Cocker Spaniel Darius belongs to Kelly, who lives in Cambridge. Now Kelly’s sister Theodora, who gained a first in her product design degree, is off to the UK as well, and Darius is going too, where he’ll be reunited with a very excited Kelly.

When Elizabeth and Andros were on holiday in the Kalamata area they adopted a Greek Sheepdog, Oscar, and a blind cat, Mandy. They’ve worked very hard to get a TRACES certificate to allow them to take these two pets out of Greece legally. There were obstacles at every turn and Andros even had to make a second trip to Greece. At the final step we accompanied them to the government veterinary office in Kalamata, where Oscar and Mandy were officially sent on their way to the UK.

Sara and her dog Annie have been on holiday in Zakynthos. Now it’s time to go home and Annie is travelling back to London with Animalcouriers.

Theodora with handsome Darius

Theodora with handsome Darius

Andros with Oscar the dog and Mandy in her cat carrier. Also in the photo is Daphne, who works very hard with stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the Stoupa area. Oscar and Mandy stayed with her until their pet passports became live.

Andros with Oscar the dog and Mandy in her cat carrier. Also in the photo is Daphne, who works very hard with stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the Stoupa area. Oscar and Mandy stayed with her until their pet passports became live.

Jo and John bring us Sara's cute dog Annie

Jo and John bring us Sara’s cute dog Annie

Hallowe'en is fast approaching

Hallowe’en is fast approaching

Watching the sun go down as we walk the dogs on our favourite Greek beach at Igoumenitsa

Watching the sun go down as we walk the dogs on our favourite Greek beach at Igoumenitsa

Hi Martha, says Stratis, the other dogs are jealous of our bandannas!

Hi Martha, says Stratis, the other dogs are jealous of our bandannas!

 I always ask for a matching red lead when I go out

I always ask for a matching red lead when I go out

Sebastian ready for his walk. You can see how nice and straight his legs are, and he has lovely soft fur, too.

Sebastian ready for his walk. You can see how nice and straight his legs are, and he has lovely soft fur, too.

Sebastian takes a shy look at the sea from a safe distance

Sebastian takes a shy look at the sea from a safe distance

Forcy wondering whether she needs to use her legs when walking. She's a dog who'd much rather have a cuddle and a carry!

Forcy wondering whether she needs to use her legs when walking. She’s a dog who’d much rather have a cuddle and a carry!

We've always loved Penelope's diamante collar and are pleased to see she's still sporting it. Penelope is completely deaf, but pretty much the only time you know it is when we open the door of the van to the usual cacophany of 'walk me first' and lots of wagging tails. And there's Penelope, still curled up and sound asleep!

We’ve always loved Penelope’s diamante collar and are pleased to see she’s still sporting it. Penelope is completely deaf, but pretty much the only time you know it is when we open the door of the van to the usual cacophany of ‘walk me first’ and lots of wagging tails. And there’s Penelope, still curled up and sound asleep!

This morning, courier M who usually walks Oscar was busy cleaning a cage, so handed the lead to courier J. Poor Oscar just stood there looking very confused, so in the end we had to swap jobs!

This morning, courier M who usually walks Oscar was busy cleaning a compartment, so handed the lead to courier J. Poor Oscar just stood there looking very confused, so in the end we had to swap jobs!

Annie's attention was caught by some people having a picnic. Maybe there's some food for me? she seems to be wondering. This little girl had a hard start in life, feeding herself from rubbish bins.

Annie’s attention was caught by some people having a picnic. Maybe there’s some food for me? she seems to be wondering. This little girl had a hard start in life, feeding herself from rubbish bins.

Annie spots — and hoovers up — a fragment of biscuit left over from treat time earlier

Annie spots — and hoovers up — a fragment of biscuit left over from treat time earlier

Spaniels like Darius normally have their tails high and their noses down…

Spaniels like Darius normally have their tails high and their noses down…

…so it's rare to catch them sitting down like this

…so it’s rare to catch them sitting down like this

Daisy caught in a gust of wind. Her confidence has grown since we collected her on Crete. But we were sad to hear that the family cat, who'd been on standby to meet Daisy, sadly died last night, poisoned by anti-freeze.

Daisy caught in a gust of wind. Her confidence has grown since we collected her on Crete. But we were sad to hear that the family cat, who’d been on standby to meet Daisy, sadly died last night, poisoned by anti-freeze.