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Us Pet Shipping, we offer pet ground transport anywhere in the USA. Although pet transport by air is a safe and preferred method of travel, there are times when pet ground transport is needed. Many snub nosed breeds are not permitted on any domestic airline. Us Pet Shipping offers personalized private ground pet transport as well as combined group ground pet transport services *when available.

Us Pet Shipping, all of our pet transport services are handled by our founder who starred in his own television series on Nat Geo Wild. You can track your pet’s journey through our exclusive Pet transport App receiving pictures and location updates along the way. When you choose Us Pet Shipping for your pet’s travel, you can be sure that your pet is receiving the best care available anywhere at any price. We understand that there are many options and types of ground pet transport services out there. Us Pet Shipping focuses solely on the transportation of animals. Us Pet Shipping never moves pets with household goods or any other type of cargo. Because we are pet moving professionals, your pet(s) are our entire focus; we do not piggy back with other types of shipments or cargo. When you choose Us Pet Shipping, you have the comfort of knowing the person who will be handling the relocation of your pet starred on Nat Geo, and has over 21 years of experience moving pets. We are USDA licensed transporters. With comfort stops along the way, and plenty of TLC, you can be sure your pet reaches his or her destination safely and comfortably. Our personalized service ensures that your pet receives one on one care throughout the trip. Receiving a level of service second to none doesn’t mean that you will be paying top tier prices.

With two different types of pet ground transport services, you can choose the level of service that you require. We offer a personalized, private ground service where we move your pet(s) and your pet(s) only, and we also provide group travel at a reduced rate *when available. With either service you and your pet will receive the highest attention to detail. All of our ground pet transport services are provided by driving straight through with minimal stops along the way using the shortest routing and ensuring the shortest travel time possible. Regardless of the service that you choose, you can be sure that your pets well being is always our highest priority. With travel starting as low as $1.05 per mile *depending on the location, you can be sure that your pets travel is not only safe, but also cost effective. Give us a call or fill out the contact form on this page for a FREE quote.

Travel Advice

Relocating your pet can make some pet-parents feel a little anxious.
Your pet’s welfare is in good hands, as it’s safety means everything to Pet-Express.
 

You can be assured that Us Pet Shipping is here to alleviate any concerns by way of a thorough, transparent and organized approach to relocating your  pet.

Contrary to some concerns, when pets fly they do not travel in freezing or pitch black conditions, nor are they mixed in with the baggage and general cargo.

Pets travel in a cargo-compartment that is dedicated to pet transport that is pressurized and dimly lit so that your furry kids can see what is happening around them.

The captain of the aircraft will set the temperature to between approximately 65-75 deg F (18-23 deg C) to ensure that pets travel comfortably.

What we humans experience in the passenger cabin of the plane is similar to what your pets experience.

Travel advice that will help you prepare your pets for their move:

  • Do not sedate your pet unless you have discussed this with your Pet Relocation Specialist.
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association discourages sedatives for animals that will travel at altitude.  Veterinary studies have shown that impacts of sedatives at altitude can include impacts on heart-rate and blood pressure as well as dehydration, disorientation and travel sickness.  If required, sedatives must be administered by a veterinarian, and may require a disclaimer for travel.
  • Try to help your pet become accustomed to its travel crate before travel.  If your pet only sees the crate when it’s time to visit the vet – your pet probably hates the crate already!  Setup the crate in the living room, without the door attached, and with bedding & treats inside.  Don’t force your pet into the crate, but instead provide positive reinforcement and rewards when your pet ventures inside.  Don’t lock it inside during the early days of acclamation.   Your pet may need many weeks or months to become comfortable with its crate, however it’s worth the effort.  Correct crate acclamation will help your pet to relax and negate a need for sedatives.
  • Include a blanket, toy or something your pet is familiar with in the travel crate with your pet.  Include an article of clothing that you have been wearing, so that you pet is reminded of you during its trip.
  • Do not feed your pet a full meal within eight hours prior to the flight as this may cause an upset stomach (a light treat is okay).  Allow time for adequate “potty break” before your pet goes into its crate.
  • Take your pet for a walk or let your pet stretch its legs before they go into the travel crate.
  • Ensure your pet drinks plenty of water and is well hydrated.
  • Ensure your pets vaccinations and parasite treatments are up to date.

Cat Travel Tips

Cats can be especially tuned to the environment and to their owners’ moods.
To help your cat have a good trip, follow these travel tips:
Before the Trip
If possible, let your cat become accustomed to its crate. Putting a special tidbit inside can be a good way of helping a pet associate the crate with good things. Make a very comfortable, tempting bed inside the crate, and place the crate in a favorite sleeping area. Some cats like to look down on you, so try putting the crate up on a high surface, such as the top of your refrigerator. Don’t close the cat into the crate just yet. Instead, leave the crate door open to allow your cat to explore the crate and sniff it inside and out – and perhaps discover that this can be a comfortable place to take a nap.
Cats can be especially sensitive to change, and when their normal environment begins to alter, instinct often tells them to find a new home. To avoid losing your pet before moving, keep your cat indoors. Remember that when movers and other people are working in your home, doors are often left open.
At Pick-Up Time
The way you act at pick-up time is crucial to how your cat feels. Be as upbeat as you can and convey a sense of confidence. A lengthy, emotional departure will cause your pet unnecessary anxiety.
• Preventing Escape: Cats often choose pick-up day to vacate the premises!
Please confine your cat to a small room to prevent escape.
• Food: Make sure the cat has access to litter and water at all times, but please remove food four hours before pick-up time. Please prepare two portions of your cat’s food in two separate plastic bags. We will attach these portions to the outside of the crate at pick-up time, and they will be available in the event that your cat’s trip may become delayed.
• Bedding: If you wish to provide bedding for your cat’s comfort and security, please do. We recommend a small blanket or towel, and perhaps a t-shirt that you have been wearing that will remind your cat of you during its trip.
Please don’t use a large bed that could become hot and uncomfortable, and don’t include heavy items that could be dangerous in the event of turbulence. A small blanket that smells of home is fine, but avoid blankets with holes or a loose weave since these can become caught in the cat’s paws and cause distress.
At Your New Home
Cats can be disoriented by travel, and they may try to run away, so please do not open your cat’s crate until you are home. Carry the crate inside and close the door before releasing the cat.
You can help your cat adapt by returning to your normal routine as soon as possible. Offer drinking water and a light meal right away, but don’t be surprised if your cat doesn’t want to eat immediately. Cats often need time to adjust, so allow your cat a separate room with food, water and litter for two to eight days after arrival.
To avoid escape, please check windows for insect screens before you open them!
Cats can be especially tuned to the environment and to their owners’ moods.
To help your cat have a good trip, follow these travel tips:
Before the Trip
If possible, let your cat become accustomed to its crate. Putting a special tidbit inside can be a good way of helping a pet associate the crate with good things. Make a very comfortable, tempting bed inside the crate, and place the crate in a favorite sleeping area. Some cats like to look down on you, so try putting the crate up on a high surface, such as the top of your refrigerator. Don’t close the cat into the crate just yet. Instead, leave the crate door open to allow your cat to explore the crate and sniff it inside and out – and perhaps discover that this can be a comfortable place to take a nap.
Cats can be especially sensitive to change, and when their normal environment begins to alter, instinct often tells them to find a new home. To avoid losing your pet before moving, keep your cat indoors. Remember that when movers and other people are working in your home, doors are often left open.
At Pick-Up Time
The way you act at pick-up time is crucial to how your cat feels. Be as upbeat as you can and convey a sense of confidence. A lengthy, emotional departure will cause your pet unnecessary anxiety.
• Preventing Escape: Cats often choose pick-up day to vacate the premises!
Please confine your cat to a small room to prevent escape.
• Food: Make sure the cat has access to litter and water at all times, but please remove food four hours before pick-up time. Please prepare two portions of your cat’s food in two separate plastic bags. We will attach these portions to the outside of the crate at pick-up time, and they will be available in the event that your cat’s trip may become delayed.
• Bedding: If you wish to provide bedding for your cat’s comfort and security, please do. We recommend a small blanket or towel, and perhaps a t-shirt that you have been wearing that will remind your cat of you during its trip.
Please don’t use a large bed that could become hot and uncomfortable, and don’t include heavy items that could be dangerous in the event of turbulence. A small blanket that smells of home is fine, but avoid blankets with holes or a loose weave since these can become caught in the cat’s paws and cause distress.
At Your New Home
Cats can be disoriented by travel, and they may try to run away, so please do not open your cat’s crate until you are home. Carry the crate inside and close the door before releasing the cat.
You can help your cat adapt by returning to your normal routine as soon as possible. Offer drinking water and a light meal right away, but don’t be surprised if your cat doesn’t want to eat immediately. Cats often need time to adjust, so allow your cat a separate room with food, water and litter for two to eight days after arrival.
To avoid escape, please check windows for insect screens before you open them!

Dog Travel Tips

Most dogs cope very well with air travel, and owners are often amazed to see how happy their dog is on arrival at their new home.
To help your dog have a good trip, follow these travel tips:
 
Before the Trip
Pets can be sensitive to change. Try to stick to your usual routine and keep your dog’s life as normal as possible. Maintain the usual schedule of meals and exercise. If possible, let your dog become accustomed to its crate. Putting a special tidbit inside can be a good way of helping a pet associate the crate with good things. Make a very comfortable, tempting bed inside the crate, too. Don’t close the dog into the crate just yet. Instead, leave the crate door open to allow your dog to explore the crate and sniff it inside and out – and perhaps discover that this can be a comfortable place to take a nap.
At Pick-Up Time
The way you act at pick-up time is crucial to how your dog feels. Be as upbeat as you can and convey a sense of confidence. A lengthy, emotional departure will cause your pet unnecessary anxiety.
• Food: Try to keep to your usual schedule of meals and exercise, but avoid giving a large meal shortly before departure. A light meal approximately four hours before flight time is good, and an exercise session will promote a bowel movement and help your dog relax during transit. Please prepare two portions of your dog’s food in two separate plastic bags. We will attach these portions to the outside of the crate at pick-up time, and they will be available in the event that your dog’s trip is delayed.
If your dog is going into kenneling, please ensure that you have told us of any special diets or medical needs.
• Bedding: If you wish to provide bedding for your pet’s comfort and security, please do. We recommend a small blanket or towel. Please don’t use a large bed that could become hot and uncomfortable, and don’t include large bones or other heavy items that could be dangerous in the event of turbulence. A small blanket that smells of home is fine, but avoid blankets with holes or a loose weave since these can become caught in the dog’s paws and cause distress.
At Your New Home
You can help your pet adapt by resuming your normal routine as soon as possible. Offer drinking water and a light meal as soon as you reach your new home, but don’t be surprised if your dog doesn’t want to eat right away. Resume your normal schedule of feeding and exercising as soon as you can.  Unpack familiar items so that you new place feels like home.
To minimize chance of escape, please ensure that if you have a yard, that you have checked fences and gates before you let your dog into your yard.

Customs & Quarantine

Us Pet Shipping has the expertise to enable your pet to transport comfortably and in compliance with customs and quarantine laws

Your pet’s safety and comfort during travel is our top concern. And we are not alone.

The airlines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the customs authorities, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the governments of other countries all want pets to be transferred safely from place to place – and all these bodies have rules, regulations and restrictions aimed at ensuring your pet’s safety.

With so many organizations regulating pet transportation, the paperwork involved can be daunting. Our Pet Relocation Specialists know the requirements and have experience in shipping pets worldwide. We are happy to help you identify the documents you need and the restrictions that may apply.

Hawaii and some international destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong require pets to serve a period of quarantine detention after arrival.  In many instances, US animal transport can help you to either eliminate quarantine, or otherwise significantly reduce it.  This is not only better for you and your pet, but will also save you considerable expenses in quarantine fees.

Other international destinations may not impose quarantine unless your pet has been incorrectly prepared, with preparations starting usually a month prior to travel.

We suggest that you obtain advice as soon as possible so that we can understand your pets current veterinary status, and determine what treatments are required ,and when they should be administered.

Importantly, we will also provide a comprehensive “compliance review” of all veterinary and travel documents so that your pet can enter the destination as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

If you are travelling to Hawaii or internationally, please contact a Pet Relocation Specialist as soon as possible.

CheckList

Your Us Pet Shipping Pet Relocation Specialist will ensure that you and your pets are all set for the move, however the following checklist may also help you in feeling that you have everything ready to go.

  • If you are using your own crate, is your crate airline approved? If you are unsure, please clarify your crate type with your Pet Relocation Specialist.
  • Don’t pack veterinary records with other household items!  Ensure that you have your pets veterinary & vaccination records available for boarding and travel.
  • Young pets and animals must be at least 8 weeks of age by the time of travel.  Some international destinations may require that they be older, so confirm the age of pets with your Pet Relocation Consultant.
  • Your pet cannot be more than 42 days pregnant at the time of travel.
  • Ensure you have the details of where you need to meet with us if we are not meeting you at your home.
  • Make sure that you received your Us Pet Shipping booking confirmation.
  • Keep your Us Pet Shipping contact details and your Us Pet Shipping reference number handy.