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).  

    *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.

Pet Ground Shipping Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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.

    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!

    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

  • 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

  • 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


    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