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New LIVE Chat!

We are excited to launch our new live chat feature on our website! Have questions about our services? Wondering what the best method of transport is for your pet? Simply click the tab on the bottom right-hand side of our webpage to message us!

Responses will be received as quickly as possible during business hours (7 am - 4 pm MST Mon - Fri). After hours, the chat feature will leave us a message and we will respond the next working day.

Featured Testimonial

"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding services provided by Happy Tails Travel during the transportation of our beloved Sparky to his new home.

From our initial contact with Happy Tails Travel, Lizzie, our Pet Travel Specialist, demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and dedication. Lizzie's expertise and commitment were evident throughout the entire process, providing us with the confidence that Sparky was in the best possible hands. Her attention to detail, clear communication, and genuine care for animals made the entire experience seamless and stress-free."

Make sure to read the rest of Sparky's testimonial and our others here!


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.


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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."


We were recently ranked #1 in Best Pet Transport Services!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Round Trip with Colleen Kelly

Our project manager, Elaine, was recently interviewed as part of an episode of Round Trip with Colleen Kelly. You can hear her talk about Happy Tails Travel and our services around the 16:28 minute mark into "Man's Best Travel Friend - Episode 38"

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Happy Tails Travel, Inc., based in Arizona, offers services for both traveling locally and pet relocation. The company specializes in transporting dogs on a plane and will communicate with the airline on your behalf to figure out logistics for your trip. It also offers international travel and pet relocation help for military members. There are special services for pet parents who can stay with their pets during transitions, explains Dr. Elaine Mathis, project manager for Happy Tails.

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Travel League

After 23 years in business providing 100% air travel, Happy Tails Travel the pet shipping company saw a significant decline in people wanting their pets to fly, as well as sudden airline restrictions, and faced challenges finding pet-friendly flights for those that did. Since the inception of our private ground transportation service 4 years ago, we now see 25% travel By Air with Care and 75% By Ground Safe & Sound. At times, it is necessary to combine these two services. In such situations, a flight may only be able to arrive into a major airport where it is still several hundred miles to the new home, which must be covered by ground.

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select Student Services

Need to get Fido to your next destination but don’t want to put him in cargo on an airplane? Happy Tails Travel offers pet parents peace of mind when it comes time to move, adopt, rescue, or rehome a pet. People move, adopt, or find new homes for a variety of reasons, and, especially with moving, will not leave their pets behind. Family is forever, pets included!

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U.S. News

Happy Tails Travel, founded in 1995, is best for those who have multiple pets. Military members also receive discounts.

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