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28 Years in Business!


Meet Our Driving Team!

Our driving team consists of key personnel from all over the country with a wide variety of backgrounds. Most importantly, all HTT drivers love pets! They will keep you up to date about your pet’s well-being and trip progress through text and picture messages along the way!

As our company grows, we are frequently looking for individuals who have what it takes to join our driving team. Meet some of our driving team here and check out our new cartoon about what it takes to be a driver for Happy Tails Travel!

Happy Tails Travel Blog

Choosing a Pet When You Are in the Military

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Nov 03, 2023

Getting a new pet is an exciting decision! You get to pick out a cute collar and fun toys. Pick out the perfect name and plan for all the fun adventures you are going to have with your new family member! While there are many considerations you must keep in mind to decide which pet is right for you, those who are active-duty military have one more. With PCS moves that can send you and your family just about anywhere on the globe, the type of pet you have will determine how easy it will be to bring your dog or cat with you… or if you will be able to bring them with you at all.

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Choosing the Right Vet

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Sep 08, 2023

Have you just moved with your pet? Or just adopted a sweet new kitten? Or maybe the vet you have used for the last 20 years just retired. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself in a position of needing to find a new veterinarian, there are some things you may want to consider. Taking the time to research different veterinarians and their practices will ensure that your pet is receiving the highest quality of care.

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Hawaii Pet Travel Documents

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Jun 26, 2023

We are introducing a new service for those traveling to Hawaii! As Hawaii has the strictest pet travel requirements of any U.S. state, we are now offering assistance with the paperwork required for your dog or cat’s relocation to Hawaii. This new service is available without requiring you to also book your pets' airline ticket through Happy Tails Travel. We have been offering full-service transport service to Hawaii for over two decades, so you can rest assured that we will be able to help make sure all the paperwork is completed correctly for direct release in Hawaii.

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How We Choose Our VIP Drivers at Happy Tails Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | May 19, 2023

As ground travel accounts for more than half of our business, we rely on our VIP drivers. This blog talks about our driver selection process and what it takes to drive for Happy Tails Travel. Read to learn about some of our drivers and how you could apply to become a VIP driver yourself!

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IPATA: What is it and why is Happy Tails Travel a member?

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Apr 14, 2023

Happy Tails Travel is a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA). However, have you ever wondered who IPATA is or why Happy Tails Travel has decided to be an active member for more than 25 years? This blog will introduce you to IPATA and share the benefits and ethics of the association.

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Why Does my Pet Require Ground Transportation?

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Feb 12, 2023

Recently there has been an increase in airline regulations for pets, which has resulted in our company offering a brand-new service, By Ground Safe and Sound. This blog will go into detail as to why some pets require ground transportation and what our ground service includes.

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Relocating with Service Animals

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Feb 12, 2023

This blog goes into detail about the different types of service animals and their jobs. It also discusses how these pets are allowed to travel and how some people abuse the system by falsely calling their pets service animals.

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How can I Relocate my Pet to Hawaii?

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 18, 2022

This blog reviews the entry requirements for cats and dog going to Hawaii. As a rabies free state, there are more requirements than a pet relocation within the contiguous U.S.

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Transporting Puppies and Kittens from Breeders

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 09, 2022

Read this blog for suggestions on how to bring your new puppy or kitten home from the breeder!

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Best Travel Option for my Pet: Air Travel or Long-Distance Ground Transport?

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Dec 07, 2021

Read this blog to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of air vs. long-distance ground travel for your pets!

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Why Happy Tails Travel is the Best for Pet Ground Transportation

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Sep 06, 2019

We have had our Long Distance Ground Transportation for over three years now! Our by Ground Safe and Sound Service is in high demand as the airline restrictions have only grown stricter within the past years. Happy Tails Travel strives to provide the best service in the industry. As we are not the only company who has turned to offering ground relocation, we wanted to share with you some of the features which make our By Ground Safe and Sound program unique, and what services truly make us the best in the industry. You can learn what puts us ahead of the competition by reading this blog!

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Why Choose Happy Tails Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Nov 16, 2018

This blog will teach you what you should look for when selecting the right pet travel professional to work with for your pet's relocation. It also describes how Happy Tails Travel is unique from its competitors.

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United Airlines

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 26, 2018

By now we are sure you have heard of United’s temporary ban on all pet relocation. This blog discusses the full scope of the story, how United reached their decision, and why we at Happy Tails Travel are still supportive of the airline.

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Winter Weather Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Dec 24, 2017

This blog provides a summary on ways you can keep your pets safe and warm during the winter months.

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Happy Tails Travel – Additional Services

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 03, 2017

This blog focuses on the services we provide besides air transportation! Not all travel is as simple as from point A to point B!

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The Travel Day – What to Expect

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Feb 02, 2017

This blog will give you a detailed run down of what to expect the day your furry family member is set to fly!

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Holiday Pet Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Oct 26, 2016

Learn what factors go into planning your pets' Holiday vacation!

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Fall is Here - Pet Tips for the New Season

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Sep 23, 2016

Our October Blog focuses on preparing your pets for the cooler temperatures and upcoming Holiday Season.

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Microchips and International Pet Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Sep 06, 2016

This blog will tell you all about Microchips, and why your pets need to be chipped before traveling internationally!

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Back to School!

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Jul 16, 2016

Summer is ending and kids are going back to school. Read this blog to learn tricks about how to acclimate your pets' to their new routine.

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