With courier M having reached Malta, where he’s met up with courier J, courier S has set off from the UK with more pets who are travelling to Italy and Greece.

Yorkshire Terrier Izy and her Beagle companions Flossie and Rosie had their bags packed and ready when we arrived to collect them in Hertford. These three canine chums are off to spend the winter in Greece.

Blinky homeboarded with Animalcouriers for a few days while her owners went on ahead to get their new home sorted out. The family is moving from London to the Perugia area of northern Italy. They’re missing their lovely cat very much and can’t wait for her to join them.

Also on board is Neo, a Labrador/Staffie cross who seems to have the very best features of both breeds. His owner is waiting for him in Athens, where they’re starting a new life together. Neo’s English family are looking forward to making regular visits to him in Greece.

 Little Izy sports a snazzy tank top for the journey. She's a rescue dog, saved from a breeding factory where she was caged up, producing litter after litter. Now with her wonderful loving family, she's a bundle of joy.

Little Izy sports a snazzy tank top for the journey. She’s a rescue dog, saved from a breeding factory where she was caged up, producing litter after litter. Now with her wonderful loving family, she’s a bundle of joy.

Charming Florrie takes time out for a quick snooze, quite worn out from all the excitement of choosing which toys, treats and blankets to pack!

Charming Flossie takes time out for a quick snooze, quite worn out from all the excitement of choosing which toys, treats and blankets to pack!

Beautiful Rosie is the daughter of a Crufts-winning dad. She's had throat and nose surgery that means she makes quite a growly sound, but is in fact the friendliest, waggiest-tail girl you could meet.

Beautiful Rosie is the daughter of a Crufts-winning dad. She’s had throat and nose surgery that means she makes quite a growly sound, but is in fact the friendliest, waggiest-tail girl you could meet.

Stunning white Blinky knows how to pose

Stunning white Blinky knows how to pose

Handsome black Neo sits very obediently

Handsome black Neo sits very obediently