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Pets Health

We are Pet CPR & First Aid certified with your pets health our #1 priority.



USDA-certified intermediate handlers, #74-H-0127; licensed, insured.


24-hour care

Care from pick up, on the road until your pet is delivered safely.


Expert handlers

With the experience to manage a wide variety of breeds and species

Worry-free travel services with your pets safety and welfare our #1 priority

If your pet cannot travel by air due to breed restrictions, size, heat embargo, or you simply would prefer they stay on the ground, The Pet Porters is the premier choice. We offer top-of-the-line private ground transport for family pets. Our Pet Travel Specialists provide worry-free travel services with your pets safety and welfare our #1 priority.

USDA-certified, licensed, insured

The Pet Porters are USDA-certified intermediate handlers, #74-H-0127; licensed, insured and Pet CPR & First Aid certified. We are expert handlers with the experience to manage a wide variety of breeds and species. All pets travel in a size appropriate kennel riding in climate-controlled vehicles. Dogs are walked double leashed and wear a Marco Polo RF Tracker on a harness for additional safety in case of an emergency. Our handlers provide 24-hour care of our client’s pets from pick up, on the road until your pet is delivered safely.

How do we do it?

Before and at time of pickup

  • Itinerary of planned route provide with dates, estimated city destinations noted along route and contacts noted.

  • Review of travel supplies required for the safety and comfort of your pet

    Supplies may include: leash, harness, collar, food, treats, required prescribed medication, blanket or bed and toy.  If owner does not have a travel kennel for their pet, The Pet Porters will be happy to supply a kennel for use for the duration of the trip. 

  • Documentation review – health certificate plus a copy of current rabies certificate is required

  • Pet profile outlining feeding and medication schedule, behaviors, etc. will be requested

Day of Trip

  • Text group communication:  You, your pet handler and the Pet Travel Specialist included to monitor the drive and keep you informed.

  • Driver will arrive to collect your pet and the fun begins

  • Marco Polo RF Tracker attached to your pets harness for additional safety

En Route

  • Photo updates of pet along the route; local landmarks, state signs etc. when possible (Note:  Our drivers do NOT text and drive but will send updates at periodic stops during the day)

  • Dogs:  double leashed for all nature breaks and walks (~4-6 hours)

  • Cats: litter box and proper bedding provided inside the kennel for comfort; cleaned frequently

  • Water is always available for the pet inside kennel

  • Food and medication are given as directed

  • Overnight stays in pet-friendly hotels with the handler; often on the bed or in kennel if directed

At time of Delivery

  • Safe delivery of your pet to you, a boarding facility or authorized person of your choice

  • Return of all supplies provided at time of pickup; excluding food & treats consumed during trip

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They’ve said about us

Based on 64 Reviews
Alan Bryant
June 5, 2021

Jelena and her team went above and beyond to get my dog ,Mayer over to the UK especially doing this crazy time. USDA paperwork didn’t make in time before his original flight , so they took care of him for almost 20 days drove him from Dallas to Austin, then to Houston to get all his paperwork taken care of and get him bored on his flight. I couldn’t be more pleased with how well they took care of him and us! I would give 100 stars if I could. Will for sure use Pet Porters again!

Valentina Šaško
November 1, 2020

I used The Pet Porters to transport my dog from San Francisco to Chicago and they were amazing. Renee from the Pet Porters truly treated him like one of her own! She sent me text updates and the cutest pictures of my Buster along the way. I am so happy I found this company. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.

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We shipped our 3 fur babies (Floki, Freyja, and Nova) from minot ND to Germany. The service that the pet porters provided was nothing less than amazing. They were super nice and courtesy to all of our needs and thousands of questions I had. Thank you all agian for making a stressful move possible.

December 21, 2021

The Pet Porters recently took care of my furkids while I was away on my honeymoon. I have known Jen for a few years now through our mutual rescue work connection and she is so respected and a top-notch professional in the rescue community, and also in her new endeavors with The Pet Porters. They stayed there and made sure my animals were happy, safe and loved. There is no better comfort than knowing that people who care, and who do things right are the ones watching your animals. I can't thank them enough!! I give them a huge thumbs up!!!

July 30, 2019

Words will never express how amazing the pet porters are! Besides taking care of my home and my three 4-legged babies (one of which is an iguana), they stayed at my home to ensure my animals felt comfortable, kept in constant contact with me on how everything was going, took the most beautiful photographs of my pets and loved them as much, if not more, than we do! I highly recommend Pet Porters for any of your needs!

June 10, 2019
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