Hi, We arrived in October 2009 and we brought 3 dogs with us a disabled dachshund an old greyhound and a young Jack Russell. I love them so much they are part of our family. As you can imagine it was not cheap it cost about 7000 pounds including quarantine, but without them here I dont think I would have settled so quickly, they really make it seem like home. I know it is expensive and stressful but it is sometimes difficult for people to settle when they first get here so having the familiar things you love will help. I am only speaking from my experience as a dog lover. We used a company called Petair. I hope you make the right decision for you and good luck with your adventure