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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!

Transporting Puppies and Kittens from Breeders

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

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? Adoption from a breeder is sometimes the best way to get the breed you want, with delivery straight to their new home.  Our By Ground Safe and Sound is a turnkey service, which assist getting your new furry family member home to you when you have a busy schedule.

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.  

Many breeders come back to us repeatedly due to our professional handling of their precious puppies and kittens getting to their new homes. One reason they like working with us is that the puppies/kittens are not exposed to other dogs or cats during the transport, and we follow the breeder’s instructions precisely for your pet’s care during their time with us. This includes proper nutrition and whether they are to be walked outside during the trip as some do not want exposure to outdoors as some puppies may be too young.  We love being the number one choice for breeders in their decision!

Our service goes above & beyond any pet service delivery available, with an excellent reputation of 25 + 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!