• Happy Dog - Pet Travel

    Pet Relocation Is Our Passion And
    Your Peace Of Mind And
    Satisfaction Are Our Mission
    Fill out our no-hassle, no-obligation Pet Travel Form

  •  Pet Relocation Services for active military service members

    Have You Received Your
    Permanent Change Of Station?
    Let Happy Tails Travel Help Move
    Your Pet To Your New Location
    Fill out our no-hassle, no-obligation Pet Travel Form

  • International Pet Shipping Services

    Are You Moving Overseas?
    Happy Tails Travel Has Been
    Shipping Pets Overseas Since 1995
    Fill out our no-hassle, no-obligation Pet Travel Form

  • Pet Shipping services when adopting a pet

    Pet Adoption Assistance
    Pet Travel Services For
    Pet Adoption Far From Home
    Fill out our no-hassle, no-obligation Pet Travel Form

Pet Shipping Services

We are experts in hand-holding! We help save you:

  • Time researching the travel details
  • Money by offering the lowest prices available
  • Stress from worrying about your pet
Learn More

Military Pet Relocation

Thank you to our military members for your service! We are honored to assist you with:

  • Logistics and details pertaining to your PCS
  • Communication directly with your vet to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Discounts on our consultation services
Learn More

Overseas Pet Shipping

We remove the intimidation out of:

  • USDA rules and regulations
  • Pet Import/Export documents including vaccines and import permits
  • Language and time barriers with the help of our network of professionals worldwide
Learn More
  • I want to thank everyone involved in the transportation of my dog Hoover. The pickup was right on time. Excellent arrangements were made. I received  regular updates during his trip. I will definitely use Happy Trails Travel again. Thanks you so much for making it a wonderful experience for me and for Hoover.

    I rated Happy Tails 5 paws out of 5 paws! 

    Darlene Colon & J.E. Hoover
    Buffalo, NY to Wichita, KS

  • Bo Roman dog - Pet travel services from Cleveland, Oh to London, England

    Thank you very much for your assistance with Bo's travel arrangements from Ohio to England! Initially we were both hesitant on sending Bo overseas considering he had a slight case of separation anxiety, but talking with you gave us the reassurance we needed.

    Being that Bo was also staying with my parents temporarily, you still kept both parties informed and guided us through all the appropriate steps needed. There were so many questions and concerns we had regarding his travel, and Happy Tails promptly and thoroughly answered every one of them. We definitely could not have imagined or even thought of attempting this ourselves. With your help, Bo arrived safely and in high spirits. He is settling very well in his new home and even enjoys the snow. Once again, thank you for the safe arrival of our "black ninja". We will definitely recommend Happy Tails to anyone needing pet transport."

    Israel and Felicia Roman
    Cleveland, OH to London, England

  • Shipped a dog and brid from Redondo Beach, CA to Vienna, VA

    I wanted you all to know that Patty and Babatunde were safely delivered last night. Both of our pets’ were very happy to see us and have quickly adapted to their new environment.

    Thank you very much for helping us with this important and stressful part of our move. I can’t imagine how it would have been if we had tried to handle this ourselves.

    Gena and Lou Rodi
    Redondo Beach CA to Vienna VA

  • Here are some photos of our Ellie (female dog) and Hapa (male cat) after their very long trip from Maui to Maine. They are enjoying their Happy Tails cowboy bandanas.

    You did a fantastic job getting them to us in very good condition. They were no worse for the wear and as happy as ever to see us. They settled into our their new home like they had been here all along! We are so grateful for your service!

    Our best to you,

    Michael and Leanne Caires
    Makawao, HI to Portland ME

  • I just wanted to take some time to thank you for taking such good care of Mya and bringing her safely home to me. She had quite the traumatic experience before leaving Virginia in April of 2013, so I really can't say thank you enough for the amazing work that Happy Tails Travel does for pets all over the country. After Mya saved my life during an unfortunate domestic violence incident, I was devastated when I arrived at the airport only to find out that the airlines would not allow her to travel with me on such short notice. I had no other choice but to leave Virginia as soon as possible, and unfortunately that meant I had to leave Mya behind. I was heartbroken and completely devastated because as the saying goes Mya really was my best friend and life-saver! I was so excited when I found the Happy Tails Travel website and I was immediately relieved in finding comfort that I would be able to get Mya home safely. We arranged her travel within 24 hours thru Happy Tails Travel, and she was home with me after 3 days. She was well taken care of and is as happy as could be today! Since her home-coming Mya has enjoyed being in the desert, but also spending time at Clear Creek in Winslow, AZ, as she absolutely loves to swim. I don't know what I would have done without Happy Tails Travel, because Mya is such an important part of my life. She recently has gotten a puppy brother and takes such good care of him as well. Our family would be incomplete without Mya so again thank you for keeping her safe and returning her home to me. Mya is thankful and also would like to say "ruff ruff ruff" which means- "I love Happy Tails". Thanks again; we very much appreciate all of your hard work!

    Nicole Buonviri
    Leesburg, VA to Phoenix, AZ

  • I have finally settled her in and she is resting. They took such good care of her the whole way. Thank you for all your help and reassurance. She was so excited but I know she is also exhausted even though she may not realize it! I will be sure to leave a stellar review of your services!
    My fiance has been at work all day so he will get a wonderful surprise when he gets home!

    Once again, thank you for all you have done! We will be sure to use happy tails again when the time comes!

    Ashley and Jade
    Guam to Des Moines, IA

  • Rambo the dog shipped from Fort Campbell, KY to Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Rambo made it all the way to Germany and to the house. Here he is right next to the fire place in this photo I just took of him. He recognized us right away and almost jumped off the handlers arms, as he was so excited to see us.

    I gave him a treat and slept all the way home which was an hour and a half. Thanks for your help in all of the whole process. The Family is back together again!

    Wilfredo F., Jr.
    Fort Campbell, KY to Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Hal the Dog shipped from Houston, Texas, USA to Dubai, UAE

    My family and I would like to sincerely thank you and Happy Tails Travel for your expertise in relocating our dog, Hal, to Dubai.

    Considering the challenges of moving a dog to this part of the world, we are very relieved and grateful that our pet arrived safe and well as planned.

    We appreciate your service, care and genuine concern for our dog's welfare. It was reassuring that you maintained constant contact with us, airline staff and all involved with this move and made you well worth the fee and highly recommended by this family!

    The Herington Family.
    Houston, Texas, USA to Dubai, UAE. August 2010.

Personalized Pet Shipping Services

  • Personal & Friendly Service since 1995
  • Professional Pet Transport & Pet Relocation
  • Custom Pet Travel Counseling from Start to Finish
  • Pet Rescue & Pet Delivery Services & Arrangements
  • Domestic & International Pet Transportation Service
  • Pet Ground Transportation to/from TUS, PHX, & LAX
  • No Surprises! Our Pet Shipping Costs are Clearly Listed
  • We Offer Military Discounts & Multiple Pet Discounts
  • 100% Pet Travel Safety Shipping Animals Since 1995
  • We specialize in European countries such as Italy, Germany, France and the UK
  • In addition, we are also experienced with safe pet travel to Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, & Bahrain

Based in Arizona, Happy Tails Travel is an experienced pet relocation company with summer pet travel. Happy Tails Travel has been safely shipping pets since 1995 including the hottest states, during the hottest months. Arizona, Texas, Hawaii and Florida are examples.

We Ship your Pets by Air with Care

Bridget’s Co-Pilots

At Happy Tails Travel, we ship your pets by air with care to just about anywhere (domestic and international pet relocation assistance is offered), and our prices are fair. We will customize and assist with all of the details and logistics of your pet move whether it is local, national, or overseas / international pet travel. Our goal is a hassle-free, safe journey for your pet, and peace of mind for you. We make moving pets a breeze!

Please fill out the Pet Travel Services Form to provide us with all the necessary information to meet your individual pet relocation and pet shipping needs. We can prepare 'Known Shipper' documentation and expedite the shipping of your pet through the entire pet move process. As a certified USDA Intermediate Handler, we comply with the Animal Welfare Act and applicable federal and airline pet move regulations.

With the information from your no cost/no obligation Pet Travel Services Form we can meet your entire pet shipping, pet relocation, or pet transport needs. Let us help you safely ship your cat, dog, puppy, kitten, bird, hamster, guinea pig, ferret, turtle, or… just ask!

Return Customers – Many of our clients come back to use us for their next pet move, and refer friends and family to us. Our professional, friendly & customized pet services are some of the reasons we have people utilize our pet relocation planning again & again!

Military Base Closures

There are a number of closures affecting various US Military bases, including Mannheim and Baumholder located in Germany. We are experienced and ready to assist with any moves from Germany to the United States. For more information on our services please visit our Pricing & Policy Page.

Tax Benefit for US Citizen Pet Owners:

IRS Publication # 521 ("Moving Expenses") states that pet moving is a tax-deductible relocation expense when your relocation and moving is for purposes of change of employment. Consult your tax advisor for further information.

Download the IRS form as a PDF: IRS Publication # 521

Pet Scam Alerts

Before adopting a pet, read our "Tips To Avoid Pet Adoption Scams" blog post and our FAQ page.