Contemplating big move.

Sgboyd

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A series of events have occurred over the past few years and I am simy ready for a change. I'm in the US, but am seriously considering trying to get a job with our dept of defense (or dependents) and moving overseas. I'm interested in Belgium or France since I speak a little bit of the language, butbworking through our DOD will get me on an English speaking base at least until I'm more fluent in the language. I don't know if I have any job skills that will support that type of job, but before I start seriously looking, I thought I'd ask about moving with cavies.

I have four cavies and a cat. The travel part is concerning, yes, but what is it like finding housing with that many critters? I'm not sure what mynoptions are, but I just...need..a change.
 

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I live near the two big bases in Suffolk and I don't know what the base housing is like but I have had plenty of friends over the years that have lived off base (our village is popular) that have had various pets. Mainly dogs to be fair but I know the military family up the street definitely have guinea pigs.
 

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There are lots of threads on here about International's travel with guinea pigs.
The first point of call might be to contact a pet transport company in your area and ask what restrictions might be in place.
I know from personal experience that the UK has tighter restrictions than mainland Europe when it comes to importing pets, and you may find your animals have to undergo compulsory quarantine.
 

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I'm fine with quarantine if it means I don't have to rehome them and can be reunited with them. I just know if I move abroad I will need to find cheaper housing or even a shared space. It doesnt make sense for me to rent big, and expend all my resources if I'm just going to have to come back to the US in a couple years (a family obligation).

The transport companies are the easiest component. Housing is the bigger issue.
 
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