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Resources: Transport (Non-Affiliated)

These listings are NOT endorsements or recommendations. We have not checked them all out. START has compiled this for ease and reference. We strongly suggest that you check them out yourself before using a specific service.

Animal Rescue Flights

Animal Rescue Flights promotes, plans, and performs the transportation of animals from overcrowded shelters where they face certain death to other parts of the country where qualified families are waiting to adopt them. There is never a fee of any kind, either to the sender or the receiver of an animal flying with ARF.

Main transport areas: Nationally


Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports

The Freedom Train is a mode of free, volunteer-based transportation designed to rescue animals from high kill shelters and abusive/neglectful situations, and transport them to screened and approved rescues and forever homes.

Main transport areas: South To Northeast US or 864-934-8496 or


Flying Fur Animal Rescue

We operate along the east coast of the North America, where there is a large need for transport. Normally our rescue missions involve moving animals from kill shelters in the south to no-kill shelters in the northeast. Each transport averages around $500 (aircraft), currently paid for out of pocket. We have no administrative overhead, salaries or extra costs. Through a network of animal rescue organizations and ground transport, we help to move animals from kill shelters to areas where they will be adopted.

Main transport areas: East Coast of North America or (267) 935-9387


Kindred Hearts Transport Connection

Assisting rescues with transport needs tos ave the money on transport and put that money to use to save the lives of others. We do support the transport needs of our military – so often pets get left behind in shelters because they cannot afford to transport them. We will also assist private individuals if they have a demonstrated financial hardship and need to move an animal that would otherwise be in jeopardy of being placed in a shelter. Folks can apply for transport as well as sign up to volunteer in this effort. We are 100% FREE!  

Main transport areas: Nationally and border to border. 


Operation Roger – Truckers Pet Transport

20-30 pet-loving truckers who VOLUNTEER to help needy pets travel to their new homes and have a better chance at a fun-filled life by giving them a hitchhike in the cabs of their trucks and a lot of TLC enroute. Pet transport donation is $40.

Main transport areas: We are a small group to cover the entire country.


Pets On Board Transport

Nationwide local and long distance transport including private transport, airport pick up, boarding and onboard boarding. Vehicles are specially outfitted motorhomes. Beware of scams using Western Union or Money Orders. Pets on Board only accepts major credit cards.

Main transport areas: Nationally
email or 304-940-2044


Pilots to the Rescue

Pilots to the Rescue’s mission is to save potential pets facing imminent death utilizing an advanced rescue flight system. Enrolling a network of trained pilots, shelters, ground teams and veterinarians, PTTR gives little souls filled with unconditional love a second chance in a furever home.

Main transport areas: Nationally


Rescue Express Transport

Rescue Express Transport is a free service for rescue groups. Twice a month transports allow rescue groups in high kill shelter areas to have the option to transport animals, to go to other rescue groups in areas where there is a shortage of adoptable animals.

Main transport areas: California, Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada, currently.


SpayShip – Spay and Neuter Transport Program

Heaven on Earth’s SpayShip Program provides free spay/neuter transportation services to and from low cost and free clinics in the San Fernando Valley (FixNation, SNPLA, Best Friends). SpayShip also provides loaner traps and carriers, trap training, general information and other valuable resources. On the day of your appointment, they will pick up your cats between 6am and 7:30am and transport them to the clinic for surgery. At the end of the day, cats are returned home between 4pm and 6pm along with proof of spay/neuter for record keeping.

Main transport areas: San Fernando Valley
818-474-2700 x 6


Wings of Rescue

Run by pilots, we understand the factors and details that go into planning a safe, successful flight and use our network of ground volunteers to make loading and delivery as easy as possible for the pilot. Wings Of Rescue is a 501c3 charity, your donation or part of is tax deductible.

Main transport areas: West coast including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Canada.



Royce Bordes /Angels n’ Paws

Main transport areas: SoCal area to WA/British Columbia border


Debie Brown

Main transport areas: Up to 150 miles for free from any Los Angeles, CA Shelter.




Basenji Rescue and Transport

Main transport areas: Nationally and Canada


Heart Bandits Eskie Railroad

A network of people around North America who have volunteered to transport Eskies relay fashion. Each volunteer transports an Eskie from 50 miles to 200 miles to the next volunteer who does the same. The Eskie Railroad provides a safe, low cost means of transporting an Eskie in need of a home to a home in need of an Eskie.

Main transport areas: Nationally or Email




Helping Cause For Paws

Main transport areas:  Transport/Rescue by State – You must have yahoo email account


Animal Transportation Association

Non-profit International Trade Association Dedicated to providing access to necessary resources for safe and humane handling and transport of all animals worldwide. Directory also on site as well as requesting transport services.

Main transport areas: Worldwide




Pet Relocation

PetRelocation Service Consultant familiar with your destination region who will obtain all of the necessary details to provide you with an accurate quotation. Specializes in corporate and military relocation.

Main transport areas:  Nationally, Asia- Pacific, Europe or 1-877-PET-MOVE



Multiple pet shippers provide quotes.

Main transport areas:  National and International


We Move Pets

We Move Pets, LLC, is a family-owned pet shipping and transportation company based in Bryan, Texas.

Main transport areas:  Arizona, California, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Texas
1-866-269-5099 or Email


World Pet Travel 

World Pet Travel has the capability to transport English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs domestically within the Continental United States!! During cooler months we are able to transport internationally to some countries.

Main transport areas:  Europe, Canada, South and Central America, Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa
1-855-OUR-PET-2 OR Email


Animal Transporters

World Pet Travel has the capability to transport English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs domestically within the Continental United States!! During cooler months we are able to transport internationally to some countries.

Main transport areas:  Worldwide Pet Transport. Ground services only to California, Arizona and Nevada. Pet Taxi Service Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego

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