Happy Tails Alerts


    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 3 business days from the time they are received. Priority goes to existing clients and those traveling the soonest.

    Due to our existing clients and transport schedule, at this time we are booking ground transports at least 30 days out from the date a signed contract is received, and we require 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.

    Air options remain limited as airlines work on resuming services as usual. Air travel becomes more difficult for pets to fly as temperatures must be below 80° Fahrenheit at all cities on a pet’s itinerary and many places in the country are already experiencing warmer temperatures.

    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!


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


Happy Tails Travel works hard to ensure your pet has the quickest, most comfortable transition possible. Once in a while, we are recognized for our efforts in the media.

  • Business Insider

    If Gunner's G1 Kennel is out of your price range, the Sky Kennel is your next best option. This sturdy crate held up to our drop tests better than the Ultra Vari, remaining structurally sound through both trials. The Sky Kennel is also one of those recommended by Elaine Mathis, pet travel specialist and project manager at Happy Tails Travel in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Move.org

    Happy Tails—Best for shipping multiple pets. Do you have a zoo’s worth of fur babies you need to ship? Then Happy Tails is the pet shipper we recommend for your move. While the company can ship only cats and dogs, it offers discounts to pet owners shipping multiple pets at once.

  • Fidos Favorites

    Obviously, there is a lot to know before you ship your dog on an airline.  If just thinking about trying to cover all the bases is making your head spin, there are many companies that take the guess-work out of making it happen, like Happy Tails Travel, Inc.  Happy Tails Travel, Inc. is reviewed as one of the top pet transport services and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They can provide a free estimate for their services, and they are also an IPATA member and can ship pets internationally. 
  • New York Times

    An experienced relocator can suggest creative routes. “We keep up-to-date on what airlines do and don’t allow, and what airline is best for your pet,” says Bridget Monrad, president of Happy Tails Travel.
  • MoveHub

    Based in the US state of Arizona, these pet relocation specialists boast a 100% safety record. With 22 years of experience, Happy Tails Travel, Inc. have a global logistics network, shipping to most countries around the world. They handle every part of your precious pet’s journey, from customs clearance to transport between your home and the airport.

  • Apartment List

    You’re moving with your best furry friend—that’s great! Let’s get them to their new home as safely and humanely as possible. There are actually some services that will move your pet for you! Check out Happy Tails Travel.

  • United Pet Embargo

    We at Happy Tails Travel fully support United Airlines. United is one of the airlines we use most frequently to relocate the furry family members of our clients. We elect to work with United because of their PetSafe program.

  • Canine Journal

    "Arizona-based Happy Tails Travel, Inc. has been an industry leader in shipping dogs by air for 22 years, and they also transport cats, birds, etc. They specialize in European relocation but have experience in many countries around the world. Happy Tails one-time fee is extremely competitive. The $350 fee covers all of their services, from booking flights and coordinating logistics to securing all necessary documents and providing detailed written instructions. This fee doesn’t include airfare."
  • Tucson Morning News

    Most of our clients are making a permanent move across the country or across the world, and they need assistance with all aspects of getting their pet there safely. So we work with them from start to finish to get the pet there on an airplane and work with them on the logistics and timing.

  • Pet Talk

    Not many people out there might realize that there are companies out there to help you with all of the travel arrangements that are involved in transporting your pets.

    ...Planning ahead, as far in advance as possible, is going to help ease a lot of the frustration that goes along with traveling with your animal.

  • Animal Fair

    In a recent study conducted by Ralston-Purina, it was found that more than 45% of people with dogs have taken them on vacation, adding up to over 30 million dogs getting the R&R they deserve!

    In order to ensure happy trails, you have to go through Happy Tails! Happy Tails Travel, based out of Tucson, Arizona, is a pet-friendly travel company, expert in planning getaways with your dog, cat, iguana or even hermit crab!

  • Cat Fancy

    In general, air travel with cats is not the simplest of tasks. Airports are stressful environments for us, so there’s no question that paying a visit to one will leave your cat in a tizzy. Nevertheless, it is possible to successfully hit the skies with your kitty by your side – as long as you follow airport regulations, know what you need to ensure success and, above all, start the planning process ASAP.

  • USA Today

    Animal lovers with travel plans often face the difficult choice of taking a furry family member along for the trip or leaving a beloved pet behind. Travel with pets can present a distinct set of challenges, and frequent travelers must address a number of pet safety considerations while preparing to take an animal along on a journey.


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