Greek dog

on the road with Animalcouriers

On our way to Greece to meet a host of UK-bound passengers

While courier Gwen set off from our Italian meeting point with pets heading to the UK, courier J and M made their way to Greece. Lurchers Jim and Weasel, travelling to Crete, were on board; and a host of UK-bound passengers awaited us in Athens.

For the trip back to the UK, we were joined by courier Matthew from GoFetch. Here he is with courier M, at a meeting of the Club Sandwich club.

For the trip back to the UK, we were joined by courier Matthew from GoFetch. Here he is with courier M, at a meeting of the Club Sandwich club.

Jim and Weasel

This delightful duo, who had travelled from the UK with courier Gwen, were great company. When we reached mainland Greece, our great friend and helper Akis, who operates a pet taxi service, delivered them to owners Helen and David, who wrote to say:

“Just to let you know that Jim and Weasel have arrived safely at their new home. Please pass on our grateful thanks to all the members of your team who contributed to the boys’ care and transportation. We’d have no hesitation in recommending your service to anyone who needs it!”

Jim and Weasel enjoying a walk on the beach

Jim and Weasel enjoying a walk on the beach

Hagrid

This gentle giant, a Moscow Watchdog, is a rescue dog from Lesvos. He’s been adopted by Tinna.

Tinna travelled to Greece to get him ready for the journey

Tinna travelled to Greece to get him ready for the journey

Hagrid weighs in at over 60kg, so it's a good job he's such a good-natured fellow

Hagrid weighs in at over 60kg, so it’s a good job he’s such a good-natured fellow

Bella

Bella was originally due to travel on our last trip from Greece, but there was an error in her passport, which meant she couldn’t travel — much to the dismay of owner Stelios and family. Six weeks later, all is in order and she’s ready to get on board. Bella’s grandma was kind enough to bake us a delicious cake, too!

Thumbs up as courier M checks Bella's passport

Thumbs up as courier M checks Bella’s passport

Beautiful Bella will soon be reunited with her family in London

Beautiful Bella will soon be reunited with her family in London

Goodbye hugs and kisses

Goodbye hugs and kisses

Lincoln

Lovely Lincoln, an English Bulldog, arrived with his grandma Avrilla. He’s on his way to London to rejoin owner Alexia.

Avrilla brings Lincoln (and his big bed) to join our trip

Avrilla brings Lincoln (and his big bed) to join our trip

What a handsome fellow he is!

What a handsome fellow he is!

Drako

Adorable Rottweiler Drako is travelling with Animalcouriers to Hertfordshire.

Showing his fine profile

Showing his fine profile

Drako is a friendly chap

Drako is a friendly chap

Such an expressive face

Such an expressive face

Billy and Siba

Silver tabby Billy and ginger tabby Siba belong to Marianthi and family, who are relocating to the UK for work. Both cats are gentle and friendly.

Darling Billy

Darling Billy

Gorgeous Siba

Gorgeous Siba

Ahmad, Marvel and Bob Marley

These three gorgeous rescue hounds travelled with us on behalf of Starlight Barking Trust, who are rehoming them in the UK.

Soulful Ahmad

Soulful Ahmad

Cutie Marvel

Cutie Marvel

Dear Bob Marley

Dear Bob Marley

Myrsine

This delightful girl has lived at the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens for six years. Her new owner is Maureen, who used to walk Myrsine when she volunteered at the shelter. When Maureen’s previous dog died, she asked the shelter if she could adopt Myrsine — and of course they said yes! So now Myrsine is on her way to her forever home with Maureen in the UK.

Myrsine arrived with Aspasia and Kiki from Filozoikos. It was a pleasure to meet Aspasia and to catch up with Kiki, who we hadn't seen for a while.

Myrsine arrived with Aspasia and Kiki from Filozoikos. It was a pleasure to meet Aspasia and to catch up with Kiki, who we hadn’t seen for a while.

Myrsine has splendid markings

Myrsine has splendid markings

Myrsine sporting a beautiful 'going-away' bow. Martha makes one of these bows for every dog who leaves the shelter.

Myrsine sporting a beautiful ‘going-away’ bow. Martha makes one of these bows for every dog who leaves the shelter.

On the ferry

On our ferry from Patras in Greece to Bari in Italy, the staff were busy getting everything decked out for Christmas.

Decorating the tree

Decorating the tree

The hard work pays off

The hard work pays off

An innovative way to light the bar

An innovative way to light the bar

By |2018-11-28T14:18:17+00:00Wednesday, November 28, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport|18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Clowie November 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    They’re all gorgeous, but I think my biped is in love with Hagrid!

    I think Drako is in with a chance for the longest tongue contest.

    That food looks rather tasty!

  2. easyweimaraner November 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    we love the decorations and your passengers… specially Lincoln, he looks like a super playmate ;o) …any leftovers of that sandwich for two hungry pups?

    • Animalcouriers November 28, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      You’ve as much chance finding leftovers with us as you are at your own pad!

  3. CarolMaeWY November 28, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a good looking group of pets. ❤️

  4. Sheila Morris November 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Wonderful group headed to new homes, but I did love the couple from Lesvos most of all!! 🙂

  5. Jovina Coughlin November 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    All gorgeous.

  6. Timothy Price November 29, 2018 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Reminds me that back in my dog days. I had a big Saint Bernard that was a really great dog. We had two Rottweilers and a Great Dane that someone had abandoned in the cold. She was almost dead when we rescued her. She lived almost 10 years after we rescued her, which was surprising for what she had been through.

    • Animalcouriers December 3, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

      A Great Dane living as long as 10 years is impressive on its own let alone one that was abandoned!

  7. onespoiledcat November 29, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    What a splendidly handsome group of travelers – my heart belongs to cutie-pie Lincoln though as I had a sweet English bulldog as a youngster – he was a big (heavy) lovebug!

    Pam

  8. Stelios Vahaviolos December 1, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Fellowship of the PETS 🙂 All handsome!!!! Thank you for everything!!! family reunited and Bella is with us!!!! Hope she did not give you any trouble!!!! Thank you for putting up with me and not killing me :):):)

    • Animalcouriers December 3, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Ha ha ha! All’s well that ends well. Delighted we could get Bella to you 😀

  9. kyleoyier December 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Nice blog

  10. angelswhisper2011 December 3, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Sweeties and happy reunions too <3 I'm not sure, but it looks like someone was nipped all over….no, I won't mention the name…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy, safe travel ahead to all of you

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