Animalcouriers crossed from Calais to Dover last night and the first reunions took place today: Eleni, Wendy and Eugenio.

Eleni from the Filozoikos shelter in Athens meets her new family — Chris, Jodie and Ruby

Eleni from the Filozoikos shelter in Athens meets her new family — Chris, Jodie and Ruby

Wendy from Italy gives her mum a very enthusiastic greeting

Wendy from Italy gives her mum a very enthusiastic greeting

Eugenio from Italian Setter Rescue meets his new family. He was found wandering the streets back in 2009 and has been looking for a new home ever since. He is a friendly and well behaved dog — for which a lot of credit must go to Flavia and her colleagues at the shelter.

Eugenio from Italian Setter Rescue meets his new family. He was found wandering the streets back in 2009 and has been looking for a new home ever since. He is a friendly and well behaved dog — for which a lot of credit must go to Flavia and her colleagues at the shelter.

Eugenio meets Merlin, another Setter who is part of his new family

Eugenio meets Merlin, another Setter who is part of his new family

Cathy sorts out Eugenio's harness

Cathy sorts out Eugenio’s harness

We also heard from a very excited Tracey and Martin who have adopted Kenny from Greece. He will have a short stay with our homeboarder, Lyn, next week. Kenny has four doggy sisters waiting to meet him! This is Skye, German Shepherd mum…

We also heard from a very excited Tracey and Martin who have adopted Kenny from Greece. He will have a short stay with our homeboarder, Lyn, next week. Kenny has four doggy sisters waiting to meet him! This is Skye, German Shepherd mum…

…with baby Chiquita, 20 weeks…

…with baby Chiquita, 20 weeks…

…and Whippet sisters, Athena (R) and Breeze (R).

…and Whippet sisters, Athena (R) and Breeze (R).