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Meet the Zampettis

Meet the Zampettis

Dogs, much like their human companions, come in all shapes and sizes. In Savelletri/Fasano, we had the pleasure of crossing paths with Francesca Pianigiani Di Bella, 69, and her husband Stefano Di Bella, who were…

Gus the Gentle Neighbor

Gus the Gentle Neighbor

We cannot wait until it’s June again! That’s when Manuela Falcolini, 70, and her beautiful hunting mongrel Gus, 4, arrive from Rome to spend the summer in Savelletri. Along comes Manuela’s mother, a beautiful, witty…

Three Make a Family

Three Make a Family

Georgi, 4, is probably the luckiest little Bichon Frisé one earth. His two human moms, Lara, 11, and her Mommy Maggie, 52, are doing everything to make his life in Munich, Germany, as comfortable and…

Dog Mom by Surprise

Dog Mom by Surprise

Barbara Bierach, 58, has never considered herself a “dog person”. But life is what happens while you make other plans… That’s how the German writer (and her beloved cat) found her peace within a real…

Laura has a Dream

Laura has a Dream

Laura, 42, has a dream that probably thousands of dog lovers all over the world empathize with: “I would like to grow old in the Caribbean and take care of less fortunate dogs.” Wonderful idea…

Ray, the Gentleman

Ray, the Gentleman

This is the beautiful story of Ray, 2 ½, male English Setter, whose human “parents” Mimmo, 54, and Marianna, 46, are living between Galatone, Puglia, and Salerno, Calabria. We ran into each other at Le…

Big Boy Barack

Big Boy Barack

American Golden Retriever Barack (“little star”, “baby”, “skunk”), 3, from Fasano in Puglia is a very confident dog. Elegant, sophisticated, “strong, ironic, brilliant” (Valentina) just like the former US President. And he not only models for…

Italian Lessons

Italian Lessons

Asked about their favourite dream, Michaela and Joerg from Berlin know exactly how to respond: move to the South of Italy and go swimming every day of the year! Maybe not so much for themselves…