• 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.

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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, nationwide or worldwide. Happy Tails Travel started local in Tucson, Arizona and has grown to a national and overseas pet travel agency. We are proud of our pet travel safety. No pet has ever been injured or lost in all of our 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 transport as it applies to animal air travel.

Your pet's safety and well-being are of greatest concern and key to our success. We will work with you to arrange the most direct flight, on the best pet airline and expedite times to maximize comfort during your pet's air travel.

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

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

  • Customized Pet Move Counseling 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, extra charge incurred).
  • Flight Arrangements - Your Pet Relocation specialist will arrange the most direct flights to minimize the in-transit time for your pet.
  • Compliance with all Animal Welfare Act Regulations.
  • Compliance with all TSA-mandated security measures.
  • Comprehensive research into the most direct available flight for your pet.
  • Instructions for acclimation of your pet for safe travel -- without the use of sedation!
  • Acquire Health Certificate and Letter of Acclimation.
  • Ensuring that vaccinations, including rabies, are up-to-date.
  • Talk one on one with your vet to ensure proper documentation preparation.
  • Supply or review all required documents for international travel.
  • Research and obtain the requirements of destination country (if shipping internationally) including documentation, quarantines, etc.
  • Contact the airline for 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 for payment to airline, vet, quarantine facility, dog or cat kennel, pet transport vendor, etc.
  • Book necessary flight(s).
  • Assist with all logistics and timing offlight/vet/transport/paperwork.

Your customized pettravel 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 or fax, you will receive customized pet shipping and airline flight 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. Our fee does not include airline ticket costs.
  • 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.
  • Arrangement of logistics at each end: when, where, how, who, and how much.

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 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.