This is me, Danielle, and I would like you to meet my dog Julia.
After visiting Melbourne in February for a month, I decided to pack my bags again and move back for at least another 2 years. This time not alone, but with my dog Julia!
One of the main reasons is that I absolutely fell in love with the country. All the stories you probably heard about Australia are true. The people are open and kind, the weather is great and it’s really common to live the outdoorsy active lifestyle that I am so drawn to.
I realized it is possible to live the lifestyle you want. For me this means spending my time wisely, doing the things that I love to do. I want to continuously learn and develop (new) skills, be active, see more of the world and its different cultures and to meet inspiring people.
There’s no question that Julia is part of this journey. Julia was only a year old when she was found aside the Russian highway curled up next to a gas station. When I officially adopted her in December 2015 from the MyMartin foundation, I committed to her never leaving her side. From the day I met her at Schiphol Airport it seemed as if she knew, because she never leaves mine.
Unfortunately there is always a but… Although I was able to save up just enough to make a start with, Australia made it financially almost impossible to cover all the costs of bringing her with me.
Dogs can be imported to Australia under strict conditions designed to manage biosecurity risks. This means vaccinating, vet check-ups, import documents and of course the flight and 10 days in a quarantine facility. The costs will make a total of €5000,-. (€2500,- for 10 days mandatory quarantine time alone)
While I’ve started the bureaucratic process, any money you can spare will go straight towards Julia becoming a true world-traveling dog. Be a part of our adventure today by helping us reach our €5000 goal.
I’ll be writing and posting about the progress and of course our adventures, the fun stuff and the struggles on pawswilltravel.com. Follow us on instagram @paws.will.travel
- O.B Bastiaansen
- Carla Remmen
- Desiree Moret
- Louis van Zijst
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