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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


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

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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

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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

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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 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

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!

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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

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

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Domestic Pet Travel Specialist

Sydnie’s travels around the world led her to Arizona, where she joined our team at Happy Tails Travel in January 2019. She was previously stationed with her husband overseas at Aviano Air Base in Italy for four years and made the long trek to Arizona with her three Border Collies via International Air Travel. She is originally from Sacramento, California, but has also lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pordenone, Italy. Sydnie is currently a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she is finishing her degree in Business Administration.

Her professional experience includes a six-month internship at Estèe Lauder in global manufacturing and operations, working as an administrative assistant at a veterinary hospital in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and now is one of our Domestic Pet Travel Specialists.

Her love of animals has led her to have a full house. With three Border Collies, an Alaskan Husky, and two rescued cats, she never has a dull moment at home. Sydnie’s interest in traveling has led her through Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland, Greece, and Mexico. She plans to now travel through Arizona and see the beautiful sights it has to offer.

“My own experience with International Pet Travel for my dogs Bowie, Walley, and Gypsy, and a desire to help others in similar situations is what drove me to want to be a part of the team at Happy Tails Travel, Inc. Every day is another pet I get to help bring home safe and sound, and that means the world to me. I love what I do, with a passion!


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


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