Happy Tails Alerts

Fall Season

We love helping pets have a smooth move and want to help you too!

At this time, generic e-mail inquiries and replies to Pet Travel Form submissions are taking about 2 business days from the time they are received. Priority goes to existing clients and those traveling the soonest.

In order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, and give our full attention to each client, we require at least 10 business days to accommodate domestic ground transport, and at least 15 business days to accommodate domestic air travel, from the date a signed contract is received.

We regret to inform you that all international services are currently suspended.

If you are interested in working with us, the quickest way to receive a response is to fill out our Pet Travel Form.  It will provide us with the additional details we need to see how we can best assist you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to working with you!

Happy Tails Travel Driving Team

Happy Tails Travel is proud to offer our By Ground Safe and Sound Service, locating pets by ground throughout the contiguous United States. We would not be able to offer this service if it were not for our amazing driving team!

While all drivers are independent contractors, we only work from a select list of drivers who have signed an agreement with us and are trained to uphold our company standards.  Before being brought onto our driving team, each driver must sign a driver handbook, complete a ride along with a senior driver, and meet the business owner in person. Each driver is current on insurance, has a clean driving record, and has undergone a background check. And of course, they are each huge animal lovers!

Meet some members of our driving team below!  The driver for your specific transport will depend on the type of pets you have, where your pets are going to and from, and which driver we have nearby at the time of transport.

Our Drivers

Ground Pet Shipping Driver - Aaron Cross

Aaron Cross

Gainesville, FL
Dodge Grand Caravan

My name is Aaron. I have been working with Happy Tails Travel since 2018. I have always been an animal lover. Prior to working here, I have worked for various animal rescues, so this job was made for me. I enjoy traveling and getting pets safely to their families. This has become a lifestyle, not a job.

Ground Pet Shipping Driver - Cody Kemp

Cody Kemp

Bowdon, GA
Ford E350

My family and I live just outside Atlanta, Georgia. My wife and I have two kids, two dogs, and a cat! I enjoy riding bikes, rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking and camping. We raise a large garden every year that keeps us busy, and we almost always have a foster dog/cat around to love on for a few months before they find forever homes. l love meeting new people, animals and helping pets get to their new homes!

Ken Whitney

San Diego, CA
Chrysler Pacifica


I am retired U.S. Navy and retired Teamster. I love pets, driving and working out with my wife. Having the opportunity to transport pets has allowed me to combine my passion for driving and pets, while being able to spend time with my wife, who usually accompanies me on transports. We also cook for seniors and veterans groups when we are home.

Roderick Stevens

Sierra Vista, AZ
Toyota Prius

Hi, my name is Roderick. I am an entrepreneur, artist, writer and filmmaker with a passion for road trips, Audible books and fur-babies. From my home in southeastern Arizona, I have visited 47 of the United States, many of them with precious pets on board. My compassion for my passengers is matched by my attentiveness to communication.  I look forward to escorting your precious family members!

Matthew Piatkowski

Sedona, AZ
Toyota C-HR

I was born in Australia, grew up in Florida and currently reside in Sedona, Arizona. When I am not transporting pets, you can usually find me in National or State parks, taking photos and enjoying hiking.

I am motivated by my love for animals, hiking and photography and want to travel the country and help with pet relocation! I have been relocating pets with Happy Tails Travel for since 2018. My favorite parts of the job are being able to go on hikes in national and state parks with dogs and reuniting pets with their owners.  Dogs especially get super excited when they see their human family and  realize that I helped them get to their new home or vacation (holiday) home.

Mia W.

Reston, VA
Honda Odyssey

I grew up around pets and animals of all sizes and the passion to care for them has continued throughout my life. I have volunteered at numerous animal shelters and nature conservations, within the U.S. and abroad, caring for exotic & domestic breeds.

Driving for Happy Tails Travel combines my passion for driving and caring for your pets while safely getting them to you in your new home.  I am patient & skilled at caring for your pets that need medical attention, large breeds, pets that are high energy and those that have acute travel anxiety.

Prior to the actual day of pickup, I prefer to do a meet & greet to help reduce everyone’s anxiety (whenever possible). This face to face allows me to walk or play with your pets and to talk more in-depth about your precious family members.

I can’t wait to meet you & your family!!!

Jason Maxham

Roxbury VT
Dodge Grand Caravan

I have raised and handled animals my whole life. I try to make every transport as enjoyable for your pet as I can. I text lots of pictures and videos of our shenanigans for your enjoyment. I do have a sense of humor and will try to make you laugh and feel confident that we are having a safe and fun time. I go out of our way to stop at Petco’s or Petsmart to let the dogs pick out treats and have some fun. My van is almost a driving salon; I like to groom the animals and make them beautiful before I drop them off. I will spoil your pets if allowed and try to make it more of a vacation then anything else. I love animals and transporting them and most animals love me.

Dana Ingebritsen

Spokane, WA
Hyundai Santa Fe

Hello my name is Dana Ingebritsen. I am a mom to my awesome 16 year old daughter and my 2 adorable cats. My aging mom is with us now as well. We all love animals and I am so happy to have Pet Transportation as my career. I spent almost 20 years owning and operating a large child care facility, which I also loved, but it was time to slow down. Animals have always been a passion of mine and I hope I have the opportunity to help as many family pets get to where they need go safely and that they enjoy the trip along the way!

Frederick Socco

Houston, TX
Volvo S60


Combining 30+ years of corporate life, my love for pets, long driving and outdoor adventures, I look forward to each pet transporting assignment with enthusiasm and excitement.

Kathie Mizak

Las Vegas, NV
Lexus 450h

Hello! I moved to Las Vegas 15 years ago, prior to that I lived just outside Cleveland, Ohio. I am so glad that I found pet transportation with Happy Tails! It combines my love for animals and travel.  I love meeting new people and making new friends with all of the animals that I transport!  My friends and family love to hear about my adventures with my new friends.

Ruben Ramirez

Cypress, TX
Dodge Caravan

Greetings! My name is Ruben Ramirez.

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity of being entrusted with the care of your loving companion! I consider the transport of your pet an awesome responsibility, therefore, I feel it is important to tell you a little bit about myself and how I became a pet transporter.

I was born in a small mining town in Texas called Newgulf, which is where my parents were born. We moved to Houston when I was 4 years old and that became my hometown. I entered the restaurant and hospitality industry in 1980 and stayed there until 2016. After 36 years as a restaurant manager, I decided to retire. Knowing I would need something to do in my retirement to keep me busy (and to keep from annoying my wife), I started ridesharing with the two leading ridesharing companies. I was browsing through a Facebook page one evening when I ran across a company looking for a driver willing to drive some pets to their new home. I answered the call and from then on, I was hooked. Although the restaurant business, and its many obstacles, was very challenging, I find driving pets to be much more fulfilling.

I can honestly say that I’ve slept in every state in the continental United States. I’ve carried every size pet from kittens and Chihuahuas to Saint Bernards and Great Danes. My friends and family love to hear my stories about my travels. My favorite part of America is the Midwest. The roads are wide open, and the skies are always blue. I also like to brag that I have traveled from border to border all in the same week (Mexican border to the Canadian border).

I plan to continue driving pets as long as it is safe for me to do so. When my wife retires (in a few years), she says she would like to accompany me on trips sometimes. I’m looking forward to that.

Robert Ruvalcaba

Carson, CA
Ram Promaster


My name is Robert. I have been working in the transportation & delivery industry since 2011. I am half Mexican, half Filipino. I live in Los Angeles, California with my wife, Yojana, my daughter Brisa, 8, my 2 sons, Sebastian (8) and Rafael (5 months), and our Cane Corso puppy, Champ. I enjoy listening to music, going to the beach, watching soccer & eating burgers from In-n-Out.

Jeff Boger

Tucson, AZ
Chevy Silverado 4-door

Hi I’m Jeff,

Taking care of your pets like they are one of my own is something that comes naturally to me. Having lived and worked a few thousand miles apart from my family and pets for years, as well as having moved my own pets across country several times, has taught me the best possible strategies for making their journey as easy as possible; that’s why your pet and I will get along immediately. I am well seasoned in this and I treat them like they are my own. I am uniquely qualified for this job. My love of animals and my love for very long road trips make this a great job that I look forward to each week. As a Realtor in North Idaho for the last several years I have had the opportunity to see every type of anxious moment that comes with relocation.  I am here to ease the worries. I understand, and have been there, I am going to make it easy for you and your pet family members to make this transition.
 

I take time to get to know your pets and understand the quirks that make them unique and special to you. I will give you as much communication as you would like and make sure you are satisfied every step of the way. 

Amanda Bowershock

Gainesville, FL
Hyundai Tucson

Hi! I’ve spent most of my life in central Florida where it’s a little country and a bit of city.  We’ve had all kinds of pets- from cats and dogs to iguanas and chickens! I like to have an easygoing fun time and enjoy seeing new sights, going on outdoor adventures, photographing almost everything, plus meeting great people. I am always honored to spend time with new animal friends of all sizes, who need a trustworthy and conscientious companion along their journey back to family.