I have a dog here and I have to go back.
I really want to take him with me but all the options I’ve looked at cost a bloody fortune.
One company quoted me AUD 10k to transport him to Australia. I know the quarantine alone is AUD220/day and the import permit is AUD 500. I’ve already completed all the rabies tests which cost a fortune and other associated costs keep mounting up. I’ve even created a GoFundMe campaign for him which saw little support which I’ve now taken down.
Is there a way I can find him a home or a shelter here? I’d like the option of coming to get him in a few months when I have the $, but I realise someone may fall for him and want to keep him and I suppose I would have to accept that.
The more I read it seems the bureaucracy is insurmountable and that going with a company is essential. I am hoping that is just them trying to maintain the monopoly and that it is indeed possible for an ordinary joe to get through all the paperwork on both sides which would save huge $.
I suppose I could credit card it and put myself in a precarious position. This is quite heart wrenching to say the least.