We were pleased to visit our good friends at the Filozoikos shelter in Athens, where we collected four dogs and a cat who are off to start new lives in the UK.

Bubble gets a fond farewell from Tina. Bubble, who will be renamed Dorothea, was brought in as a beautiful puppy. Just a few days later she was lucky enough to be spotted on the Filozoikos Facebook page by a family in Scotland. They had just lost their dog, who looked a lot like her. One of the shelter volunteers, Poppy, offered to foster Bubble to get her used to living in a house. The family adopting Bubble are friends with Nicos, who adopted Clara from the shelter in the past…

Bubble gets a fond farewell from Tina. Bubble, who will be renamed Dorothea, was brought in as a beautiful puppy. Just a few days later she was lucky enough to be spotted on the Filozoikos Facebook page by a family in Scotland. They had just lost their dog, who looked a lot like her. One of the shelter volunteers, Poppy, offered to foster Bubble to get her used to living in a house. The family adopting Bubble are friends with Nicos, who adopted Clara from the shelter in the past…

…So when Nicos was in Greece about a month ago, he went to visit the shelter and meet Bubble. He also met Agapi. Blind Agapi had been spotted sitting motionless in the park by a young man who fortunately alerted the shelter. Agapi, meaning 'love',  has no eyes. Nicos, whose wife is a great cat lover, was so touched by the blind kitten that he decided to adopt her. Here is Agapi having a goodbye hug with Tina.

…So when Nicos was in Greece about a month ago, he went to visit the shelter and meet Bubble. He also met Agapi. Blind Agapi had been spotted sitting motionless in the park by a young man who fortunately alerted the shelter. Agapi, meaning ‘love’, has no eyes. Nicos, whose wife is a great cat lover, was so touched by the blind kitten that he decided to adopt her. Here is Agapi having a goodbye hug with Tina.

Eleni was found wandering in the streets of Athens. When she was first brought to the shelter she was one of the most scared dogs they had ever seen. She managed to jump out of a two-metre high cage, so had to be moved to a cage with roof to begin with. Little by little she became more confident and is  now a sweet, calm dog. She's been adopted by Jodie who lives near one of the Animalcouriers offices, so we hope we'll bump in to her when we're out shopping!

Eleni was found wandering in the streets of Athens. When she was first brought to the shelter she was one of the most scared dogs they had ever seen. She managed to jump out of a two-metre high cage, so had to be moved to a cage with roof to begin with. Little by little she became more confident and is now a sweet, calm dog. She’s been adopted by Jodie who lives near one of the Animalcouriers offices, so we hope we’ll bump in to her when we’re out shopping!

Bolo, shown here, and chum Sienna (below), are travelling with Animalcouriers to Derby. They were rescued by Michelle and Kevin, along with Treacle and Pepper,  who travelled with us last month.

Bolo, shown here, and chum Sienna (below), are travelling with Animalcouriers to Derby. They were rescued by Michelle and Kevin, along with Treacle and Pepper, who travelled with us last month.

Sienna. The Filozoikos shelter has kindly been caring for Bolo and Sienna while they waited to be collected, and are also helping with these dogs' travel costs, for which a big thank you.

Sienna. The Filozoikos shelter has kindly been caring for Bolo and Sienna while they waited to be collected, and are also helping with these dogs’ travel costs, for which a big thank you.

Valentina caught in the act! Diving into the choccies we took to the Filozoikos volunteers.

Valentina caught in the act! Diving into the choccies we took to the Filozoikos volunteers.

Sienna wonders if there might be any for her, too. Sorry Sienna, chocolate is bad for dogs!

Sienna wonders if there might be any for her, too. Sorry Sienna, chocolate is bad for dogs!