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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 Blog

Entertaining Dogs on Long Car Rides

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | May 03, 2024

Long car rides can be a blast for humans, but for our furry companions, they can be a bit of a ruff experience. Dogs, while often great travel companions, can get restless and anxious during extended periods in the car. However, with a little creativity and some preparation, our drivers can turn that potentially stressful journey into a tail-wagging adventure for your four-legged friends

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We Put the Care in By Air With Care

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Apr 05, 2024

Traveling can be a thrilling experience, but when it comes to our furry companions, ensuring their safety and comfort becomes our utmost priority. We know it can be scary to think about your pet traveling by air, but we are here to walk you through the whole process to ensure that your pet arrives safe, happy, and healthy.

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Protecting Our Furry Friends: A Guide to Toxin Awareness for Pets

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 08, 2024

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month. Do you know what common household things are toxic to your pets? Keep reading to learn about how to keep your pet safe!

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Long Distance Travel for Anxious Pets

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Feb 02, 2024

At Happy Tails Travel, we do everything in our power to reduce the stress on pets while they are in our care traveling by Ground Safe and Sound. While our customized service allows us to follow your pets’ routine as closely as possible. For some pets, the smallest change in routine or location can cause them stress. We do our best to stick to your pet’s routine including feeding, exercise, and medication. But even so, there are certain stress responses that are common among our furry passengers. Over the years, we have learned how to care for them so that they arrive at their destination happy and healthy!

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Introducing Pet Care in the Air!!

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Jan 05, 2024

We are happy to introduce our new service, Pet Care in the Air! This service is perfect for small dogs and cats, especially those that are unable to travel in cargo, travel to smaller airports, travel during times when temperatures are too warm or hot for typical air travel, and for those who want extra love and attention for their small pet while flying.

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Puppy Travel By Ground Safe and Sound

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

Who doesn’t love a cute, cuddly puppy? They are so much fun to be around, but we sometimes forget that they have special needs. For a puppy to grow into a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog, we must take special care. That includes while they are on the road. Keep reading to learn how we take care of puppies on the road!

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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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