Planning and Prepping to Bring Our Precious Pooch

22 thoughts on “Planning and Prepping to Bring Our Precious Pooch”

  1. Keep the posts coming, Beth. I am enjoying learning about the process of relocating abroad as I have wanderlust in my veins (as demonstrated with my near double digit cross country domestic moves). I would have made all of these same efforts for my own dog – good on you! Wishing you nothing but a smooth transition and feelings of validation upon your arrival. Safe travels!

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    1. The really scary part is that I am keeping the details at a high level. You have no idea how truly complex and challenging this entire process has been. That fact that we are really committed to this adventure is what carries us forward. Thanks for the positive feedback though! Since I’m really new to blogging, it is very encouraging.

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  2. WHEW! There isn’t type big enough to convey my feeling behind that word! Amazing, wonderful, enduring, persistent…you are all those things!!

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  3. Another entertaining and informative post that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and feeling connected with you. Safe travels to your new “temporary” home. This flight will be like no other … leaving a familiar life behind and jetting to a whole new world. ❤️✈️

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  4. Beth – first of all, congrats on such an amazing move! I hope to visit Portugal for vacation this Spring so you’ll have to give me some reco’s. Secondly, I love how much thought and care you put into getting your sweet pup to Portugal. I’ve read countless stories about dogs (many senior ones) surrendered to animal shelters because their owners moved and “couldn’t” take them along. Your story is proof that anything is possible with hard work and effort. I applaud you for ensuring that Sweet Pea was part of the consideration and the process. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventure and I wish you the best of luck with your move.

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  5. Wow – so much to coordinate! Best of luck on the actual voyage and looking forward to your next post from Portugal!

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  6. Safe travels to all 3 of you. So glad to know Sweet Pea will be as comfortable and safe as you can make her. I will miss you guys like crazy. At least once in awhile I was able to see you when I traveled back East. Thank goodness for technology is right. Love the Blog. Keep it coming.
    Hugs and love to all,
    Jeanne

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  7. Wow you will need some relaxation when you get to Portugal 🇵🇹 you deserve it. Can’t wait to read the next chapter in a very exciting story. My best to you all! p.s. you had many who would have helped you with all the beautiful furnishings that wouldn’t fit in your storage 😉

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  8. No doubt all your incredible planning and preparation will payoff!! I can totally relate to the red tape associated with animal travel, but it is so worth it when they are with you! We have found that Rescue Remedy along with a few drops of lavender on the collar works like a charm. Wishing you safe travels and I can’t wait to hear about all your upcoming adventures! P.S. The picture of Won and Sweet Pea is absolutely precious…. I will be Amazon shopping tomorrow for the K-9 Sport Sack.😁

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    1. Thanks, Mindy! Really happy to hear you’ve had success with Rescue Remedy. It’s new to us. Unfortunately I, with how sensitive Won is when traveling, we might have to skip the lavender. So happy we can stay in touch this way. Sending you hugs!

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  9. Beth,
    I love reading travel blogs and yours is so interesting and well written! I subscribed so I can keep following your adventure. Wishing you all the best.
    Ann

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    1. The SportSack is a great resource and has come in handy many times, especially when Sweet Pea decides she doesn’t want to walk on the cobblestone streets and sidewalks here (I think the edges bother he delicate paws). To avoid them she’ll walk on the curb, which makes us nervous because it’s so close to the street. Mini Schnauzers are adorable! People often ask us if Sweet Pea is a Schnauzer. 🙂

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