Igoumenitsa bay

on the road with Animalcouriers

Cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK

Couriers Marc and Matthew travelled with a fine passenger list of cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK.

Zorro, Spots and Stripes

This splendid feline trio belong to Edith — the whole family has swapped the island of Lesvos for Deal, in Kent.

Spots not too keen to show his face

Spots not too keen to show his face

The well-named Stripes

The well-named Stripes

Jose

We collected Labrador cross Jose from Giorgos in Athens. He travelled with us to join Nancy in Cardiff.

dogs relocating from Greece — Handsome hound Jose

Handsome hound Jose

Here he is, all settled in for the trip

Here he is, all settled in for the trip

Bizoux

Bizoux, a Griffon, is a somewhat senior gent. His owner George, a vet, researched options to get Bizoux from Athens to Saarbrucken in Germany, but struggled to find anything suitable. Then he read about our planned trip from Athens to the UK, and asked us if we could work Bizoux’s route into our journey — which we were pleased to do. George collected Bizoux from us in Metz, in north-eastern France, about an hour’s drive from his German home.

dogs relocating from Greece — Sweet Bizoux

Sweet Bizoux

Salvador and Tiger

Salvador and Tiger, and owner Eleni-Andriana, have relocated from Athens to Stockton on Tees.

Gorgeous grey Siamese Salvador (sorry about the redeye!)

Gorgeous grey Siamese Salvador (sorry about the redeye!)

Salvador's somewhat shyer companion, Tiger

Salvador’s somewhat shyer companion, Tiger

Alley, Tuga, Odie, Macca and Della

Kevin’s famous five made the journey with us from Greece to rejoin him in Bedfordshire.

Gorgeous ginger fellow Alley

Gorgeous ginger fellow Alley

Odie is curious about everything going on around him

Odie is curious about everything going on around him

Macca travelling incognito

Macca travelling incognito

Archie, Storm, Mango, Phoebe and Bruno

These five little characters travelled from the islands of Lemnos and Lesvos with Starlight Barking Trust. They’re on their way to the Manchester Dog Café for rehoming.

Fluffy bundle Archie

Fluffy bundle Archie

Charming Mango has a winning look

Charming Mango has a winning look

Cute Storm, wrapped in a warm woolly jumper for the journey

Cute Storm, wrapped in a warm woolly jumper for the journey

Winsome Phoebe

Winsome Phoebe

Phoebe enjoying a walk

Phoebe enjoying a walk

Adorable Bruno's turn to stretch his legs

Adorable Bruno’s turn to stretch his legs

Ilos, Daisy, Lilly and Rosie

These four great characters travelled from Lesvos with the Wild at Heart Foundation. Shepherd Cross Ilos has a new home with Caroline in Bridgend. Spaniel cross Daisy is on her way to Carol in West Yorkshire. Lilly’s new home is with Kerrie in London. And Spaniel cross Rosie has been adopted by Sheila in Essex.

Ilos trying out for 'longest tongue'

Ilos trying out for ‘longest tongue’

Delightful Daisy, Lilly and Rosie, happy to share a bedroom on the trip

Delightful Daisy, Lilly and Rosie, happy to share a bedroom on the trip

The bay at Igoumenitsa, the Greek port where we caught the ferry]

The bay at Igoumenitsa, the Greek port where we caught the ferry

It's such a beautiful spot!

It’s such a beautiful spot!

Stray dogs at the port — fortunate enough to be taken care of by the port staff

Stray dogs at the port — fortunate enough to be taken care of by the port staff

Rodrigo

On the way back through Italy, we stopped off in Milan to collect Rodrigo, a handsome Spinone cross Retriever travelling all the way to Carol in Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Friendly fellow Rodrigo

Friendly fellow Rodrigo

And here's courier Matthew, with the easiest dog to walk!

And here’s courier Matthew, with the easiest dog to walk!

By |2018-03-27T11:44:45+00:00Tuesday, March 27, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner March 27, 2018 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    what fabulous passengers!!! I wonder if it is the name but it seems all “Odie’s” are curious ;O))))

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Aren’t they the best! We’ll keep an eye on future Odie passengers to see how curious they are…

  2. Jovina Coughlin March 27, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Indeed – they are all great characters.

  3. Clowie March 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    There are some real cuties on this trip! And some shy ones!

  4. Timothy Price March 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I love that rickety dock and first class ferry.

  5. onespoiledcat March 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Oh my! What a great crew of passengers for this trip. I’m glad that the port staff is kind enough to allow some of the dogs inside for shelter and food.

    Pam and Teddy too

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Wherever you go you find strays but often there are these lovely people helping them.

  6. Sheila Morris March 27, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I want all dogs and cats to have the love Bizoux and George have…what is wrong with this planet?
    My heart broke for the stray dogs at the port. That is one of my lasting memories of Greece – the stray animals. I wanted to bring them all home with us.

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      It is so hard to look and leave. These dogs are the lucky ones.

  7. Edie Chase March 27, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Another bunch of really cute passengers. I’m glad some of the strays are able to shelter at the port.

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      They are a very cute bunch and some very lucky ones going to new homes. The strays at the port aren’t doing too badly!

  8. tootlepedal March 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    The red eye effect was spectacular.

    • Animalcouriers April 4, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

      We could put on an entire exhibition of spectacular red eye shots that luckily didn’t make the blog.

  9. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy March 27, 2018 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    I’m happy to see the strays have a place to stay – they look to be at home.

  10. Curt Mekemson March 28, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Storm won me over immediately! And your photo of the pier was gorgeous. –Curt

  11. kkessler833 March 28, 2018 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Great post! Such cute passengers!

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