Louise is waiting very excitedly for her Estrela Mountain Dog, Haia, to arrive from Portugal. Haia will be travelling with Animalcouriers on our June trip, and Louise is already counting down the days.

She tells us:

“I got into owning and showing Estrela Mountain Dogs a few years ago and vowed I would one day have a dog directly from Portugal. On my first trip to Portugal to see the Estrela mountains and meet some of the breeders, I settled on a kennel I liked. I became really good friends with Fatima and Jose of ‘Casa de Loas’ based in Lisbon, and three years later, my little girl is very nearly here!

“I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel over to show Haia a few times, but nothing will beat the feeling of when the Animalcouriers van pulls up outside my house with her inside. I have friends already on standby to help with introductions to the small gang of dogs already at home and am like a cat on hot bricks waiting for that magical email or phonecall to give me the exact date of when she’ll be home!”