Couriers Glenn and Shane headed to Greece to collect pets travelling to the UK. A long passenger list meant that two of our vans were needed to get everyone on board.

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : On the way to Greece courier Glenn stopped in Italy to deliver American Bulldog Nina, who travelled from Manchester. She was so excited to see owner Domenico that she ran round in circles for quite some time!

On the way to Greece courier Glenn stopped in Italy to deliver American Bulldog Nina, who travelled from Manchester. She was so excited to see owner Domenico that she ran round in circles for quite some time!

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her β€” and were kind enough to send us this super photo, too!

Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her β€” and were kind enough to send us this super photo, too!

Our passengers from mainland Greece

While courier Shane made his way to Lemnos, courier Glenn went to Athens to meet our passengers from mainland Greece. Among them were:

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : Dear little Shih Tzu Joy travelled from Thessaloniki to rejoin owner Fay in Birmingham. Here she is with Fay's brother who's been taking care of her since Fay relocated.

Dear little Shih Tzu Joy travelled from Thessaloniki to rejoin owner Fay in Birmingham. Here she is with Fay’s brother who’s been taking care of her since Fay relocated.

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : We collected gorgeous Griffon Maxi at Chris's Animal Hotel. She was over the moon when we delivered her to owners Janette and Kevin, who've relocated to the UK.

We collected gorgeous Griffon Maxi at Chris’s Animal Hotel. She was over the moon when we delivered her to owners Janette and Kevin, who’ve relocated to the UK.

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : Maggie adopted gorgeous Ned (here) and Indie while in Greece

Maggie adopted gorgeous Ned (here) and Indie while in Greece

Indie arrives

Indie arrives

Now these two lucky felines have a lovely life ahead in their new home in Cornwall

Now these two lucky felines have a lovely life ahead in their new home in Cornwall

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : Rula (here), Tuli and Ollie travelled with us from Greece to Wales

Rula (here), Tuli and Ollie travelled with us from Greece to Wales

This is Tuli

This is Tuli

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : And here is Ollie. All three making themselves quite at home!

And here is Ollie. All three making themselves quite at home!

Splendid Husky Aki made the journey from Athens to rejoin Catalina in London

Splendid Husky Aki made the journey from Athens to rejoin Catalina in London

Pets travelling to the UK from Greece : Aki was ready to do his own customs search at Igoumenitsa port!

Aki was ready to do his own customs search at Igoumenitsa port!

Meli, a sleek Hungarian Vizsla, and Ragdoll pal Cleo travelled with us from Greece to London for a reunion with owner Alexia

Meli, a sleek Hungarian Vizsla, and Ragdoll pal Cleo travelled with us from Greece to London for a reunion with owner Alexia

Gorgeous Cleo proved to be very friendly

Gorgeous Cleo proved to be very friendly

Cleo enjoyed sleeping under her cushion!

Cleo enjoyed sleeping under her cushion!

Adamantios is a neurosurgeon at UCLH. His five cats β€” Aris, Lydia, Zykos, Navi and Lily β€” travelled with us from Athens.

Adamantios is a neurosurgeon at UCLH. His five cats β€” Aris, Lydia, Zykos, Navi and Lily β€” travelled with us from Athens.

When he came to collect his cats at our Surrey base, he started speaking to them in Greek, and they instantly responded and relaxed!

When he came to collect his cats at our Surrey base, he started speaking to them in Greek, and they instantly responded and relaxed!

11 dogs from Lemnos

Courier Shane collected these lovelies from Lemnos for Starlight Barking Trust. All are rescues and some had been at the shelter for a long time. All the dogs β€” travelling with TRACES certificates β€” were on their way to loving new homes in the UK.

Alma made the journey to Rachel in Kent

Alma made the journey to Rachel in Kent

Archie's new home is with Vicky in North Yorkshire

Archie’s new home is with Vicky in North Yorkshire

Ella (formerly Cruela) and Fivos have been in the shelter for seven years, and have never been apart. They will stay together with Mark in Kent.'

Ella (formerly Cruela) and Fivos have been in the shelter for seven years, and have never been apart. They will stay together with Mark in Kent.

Beata, along with Fluffy and Lydia, were on their way to Wendy in Peterborough

Beata, along with Fluffy and Lydia, were on their way to Wendy in Peterborough

Fluffy

Fluffy

Lydia

Lydia

Ginger travelled with Karma to new owner Sally in Uxbridge

Ginger travelled with Karma to new owner Sally in Uxbridge

Karma

Karma

Mickey's destination was Suffolk, where Fiona was waiting to welcome him

Mickey’s destination was Suffolk, where Fiona was waiting to welcome him

Zelda travelled with us to Sharon in Staffordshire

Zelda travelled with us to Sharon in Staffordshire

All safely on board and ready for the off

All safely on board and ready for the off

A final passenger from Italy

On our way back to the UK via Italy, we collected Birman cat Tessa,, who belongs to Andrea. Here he is delighted to collect her from our Surrey base.

On our way back to the UK via Italy, we collected Birman cat Tessa,, who belongs to Andrea. Here he is delighted to collect her from our Surrey base.