Happy Tails Alerts

  • Pet Scam Alert

    Pet Travel Scams are steadily increasing and as a pet shipping company, we hear about them daily. As a potential adopter, it is essential that you do the proper research to verify the company you will be working with.

    If you are a adopting a pet and they ask for payment by Western Union, Money Gram, or Gift Card STOP! Do not send money. It is a scam! We never ask for this type of payment. Our policy is by a credit card after a signed contract is received.

    Never give people money for a pet until you have met the pet or know 100% that you are working with a legitimate organization. Even then, pay via a traceable source so that you can monitor your money and know exactly who is receiving it.

    Happy Tails Travel only works with clients who have returned a contract via DocuSign. Additionally any communication from us will come from an e-mail address ending with @happytailstravel.com

    For more info about pet scams, visit our Tips to Avoid Pet Adoption Scams blog entry.

Popeye

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

Joe

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

Hodges 2 (2)Hodges 1 (2)

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

Bohemian Rhapsody  Jumping Jack Flash (3)

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

Kaya (2)

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

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

Tips For Pet ID for Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Feb 11, 2013

A family pet is an important part of families!

There are times when pets become separated from us through no fault of the family or pet. When this happens, recovery of your pet is vital, and having ID is the best way for your pet to be reunited with you.

Pet ID through a microchip is required for international travel for pets and highly recommended for domestic travel as well.

An up-to-date license and identification tags are always recommended. However, when collars and tags are damaged or lost, the microchip is your pet's only form of permanent identification.

A Microchip is a passive, integrated transponder that is about the size of a grain of rice (12mm) and is injected into animals with a 12-gauge needle. The microchip is encapsulated to prevent tissue irritation and microchip migration. The microchip is energized by an electromagnetic field produced by a microchip scanner. The microchip is permanent and will last the life of the pet. Each microchip has a unique identification number that is encoded and locked into its integrated circuit. When the pet is registered in a pet recovery database this identification number links the pet to the owner's contact information.

The pet will not experience any adverse reactions from this simple process to insert; it is similar to receiving routine vaccination through a needle and most pets don't even react when the microchip is injected. The microchip provides a safe, permanent form of identification.

It is very important to register your pet on initial insertion and whenever you move. There are different types of microchips. For example: Avid and Home Again. Call your vet first to see if they have mircrochipping service available. If necessary they can call to get the kit before your appointment.

To get your pet mircrochipped, there are different sources:

  • Many municipal shelters, clinics, veterinarians, and humane organizations offer microchipping
  • some even provide low-cost clinics and walk-in services

Call facilities in your area to determine which services are offered.

The price of microchipping services can vary from $10 to $75 or more.

Some providers also offer free microchipping when your pet is spayed or neutered. Call facilities in your area for pricing details.

High-tech protection can prevent heartbreak.

Enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown. Veterinarians encourage microchipping because it substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification.

One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

We hope it is not your pet. However if it should happen, having the peace of mind that your pet has a collar with ID for local contact and a mircorchip for international contact will provide you with extra peace of mind in locating your best friend.

If you are in need of assistance with transporting your pet, please fill out our
Pet Travel Form



For more information, please visit our website at www.happytailstravel.com or give us a call at 1-800-323-1718 or 520-299-3315.  We are always ready and happy to discuss how we can help you to provide a smooth move for any member of your pet family.

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