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.
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!
Glamorous Masha travelled with us from Essex to Crete, where Debbie and Ken were waiting to roll out the red carpet for her — 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:
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.
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.
Maggie adopted gorgeous Ned (here) and Indie while in Greece
Now these two lucky felines have a lovely life ahead in their new home in Cornwall
Rula (here), Tuli and Ollie travelled with us from Greece to Wales
This is Tuli
And here is Ollie. All three making themselves quite at home!
Splendid Husky Aki made the journey from Athens to rejoin Catalina in London
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
Gorgeous Cleo proved to be very friendly
Cleo enjoyed sleeping under her cushion!
Adamantios is a neurosurgeon at UCLH. His five cats — Aris, Lydia, Zykos, Navi and Lily — 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!
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 — travelling with TRACES certificates — were on their way to loving new homes in the UK.
Alma made the journey to Rachel in Kent
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.
Beata, along with Fluffy and Lydia, were on their way to Wendy in Peterborough
Ginger travelled with Karma to new owner Sally in Uxbridge
Mickey’s destination was Suffolk, where Fiona was waiting to welcome him
Zelda travelled with us to Sharon in Staffordshire
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.