I have a question. How hard and expensive is it to move your dog to New Zealand with you? Any tips?
it’s not hard, but it is time consuming and very expensive (price vary depending on where you’re coming from). You must use an approved pet shipper. Your dog will need to get rabies test at least 3 months before being shipped, and then there’s quarantine. Rules are different if you’re coming from Australia.
My best tip is to start the process as soon as possible, and not wait.
A friend used these services (with costs) http://www.bumblemom.com/austin-to-auckland/2018/12/20/dogs
Another used PetRelocation.com. It was expensive, but they handled all the details.