Portuguese Water Dog Porto is moving to London to live with his owner.

Animalcouriers collected him from Vigo in the Galicia region of Spain, where he has been staying with Flora, who is his owner’s mother.

We are used to emotional goodbyes but this was one of the most heart rending we have experienced. Poor Flora had become very attached to Porto and was very sad to see him go. But she was very brave and lets us take him, on the understanding we would give him lots of special attention until he is reunited with his owner.

Porto is also being very brave about the whole thing — he appears to be settling down and is even starting to enjoy himself.