Happy Tails Alerts

  • Bully Breed Ground Special - Now Extended Through Summer!

    If you have a Bully Breed who needs to travel during the summer, we are offering a discount on our Ground Transport Planning Fee for contracts received until August 31st! This special is valid for the following dog breeds: American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso, English Bulldog, and French Bulldog.

    Our Bully Breed Ground Transport Planning fee is $150 (reduced from $250).  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 Bully Breed Special is only valid for signed contracts received between May 1st - August 31st, 2019.

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 Ground Shipping Testimonials

  • Lucky (NV - LA)

    Lucky is beginning to settle into her new home. She is back to her eating/drinking/napping routine and is starting to interact with my daughter's extremely energetic and exuberant black lab.

    Knowing what a stubborn dog Lucky is, I knew she would try to establish herself as alpha-dog for the duration of the trip. For that reason, I was apprehensive about handing her over to just anyone for the trip. Mark, however, has been extraordinarily patient with her, even going as far as to carry my 75 lb dog from the parking lot of the motel into their second floor room after she plopped her behind down on the parking lot, refusing to budge. That was certainly going well beyond the call of duty!

    Besides administering her anti-seizure medication without fail, Mark also gave us much-appreciated regular text updates on their travels, including pictures and videos. To help relax the dog, he discovered that brushing her coat helped to calm her. It is obvious that Mark is an animal lover with tons of experience.When he and Lucky arrived in Louisiana, I was at PetSmart, shopping for a new crate for Lucky. The store was out of her size crate, and I ended up having to purchase a much smaller one (36" instead of 48"). When I mentioned that to Mark, he immediately offered me the crate in his car, along with his seat cover. That crate is the one Lucky is so comfortably sleeping in in one of the attached photos. I couldn't begin to thank Mark enough for his generosity.

    Thanks to Mark, Kim and Happy Tails, I had no worries whatsoever about my furbaby. I couldn't be happier with the service we received, starting with Kim so patiently scheduling the trip and putting me in touch with Mark to schedule my flight, to Mark's devotion to making our dog feel safe and happy. I owe you both a very special thank you!

    Best,
    May L. & Lucky
    Las Vegas, NV - Gretna, LA


  • Thanks for the smooth moving experience! I loved getting pictures of her along the way as well as the location—we got to see if we were taking the same route to get here!

    Shiloh D. & Artemis
    Tucson, AZ - Lewisburg, PA

  • Bear (NC - MA)

    Our Shih Tzu, “Bear” was recently reunited with our Daughter.  His travel from Raleigh, NC to Boston was handled by Happy Tails Travel.  The care, professionalism, and quality of the travel experience for Bear and us was outstanding. The driver (Frank) took the time to build trust with Bear and made sure he was comfortable and safe.  The ride was on time and we were given updates on his journey all along the way.  The coordination and administration by the Happy Tails staff was excellent, first class.  I highly recommend Happy Tails Travel.  Although they arrange many pet trips, they treated us and our pet as if it was the only trip they were coordinating.  Simply outstanding!

    Al. S & Bear
    Chapel Hill, NC - Boston, MA

  • JIMENEZ - Hope (CA-NC)

    When my family decided to move from California to North Carolina, one of my first thoughts was how in the world are we going to get our beloved 100lb German Shepherd there?! We decided to reach out to Happy Tails Travel and I am so glad we did. From the beginning, they were incredibly responsive and explained all of our doggie transport options, and they worked to make sure our dog's travel schedule fit in with our very specific time frame needs. Hope rode across the country in the back of a comfy SUV with blankets, her toys, and lots of treats. The driver, Frank, was amazing, and I knew Hope was in great hands. We chatted before the trip so I would know what to expect and he is clearly a natural with animals, even with a quirky dog like ours. Frank also sent pictures and updates throughout the trip so I knew exactly how our furbaby was doing. Honestly, I can't imagine what we would have done without this wonderful service and I would highly recommend them!

    Have a great rest of the week!
    Candice J.
    Walnut Creek, CA - Cary, NC

  • REYNOLDS_GREGORY - Chupa & Dexter (TX-TN)

    We absolutely appreciate the wonderful service and the frequent updates and would be pleased to recommend Happy Tails Travel to anyone who is making a long-distance with pets!  Your driver had to deal with some majorly nasty weather and yet delivered our dogs safely - and quickly - from Texas to Tennessee while we completed our packing and moving process.   It was a huge weight off our mind to have them in good hands and out of the way of the movers. Much less stress on all sides.

    The boys are settled in with my parents and currently being spoiled rotten with treats, walks, and naps.   I attached a photo of the boys getting treats at "grandma's" house upon their arrival.

    Best,
    Melanie and Jay
    Austin, TX - Norris, TN

  • STODDARD - Gary Lee (AZ-MI)

    Gary Lee is settling in well. I want to thank you for the wonderful care that you gave him while he was coming back to Michigan. This is the second trip you have done for him and I couldn’t be happier with your services. I would recommend you to anyone  Who needs to transport a dog.  Gary Lee sent this love and a big Beagle “ Aaarooooo!”

    Peggy S.
    Surprise, AZ - Muskegon, MI

  • Millie (2)

    Happy Trails Travel, Kim and Ruben were excellent. Under promised and over delivered. Thank you!

    Tom H & Millie
    Scottsdale, AZ to Indianapolis, IN

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ryan 1 Ryan 2

    Ryan (Black Lab) is happy to have made it safely to our home in great time. He and his new brother Phineas (Aussie) are already becoming fast friends. The Happy Tails driving service was very good. We were pleased with the planning and strong communication from the driver and Happy Tails Travel. We would recommend Happy Tails go anyone looking to transport their pet with as little hassle and stress as possible.

    Best,
    Nick and Whitney
    Greenwich, Connecticut - Costa Mesa, California

  • Durein

    We definitely would use and recommend Happy Trails. Frank was the BEST. He immediately sat down with Rosie and became friends. We were informed along the way about everything you could think of. We honestly felt Rosie had become Franks dog. Can't say enough about him. As for pictures, he took enough that you must have some.

    Doug, Susan, and Rosie
    Alameda, California to Leicester, NC

  • Lulu (2)

    Lulu is doing great! She’s in her new home with my sister and her family. Ruben was wonderful with Lulu, I’m so lucky to have found you guys!

    Natalie S. & Lulu
    Nashville, TN - Houston, TX

  • Nick

    Nick is doing great.  My friend and her dog have been visiting, and I recommended Happy Tails Travel to her.  Nick was well taken care of by driver Matt, who seems like an incredibly patient and kind human being.
    Here’s a photo of Nick (right) with one of his friends at the dog park.

    Cheers
    Nancy Y. & Nick
    Los Angeles, CA - Snowmass Village, CO

  • EllaElla 2

    It's my pleasure to recommend Happy Tails Travel. Kim was a dream to work with - made a very stressful event into the seamless, worry-free portion of my move. My dear dog Ella and I were fortunate to have Mark assigned as her driver. She took to him instantly, and off they went on a road trip from CA to NY! Mark kept me informed with texts and videos; I could see that Ella was enjoying the journey. Meantime, I was able to get our new space set up, so when Ella arrived, it felt like home. I am thankful to the whole Happy Tails Travel team - and Ella sends her best, too!

    Ella is enjoying city living! So thanks again for everything — and for getting my girl here!

    Best,
    Kathleen & Ella
    Aliso Viejo, CA - New York,  NY

  • Joey

    Thanks for checking in! It’s been a crazy week and the only thing that wasn’t stressful has been Joeys relocation! He is doing great with my family back in Houston! Thank you!

    Kyle D.
    Albuquerque, NM - Houston, TX

  • Sierra

    We are indeed settled in--and I can't thank you enough for getting Sierra here in such good shape.  I think she did enjoy her trip with Frank.  They arrived right on time, about a half hour after we pulled in from the airport.  I'm especially grateful because the agency that I had booked with earlier had gone completely silent--after two days of being unable to reach them, I was in a panic.  When I contacted Happy Tails, I assumed I might have to wait weeks to get another driver, but you accommodated me in record time, so that I didn't have to change my own travel plans in order to be here when Sierra arrived.Frank was great--reliable, trustworthy and a true dog lover.  So Happy Tails is worth every cent!  Here we both are, back home in California.

    Susan G.
    Mount Prospect, IL - Santa Clara, CA

  • Karma

    Karma is doing great.  Trent, the driver, was wonderful.  He and his family loved Karma and said she was very good.  I knew that it would be great as you were all so professional.  I would definitely refer people who need this service to you. Have a wonderful day.

     

    Linda G.
    Oak Forest, Illinois - Ocala, Florida

  • Lynx (SC-CO)

    I hired Happy Tails Travel, Inc. to transport my 11 yr. old cat (Lynx) from SC to CO earlier this month and, by far, it was the best decision I could've made! Lynx was picked up promptly by Pamela and her husband and he arrived in CO exactly when I was told he would be dropped off. In addition to that, Pamela sent me multiple texts (with photos) throughout the entire trip to put my mind at ease on how the trip was going. The communication was frequent and I never, at any time, felt like I was bothering Pamela if I needed another Lynx fix (photo) during the trip. Lynx arrived in perfectly good health and was very happy to see me - cats simply don't like traveling! I was so thankful to not have to navigate the challenges and stress of taking him to CO myself via plane or car. I was able to focus on moving my entire household and getting settled before Lynx even arrived. It was truly a perfect scenario. I highly recommend Happy Tails for any of your pet moving needs. It was the best money I ever spent!

    Thank you, Pamela and Kim!!!

    Leslie B.
    Greer, SC - Englewood, CO

  • Ezzy

    We used Happy Tails Travel for our recent move from CA to OH – with a new baby, new job, and a move across country, getting our first (fur) baby to our new home was another added stress to our chaotic life! I found Happy Tails and worked with Kim a few months prior to our move and she was fabulous in explaining what to expect and preparing for our trip.Unfortunately, we ran into quite a few roadblocks at the last minute related to weather and changes in airline policies, and flying was no longer an option for our pup. With new mom hormones and the stress of the move, I was devastated that we found ourselves in this predicament 3 days before we were supposed to leave! While I do wish there were more chances for anticipating some of those issues, I truly appreciate that Kim and her team found us an alternative in Frank. We called him the hero doggy Uber who drove our anxious dog three days across the country, slowly winning her love and giving us updates every step of the way. In the end, our pup arrived safely, only a few days behind schedule, and we can’t thank Happy Tails enough for getting creative to get the job done!

    Thank you for your help getting Ezzy out here and for rolling with the punches for us.

    The Pecks
    Sacramento, CA - Columbus, OH

  • Walker 2

    Shipping our pet Walker was not a decision we took lightly and you guys at Happy Tails Travel made it the easiest, best experience it could be from start to finish. I was overwhelmed by the idea of shipping my pet such a long distance and was worried about how the trip would be on him, especially since Walker was adopted not that long ago. Your team talked to me on the phone (in length) about all the ways that would work or wouldn't work based on Walker's background, size and personality. Helping us understand the dynamics of all types of travel and how to get Walker to Texas safely, and the best way for him. Ultimately deciding to send Walker by car, his handler Brian was fantastic with him, and with us, keeping us up to date throughout their journey. It looked like Walker had a blast on his road trip, that was completely catered to him and his bulldog travel companion, Mika! I am so thankful I found your service and Walker is happy to now be off the city streets of NYC and in sunny, grassy Texas!

    Thank you!
    Marion C. & Walker
    New York, NY - Austin, TX

  • Jesse 2

    Aloha,

    Jesse made it safely to Nashville on Tuesday morning. She is enjoying lounging about with my parents and roaming around her new home and yard.

    Ms Sandy, who picked her up at JFK and drove her to Nashville, was amazing. She called both my father and I prior to pickup to chat and tell us about her and her plan. I felt my dog was in great hands and had less stress because of Ms. Sandy. She treated my dog as one of her own. She kept me updated with texts and pictures as they traveled to Tennessee.

    Traveling can be a stressful situation for humans, let alone pets. Happy Tails Travel helped to relieve some of that stress as they helped me relocate my dog from Hawaii to Tennessee. I was unable to travel with my nine year old boxer and was concerned for her health and well being during the trip, especially since her breed was just placed on many airline flight restrictions. Happy Tails Travel made all the arrangements and let me know what I needed to do to prepare my dog for the journey. They provided me with everything I needed to get my fur baby to her final destination. I received updates and pictures throughout her trip and a confirmation when she arrived in Tennessee.  I could not have placed my dog in better hands. Thanks Happy Tails Travel!!!

    Kimberly A. Grammer & Jesse
    Honolulu, HI - Nashville, TN

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