When we got home with our passengers from Greece and France, it was time for everyone to enjoy happy reunions in the UK.

Rafa

As we reached our Surrey base, Jane arrived at the same time to scoop up energetic and cuddly Rafa, who travelled with us from Nine Lives Greece.

Jane told us her children were very excited about welcoming Rafa into the family

Jane told us her children were very excited about welcoming Rafa into the family

Ioukas

The next arrival was Christos, to collect his handsome Boxer Ioukas.

It's been challenging trying to get a decent photo of lovable Ioukas, and we failed again — perpetual motion is an understatement!

It’s been challenging trying to get a decent photo of lovable Ioukas, and we failed again — perpetual motion is an understatement!

Rossi

Courier Richard took over the wheel and headed off to deliver pets up and down the UK. As well as our passengers from Greece, young Maltese Terrier Rossi hopped on board.

Gorgeous Rossi is heading to Edinburgh

Gorgeous Rossi is heading to Edinburgh

A diminutive dog with a big personality

A diminutive dog with a big personality

Bomby

It was a very emotional reunion for Daniela and her little dog Bomby, who’d had to wait in kennels at Calais for an extra three weeks because of a problem with his microchip.

Daniela (on the right) broke down in tears when she opened the door to Bomby, telling us, "I owe you part of my life."

Daniela (on the right) broke down in tears when she opened the door to Bomby, telling us, “I owe you part of my life.”

Laurie

We reunited Shih Tzu Laurie with owner Louika in Leeds

Big hello hugs for lovely Laurie

Big hello hugs for lovely Laurie

Saxo and Elpida

There was quite a welcoming committee for these two hounds at the Manchester Dog Café.

Gentle Elpida en route

Gentle Elpida en route

The dogs are greeted on arrival

The dogs are greeted on arrival

Then it's time to stretch their legs and explore

Then it’s time to stretch their legs and explore

Tiggs, Simba, Widdle Puss, Lexey and Jelly

This quintet of cats, who belong to David and Gay, could hardly wait to get to know their new home in Preston.

reunions in the UK: Wonderful feline chaos

Wonderful feline chaos

Roomi and Snooki

It was late evening when we reunited John with his two adorable dogs, Roomi and Snooki.

Those waggy tails say it all

Those waggy tails say it all