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Independent Pet Shippers and Movers International

USDA Intermediate Handler Cert # 54 H 0004


We can FULLY help you no matter where you are OR where you are going in the WORLD!!

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Why use an ipata middleman pet shipper UNLESS you have several thousand EXTRA dollars to spend?

Always DEMAND  FULL itemization!

aka:   www.actionpetrelocation.com  

VETERAN owned since 1969
Your Pet's Personal Pet Travel Agency (Agent)

Professional PET SHIPPING by Pet Lovers!  NOT Greedy Money Grabbers!

 We provide, or assist with, ALL details of Pet Shipping and Relocation for Domestic and Worldwide (International) PET  TRAVEL at a FRACTION of the costs of using an IPATA  3rd Party Pet Shipper !!  For ALL pet owners!!

Do you REALLY want to trust your beloved pet (s) to a Pet Shipping company (PetRelocation - Austin, TX) whose own employees have these following comments to say:



URGENT:  New USDA policies!!

Pet  Scams.... page 8

The following are ALL  VERY expensive IPATA 3rd Party Pet Shippers out to Rip You Off  money wise: AirVets-DFW; Animal Land - Atlanta; Capital Pet Movers - Wash DC; Happy Tails - Arizona; Pender - Wash DC; Pet Express - SFO; Pet Relocation - Austin, TX; PuppyTravel - SLC..  The Following are ALSO 3rd Party Shippers Who ALSO Solicit Transport of Animals to Experimental Laboratories:  Air Animal - Tampa and Orlando; Airborne Animals - NJ; Animals Away - USA; AVICO - LAX; Charlotte Pet Services - CLT; Jet-A-Pet - USA; Mersant - USA; PCS Pets - RDU; Pet Air - Kansas City; PetsFly - Arizona; Starwood Transport - Boston and Houston; Pet Wagon - RDU; VIP - Portland; World Pet Travel - DFW

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Baltimore BWI • Reagan DCA

Also Door to Door, Over the Road Pet Transport thru-out: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
Washington DC, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio,
New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Georgia (Atlanta)

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We are Veterans assisting with Military Pet PCS worldwide 

Why spend thousands of $$ to IPATA 3rd party shippers when a few Hundred $$ will DO ?                  

Reading our TESTIMONIAL pages will SAVE you BIG money; and reduce your stress


Pet Scams

IPATA Rip-Offs Testimonials Saving Money

Experimental Labs


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Also Door to Door, Over the Road Pet Transport thru-out: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware. Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Georgia (Atlanta)

We are Your Pleasant Alternative to IPATA

Using IPATA pet shippers will end up costing you THOUSANDS of dollars MORE than you need spend!  Especially their 3rd party shippers!  IPATA is really out to RIP you OFF!  Do read pages 19  and  7

Shipping Pets TO; THRU; FROM: Washington DC? Using Expensive IPATA shippers?  They usually use their local agent Capital Pet Movers!! VERY Expensive! You can use us and save thousands of dollars!! At least get a FREE quote from us!

LOOK  OUT    TWO new possible scam outfits  Check out VERY carefully before using:
"ROADIE"  similar to UShip and Citizens Pet shippers  and www.petrelocate.com  who say they are located in Canada ?

PET  SCAMS   You will do yourself a MAJOR favor by reading this ENTIRE page!!

Don't get ripped off by Pet Travel Store and their PHONY  Pet Passports!!!

Puppy Purchase  SCAMS lower on this page 

Read IPATA  Expose  page 19

Air Animal in Tampa, FL quotes $4500 to ship a small dog from Orlando to Dublin, Ireland!!!
We can do for under $1500!  Air Animal will fleece you for EVERYTHING you have!  Get their quote for ANY pet shipment and compare with ours...  They ALSO solicit live animal transport to EXPERIMENTAL  LABORATORIES!!

IPATA 3rd party pet shippers are a Major Rip Off  must read page 7

URGENT  Beware  UShip and Citizens over the road pet delivery  DO NOT USE  There has been an upsurge of people being scammed from these two rip offs

Biggest Scam of ALL:  U.S. Government and TSA requiring ONLY known pet shippers (ALL IPATA members) to be able to ship pets TO USA as cargo... The fact that our own Gov't does NOT trust the people shedding their blood for  our defense... to ship their own pets... The Gov't doesn't trust their own State Department families to ship their own pets.  This is CRIMINAL..  IPATA  LOVES it.. Their members are getting RICH at your expense.  Most of these foreign countries HATE America, yet TSA trusts these people with your pets.  Something WRONG here.. You can STOP using IPATA  3rd party shippers to begin with..  Americans should rise up against these policies.  If you can still arrange yourself to bring pets as excess baggage, you should be able as cargo!! There are NO real security problems here.  IPATA has snowed TSA into believing there are problems. IPATA is out to gouge you any way they can

Do you REALLY want to trust your beloved pets to a Pet Shipping company whose own employees have the following to say?



Why pay Happy Tails in Tucson over $800 for a consultation (we are FREE)? They want 30 days to do a booking.  We can usually do within 48 hours

BEWARE!! Pet shippers who refuse to Itemize  This is how they rip you off for MEGA  BUCKS  We ALWAYS completely  ITEMIZE  ALL  Charges

Pet Travel Store in Ft Lauderdale sells worthless paperwork  Read Page 29  These people are REAL ripoff artists!! 

Be sure to read page 4 about 3rd Party Pet Shippers..

Avoid these scam artists at ALL costs... Save yourself thousands of dollars!! Read the Full Page....

  Pet Travel Store in Ft Lauderdale, FL has a nice little SCAM going..Selling WORTHLESS "Pet Passports" for every country in the WORLD...  The truth is: NO Country other than the EU accepts Pet Passports.... Pet Travel Store will sell you a Pet Passport for USA.... NO Such thing exists...  In the EU, ONLY Veterinarians issue Pet Passports..  Pet Travel Store is a TOTAL  RIPOFF.   See what we have more to say about this ripoff company on  page 2 of our site..... Also p. 29

MOST Pet Shippers will try to provide a quote to you, WITHOUT asking for maximum outside 3 dimensions of EACH kennel. If they do this, then you know this is a RIPOFF.  Dimensions, as well as Actual weight of each pet AND kennel, is essential in order to provide a honest shipping cost estimate.... DEMAND a complete ITEMIZATION of ALL charges....

DOOR  TO  DOOR Service = BIG  BANG  RIPOFF to You....
The door to door services promoted by most 3rd party shippers is a HUGE ripoff, and SHOULD be AVOIDED.... They jack up the quotes they get from the people who will actually be doing the transport.... p.4
   You can CONTACT  DIRECTLY  the very same local petshippers and save MEGA bucks......

WOW ... Another attempt to Rip You Off .. Beware
Schumacher Cargo Logistics !!  Seems to have a business connection to Pet Relocation in Austin, TX  You can expect to pay Super Mega Bucks to use these two companies....
Come on.... You MUST learn to avoid these 3rd party RIPOFFS..

Watch Out... Another scam pet shipper: RockStarPetMovers

Relocation Service Fees are another MAJOR  RIPOFF by many pet shippers. These are fees just to talk with you.  They are NOT applied to your job..  We speak to you for FREE... We make NO consultation or booking fees...  You might think you are getting something extra by paying these fees....  You are. Just more B.S...... Happy Tails in Tucson is a major player in this Relocation Consultation fee  RIP OFF

shipmypet.net   seems to be a scam.......


A  VERY serious situation exists. Puppies (who do NOT even exists) are being offered for sale on the internet.  Innocent people are asked to send money by western union. Then there is NO way to trace. Emails are exchanged and the 'New Owner' thinks someone like myself will be delivering the pup.  And, there is NO pup. Most of these scams originate in Cameroon and Nigeria. Many of these ads appear on  www.puppyfind.com   DO NOT RESPOND The internet is overflowing with scam alerts.  Read some for yourself.

search for:   puppyfind    puppy find   puppy scams   puppy dog scam in cameroon

www.terrificpets.com   (click on scam alert)




www.humanesociety.org    then search: pet scams  










www.scambusters.org       SEARCH:   internet fraud then, search for: Pet Scams   


These scams include, but not limited to: dogs, cats, monkeys, birds of all kinds !!

Shipping Pets to IRELAND!!!
Aer Lingus insists that you MUST do pet move bookings thru:
Pet Express in San Francisco ONLY.... This will be super expensive for you. Avoid using this firm... Ship your pets to Ireland on: British Air, Lufthansa, United or Delta.... Will be MUCH cheaper for you.  You can quite often do your own booking.  If you need help, we will book for you at NO  CHARGE.

 Be VERY cautious assigning your pet travel needs to companys such as:
UShip and Citizen Shipper !!  They put your pet's travel out for bids. Often shady
characters respond because they need drug money.... Your pets sometimes do not reach their destination.  UShip currently shows 40 complaints with BBB in past 3 yrs. Also, 21 complaints just within past 12 months.  Would you trust someone like this?  Read page 13 of this website......

ALSO:  Be sure to read page 27 : Expose of Pet Relocation in Austin, TX,   and
Page 28: Expose of Happy Tails Travel in Tucson, Arizona.  You just might avoid Major ripoffs.


A Major 3rd party shipper is located in Kansas City, MO   Named: Pet Air, aka flypets...
Really has some wild gimmicks to look out for: Preferred Customer Shipping Specials;
Select City Specials; White Glove Service.    You will pay VERY heavely with this company.
They must also use outsourced pet shippers in cities other than Kansas City.  I still advocate contacting pet shippers, yourself, in cities of origin and/or destination.  You will save mega bucks doing so... This company also arranges transportation for innocent animals to the experimental labs !


Still best, in most cases, to visit: www.ipata.org and find pet shippers yourself in the cities you need to use.....  This is what 3rd party shippers do, then, charge you mega bucks for their 'service'....

You will do yourself a MAJOR service if you take time to read page 4  regarding:
3rd Party Pet Shippers.....
You will in nearly ALL cases save thousands of dollars by NOT using these thieves.....  It is a rather long page, BUT, well worth your time, and money savings .........

One of the more  egocentric  members of the 3rd party pet shipper clan within: IPATA is: AIR ANIMAL in Tampa, FL. Owned by a Veterinarian. They continue to promote the fact that they are an IATA AirCargo Agency; and, endorsed and appointed by Cargo Network Services..... Of course this is all bunk..... Being a member of these organizations does NOTHING to assist you with pet shipping. They may use this to justify their super expensive program ...  They too are available ONLY with banker's hours: 9 to 5 weekdays..... What do you do when you need to contact them with an urgent question during OFF hours?
So interesting that they attempt to provide pet shipping to our Military, and use Military terms; while having NO veterans on their staff !!! At least, if they do, they are NOT proud enough to announce this.....  I AM a proud veteran.......

I might add that, Air Animal, owned by Dr Woolf, a Veterinarian, actively solicits transportation of innocent live animals to Experimental Labs....  see page 23
This should certainly cause you to re-consider using any of these firms on p. 23 ...

I do NOT know why  IPATA continues to ignore you and the request to address the SCAM issues??
I am adding  more ipata contacts for you....
Barbara DeBry, treasurer for ipata  tel: 801.541.1731


Derek Huntington, newly elected ipata President    443.340.8566  
Derek wants to hear from you as he wants to help get rid of the scammers.  He also transports defensless animals to Experimental Laboratories...!


Sally Smith - ipata President  908.303.4656  908.684.1844


Dr Walter Woolf - Air Animal, Tampa, FL 813.251.1419  813.390.3256


Gay O'Brien, Past Pres  ipata  650.342.0677   650.642.5719


NOTE:  Sally, Walter and Gay  ALL transport defensless animals to Experimental Laboratories......


IPATA could do SO much if they only cared !!!


URGENT  NOTICE:   IPATA now wants to STOP excess baggage pet shipments.  They want to enforce CARGO  ONLY  pet shipments. And, they want it mandatory that ONLY  IPATA members be used.... Your costs will Skyrocket..... We have the documentation that proves this.....



ANIMAL LAND PET MOVERS of Atlanta, GA  continues to advertise that they have offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney.  This is a  GIANT  TOTAL   LIE !!  They ONLY have an office in Atlanta.  They consider the fact they belong to ipata that they can consider other ipata members as their own offices.  IPATA is aware of this mis-adventure but refuses to address the issue.

 For those of you who have been scammed, or, nearly scammed, and for those who think no one should ever be scammed:  PLEASE contact the following people at IPATA  and ask why ipata does NOT do something more constructive about putting a stop to these scammers......

Sally Smith, current Pres of ipata: 888.773.5767 or 908.303.4656
Walter Woolf, next Pres of ipata: 813.390.3256 or 813.251.1419
BJ McGee scam person at ipata: 903.769.2847  bj@ipata.com
Kristy Scott ipata adm.ass't  559.925.1109 kristy@ipata.com
Kim ipata communications: 789.223.4042 pr@ipata.com

NEW  ADVISORY  dated 11 Feb 2012

BE  VERY  cautious of:  www.europuppyusa.com   This just came to our attention and is VERY suspecious........ 

If asked to buy insurance, or, any kind of  'refundable' insurace is 'required', rest assured it is a SCAM......

WITH TEL. # OF 719.391.7447

The following email was from  Beverly Hills Puppies.  They are apparently a VERY big Puppy Mill operation...  Something to be avoided totally !!!  I tried to alert IPATA to this.  I sent this to both: Dr Walter Woolf of Air Animal in Tampa; .  This firm should be AVOIDED  AT  ALL  COST !!  They are NOT interested in your welfare.  ONLY, charging you VERY high charges, and are NOT interested in addressing the scam and puppy mill issues !!


Lisa Schoppa is with Continental Airlines.  You can read what she had to say. And, my response.  No further response from her!


I can NOT address this issue all by myself!  Once you the public help by demanding that IPATA get involved maybe something can be done....  And, it appears that Walter Woolf will be the next president of IPATA ....

Lisa states that IPATA is doing something...... Hell No.  They are doing NOTHING to get the word out to the public....

Pet Scams are  BIG business.  VERY  VERY  Big Business

Many pet shippers have warnings on their websites.  Even ipata has one
It does NO good....... By the time the public sees these warnings they have already
been scamed.  It does NO good to report these scams to the FBI, Secret Service, TSA, or any authority!  There is NOTHING really that can be done to stop them,  UNLESS you, the public do the following:   I am VERY  serious


Contact:  Kim Cunningham at:  pr@ipata.com   tel: 781.223.4042  fax: 903.769.2847
       She is the Public Relations person


        B.J. McGee    the Pet Scam person at ipata
              tel   903.769.2847    fax   903.769.2867


        Sally Smith, the Pres of ipata   1.888.773.5767  cp  1.908.303.4656


         Walter Woolf wants to hear from you also as he is on the Public Relations Com
         drwalter.woolf@airanimal.com  tel 813.251.1419  cp 813.390.3256


As individuals, we can do little.  The Professional (?) organization called: IPATA could do something.  Something they have refused to do.

For several years, while still a member of ipata, I urged them, as an organization, to contact news groups, such as:  CNN, MSNBC, even Fox etc.  Newspapers such as: USAToday; Wash Post; NY Times, etc etc

The idea being to get some major blurbs out there to the public.  Only with public awareness, might these scams be eliminated.   Ipata just might have the power to get
this word out.   I have NO idea why they have refused to do so......

Action Pet Express is the leading pet shipping service for State Department employees
pcsing around the world.  We have sent pets to new employees at the U.S. Embassies
in Cameroon and Nigeria Where most of these scams originate.  They report back that they are NOT able to help in this matter.  The governments in those countries are so corrupt.   PLEASE   Everyone.  Let's MAKE  IPATA  get involved.

On 29 Dec 2010 I sent an email to B.J. McGee who is in charge of scams at IPATA  headquarters asking what has ipata done lately to inform the public regarding the pet scam problem.  As of now, there has been NO reply ....
I strongly feel that ipata has always been in a position to contact public news services to provide some sort of warning news items to the general
public about how to protect oneself from these scams.  I have always felt
ipata owed something to the general public other than taking their money !
I sincerely feel that YOU, the potential client, SHOULD  BOYCOT  ALL  IPATA
members until such time their organization takes a stand, and does something positive regarding warning the public. !!  Something other than
their little hardly visable note on their website.

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