Couriers Glenn and Shane travelled to the Greek island of Lemnos to collect 14 gorgeous dogs heading to new homes in the UK.

On the way, they delivered a fabulous pair of Ragdoll kittens in Italy, and a chatty cockatiel in Athens.

Doris and Zoe, bred by Inese Perova in the UK, travelled with us to new owner Fang Liu in Milan

Doris and Zoe, bred by Inese Perova in the UK, travelled with us to new owner Fang Liu in Milan

Cockatiel Louis, who travelled with us from London, waiting to board the ferry with us to Athens

Cockatiel Louis, who travelled with us from London, waiting to board the ferry with us to Athens

Our ferry from Italy to Greece

Our ferry from Italy to Greece

On Lemnos

Couriers Glenn and Shane with some of the lovely Lemnos shelter workers

Couriers Glenn and Shane with some of the lovely Lemnos shelter workers

Getting to know the Animalcouriers van

Getting to know the Animalcouriers van

The sea off Lemnos

The sea off Lemnos

Meet our 14 passengers from Lemnos

The dogs travelled with us on behalf of Starlight Barking Trust.

14 gorgeous dogs : Friendly brother and sister Timon and Pumba

Friendly brother and sister Timon and Pumba

Handsome Texas

Handsome Texas

Darling Serafina

Darling Serafina

Dear little Shorty

Dear little Shorty

Radou looking expectant

Radou looking expectant

14 gorgeous dogs : Adorable Goofy and Naya

Adorable Goofy and Naya

A big grin from Naya

A big grin from Naya

Charming Rumi

Charming Rumi

Splendid Kemal

Splendid Kemal

Beautiful Miranda. She was stolen from the shelter just before we arrived. Following a massive search for her, she was mysteriously returned....we were lucky to have her on board.

Beautiful Miranda. She was stolen from the shelter just before we arrived. Following a massive search for her, she was mysteriously returned….we were lucky to have her on board.

Lively pair Frosty and Charlie

Lively pair Frosty and Charlie

Gorgeous Chicco gets a goodbye hug

Gorgeous Chicco gets a goodbye hug

Our journey from Lemnos to the UK

The ferry we were due to catch from Lemnos to mainland Greece was cancelled, so we spent a night in a hotel, where the owners were quite amused by our taking 14 dogs for walks around the grounds!

After a late crossing the next day, we reached Chris’s Animal Hotel near Athens at about midnight. Christine was amazing — she opened up her kennels for the dogs, gave them food and water, got them walked and settled them in for a good rest.

We set off the next day, sailing from Greece to Italy, and then on by road through the Mont Blanc tunnel and into France. Once at Calais, we boarded the ferry to Dover.

The ferry from Lemnos to the Greek mainland

The ferry from Lemnos to the Greek mainland

Wonderful views from our hotel near Chambéry in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of France

Wonderful views from our hotel near Chambéry in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of France

The hotel — one of our favourites — has its own grounds and is a super safe environment for the dogs

The hotel — one of our favourites — has its own grounds and is a super safe environment for the dogs

Long queues at Calais as we waited to board our ferry to the UK

Long queues at Calais as we waited to board our ferry to the UK

Delivering the dogs to their UK homes

14 gorgeous dogs : Miranda at her new home in London

Miranda at her new home in London

Looks like she's in for a lifetime of cuddles!

Looks like she’s in for a lifetime of cuddles!

14 gorgeous dogs : Happy Chicco with Francesca in Wales

Happy Chicco with Francesca in Wales

What a lovely beach for Chicco to enjoy

What a lovely beach for Chicco to enjoy

Timon looking comfortable with Imogen on the Wirral

Timon looking comfortable with Imogen on the Wirral

Pumba at her new home with Suzanne in Hertfordshire

Pumba at her new home with Suzanne in Hertfordshire

14 gorgeous dogs : Serafina at her new home in Lincolnshire with Carol

Serafina at her new home in Lincolnshire with Carol

Frosty looking very at home with Tracey in Northamptonshire

Frosty looking very at home with Tracey in Northamptonshire

14 gorgeous dogs : Frosty settled in for a few zeds

Frosty settled in for a few zeds

Rumi at his new home in Devon.

Rumi at his new home in Devon.

Rumi's owner wrote to say: "‘Lovely and settled! He’s so relaxed, it’s amazing after that journey and it must be down to you guys making it as calm as possible for them. I thought he would be a quivering wreck!!! Thank you — we are about to go for a sunny explore on Woolacombe Beach."

Rumi’s owner wrote to say: “‘Lovely and settled! He’s so relaxed, it’s amazing after that journey and it must be down to you guys making it as calm as possible for them. I thought he would be a quivering wreck!!! Thank you — we are about to go for a sunny explore on Woolacombe Beach.”

And here's Rumi enjoying Woolacombe Beach

And here’s Rumi enjoying Woolacombe Beach

14 gorgeous dogs : Maya and Goofy getting to know their pug sibling in Berkshire

Naya and Goofy getting to know their pug sibling in Berkshire

Kemal in West Sussex, where his new home is with Carol

Kemal in West Sussex, where his new home is with Carol

14 gorgeous dogs : Kemal loving his new bed

Kemal loving his new bed