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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

Toll Free:

(844) 323-7742

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(681) 252-0266


jerry@actionpetexpress.com

APHIS - USDA Pet Travel

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

What You Need to Know about Pet Relocation

Compare our services and charges with: PENDER AIR, CAPITAL PET MOVERS and/or ANIMAILERS..  You will be so impressed with the differences that you WILL want to choose us for the import or export of your beloved pet(s)….

NEW  WARNING:  We encounter continuing problems with  BANFIELD  Veterinarians located at PetSmart stores!  They too often have problems doing International health paperwork properly… We recommend using other Veterinarians.   When sending paperwork to USDA, USE  ONLY  FedEx or UPS.  Do NOT use U.S. Postal Service….  Delays often occur..

You want your precious pet to travel safely, whether the final destination is another city, state, or country. Count on pet relocation service from Action Pet Express in Greater Washington, DC, area. Owner Jerry Mishler has been shipping pets around the globe for more than 45 years. He offers you expert advice on shipping specifics, as well as words of warning about companies that do not have your best interests at heart.

WOW MUST READ THIS On their website IPATA is applauding DELTA airlines for updating their requirements for accepting Certified Service and Emotional Support Animals in the cabin. It’s about time the airlines address this issue…So many people have been abusing this… The catch here is: The Pet Travel Store in Ft Lauderdale, FL is a member of IPATA as Pet Travel Transport. They continue to rip people off with their worthless paperwork they call PET PASSPORTS, etc They are also selling for $27.50 paperwork to advise people of taking pets in the cabin. They call this Pet Passport Medically Certified Service and Emotional Support Animals. Just another RIP OFF Save your money. Get your information for FREE direct from the airline…. And IPATA continues to allow Pet Travel Store to Rip the public off!!!

Save Money by Avoiding Third-Party Shippers

Plane Transporting Pets for Action Pet ExpressWatch out for third-party shippers who seek to pad the rates and boost the costs of pet shipping. For example, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) often gives expensive quotes for international pet shipping. When customers come to this company, Jerry advises you to ship your pet to Washington Dulles International Airport and ask him to take it from there. He puts your pet on a Lufthansa flight and provides you with an itemized receipt. Count on fair and affordable pricing that saves you thousands of dollars on international pet relocation.

He points out another concern. Delta Air Lines only ships pets as cargo. This is a way to charge more money for pet relocation. The airline also only accepts international bookings from IPATA, which only serves as a means to increase profits. Instead of relying on companies that overcharge, turn to an experienced and honest pet shipper.

Shipping Requirements & Costs for Kennels

Keep your pet safe while on the road or in the air with a proper kennel. Our pet courier cares about the safety of your pet and for that reason, Jerry does not accept kennels NOT held together by nuts and bolts. Kennels must have solid tops with no doors or openings on top. For international travel, ventilation on all 4 sides of a kennel is essential for your pet’s well-being, as are bowls for food and water that are attached to the inside of the door.

When understanding shipping costs, you must be ready to answer questions about the size and weight of your pet and the travel kennel. The volume of the kennel is what determines the charge, and the weight of the pet and the shipping container factor into the total cost.

How to Properly Measure A Pet For Their Pet Travel Carrier

Stand pet on all fours, Head as high in air as possible, nose forward (you might need to gently force head up and back). Measure from highest point on top of head, tip of ears if ears stand up, to the floor.  ADD at least two (2) plus inches, to arrive at kennel height required.

For length:  with head extended straight out from body, measure from tip of nose to base of tail.  Add: 3″ to arrive at kennel length size required. These may NOT be natural positions for a pet, but, this is what the airlines will
look for to make their decision as to kennel acceptance.

For domestic shipments, usually ventilation is NOT required on the rear portion of shipping kennel.  We strongly advise to have ventilation on ALL four sides. It is required for international shipments.

With ALL Brachycephalic breeds, we INSIST on additional ventilation holes placed on both sides, and the rear, of the kennel, being placed all around on the upper portions of the lower portion of the kennel……  We carry a drill for this purpose..

Feeding Prior to Travel

For most breeds of dogs and cats, do not feed anything for at least 10 hours before any kind of travel (This includes puppies).

For BRACHYCEPHALIC dogs and cats, do not feed for at least 15 to 18 hours before travel, and nothing during travel. You do not want to do anything that can contribute to vomiting or any other digestive problem. Choking on vomitus is a major problem! Some airlines will tell you that you must feed within 4 hours of travel. Do not listen. Just respond that you did comply with their feeding requests.

Water of course is always necessary. Always consider providing bottled water only during pet travel. Especially at the end of the journey, especially if in foreign lands, do not provide tap water.

Microchipping Recommended, Health Certificates Required

Here is some sound advice that pet owners should know before shipping their pet inside or outside of the country. It is recommended that your pet be microchipped before travel. Look for chips with ISO 11784 or 11785.

When your pet is flying internationally, it is essential that your veterinarian provide an APHIS 7001 international health certificate. It is best that this comes with an endorsement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Reach out to this pet relocation service for accurate information and fair pricing when relocating your cat or dog.

 

We have Experience shipping to the following areas:

  • Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Bermuda
    Brazil
    British Isles
  • Caribbean
    China
    Costa Rica
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
  • Germany
    Greece
    Hong Kong
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
  • Japan
    Jordan
    Korea
    Kuwait
    Mexico
    Netherlands
  • New Zealand
    Norway
    Okinawa
    Panama
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
    Russia
    Scotland
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sweden
  • Switzerland
    Turkey
    UAE
    UK England
    Virgin Islands

All countries and cities of the World

  • Abu Dhabi
    Alaska
    Albany
    Amman
    Amsterdam
    Anchorage
    Antioch
    Arizona
    Arnold AFB
    Ashville
    Athens
    Atlanta
    Augusta
    Austin
    Aviano
    Baltimore
    Bangalore
    Bangkok
    Beaufort
    Belfast
    Belmont
    Berkeley
    Berlin
    Bermuda
    Boston
    Bowling GreenCary
    Chapel Hill
    Charleston
    Charlotte
    Chattanooga
    Chennai
    Chicago
    Chico
    Clearwater
    Cleveland
    Colorado
    Columbia
    Columbus
    Concord
    Copenhagen
    Cuba
    Cupertino
    Dallas
    Daly City
    Davis
    Daytona Beach
    Delhi
    Denver
    Detroit
    Dubai
    Dublin
    Dulles
  • Fort Jackson
    Fort Myers
    Fort Rucker
    Fort Walton Beach
    Frankfurt
    Fremont
    Fresno
    Ft Lauderdale
    Ft Worth
    Gainesville
    Gastonia
    Geneva
    Georgia
    Georgia
    Gilroy
    Goldsboro
    Goose Creek
    Greensboro
    Greenville
    Guam
    Havana
    Hawaii
    Hickory
    High Point
    Hilton Head
  • Johannesburg
    Johnson City
    Kansas
    Kansas City
    Kentucky
    Kingsport
    Kissimmee
    Knoxville
    Lakeland
    Las Vegas
    Lexington
    Lisbon
    Livermore
    London
    Los Angeles
    Los Gatos
    Louisville
    MacDill AFB
    Madrid
    Maine
    Malaysia
    Manila
    Marin
    Melbourne
    Menlo Park
    Merced
  • Mexico City
  • Moscow
    Mountain View
    Mumbai
    Murfreesboro
    Myrtle Beach
    Nags Head
    Naha
    Napa
    NAS Jacksonville
    Nashville
    New Delhi
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    Newark
    Norfolk
    North Carolina
    Novato
    Oakland
    Oakridge
    Ocala
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Orlando
    Osaka
    Oslo
  • Philadelphia
    Phoenix
    Pittsburg
    Pope AFB
    Port Richey
    Port Royal
    Portland
    Raleigh
    Redding
    Redwood City
    Reno
    Rocky Mount
    Rome
    Sacramento
    Salem
    Salinas
    Salt Lake City
    San Bruno
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    San Jose
    San Mateo
    San Rafael
    Sanford
    Santa Clara
    Santa Cruz
    Santa Rosa
  • St Louis
    St Paul
    St Petersburg
    Stockholm
    Stockton
    Sumter
    Sunnyvale
    Surf City
    Susanville
    Sydney
    Tahoe
    Tallahassee
    Tampa
    Tel Aviv
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Thailand
    Tiburon
    Tokyo
    Toronto
    Tucson
    Tyndall AFB
    Vacaville
    Vallejo
    Vancouver
    Vermont
  • Vero Beach
    Vienna
  • Virginia
    Virginia Beach
  • Vero Beach
    Vienna
  • Virginia

 

  • Brisbane
    Bristol
    Burlington
    California
    Camp Lejeune
    Camp Mackall
    Canada
    Cape Town
    Carmel
    Carson City
  • Durham Eglin AFB
    Fairfax
    Fairfield
    Fayetteville
    Fort (Ft) Benning
    Fort (Ft) Bragg
    Fort (Ft) Campbell
    Fort (Ft) Knox
    Fort Gordon
  • Honolulu
    Hopkinsville
    Houston
    Huntersville
    Hyderabad
    Illinois
    India
    Indonesia
    Istanbul
    Jacksonville
    Jaipur
  • Miami
    Miami Beach
    Milan
    Mill Valley
    Millbrae
    Minneapolis
    Missouri
    Modesto
    Monterey
    Montreal
    Morgan Hill
  • Owensboro
    Pacifica
    Palo Alto
    Panama City
    Paris
    Parris Island
    Patrick AFB
    Pennsylvania
    Pensacola
    Perth
    Petaluma
  • Sarasota
    Sausalito
    Seattle
    Sebastopol
    Sebring
    Seoul
    Shaw AFB
    Sicily
    Siler City
    South Carolina
    Spartanburg
  • Virginia Beach
    Wake Forest
    Walnut Creek
    Washington
    Washington DC
  • West Virginia
    Wilmington
    Winston
    Zurich

 

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