We’ve received some more super photos of Milly and Sofie, two dogs who travelled with us on different trips from Greece, both of whom are well and truly settled into their new homes in England.
Lisa also wrote to tell us that her two cats, Lookielikey and Cornflake, who travelled with us from the UK to Portugal. They enjoyed a short stay at the Animal Inn in Guia in the Algarve with Diana and Bungie, before rejoining Lisa in Lagos.
Among our other feline passengers were Freddie, Théo, Sophie and Mathilde, who travelled with us from the south of France, and have been reunited with their owner Louisa in England. Louisa says: “Thank you for doing such a great job with the cats. That cattery in the country is lovely too. They came home to me five days ago and are fine.”
Meanwhile, we heard from two people who managed to avoid puppy scams, thanks to a combination of their own suspicions and the information they found on our blog and website.
Katie told us:
“I just wanted to thank you for saving our family a lot of heartbreak. We were supposedly talking to a couple who had to rehome two puppies due to work commitments and even though they said on the advert they lived in Devon, they actually lived up in Scotland. Of course, they said they would ship the puppy down with a supposed courier company and we automatically checked it out. No record on Google at all! We clicked that something wasn’t right and your posts helped us figure out we were being scammed. You’ve saved us £250 and I hope you are able to help many others (even though I hope even more that the scammers stop but that isn’t likely). Just for your information the email address of the scammer was firstname.lastname@example.org.”
And George wrote to say:
“I was in the process of buying a Springer Spaniel puppy which was to be delivered tomorrow by UK PET TRANSPORT who I Googled. Glad I did as the seller claimed he was in Dingwall for his mother’s funeral, hence why the puppy could not be viewed in Preston where it was advertised on the DogsforSale.co.uk website. Felt really sorry for this family’s loss until I read your article and the name — RUBEN STUART who gave his email, sent photos and arrangements via RUBENSTUART9@GMAIL.COM. He is expecting a payment of several hundred pounds tomorrow which will be disappointing for him not to get! That doesn’t come close to the massive disappointment my wife is feeling as her surprise present is a scam! Thanks for the warning — without it we’d have paid them.”