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  • Summer Transport

    Temperatures are heating up! That means many pets can no longer fly as it must be below 80 degrees Fahrenheit for all cities on their itinerary.

    If your pet needs to travel in the contiguous U.S. we can offer you our By Ground Safe & Sound
    Service as an Airline Alternative.

    Our By Ground Safe & Sound service includes the following:

    • Door-to-door transportation
    • Transportation in heated/air-conditioned Sedans, SUVs, Mini Vans or Cargo vans
    • Communication with you throughout the trip
    • Comfort stops, walks, and potty breaks along the way
    • Your pets will be fed, given water and are able to bring their favorite toys along for the ride!
    • Any of your pets’ belongings, including bedding, toys, treats, regular food, etc., are encouraged to make the trip with them!
    • Fill out a Pet Travel Form for more info!

Popeye

Popeye is really enjoying himself. He just looks very happy and comfortable being an island dog. The first day he was here we went to the beach and if he could talk I would bet he way saying “THIS PLACE IS SO COOL! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING ME HERE!!!” You helped make his trip very stress free and easy. I really appreciated the constant updates, immediately responses and hard work on your end. I felt confident the trip was going to be easy from day one having you on the case. Thank you so much for everything. You and your team really do a great job for people and pets that need help. 

-Anthony and Popeye
Sarasota, FL to Kailua, HI

Joe

Happy Tails did an excellent job transporting my high anxiety dog from California to Oregon as part of our family move.  Every detail was meticulously seen to, and the driver, Mia, went above and beyond to ensure that Little Joe was safe, happy and loved throughout the journey.  She was delayed due to weather, but communicated frequently and sent pictures to set my mind at ease that he was safe and comfortable and well cared for.  I highly recommend this service as a way to get your pet to its new home.

Betsey S. & Joe
Oakland, CA - Portland, OR

Hodges 2 (2)Hodges 1 (2)

The kitties are happy in their new private room and get lots of lovin’ from all of us, especially our little grandkids. Here is a pic of Smokey Lonesome and one of beautiful Bianca- she’s winking and trying to tell you she had a fabulous trip from KY to NH! Oliver was bring camera shy.  Thank you so much for the great service you provided. It was a huge relief to have the cats taken care of so well. We certainly will use your services again if needed, and of course will recommend Happy Tails!

Thanks again,
Karen H.
Lexington, Kentucky - Bradford, New Hampshire

Bohemian Rhapsody  Jumping Jack Flash (3)

Hi Bridget, thank you for the incredible amount of work you and your staff have done towards making the shipping of the two pups to Europe a reality. Now they are gaining weight and enjoying their new home. I have heard from Linda who says how thoroughly pleased she is with the soundness, temperament and quality of the two pups.Thank you again for seeing this through from initial contact to a satisfactory ending for all.

Phyllis Lockwood, Willowrun Great Danes
Clarendon NC to Frankfurt Germany

Kaya (2)

Happy Tails Travel was such a huge peace of mind for me during this pretty stressful move. Kaya arrived in Glasgow with no problems, and was so happy to be reunited with us. They answered dozens of questions to ease my anxious mind and made this process so much easier on me.I can't thank you enough! 

We are settling in nicely, and Kaya LOVES her new home and exploring all the beautiful scenery every day! 

Thanks again for all your help,

Mystie and Kaya
Houston, Texas - Aberdeen, Scotland 

Circe

Circe is settling in well in our new home thanks to Happy Tails Travel, Inc. They handled everything and guided me every step of the way. It was a very seamless and stress-free process. I was especially concerned because she's 19-years-old and was traveling from Chicago to Seattle, but Happy Tails got her to me safely.

Thank you so much Happy Tails Travel & Kim!

Kenyatta B.
Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA


My family and I were moving to LA and so we needed to fly our labradoodle, Emma. We were moving from Miami and with all the temperature restrictions for flying pets in hot temperatures, we knew that it would be tricky. The folks at Happy Tails were great! They booked Emma on a flight and kept us updated on the temperatures. At the last minute, the temperature soared past 85 degrees and the airport folks wouldn't let Emma on the flight. There were no other flights out in the next 24 hours and my family and I were scheduled on our own flights early the next morning. We were freaking out! Kim, at Happy Trails organized for Emma to be picked up in Miami and driven to Orlando, where she found a flight leaving very early in the morning for LA. She saved us a ton of aggravation! And now Emma is a California dog;) Thanks, Happy Tails!

Diane M. & Emma
Miami, FL - Los Angeles, CA

Moose (2)

Our return was a breeze and we settled back into our home life quickly. Pamela was a huge help and made our departure and return so pleasant - thank you again for recommending her to us! The whole process with Happy Tails Travel was so easy on my end and made our travels stress-free. Both times I picked up Moose from the flights he was safe and sound with his tail wagging. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that he was safe and happy throughout our travels. It means the world. 

Thank you so much for everything you did to help us, we are so appreciative. We will not hesitate to use you guys again for any future travels!

Gabi M. & Moose
Round-trip from Seattle, Washington to Newark, NJ

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Pet Travel Services

Your Pet Travel Specialists

Happy Tails Travel, Inc. makes moving your pet a breeze, whatever your pet transportation needs! We can provide a wide variety of services locally in Tucson and Phoenix, as well as nationwide & worldwide. Happy Tails Travel started locally in Tucson, Arizona and has grown to a national and overseas pet travel agency. We are proud of our pet travel safety record. No pet has ever been injured or lost in all of thousands of pet relocations.

At Happy Tails Travel, Inc., our goal is peace of mind and convenience for a safe, prompt, and comfortable journey for your pet. We help achieve a stress-free experience for you both by providing helpful tips and knowledge based on our experience and expertise. We are registered with the USDA as an Intermediate Handler (registration 86-H-026). We comply with all rules and regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, which is a federal law protecting animals in transit.

Your pet's safety and well-being is of the greatest concern and is key to our success. We will work with you to arrange the most direct travel route, with the best pet travel programs, to maximize comfort during your pet's travel.

We are happy you are considering our pet travel services and look forward to assisting you with the difficult process of pet shipping. We are here to ease your mind and spirit, and let your pet's relocation be as comfortable as possible.

Happy Tails Travel, Inc. offers Pet Relocation/Moving Services, including:

  • Customized Pet Move Consultation from start to finish.
  • Professional Pet Pickup and Delivery - We can provide or arrange to pick up and deliver your departing or arriving pet, including door-to-door service nationwide to and from the airport, veterinarian, home or kennel (not available in all areas, for an extra charge).
  • Flight Arrangements - Your Pet Relocation specialist will arrange the most direct flight possible to minimize the in-transit time for your pet.
  • Long-Distance Ground Transportation
  • Compliance with all Animal Welfare Act Regulations.
  • Compliance with all TSA-mandated security measures.
  • Instructions for acclimation for your pet's safe travel without the use of sedation!
  • Acquire Health Certificate and Letter of Acclimation.
  • Ensuring that vaccinations, including rabies, are up-to-date.
  • Work one on one with your vet to ensure proper documentation preparation.
  • Supply & review all required documents for international travel.
  • Research and complete the requirements of destination country (if shipping internationally) including documentation, quarantines, etc.
  • Contact the airline for any additional requirements.
  • Assist you in obtaining travel carrier of appropriate size, and instructions on how to professionally prepare the pet carrier to ensure a safe and comfortable flight for your pet.
  • Determine proper arrival and departure procedures and documentation.
  • Arrange payment to airline, vet, quarantine facility, dog or cat kennel, pet transport vendor, etc.
  • Assist with all logistics and timing offlight/vet/transport/paperwork.

Your customized pet travel services also include:

(Please note: the steps below are very time consuming and can take hours or even weeks to complete.)

  • An estimate of costs you may expect to incur for your pet travel services.
  • Explanation of pet relocation process including clear communication, guidance and reassurance of any concerns from start to finish!
  • Research into the most direct airline flight available for your pets.
  • By e-mail, you will receive customized pet shipping and travel instructions such as: Information on documentation requirements.
  • Preconditioning airline flight tips for your pet(s).
  • Proper kennel size requirements and preparation info for the airline.
  • Proper check-in/pick-up procedure at the airline.
  • Assistance with logistics involved such as: who, where, when, how.
  • Booking of the pet's airline flight or scheduling your pet's long distance ground transportation. Our fee does not include airfare ticket costs or the cost of ground transport.
  • Access to Happy Tails at any time by toll-free phone, e-mail, or fax for Air Travel Consultation.
  • A Pet Travel Packet with all the required airline flight documents and crate stickers and customized tags.

As a professional pet shipper, Happy Tails can also provide or arrange for the following pet services:

  • Pick up and/or delivery of your pet.
  • Selection and purchase of airline-approved pet carrier.
  • Obtain health and/or veterinary certificates.
  • Complete domestic and international pet travel documentation.
  • Arrangement of boarding and/or pet grooming services.
  • Ground transport to kennel, vet, home, and/or airlines.
  • Prepayment for goods and services.

To simplify your book-keeping, when we set up and arrange for third-party professional boarding, ground transportation, veterinary service or kennel purchase, we will arrange for direct payment to these vendors for a one-time handling fee plus the cost of the goods or service. A final invoice will be provided upon your request. If we pay for the airline fees through our accounts with the airlines, there will be a minimum service fee.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and checks. For your security, credit card transactions will be made personally by phone. Discounts are given for multiple pets and military personnel.

For more information & a comprehensive pet travel plan, please fill out the Pet Travel Form.

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