddy going to great home!!
    Could there be better news on a Wednesday in the States??
    Thank you so much!!

  5. Jovina Coughlin June 7, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Fantastic Dog Center

  6. onespoiledcat June 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful place that is in Manchester……and a lot of happy pups waiting for their FOREVER HOME too. Adorable Teddy is so lucky – he has his forever AND a lovely yard and a bright future.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

    • Animalcouriers June 14, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Things have turned out rather well for Teddy very quickly! There’s hope for all the other gorgeous pups too being at Central Bark 😀

  7. GP Cox June 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    The Central Bark – cute name !!

  8. tootlepedal June 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I am very impressed by the Central Bark

  9. smilecalm June 11, 2017 at 1:25 am - Reply

    one good bark, here
    leads to another 🙂

  10. Lavinia Ross June 11, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Great facilities at Central Bark! Those are beautiful photos of all those happy dogs.

    • Animalcouriers June 14, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

      The dogs are so happy, and very lucky to find themselves in such a wonderful place.

  11. angelswhisper2011 June 12, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    What a nice place, Annie 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Bark… Day 🙂 <3

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