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.

By Ground Safe and Sound

Advantages of Long-Distance Pet Ground Transport

  • Door-to-Door Service
  • Especially helpful if pet is going from/to rural areas with limited airports
  • Large breed dogs accepted
  • Can be less expensive, especially for a multi pet family

Why Use Happy Tails Travel for Long-Distance Ground Transport

  • IPATA member since 1996
  • Quick to respond and provide free estimates
  • Greater flexibility with scheduling and travel date
  • Private or group dog and/or cat transport available
  • We limit how many pets are in each vehicle
  • No breed restrictions for cats or dogs
  • Employ a full-time ground transport coordinator dedicated to coordinating and tracking your pet’s journey
  • The price you pay is determined by your unique pet situation and the route
  • Provide 24-hour, one-on-one, customized pet care to each pet’s unique needs
  • Provide communication with pet owner during transport, including photos of your pet
  • Dogs walked every 3-4 hours, or as requested by owner
  • Each of our vehicles are GPS monitored from our office to keep track of the current location of our drivers and your pet at all times
  • All drivers are hired based upon upholding high standards and complying with quality checks
  • Our drivers have the flexibility to drive as long as they feel comfortable doing so each day, but we require them to stay in pet friendly hotels overnight
  • Health certificates are not required for all transports, but may be requested depending on your pet's unique situation
  • We have a transparent one-page contract - No fine print and everything is included
  • Accredited A+ Member of the BBB
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See What Our Customers Are Saying

I'm so happy I found Happy Tails. I was in desperate need of getting my well behaved, crate trained, and sweet pit mix from NYC to Los Angeles. No airline would let me store as cargo, and I didn't know what to do. I spoke to a few competitors of Happy Tails and they were quoting me a very high number—Kim at Happy Tails quoted me something similar to them, but quickly responded with a huge price break if I would carpool my dog. It was a no-brainer on who the most efficient service would be—and no other company had offered me a carpool, even though I would have been open to it. About a week later, Aaron came to my apartment in NYC to pick up my dog. He picked her up right after lunch on Monday, and he was very flexible on what hours he could pick her up, which I appreciated. By Thursday, after dinner NYC time, my pet and best friend was in Los Angeles‐he made a ~42 hour drive without stops in 4.25 days!! He also took at least one photo a day and gave 2 text messages a day on my dog's well being. I highly, highly recommend this service and will happily speak one-on-one with anyone considering using Happy Tails. Amazing service.

Ryan Tilis