Happy Tails Alerts

  • March Madness!

    We are offering a discount on our Ground Transport Planning Fee for travel during the month of March!

    Our March Madness Special Ground Transport Planning fee is $200 for civilian domestic ground relocation (reduced from $250), and $185 for military and rescue domestic ground relocation (reduced from $200).  

    *Please note our March Madness Special is only valid for travel between March 1st - 31st, 2019.  A signed contract must be returned prior to the discount being applied.

We've been home for a month and everyone is settling in nicely! Attached is a picture of Briny enjoying her new home. Thanks again for all your help!
Warm regards,

Clayton Saunders from Rome, Italy to Dulles, VA

Blue the Dog - Military Pet transportation services from California, USA to Brandon Suffolk UK Blue the Dog - Overseas Pet travel services from California, USA to Brandon Suffolk UK

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help getting Blue to the UK. Everything went perfectly from his paperwork to his drop off to the pick-up.

He was a very happy boy when we picked him up and his customs clearance process was very smooth.

Erin Sturgell & Blue
Rosamond CA to Brandon Suffolk UK

Obi - dog shipped from Smithfield, VA to Venice, Italy

After a few days Obi is still doing great! He is eating normal, sleeping as expected, and being his general frisky self. I've attached a picture of Obi and the kids for your enjoyment. We are grateful for your help in getting him here in such good health. He was well taken care of. Thanks!


Ike Williams
Smithfield, VA to Venice, Italy

Dogs, Sierra and Jenny shipped from Austin, TX to Oakland, CA

Thanks to Happy Tails Travel Jenny & Sierra had a safe flight from Austin, TX to Oakland, CA.

Happy Tails Travel coordinated the entire travel process for my pets. I was up to date on all the arrangements even as they traveled to their final destination. We were very pleased with the services Bridget provided. Thanks Happy Tails!!

Leslie F.
Austin, TX to Oakland, CA

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

We are eternally grateful for your helping our dogs, Bo and Megan be flown to us without any muss or fuss.

Thank you! Kelly Brilakis
Denver, Co to Atlanta Ga.

About Happy Tails Travel, Inc.

At Happy Tails Travel, our team works closely together to ensure our continued success as a professional, well established pet shipping company with outstanding customer satisfaction. This includes keeping up with the latest advances in technology and industry related changes. We communicate as a team with all vendors, airlines, veterinarians and pet families to ensure a smooth move for our four-footed clients.  Our goal is a safe and comfortable traveling experience for the pet. The goal is a pet who arrives safe and sound to their new home sweet home, and to provide a positive experience for the pet parent.

Our Staff

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Bridget Monrad

RN RET, Business Owner

Hello! My name is Bridget, and I began Happy Tails Travel Inc because I am passionate about animals and the healing and pleasure they bring to those that love them.

Because of today’s transient society and love and devotion to their animals, many people require assistance when moving their four footed or two feathered family members. I enjoy the challenge of coordinating a smooth move!

I have always loved animals, and today share my house with my husband, bird, and 5 cats. I have been a registered nurse since 1986 and am now retired from the profession.

Having a company where I can help pets and their families reunite through relocations and adoptions has brought joy to my life!



Ph.D., Pet Desk Administrator

Elaine has three degrees in hospitality and tourism. She received her Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from Northern Arizona University, a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida. Her work experience prior to joining Happy Tails Travel includes working in boutique hotels and working for Walt Disney World handling guest services, events, and reservations.

Elaine started working for Happy Tails Travel in 2014 as a Pet Travel Specialist, arranging both domestic and international pet relocation. Now Elaine has obtained the role of managing the Pet Information Desk and works more behind the scenes. She corresponds with potential clients making sure all of their questions are answered, prepares contracts and sends clients important information such as estimates, country requirements and crate shopping lists.

"I have a passion for travel and am an animal lover, so the opportunity to work for Happy Tails Travel combines the best of both worlds!"

— Elaine



Pet Travel Specialist

Melissa has worked for years in various administrative and office management positions, in many different business backgrounds from film production to real estate to travel. She has been a perpetual student at the college level for the past 10 years+ and has earned 2 degrees with honors in Art History and General Ed.

Melissa is currently fulfilling the role of a Pet Travel Specialist for Happy Tails Travel, as well as taking on many administrative duties including office management, supply inventory and ordering, social media marketing and management and more. Her experience in the travel industry combined with her love for animals makes her job here at Happy Tails Travel something she truly enjoys.

“I believe that pets enrich our lives in a way that nothing else can! My own dogs – River, Tacoma Jean & Luna (the newest addition to our family) are the loves of my life and they make even my worst days better with no more than a wag of the tail. Having the opportunity to work in a position where I get to help people keep their families together and safely move their fur babies across the country, or the world is truly a dream come true!”

— Melissa

Kim Roland


Pet Travel Specialist

Kim has worked in hospitality, travel, and management for more than 15 years. She has an Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management and a Bachelors in Business Management. Her passions include: travel, animals, and helping people, which is why she chose to come to Happy Tails!

Kim works in all areas of the administrative side of Happy Tails, as well as building up her clientele as a Pet Travel Specialist. She recently returned from living overseas in Japan for 3 years with her husband, 11-yr old mini Schnauzer rescue, Lil Bit, and her 2-yr old Japanese tabby cat sister, Ōjo (pronounced O-joe, meaning Princess in Japanese), who was rescued as a stray.

“My fur babies mean the world to me – I couldn’t imagine life without them! They’ve been my family through thick and thin! I’m so glad to have the opportunities to travel and bring them with me!”

- Kim



International Pet Travel Administrator

Breanna's earlier years were spent studying various courses in Art History, Marketing,World Culture and Design at a tech school and in college. Her interests led her to travel and spend time in Scotland, England, the Netherlands and has even done two cross-country road trips around the USA with her dog, Eve.

Her professional experience ranges from Event's Coordinator, Manager, Licensed Auto Insurance Agent, Print & Marketing Associate, and now our International Pet Travel Administrator. She works closely with both her coworkers and clients to ensure they are set up for success.

“My love for Eve and adventure is what brought me to work for Happy Tails Travel Inc. I look forward to building strong relationships, sharing stories and assisting families with their journey's.”

- Breanna

Happy Tails Travel has safely shipped pets since 1995 with a 100% safety record for pets - no loss, death or injury to any of the thousands of pets we have shipped.

To speak to your pet travel specialist, call 800-323-1718