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Meet pets travelling to Greece from the UK

Animalcouriers set off from the UK with pets travelling to Greece. We chose an overland route, through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, as shaded open-deck spots weren’t available on the ferry route from Italy to Greece.

Charlie

Charlie, an irrepressible Cocker Spaniel, travelled with us from London to Thessaloniki in Greece.

pets travelling to Greece: Charlie, a lively and lovable fellow

Charlie, a lively and lovable fellow

Serenity

Cute as a button and as calm as her name suggests, Serenity is a four-month-old Bull Mastiff. We collected her from her breeder Triona in Hampshire, and took her to her new owner Christos inΒ  Thessaloniki.

Darling Serenity

Darling Serenity

Leeloo

Simply gorgeous tortie puss Leeloo made the long journey from Dundee in Scotland to Athens. This gentle girl soon got used to life on the road.

Leeloo's beautiful markings

Leeloo’s beautiful markings

Saffron, Sophie and Twinkle

These three chums belong to Kevin and his wife, who’ve relocated from Lincolnshire to the Greek island of Rhodes.

Twinkle is very laid back and always ready for her tea

Twinkle is very laid back and always ready for her tea

Shih Tzu Saffron and Springer Sophie are great mates and love their walks

Shih Tzu Saffron and Springer Sophie are great mates and love their walks

Here they are with courier Marc, just back from a beach walk. We expect there will be plenty more for them to enjoy on Rhodes

Here they are with courier Marc, just back from a beach walk. We expect there will be plenty more for them to enjoy on Rhodes

What we saw on the way

Our hotel near Wels in Austria features some interesting pets

Our hotel near Wels in Austria features some interesting pets

Alpacas, goats and rabbits happily shared a paddock

Alpacas, goats and rabbits happily shared a paddock

Courier Marc out on an early morning walk near Wels with Sophie and Saffron

Courier Marc out on an early morning walk near Wels with Sophie and Saffron

All our canine passengers enjoyed this stunning forest walk

All our canine passengers enjoyed this stunning forest walk

Sunflowers spotted in Romania

Sunflowers spotted in Romania

Around 10 years ago there were a lot of these handmade cards in Romania. Now they seem to be dying out, replaced by rather smart cars!

Around 10 years ago there were a lot of these handmade cards in Romania.Β 

pets travelling to Greece: Now they seem to be dying out, replaced by rather smart cars!

Now they seem to be dying out, replaced by rather smart cars!

On the Bulgarian bank of the Danube, looking back towards Romania

On the Bulgarian bank of the Danube, looking back towards Romania

With Akis to Rhodes

In Athens we caught up with our great friend and colleague Akis, who operates a pet taxi service. He took Saffron, Sophie and Twinkle on the last leg of their trip to rejoin their owners in Rhodes.

In Athens we caught up with our great friend and colleague Akis, who operates a pet taxi service. He took Saffron, Sophie and Twinkle on the last leg of their trip to rejoin their owners in Rhodes.

Twinkle was still laid back after 3,200 miles on the road

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By |2018-07-20T14:14:37+00:00Friday, July 20, 2018|animal transportation, pet travel by road, things we have seen|20 Comments

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  1. easyweimaraner July 20, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    wow twinkles that is a super long distance…. we totally love charlie he has a funny hairstyle… like dad’s rival rod ;O)

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Twinkles is a well-travelled cat! Dad’s rival has nothing on Charlie πŸ˜€

  2. Clowie July 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Twinkle looks exceptionally laid back!

    That forest walk looks fun – there are always so many interesting smells amongst the trees.

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      It was a glorious place for walks with the dogs β€” from tree to tree to tree πŸ˜€

  3. Jovina Coughlin July 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Nice to meet you!

  4. onespoiledcat July 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Everybody looks quite happy to be on the road – you make them so comfortable and keep them happy with walks, treats and attention they are always looking happy! Quite a long journey for some of these animals – the reunions are just that much SWEETER after such a long trip.

    Pam and Teddy

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      It was a long journey for many of them but without safe ferry journeys, we weren’t happy to do our usual, shorter trip. Everyone was jolly pleased at the other end though πŸ˜€

  5. saymber July 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    The two gray kitties in this post made me pine a bit for our May kitty…sigh. Take good care of yourselves out there – imagine the heat has been a factor for you all too.

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      The heat is an issue at the moment β€” all aspects of the trips have to be planned around the weather and where we are at what time of day. Aircon is a MUST!

  6. tootlepedal July 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Your passengers are very well looked after….and delightfully photographed.

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      We travelled through countries we hadn’t been to for ages. It was great to be reacquainted.

  7. Sheila Morris July 21, 2018 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Oh, my … what fabulous images on this trip! The wonderful travelers as well as the countryside with its flora and fauna struck gold!
    Safe journeys and have a marvelous weekend!

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Lots of different places we hadn’t been to for ages so never a dull moment!

  8. Timothy Price July 21, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Twinkle’s a real trooper.

  9. smilecalm July 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    wonderful travelers
    being cared for πŸ™‚

  10. Pix Under the Palm Fronds July 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    You see so much beautiful country and of course the furry ones are all beautiful and look happy! Twinkles does much better with 3200 miles on the road than I would have done! I’d have needed a couple glasses of wine!

    • Animalcouriers July 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Twinkle was happy with a lovely bowl of food at the end of the day. The couriers, well…!

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