Next week I find out if I am offered a full time, tenure track teaching position at a medical school in the Caribbean. I cant imagine leaving my dog behind for a multitude of reasons, but the process of importing her seems overwhelming for me AND her. On top of that, since it is largely a jungle, there are other dangers for her in addition to the extreme temperatures in the summer. Many of the other faculty have brought their dogs- GSPs in fact- and they are glad they did and the dogs have done fine. But Im just wondering what your thoughts are. One of the challenges with getting to this island is that there is a lot of island hopping required as the airport is too small for many large jets. She is 45 pounds so unless I get a prescription for a service animal, she has to fly cargo (which of course, is dishonest and unfair to people who actually NEED service dogs). What do you think?