Animalcouriers collected Cairo Jack from Pesaro in Italy earlier today. This friendly hound is travelling with us to Amsterdam, where he’ll be staying with family friends over Christmas.

Then in January, when the new pet passport regulations come into effect, he’ll be able to make the final leg of his journey and enter the UK, where his family will be waiting for him. They’ll be popping over to Amsterdam next week to give him big cuddles in the meantime.

Cairo Jack takes a final look around Pesaro