Couriers M and Paul have enjoyed a trip taking in Malta and Italy. Among our passengers were several dogs heading to the UK from Italy, as their families’ tour of duty at the NATO base in Naples comes to an end.

Bruno

Super cute Briard Shepherd pup Bruno, just two months old, travelled with us from breeder Angie in Lincolnshire to excited new owner Derek in Veneto, Italy.

Bruno enjoying a walk

Bruno enjoying a walk

We're not sure if Bruno has heard about our 'longest tongue' competitions, but here he is making an early (and convincing) bid for first place!

We’re not sure if Bruno has heard about our ‘longest tongue’ competitions, but here he is making an early (and convincing) bid for first place!

Kobe and Fletcher

Podenco mix duo Kobe and Fletcher have been living on Gibraltar with owner Rugile. We collected them from our colleagues Automascotas at La Line de la Concepcion β€” just north of the border between Spain and Gib. Rugile’s work means a relocation to Malta, and her handsome boys travelled with us to join her there.

Calm and well-behaved Kobe and Fletcher following a walk in the Sicilian sunshine

Calm and well-behaved Kobe and Fletcher following a walk in the Sicilian sunshine

Daisy

Darling Daisy, a Springer Spaniel cross, belongs to Robin and Lesley. She travelled with us from Malta to Worcestershire.

Daisy chilling out on our hotel's cool marble floor

Daisy chilling out on our hotel’s cool marble floor

Daisy took a real shine to courier Paul β€” it looked like a pretty mutual affection!

Daisy took a real shine to courier Paul β€” it looked like a pretty mutual affection!

A wide smile from Daisy

A wide smile from Daisy

Chico

Emanuele spotted Brittany Spaniel Chico living in a small cage on a piece of waste ground between two buildings. The dog was never walked, and his only shelter from the elements was a box that was too small to contain his whole body.Β Β 

Emanuele managed to track down Chico’s owner, who lived in a block of flats nearby. He eventually persuaded the owner to let him buy Chico from him. Now Chico is travelling with us to join Emanuele for an immeasurably more enjoyable new life in the UK.

Despite his years of confinement, Chico is an astonishingly happy, friendly and inquisitive little chap

Despite his years of confinement, Chico is an astonishingly happy, friendly and inquisitive little chap

Here's Chico reunited with saviour Emanuele in Surrey

Here’s Chico reunited with saviour Emanuele in Surrey

Booboo and Mallery

Black beauties Booboo and Mallery belong to Sarah, who’s swapping Naples for Uxbridge. Sarah went on ahead to get everything ready for her cats’ arrival, so we collected them from the rather nice cattery at the Lega Pro Animale,Β a pet charity supported and staffed by kind and helpful Germans.

Gorgeous Booboo and Mallery

Gorgeous Booboo and Mallery

A closer look at Booboo

A closer look at Booboo

And finally β€” Mallery

And finally β€” Mallery

Tess

Stunning Weimaraner Tess, born in Italy, belongs to NATO serviceman Andrew and family, who are leaving Italy and heading back to Yorkshire.

Calm and dignified Tess, ready for the off

Calm and dignified Tess, ready for the off

Tess's family were all present and correct to wish her 'bon voyage'

Tess’s family were all present and correct to wish her ‘bon voyage’

Barnaby

Another NATO collection in Naples β€” Barnaby belongs to Joe and Agnes, who are on their way back to Kent.

The whole family was on hand to give much-loved Jack a proper send-off, and reassure him they would soon be reunited

The whole family was on hand to give much-loved Barnaby a proper send-off, and reassure him they would soon be reunited

Irresistible Barnaby

Irresistible Barnaby

Barnaby and Tess already know each other, and were pleased to meet up on walks during our trip

Barnaby and Tess already know each other, and were pleased to meet up on walks during our trip

We delivered Barnaby to his grandma's house, where he soon made himself at home

We delivered Barnaby to his grandma’s house, where he soon made himself at home

Cochina

Yellow Cockatiel Cochin joined our trip in Naples. She’s the beloved companion of Giorgia, who’s swapping the Italian sun for the delights of London.

Cochina adds a dazzling splash of colour to our van. We love hearing her chirping away!

Cochina adds a dazzling splash of colour to our van. We love hearing her chirping away!

Giorgia's partner Thomas collected Cochina from us and took her on to her new London home

Giorgia’s partner Thomas collected Cochina from us and took her on to her new London home