Happy Tails Alerts

  • March Madness!

    We are offering a discount on our Ground Transport Planning Fee for travel during the month of March!

    Our March Madness Special Ground Transport Planning fee is $200 for civilian domestic ground relocation (reduced from $250), and $185 for military and rescue domestic ground relocation (reduced from $200).  

    In addition to the discounted transport planning fee, you will be responsible for the cost of the transportation itself which is based on mileage and/or timing.

    *Please note our March Madness Special is only valid for travel between March 1st - 31st, 2019.  A signed contract must be returned prior to the discount being applied.

We've been home for a month and everyone is settling in nicely! Attached is a picture of Briny enjoying her new home. Thanks again for all your help!
Warm regards,

Clayton Saunders from Rome, Italy to Dulles, VA

Blue the Dog - Military Pet transportation services from California, USA to Brandon Suffolk UK Blue the Dog - Overseas Pet travel services from California, USA to Brandon Suffolk UK

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help getting Blue to the UK. Everything went perfectly from his paperwork to his drop off to the pick-up.

He was a very happy boy when we picked him up and his customs clearance process was very smooth.

Erin Sturgell & Blue
Rosamond CA to Brandon Suffolk UK

Obi - dog shipped from Smithfield, VA to Venice, Italy

After a few days Obi is still doing great! He is eating normal, sleeping as expected, and being his general frisky self. I've attached a picture of Obi and the kids for your enjoyment. We are grateful for your help in getting him here in such good health. He was well taken care of. Thanks!


Ike Williams
Smithfield, VA to Venice, Italy

Dogs, Sierra and Jenny shipped from Austin, TX to Oakland, CA

Thanks to Happy Tails Travel Jenny & Sierra had a safe flight from Austin, TX to Oakland, CA.

Happy Tails Travel coordinated the entire travel process for my pets. I was up to date on all the arrangements even as they traveled to their final destination. We were very pleased with the services Bridget provided. Thanks Happy Tails!!

Leslie F.
Austin, TX to Oakland, CA

Here are some photos of our Ellie (female dog) and Hapa (male cat) after their very long trip from Maui to Maine. They are enjoying their Happy Tails cowboy bandanas.

You did a fantastic job getting them to us in very good condition. They were no worse for the wear and as happy as ever to see us. They settled into our their new home like they had been here all along! We are so grateful for your service!

Our best to you,

Michael and Leanne Caires
Makawao, HI to Portland ME

We are eternally grateful for your helping our dogs, Bo and Megan be flown to us without any muss or fuss.

Thank you! Kelly Brilakis
Denver, Co to Atlanta Ga.

Winter Weather Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm

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

With the winter weather already here in many parts of the country, we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your cats and dogs inside as much as possible.  Pets are just as susceptible to the wintery elements as humans, including succumbing to frostbite.  If they are strictly outdoor pets, be sure to give them extra blankets, towels, even an old heating pad or heated blanket to cozy up to on those long, winter nights.  Also, make sure they have a small house or cubby that they can escape into from the elements.

Second, dogs’ feet can be very dry and tender, just like ours, due to the cold, dry weather. Do not use human lotions as they can soften paws too much and lead to other health and skin problems.  Instead, keep a batch of coconut oil, or oatmeal butter, specially designed for doggy paws on hand to help re-hydrate their pads.

Third, booties and sweaters may be funny and complicated to put on your pet, but they really do help!  Certain breeds with shorter, more thinly layered, fur can benefit from wearing a sweater, coat, or even rain coat in certain weather.  While your dog may initially reject wearing any “protective” clothing, with time and training, most dogs come to realize the joy, comfort, and warmth these cute outfits provide.

Fourth, and possibly one of the most important, is to be aware of those outside pets that might curl up under a car hood for warmth!  Cats are particularly drawn to the warmth of the car engines and will often curl up under the hood, or just on top of a tire. If you suspect you might have an animal trying to keep warm, check around your car and maybe even bang on your car hood to scare them out before starting your car.  Along the same lines, when putting antifreeze in your car to help prevent freezing, keep an eye out for leaks and spills.  Cats and dogs both are attracted to the sweet taste of the antifreeze, however, and it can be fatal to animals!  Use caution when winterizing your vehicles!

Lastly, if you have a fireplace, while it may feel nice and toasty and pretty to you, it can be dangerous for pets.  Be sure to keep their bedding far enough away that no stray embers from the wood can jump out and catch the bedding on fire.  Keep a grate or guard in front of the fire to protect pets, and little ones, from excessive heat.  Do not allow pets to sit too closely as they can overheat quickly as well.

Remember – our pets skin, fur, and feet are just as delicate as our own!  Keep warm, friends!

For more information on how to keep your pets safe during the winter, or on how to transport them, please visit our Website, and fill out our Pet Travel Form today!