looking for a forever home

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 [...]

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

Airlift from Greece: nine dogs going to the UK

On his way to the UK with Pipi, Boomer, Hector and Dylan, courier M dropped courier J at Milan airport to board a flight to Greece, ready to help with the airlift from Greece of nine dogs going to the UK. Three dogs travelled for the Wild at Heart Foundation. The other six went to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester. Four are from Lesvos, and two are from Lemnos. The Starlight Barking Trust has pledged to help as many Lemnos strays as possible to find new homes. If you'd like to make a donation to support the trust's work, you can use the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:18:43+00:00 Thursday, June 1, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet air travel|15 Comments

Six dogs from Lesvos need your help

Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions, who does brilliant work with strays on the Greek island of Lesvos, is looking for help with six hounds rescued from the streets of Mytilini.  Obviously, finding new homes for them is her real aim, but she would also be delighted to receive donations to help fund their foster care.  To find out more about any of the dogs described here, how to adopt, or how to make a donation to help see them through the winter, please contact Lesvos Stray and Cat Adoptions or do drop us a line. Arman Around 18 [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:04+00:00 Thursday, September 22, 2016|animal rescue, animal shelter, fundraising, looking for a forever home|28 Comments

Pets get on board in Italy and France; and Wilson from Greece needs a home

After delivering handsome Giorgio to Fiona in Rome, courier Mike started collecting passengers for the return journey to the UK. Labrador/Rottweiler cross Giorgio, who travelled with us from Scotland, arrived to a rapturous welcome from Fiona Benjamin and Oliver Ludovica is moving at short notice from Rome to London. Fortunately courier Mike was nearby and could scoop up her two lively Golden Retrievers and add them to his UK-bound trip. Six-month-old Benjamin and Oliver having a good romp out on their walk Max and Meg Brother and sister Max and Meg are on their way from [...]

Lesvos dogs in need of new homes

Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions has asked us to publicise a tiny handful of the dogs who've been rescued from the streets of Lesvos, and are in urgent search of forever homes. Even if you're not in a position to adopt a dog yourself, your help to publicise their stories more widely or to drum up donations to the charity would be very welcome! If you can offer a home to one of these dogs in need or would like to make a donation towards their care, please contact Rebecca at lesvosstraydogcatadoptions@gmail.com or through us at ask@animalcouriers.com. Tango An affectionate, energetic [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:20+00:00 Thursday, March 17, 2016|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, sponsor an animal|25 Comments

Bonnie from Greece finds her forever home in the UK

Bonnie travelled with Animalcouriers on our last trip from Greece to the UK. She was rescued from the streets of Lesvos by Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions. Animalcouriers sponsored Bonnie's trip to the UK, confident that this lovely girl would soon find her forever home. Well, she did — with couriers J and R! Very sadly they recently lost their 16-year-old Welsh Collie, Billywhizz — but his spirit now lives on in Bonnie. Due to spend just one night at courier J's before being fostered by Wendy, Bonnie unpacked her bags, took a look around — and decided to stay. [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:24+00:00 Monday, February 22, 2016|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, sponsor an animal|25 Comments

Snow in northern Italy; and reunions in the UK

On our way back to the UK from Greece, we stopped in northern Italy where it was snowing. The dogs absolutely loved it! They ran around in it like small children, weaving their noses through the it as though in search of elves and fairies, and leaping in delight. Given the snow that was blanketing much of the UK when we got back, it was a good opportunity for the dogs to acclimatise! Bonnie having a mad moment in the snow Here you can see her splendid bushy tail Jerry takes a careful look around [...]

Crossing from Greece to Italy, and a night in Ancona at our favourite A3Passi

Our ferry from Greece to Italy was on time, so we were able to get the new tyres fitted on our van without delay. While that was being taken care of, we gave the dogs an extra leg stretch. New tyres going on our van Jerry enjoying a walk Mirsa, very attentive A night at the A3Passi hotel We spent the night in Ancona, at one of our very favourite places, the A3Passi Agriturismo Hotel. The hotel is actually closed until the end of January, but when we asked for a room, we were welcomed like [...]

Meet Hooper, Jerry, Calle, Djibril, Mirsa, Bonnie and Blacky from Greece

Animalcouriers recently set off on our first road trip of 2016, to bring pets from Greece to the UK. The weather in Athens has been so warm and sunny, it's hard to believe it's January. We received equally warm and sunny greetings from everyone who came to wave pets off on their way. Colonies of cats live all around Athens, some of whom are lucky enough to be fed and cared for by local charities, volunteer groups and kindly individuals. Wonderful smoky-grey puss Perhaps the householder feeds this little group — they certainly look like they know [...]

Danai from Greece has a new home in the Netherlands; can you help Rita find a new home too?

Do you remember Danai? She was in the care of the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens Central Park since being left there as a puppy with her six litter mates. Danai had a serious eye condition — a dermoid cyst — that needed operating on. But at around €700, the cost was beyond the budget of the shelter. So Kiki, Martha and their colleagues set about raising funds. Many people were moved by Danai's story. Alexandros, a friend of the shelter, ran the Athens marathon to help raise money. Others — including followers of this blog — made donations. Everyone's generosity meant enough [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:50:16+00:00 Thursday, March 19, 2015|animal rescue, animal shelter, looking for a forever home|0 Comments
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