Happy Tails Alerts

  • SPRING & SUMMER SEASON


    We love helping pets have a smooth move and want to help you too!

    At this time, generic e-mail inquiries and replies to Pet Travel Form submissions are taking about 3 business days from the time they are received. Priority goes to existing clients and those traveling the soonest.

    Due to our existing clients and transport schedule, at this time we are booking ground transports at least 30 days out from the date a signed contract is received, and we require at least 15 business days to accommodate domestic air travel, from the date a signed contract is received. 

    We regret to inform you that all international services are currently suspended.

    Air options remain limited as airlines work on resuming services as usual. Air travel becomes more difficult for pets to fly as temperatures must be below 80° Fahrenheit at all cities on a pet’s itinerary and many places in the country are already experiencing warmer temperatures.

    If you are interested in working with us, the quickest way to receive a response is to fill out our Pet Travel Form.  It will provide us with the additional details we need to see how we can best assist you.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to working with you!

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

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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

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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

Transporting Puppies and Kittens from Breeders

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Apr 16, 2021

Have you fallen in love with a puppy or kitten online? Are you seeking a special breed?  Did you find a puppy or kitten from a breeder, but he or she is far away in another state? Did the breeder say you need to make arrangements for the move of your adopted pet but you don’t know how to? Did you try to get a pet flight, but cannot seem to find any flights that will take your new best friend to you? 

Happy Tails Travel can help with all these different challenges that may come up in getting your new puppy or kitten to you.  This includes the transport of full specialty breeds such as a Labrador, Golden Retriever, Dachshund, Goldendoodle, Border Collie, Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, Dogo Argentino or Poodle for dogs, and Bengal, Maine Coon, Persian or Ragdoll for cats.

The airlines in recent years have had an incredible change in policies for pet acceptance on their aircrafts. Many breeds, whether they be large, snub nose, or labeled as “aggressive”, are restricted from flying, even as new puppies and kittens! In these cases, many people are left wondering how to get their new puppy or kitten home to them.  

Additionally, there are temperature restrictions where it cannot be over 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any city on your pet’s itinerary for them to fly. As of most recent, Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are no longer required to be accommodated in the main cabin with a traveling passenger. Except for trained service dogs, no pet can travel in the main cabin unless they can fit under the seat in front of you; this is usually only big enough for cats or small pet breeds.  Furthermore, many breeders do not wish for their puppies or kittens to travel as live animal manifested cargo.

That is why having an alternative such as Happy Tails Travel’s By Ground Safe & Sound service is a great way for us to do a private door to door transport of your new puppy or kitten from their current home at the breeder, or wherever they are living, to their new Home Sweet Home with you! There are fewer moving pieces, 24/7 private care, and frequent communication from the driver throughout the journey.  Another key benefit for puppies and kittens who may not be fully vaccinated yet, is that there is not exposure to other pets. Happy Tails Travel also offers a pet family rate and military discount.  

Our service goes above & beyond any service available, with an excellent reputation of 26 years in business along with positive reviews from clients throughout the years. Our team is dedicated to working with you and the breeder to get your new family member home safely. For more information about our services, or to receive a quote, please fill out our Pet Travel Form today!  

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