Fond farewells at Filozoikos Shelter

Fond farewells at Filozoikos Shelter

In October Animalcouriers transported six wonderful dogs from the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens to their new homes in the UK.

It was a pleasure to return to the shelter and spend time again with Kiki, Maureen, Martha and all their wonderful volunteers. This time we had eight dogs entrusted into our care for the journey to their new, pre-arranged homes.

The eight dogs travelling with us are Ares, Thanos, Phaidon, Zoe, Jenny, Erashia, Pavlina and Asproulis, whose new families are doubtless eagerly awaiting them and looking out for them on this blog 😉

All the dogs seem very gentle. They’ve been well chosen by the shelter as good family pets. The shelter has done an amazing job organising everything for the dogs’ journey. They’ve worked out which dogs are compatible to travel together and have housed them in groups in advance, to make sure everything goes as smoothly and calmly as possible. And to help us, and make sure we don’t get muddled up, each little gang has colour-coded name tags!

“It is always difficult to say goodbye,” one volunteer told us. “But not quite so hard this time, as we’ve been following the lives of the previous six and enjoying hearing how well they’re doing and seeing photos of them in their new homes.”

As we left Athens and headed to Patros for our ferry to Italy, the dogs quietly lay down to sleep, showing no signs of stress. Perhaps it’s a Greek thing, being so laid back!

Getting everyone on board

Emotional farewells

The pink tag group

The shelter staff and volunteers...

…send greetings to the UK families

By | 2016-10-17T11:02:32+00:00 Saturday, December 17, 2011|animal transportation, latest news, on the road, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|0 Comments

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  1. nofx_bexx December 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Hi there! I’m becky, and soon to be zoe’s new owner. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I just wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of Zoe and all the others too! Wishing you a safe journey and look forward to reading your next blog!

    Best wishes,

    Becky and family x

  2. fritha December 18, 2011 at 9:30 am - Reply


    thanks so much Animal Couriers, it’s really lovely to be able to follow your progress. Phaidon is coming to live with us here in Devon! He looks very comfy there with Zoe and Jenny 🙂 Safe journeys to you,

    best wishes,

    Fritha x

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