Pointer Rex and his companion Flor, a Boerboel, are off to join their owner Isabel in Cyprus.

Because she cares so much about these two, Isabel wanted their journey to be as stress-free as possible. But they’re both big dogs, and there were no easy routes for them to take from Portugal.

Fortunately, her very kind trainer Claudio was able to drive them from Lisbon to Calais, in northern France, which is where Animalcouriers met them yesterday to bring the dogs to the UK. Courier J2 spent some time walking them and getting to know them, ably assisted by a handful of best British bangers!

From the UK, Rex and Flor will fly to Cyprus. They have to wait until 9 December for a flight that can take two such large travel boxes. So we have arranged for them to stay at a kennels near Heathrow airport until then.

Courier J2 with Flor (L) and Claudio with Rex (R)

Courier J2 with Flor (L) and Claudio with Rex (R)

Look how tall Rex is!

Look how tall Rex is!

Flor rests her head on Rex's back

Flor rests her head on Rex’s back

Flor settles in for the crossing to the UK, with Rex beside her

Flor settles in for the crossing to the UK, with Rex beside her