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New Video!

We have just added a new cartoon video on our YouTube channel! Our latest video discusses Pet Travel to and from Hawaii. The video explains why travel to Hawaii is the most difficult pet relocation in the United States and will teach you about what is needed to get your pets to Hawaii.

Click here to watch it!



Military Testimonials


Choosing Happy Tails Travel is the best decision that we made for our two huskies to assist with our military move to Hawaii. We were stressed initially before finding this company, as sending pets to Hawaii can be complicated with the required state documents and tests. We also discovered that only certain airports will fly pups to the island, as well as the enforcement of temperature restrictions to fly pets for their safety. Once we found Happy Tails Travel, we no longer had stress with flying our pups. From beginning to end, Kim was there to help with all paperwork, flights, travel details, etc. She is kind, patient, timely, and has great communication. She answers all questions thoroughly and quickly. We had a driver, Olay, transport our pups from Illinois to JFK airport for their flight, and he is fantastic as well. The pups felt very comfortable with Olay, as he is friendly, fun, and caring. We were provided with pictures, updates, and tracking information for their ground transportation to the airport and during their flight. We are very thankful for Happy Tails Travel, and the team members Kim and Olay. Our family recommends this company without reservation, and we are so happy to be reunited with our pups in Hawaii.


Colton and Bailey S. with Jax & Ozzy
Scott AFB, IL to Honolulu, HI

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Beyond the inevitable awkwardness of transitioning to a new, dog-occupied home & (very) different climate, it's going well all things considered. Thanks to you & all involved for doing so much to ensure they made the trip as safely and as happily as possible!

Thanks again,

Matthew R., Panda, & Bose
Kailua-Kona, HI to Fox Point, WI


Elaine is fantastic!! We could not have gotten our dog from the United Kingdom to Alaska without her taking lead. She was with us every step of the way and when one of our flights was canceled for our pup she was worked diligently and got another flight scheduled,which ended up being an earlier flight, so we were able to reunite with our Atryeu’s even sooner. I cannot recommend enough!!! 5 stars!!


Jennifer B. & Atryeu 
Seattle, WA to North Pole, AK


Thank you again for all helping us get our little family all together in Hawaii! We will for sure reach out again after this little adventure is over. 

Katie H.,Kiowa & Lola
Los Angeles, CA - Honolulu, HI


Kai and Laila are doing great and enjoying the snow! Thank you for everything!

Katelyn E.,Kai and Laila
Honolulu, HI to Phoenix, AZ


I could not have been happier with the tremendous customer support and follow up I received from using Happy Tails to assist me in moving my dog Puka. The process was very straightforward and when it came time to get her shipped off it was a breeze with all of the paperwork included in the packet. Every question I had was responded to within 1-2 hours over email during business hours, and if I needed an answer right away I knew I could just make a call. Happy Tails was able to take care of my dog so I could focus on transferring to my next command during extremely stressful Covid times. Thank you Happy Tails you guys rock!

Andrew F. & Puka
Honolulu, HI - Mesa, AZ


My family and I were moving from Illinois to Hawaii due to military PCS. As usual, military PCS is always one of the most stressful part of being in the active military, requiring a lot of my attention and coordination with multiple agencies and at the same time I was still working at my previous unit. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to plan and coordinate our pet’s (Kona) travel. Thankfully we found Happy Trail Travel, specifically Kim, who helped us with our personal planned travel for Kona. Hawaii has a lot of requirement for pet travel which can be really stressful for anyone but Kim did all the work and research for us which took off a ton of weight over our shoulder. During Kona’s travel from Chicago to Seattle (for his flight to Hawaii) via ground transportation, we were worried about him having a separation anxiety. But thankfully, Kona had a great driver (Matthew). Matthew took care of Kona as if he was his own pet. He took Kona to National Parks along the way which distracted Kona from being separated from us. He sent us a lot of pictures at the park and I can tell Kona was having a great trip. As planned, upon our arrival, Kona arrived just less than an hour after my family and I arrived in Hawaii. We picked up Kona from the airport with no issue. Kona is reunited with us and enjoying the Hawaiian life.

I am very satisfied with the service and I have no regrets. And yes, I am planning to use Happy Trail Travel again for my next PCS move back to the mainland or other overseas assignment in the future.

Kim, thanks again for everything!

Gregorio Family
Joliet, IL - Honolulu, HI


The kitties have adjusted great to their new home in Hawaii. Apparently, they took a liking to another family member & forget about myself & the children. Lol.

SJ, Spartacus, myself, & my little kids are all very appreciative of the help this business provided us for a smooth transition into our new lives. 

Thank you again!
Charnele K.
Travis AFB, CA - Hilo, HI


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


We’re both loving it here!

I am so very pleased with everything and the service y’all provided. This picture is as soon as him and John left the quarantine station! He was a very happy boy!! 

Jordan R. & Devan
Gambrills, MD - Pearl City, HI