Happy Tails Alerts

  • Pet Scam Alert

    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.

    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

Pet Relocation

Pet Relocation is Our Passion!

Relocating pets is an important service, and thousands of ‘pet parents’ all over the world need shipping for their dogs, cats, and other animals for different reasons, including a home relocation, a new job, family vacation, attending school, new ownership over the internet from rescue shelters or adoption agencies, and PCS (Permanent Change of Station) for military members.

Planning a pet move can be an overwhelming and time consuming task. Happy Tails Travel specializes in animal transportation by air, and we set the standard in quality pet relocation. We minimize discomfort and stress for both you and your pet. Your peace of mind matters to us.

Many times, your career causes you to shift your home and family to another location or even another country. Of course, you do not want to leave a member of your family behind. There are so many differences between people and pet travel. Let us do the work, and wade through the lengthy, sometimes confusing and frustrating process for you!

Ground Transportation

We now cater to pets that are restricted from airline travel. This includes Giant Breed, Snub Nose, & ‘Dangerous Dog Breeds’. In addition, some pet parents prefer private long distance pet transport over airline pet travel. This popular service is By Ground Safe & Sound.

Happy Tails Travel is your Animal Transportation Professional - Let us help you make your pet’s move smooth!

  • Relocating cats and dogs is a more technical process than you may realize. We specialize in arranging animal freight / animal cargo and provide for your pet’s travel safety and comfort from door to door or airport to airport.
  • At Happy Tails Travel we stay abreast of all the up-to-date travel requirements and documents that could be required for your animal's air transportation. This ensures pet travel will go smoothly and safely!
  • We will arrange all the necessary documentation to be completed for the entire animal freight/animal cargo process from start to finish.
  • Pet relocation has a standard set of procedures and regulations that must be followed when shipping pets. We are experts in the field and have the national and international contacts to accomplish the task efficiently and with care.
    • When shipping pets internationally, import permits may be required as well as special licenses and other legal documentation and we help you with these details.
    • Happy Tails Travel flies pets throughout the United States and around the world, working with other professional pet agents and agencies every step of the way.
    • Happy Tails Travel is the most efficient alternative to working directly with the airline industry and a better alternative to your pet's relocation for your peace of mind and your pet's safety. Calling airlines can be time consuming and confusing; each time you call you can receive a different answer.  At Happy Tails Travel we know all of the policies and procedures and the difference between each airline so we can select the best flight for your pet! 

Trust our Experience!

animal relocation dog and cat

Since Happy Tails Travel was established in 1995, we have been working as a team with the live animal freight, shipping and animal cargo industry. We treat each pet’s relocation as if we were moving our own furry four footed family member.

We have the professional experience needed to work with the airline/veterinarian/professional transportation industry. We arrange safe pet transportation daily, and we want your Pet Transportation Experience to be a happy event!

Why you can trust our Experience & Respected Reputation:

  • We have experience working with Military Pet Relocation due to PCS (Permanent Change of Station).
  • We have national and international contacts with all the pet transportation related organizations including airlines and professional pet travel agents. We are well aware of the legal formalities, regulations and laws pertaining to import and export of animals to or from other countries.
  • We regularly attend the IPATA Conference to keep up-to-date on the latest important changes in the industry.
  • We have a 100% safety record with pet arrivals.
  • We are experienced working with new pet owners who desire to adopt a pet via the internet or from an out-of-state shelter or adoption agencies.
  • As a professional pet relocation specialist, Happy Tails Travel makes sure all aspects of a pet relocation are covered even those details you don’t even know to think about!
  • We provide you with detailed and customized flight and prep Info for each of your pets, which will explain to you the entire procedure of animal relocation.

How to get Started with your Pet's Smooth Move

The first step after inquiring about Happy Tails Travel is to talk with one of our Pet Travel Specialists about all of the details of your upcoming move. We will be able to assess your individual needs to customize a plan that works best with you, your pet, and anyone involved with your move. Our goal is peace of mind for you, and safety and comfort for your pet. We strive to give you peace of mind by providing details and answers to all of your question and concerns.

The second step is to provide you an estimate and help you determine the scope of services you need for your pet. The estimate will provide a breakdown of all services for the complete move. This allows us to agree on the proposal prior to hiring us.

The third step is we send you a contract via email that you sign and fax or scan and email back. Once we get the signed contract back, with photo ID, we start the comprehensive service for your VIP pet!

Our service provides a Pet Travel Packet, mailed to the person who will be taking your pet to the airport. It includes:

  • Detailed Relocation Instructions including flight, crate and documentation requirements
  • The ticket for your pet, typed up on an AWB (Air Waybill)
  • Feeding Instruction Stickers
  • Live Animal Stickers
  • Airport procedures for pickup and delivery
  • Crate tag with pet/flight info
  • Special gift for your pet<

While planning and assisting with your pet travel plan we are available to you, your vet and anyone involved with your pets’ move from start to finish by phone or email.

Our service is complete once we hear that the pet has arrived at his/her final destination safely and is Home Sweet Home!

Please visit our pet travel testimonial page to hear from other ‘Pet Parents’ who have happily hired us!

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