Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo Depp say they were unaware of an Australian Government campaign that explicitly warned dogs travelling on private jets not to come to Australia.
The two canines now face repatriation or indefinite detention.
Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce said the advertising was very clear. “I’m not sure how they missed it. These ads are everywhere in Los Angeles”.
Mr Joyce said he had no qualms in unsettling dogs. “I unsettle humans all the time, so this is no different really”.
But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said he was open to letting Pistol and Boo stay if they invested $5 million into Australia. “There are ways around everything,” he said.
The dogs are now considering their options.