Hi, all! Cavalier's wife here. It was at my behest hubby enquired about dogs on the ARC. Hubby would love to do the ARC and I am not as confident yet, so he is doing a stellar job of helping me address my concerns one at a time. (He's good like that!)
While I totally get that it will be a pain at some points to travel with the pups, they are part of the family
, so any additional hassle they bring is hassle we will have to accept. We are looking to live aboard for 1-2 years, so leaving them behind is simply not an option. We have travelled with them in a lot of European and North American locales thus far and it hasn't been too terribly traumatic. I really appreciate all the tips about how to more easily expedite checking them in. I found a super blog about an adorable daschund named Rudy (perhaps the blog belongs to someone here?) and the owners chronicled bringing their pup on their international sails
with a little hassle and a lot of joy - that's the spirit I'm adopting! If being tied up a little with bureaucratic hassle to get the pups into an exotic island is the worst part of my day, it would be an improvement over the general rat race! ;-) Worst case scenario, the dogs can stay on the boat when in a restricted port - they are very small and very lazy so spend most of their time sleeping and snuggling our son anyway!
Again, thanks a bunch for the tips and insight - much appreciated!