What about long-term kenneling at a boarding facility? Maybe they'd cut you a deal for a 6 month stay? IDK, I'm just brainstorming here. I'd be taking my dog with me, if it was me - so I'm thinking about what to do with the 6 months inbetween. I've taken all my dogs with me everywhere for my whole life though, that's just me. It doesn't matter if we're cramped in a tent or a van or a boat, it's always been the right choice and my dogs didn't suffer at all for it.