on the road with Animalcouriers

UK-bound pets from Greece, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France

Couriers J and Matthew added pets from Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France to their recent return journey from Greece. As soon as they reached the UK, happy reunions began.

Anouk

Charming French Bulldog Anouk flew with her owner from Funchal, Madeira to Lisbon in Portugal, where she joined our road trip to the UK. Anouk, a very settled passenger, is travelling all the way to Inverness in Scotland.

Anouk out walking at our hotel in Tours

Anouk out walking at our hotel in Tours

Ollie

Ollie and his family have been living in Lagos, Portugal, for some years, but now it’s time to return to the UK. The family had to leave before we were due to stop by, so we suggested Ollie stay with our old friends Heather and Alan at the nearby Barking Mad Kennels. Ollie tells us he had a great time there.

Adorable Ollie

Adorable Ollie

Stevie

While Beverley and her family were on holiday in Albufeira, on the Portuguese Algarve, they met pretty little cat Stevie. Realising they were the cat’s only source of food, and knowing their holiday let was closing for the winter, they decided to find out how to adopt Stevie and bring her back to the UK. An animal charity shop directed them to Diana at Animal Inn Guia. Diana and Beverley organised Stevie’s pet passport, and Stevie then boarded with Diana until she could travel.

On reaching the UK, Stevie homeboarded with courier J until Beverley could collect her

On reaching the UK, Stevie homeboarded with courier J until Beverley could collect her

Double high fives on seeing Beverley again

Double high fives on seeing Beverley again

Beverly with Stevie. She will take Stevie for a checkup at the vet as it's possible she has eyesight trouble. Clever Stevie to have attached herself to Beverley, who is set to take proper care of her.

Beverly with Stevie. She will take Stevie for a checkup at the vet as it’s possible she has eyesight trouble. Clever Stevie to have attached herself to Beverley, who is set to take proper care of her.

Rocky

Rocky hails from Estepona in Spain, where he’s been living with his family. Now they’re relocating back to Surrey, and Rocky is making the journey with us.

Pets from Greece : Rocky is a very friendly, sociable fellow

Rocky is a very friendly, sociable fellow

He's travelling with his favourite bed and other accoutrements

He’s travelling with his favourite bed and other accoutrements

Sophie

Beautiful tabby cat Sophie belongs to Michael. We collected her from Dordogne Riberac Cattery, where she’s been staying since Michael went on ahead to the UK. Michael is looking forward to catching up and hearing all her news.

Sophie not too keen on having her photo taken!

Sophie not too keen on having her photo taken!

Maya and Indi

This mum and daughter pair of Maltese Terriers are part of our Greek contingent. They love a good dash about on their walks — at least as far as a lead will allow.

Indi seemed to enjoy the somewhat bracing morning air

Indi seemed to enjoy the somewhat bracing morning air

UK meetings and reunions

In the UK, some pets were collected from our Surrey base, while others continued their journey with Animalcouriers to their final destinations.

Handsome Darco was collected by his very happy adopters happy Chloe and her partner

Handsome Darco was collected by his very happy adopters, Chloe and her partner

Cute Peaches all settled in at the Manchester Dog Café, ready and waiting to be adopted

Cute Peaches all settled in at the Manchester Dog Café, ready and waiting to be adopted

Gorgeous Robbie from Lesvos at his new forever home in the Wirral. Owner Kate wrote to say: "Thank you for getting Robbie to me so quickly. After a very busy day exploring the garden, going for walks and out in the car shopping, he is having a well deserved snooze on the sofa!"

Gorgeous Robbie from Lesvos at his new forever home in the Wirral. Owner Kate wrote to say: “Thank you for getting Robbie to me so quickly. After a very busy day exploring the garden, going for walks and out in the car shopping, he is having a well deserved snooze on the sofa!”

Lara, Arti and Tilsda, also from Lesvos, at their new home with Sara in Loughton. This delightful trio want to do nothing but please and be loved. All three have tested positive for Ehrlichia, a tick-borne blood disease that's fairly common among stray dogs in Greece and Spain. Testing positive doesn't necessarily mean they have Ehrlichia, but it may develop. However, it's perfectly treatable and is no reason not to adopt a dog. These three will be tested again after 25 days of treatment to check whether a further course of treatment is needed.

Lara, Arti and Tilsda, also from Lesvos, at their new home with Sara in Loughton. This delightful trio want to do nothing but please and be loved. All three have tested positive for Ehrlichia, a tick-borne blood disease that’s fairly common among stray dogs in Greece and Spain. Testing positive doesn’t necessarily mean they have Ehrlichia, but it may develop. However, it’s perfectly treatable and is no reason not to adopt a dog. These three will be tested again after 25 days of treatment to check whether a further course of treatment is needed.

Lara flaked out in a lovely soft bed. We think Sara will truly enjoy this trio, and they are so lucky to have been adopted by her.

Lara flaked out in a lovely soft bed. We think Sara will truly enjoy this trio, and they are so lucky to have been adopted by her.

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By |2017-11-13T10:42:32+00:00Friday, November 10, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet transport, reunited|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Clowie November 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Larra has found a comfortable spot for a nap!

  2. Anne Cross November 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for bringing Muffin safely to us in Bedfordshire last Thursday evening. Good to see his brother Darco and know that he has nice owners who will love him. Muffin has settled well with us and we are so pleased to have him living with us.

    • Animalcouriers November 14, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Hi Anne, thanks for letting us know Muffin has settled well. Both dogs are extremely luck to have their new homes!

  3. Timothy Price November 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    That’s a nice varied load of not always so sure looking travelers.

  4. Jovina Coughlin November 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Glad everyone is home.

  5. Sheila Morris November 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I love these stories – and I am particularly grateful to the people who adopt the dogs from Lesvos – when I visited Greece, I wanted to take the strays home with me so it makes me so very happy to see them find wonderful forever homes!!
    Bless you all for your work and love.

  6. Curt Mekemson November 11, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    I’m wondering if Anouk has some bat heritage in there somewhere with those ears and that face! 🙂 And I definitely wouldn’t get your camera too close to Sophie… –Curt

  7. NylabluesMum November 12, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Anouk iss adoorabull Lady annie! Efurryone looks so happy an healthee!
    Wee toe-tallee fink lady Beverly iss thee BEST!! Sweet Stevie will have a pawsum home…poor littul gurl all alone till thee nice lady came bye…funny how these fingss werk out isn’t it???
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

  8. Boomdeeadda November 17, 2017 at 3:54 am - Reply

    oh so little to be strays. Thank you Sarah for adopting all three. They look so precious <3

  9. Jacqueline Kirkby May 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Fantastic organisation.

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