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We offer domestic and worldwide pet shipping by air and Door to Door, Over the Road Pet Transport

Why are we so much LESS expensive than IPATA shippers?

We offer domestic and worldwide pet shipping by air and Door to Door, Over the Road Pet Transport

More Important Info

2219315Staffed by expert domestic and worldwide pet movers, Action Pet Express offers comprehensive pet air and pet shipping services for all pet owners. Whether you need us for door-to-door, door-to-airport, or another pet transportation service, we can assist you in the Greater Washington DC, area and around the world.

Very Important Information

Keep in mind that all countries have their own unique shipping and entry requirements.

Don’t worry about the details when you need pet transportation. We’ll handle everything for you. Also, we are in no way affiliated with Pet Express in San Francisco. They are a third-party pet shipper and often charge extremely high prices for services. When you depend on us, we provide personalized, high-quality services at very affordable rates.

Domestic Airlines with Very Helpful Information

  • American Airlines (800) 227-4622
  • AMERIJET Cargo only 800.927.6059 305.593.2997
  • Continental see United
  • Delta (800) 352-2746
    • Click: Programs & Services
    • Under travel services click: Pet Travel
  • Northwest (has been taken over by Delta and KLM)
    • Click: nw servicess, scroll (go to a product)
    • Click: Priority Pet
  • United (800) 575.3335
    • United – Continental are one airline now
  • USAIR (888) 300-0099
  • Southwest Airlines
    • In cabin only
  • Jet Blue
    • In cabin only
  • Alaska Airlines (800) 225.2752
  • Frontier Airline Cargo
    • (As of: 01 Nov 2012, Frontier will NO longer carry live animals)


Also: APHIS – USDA Pet Travel
and: airline pet travel report

ALL airlines require two (2) plastic cups clipped on the inside of front door. For water and food.

International Airlines with Very Helpful Information

ALL airlines require two (2) plastic cups clipped on the inside of front door. For water and food.

States and countries with strict rabies control & quarantine

also Isla Veterinary Clinic

Animal Quarantine Station, Div Animal Industry, Dept Agriculture
99-951 Halawa Valley St
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: (808) 483-7151


Hong Kong

Do general search: quarantine dublin



New Zealand


South Africa

Search: Pets; click on Pets

United Kingdom


A Word from Our Owner

Travel has always been a great passion of mine. Thanks in part to “Uncle Sam,” pet travel has become a great passion as well. I have done a considerable amount of domestic and international travel with my dogs – by ship, plane, auto, railroad, bus, and streetcar. When I speak with you about pet travel and worldwide pet shipping, you will be speaking with someone who has done it too.

Important Contacts and Links

USDA Richmond, VA Cert Endorsements
(804) 343-2560

For those in the USA that need the Rabies Titer (Titre) / FAVN Test, the ONLY approved lab is at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

(866) 512-5650
Kansas State University

Fort Sam Houston will do the test for military members and for government employees. Fort Sam Houston
(210) 295-4533
(210) 295-4736

The preferred microchip to use is:
ISO Standard 11784 or
Annex A to ISO standard 11785

For ALL pet shipments To/From AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND we recommend: located at LAX (Los Angeles)
They can handle ALL pet shipments to/from Southern California

USDA Bird Quarantine:
JFK: (718) 553-1727
Miami: (305) 526-2926
LAX: (310) 725-1970

Fish and Wildlife:
(800) 358-2104
(703) 358-2093
(703) 354-1949

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(877) 227-5511
(703) 526-4200

USDA Animal Care | Riverdale, MD
(301) 734-7833

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) 232-4636

As seen on USAToday | Army Times | Navy Times | AirForce Times | Military Times | Stars and Stripes

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