never lived there, but lived in Germany! I loved living in Europe! we had the best time of our lives there. You will love it I am sure.
it was easy for us to bring our dog. My DH got the dog a slot on the same flight we were on (we flew as whole unit because the unit moved to Germany) and it was free for the dog to fly, but they only had a few open spots for pets.
when we moved back to the states we had to pay for our dog to come back with us.