Veteran Owned Since 1969

Available 24/7

Free Consultations

Free Estimates, No Deposits,
No Booking Fees, No Pet Move Management Fees

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Veteran Owned Business

We offer domestic and worldwide Pet Shipping by air;

Door to Door, Over the Road Pet Transport: Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia


(681) 252-0266

APHIS - USDA Pet Travel

Located near:
Washington/Dulles IAD
Baltimore BWI Reagan DCA

We offer domestic and worldwide pet shipping by air and Door to Door,

Over the Road Pet Transport

OUR  NEW  Toll Free  # is:  888-318-96 96

A Trusted Pet Transportation Company

URGENT  WARNING.....    With domestic pet shipping becoming more difficult (Breed Restrictions, Shipping Kennel Size Restrictions, etc)  More UNSAVORY over the road pet delivery services are popping up!!  Looking for the Easy Buck!  Many are operating ILLEGALLY!  ALL air shipping services MUST have an USDA Intermediate Handler Certificate...  Ours is: #54 H 0004   Over the road services should have a 'T' or 'H'  number.  If they don't display this on their website, there is a good chance they are NOT legitimate!  Be sure to check this out.  It is VERY likely that drivers for uShip and Citizens Pet Transport do NOT have these USDA Certs...…  ALL Pet Movers should belong to at least ONE professional organization... We belong to ATA  The Animal Transportation Association.  This is the PRIMARY Professional Group.   IPATA is a group designed for pet movers who want to get rich, QUICKLY!  At YOUR expense!

Information on this page ALONE will save you in most cases at Least $2000 to $3000, sometimes even more.  Do yourself a BIG favor and read this entire page.

HAPPY TAILS PET TRAVEL  in Tucson, AZ  Deserves a SPECIAL Cautionary Note:  They are without doubt the MOST Major Rip Off in the Industry... Visit our Third Party Pet Shipper page.. Read their Pricing page!  They are HAPPY all the way to the Bank with your money!!

You do NOT need, or want, MOST of the services provided by IPATA  3rd party pet shippers!    These are gimmicks used by them to create HIGHER costs for you!  This info is provided with our FREE consultations...

PHONY  INFO...…  Some pet shippers advise against sending money via Western Union or MoneyGram.... This is FALSE advice.   You ONLY need to be concerned about who you are sending money to....

DISCOUNTS  are a phony gimmick....  Their prices are TOO high to begin with so a discount offer is just a come on.   OUR prices are VERY low to begin with....

IF you don't find it here, PLEASE contact us!  WE want to help you!  And it's FREE....

We'll help you get your beloved pet(s) To/From ANYWHERE in the world; safely and affordably!  Our FREE advice alone is worth Millions!  WE  ARE Small enough to know you; Large enough to serve you!  (This IS an often repeated slogan; but in our case is TRUE) !

Our THIRD PARTY PET SHIPPER page is absolutely essential for your pet relocation search; as is the IPATA RIP OFF page!!

Whether you’re going out of town on vacation or permanently relocating to a new address, the safety of your pet during transportation is one of your primary concerns. At Action Pet Express, we offer safe and affordable solutions to get your pet from place to place. Currently, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) runs a virtual monopoly on the pet shipping industry, and their practices are no more beneficial for your pet than they are for your wallet. Our pet shipping company, however, is the alternative you can count on.

As a veteran-owned-and-operated business since 1969, we are proud to be available 24/7 to provide you with safe and affordable pet transportation. When you need affordable pet movers, you can turn to us because we offer free consultations and never ask for a deposit, booking fee, or pet move management fee. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of your pet during the move. By turning to our pet shipping company, you can rely on us for quality service and affordable prices for your companion.

A Different Kind of Pet Transport Service

Unfortunately, the pet transport industry is rife with heartless fraudsters. Even the IPATA operates as if its primary concern is profit rather than animal safety and consumer satisfaction. Don’t let yourself get scammed. With experience in the pet shipping industry, we are knowledgeable about which airlines are the most responsible and humane when it comes to pet transport.

An Experienced Pet Courier Who Cares

We are proud of our reputation as a highly recommended and compassionate pet transportation service. Unlike ALL  3rd-party movers, we offer LOW RATES and ITEMIZED  INVOICES  so you know exactly what you’re paying for BEFORE  you sign with us!

Make a better choice for your pet and for you: leave your pet’s move to us, and your companion will arrive safe and on time, all for a price that equals major savings for you. If you are in the military, ask us about our service for your upcoming Permanent Change of Station (PCS with pets).

Pick a trusted pet transportation company when you need to take your dog, cat, or bird with you to another state or country. We will arrange transportation, so your companion will arrive safe and on time. We are also proud to help with military pet relocation.

Pet Relocation Assistance

When you search for pet relocation assistance in the Greater Washington, DC area (including: Baltimore; Maryland; Northern Virginia) the following firms often show up in your search: Air Animal (Tampa, FL) , Pet Movers (Animal Land in Atlanta), Pet Relocation (Austin, TX), Happy Tails (Tucson, AZ), VIP (Portland, OR), Starwood Animal Transport (TX). NONE of these firms are located in the DC area.  They ALL are attempting to DECEIVE you in thinking they are.  ALL are 3rd party shippers and MUST contact a local shipper.  You can contact these very same local shippers yourself THUS cutting your costs DRAMATICALLY!  Of course, we HOPE you will include ACTION PET EXPRESS in your search thereby saving even MORE money!

This is something we do 100%   You have this right to KNOW what you are paying for; to know what you need and what you do NOT need or want!  IPATA shippers refuse to itemize!  They make ONE huge basic charge to you which includes many services you do NOT need, then hope you will NOT ask questions.

ATTENTION!  Owners of BRACHYCEPHALIC  pets:  It is now virtually impossible to ship your pets on a domestic carrier, and on most International flights.  Lufthansa does so let us help you...  Maybe still possible IN CABIN?  Domestically you may need to use an over the road service?  Remember: Do NOT use:  uShip, Citizens Pet Movers, or ROADIE!

We can HELP you!  We have the experience and know how!  We will save you really BIG  MONEY!   Just compare our prices and services with: BEWARE  Pet Travel Store and the WORTHLESS  Pet Passports and other paperwork they are ripping you off with... ALL paperwork you ever need is FREE!!! Check with us...  PET PASSPORTS are ONLY provided by Veterinarians in the EU. They have been reported to the BBB, but manage to wiggle out...  PET TRAVEL STORE is NOTHING but a MAJOR  RIP OFF.

You can learn more about pet scams here.

Contact Action Pet Express to discuss your pet relocation needs. Conveniently located near Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI); and not far from: Philadelphia, PA, Newark, NJ (EWR), Charlotte, NC (CLT), and Raleigh-Durham (RDU);  we serve our clients worldwide.

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