Pet Transport FAQ

Blue Collar Pet Transport services the entire United States and Canada. For international accomodations, please contact us directly.

Blue Collar Pet Transport can provide legitimate, physical proof that we are USDA registered and insured. While you might encounter pet transport companies that claim they are USDA registered and insured, they might not be able to actually prove it. However, Blue Collar Pet Transport leaves you no worries.

Animals are much more aware of their surroundings than we give them credit for. If an animal handler is inexperienced, your pet will notice immediately and could become stressed as a result. That’s why Blue Collar Pet Transport hires only experienced handlers and drivers who are required to undergo routine background checks and drug screenings. Furthermore, Blue Collar Pet transport never hires someone who just “kind of” likes animals. Instead, we choose to hire individuals who love pets so your loved one is in good hands.

With our Pet Fraud Protection services, you don’t have to worry about potentially being scammed on a pet sale. Blue Collar Pet Transport will essentially act as the middleman in the process of purchasing a pet. All you have to do is provide us with the money for your new pet, and we will only pay the seller once we deem them reputable. This usually occurs when we arrive for pick-up of the pet.

All pets aboard Blue Collar Pet Transport’s service receive high quality, grain-free food and clean, purified water. Animal’s food and water are routinely replenished in accordance with owner’s instructions. If your pet requires a specific food or feeding schedule, be sure to pack enough food for the duration of the trip and provide written instructions to our driver/handler. Pet owners should be advised that animals will be fed our grain-free selection if their supply runs out.

We opt for grain-free food since Canine Journal and the AKC say that grain-free food reduces canine allergies and contains more protein than its carb-filled grain counterparts.

Pets can easily transport bacteria and diseases to other animals aboard. That’s why we require all pets to have a certificate of health administered by a licensed veterinarian. This protects our drivers and handlers, and all pets involved.

However, it’s not just our rule. In fact, according to the USDA, all resident pets traveling through the United States need a health certificate issued in the United States with an official USDA endorsement stamp. This also includes pets who are traveling through the US whose destination country health certificates have expired.

With that being said, having a health certificate for your pet is required by law and no exceptions will be made. We must protect all of our amazing drivers and furry guests.

Blue Collar Pet Transport adheres to a strict standard cleaning procedure that is in line with our values. We want to make sure to keep your pet clean and comfortable during the entire trip. Our handlers will check and clean kennels every 2.5 hours. In an effort to avoid any adverse reactions to cleaning supplies, we choose only pet-friendly cleaning products.

We want to ensure your pet is happy and healthy, and that they are having the ride of their life to their destination. As per our standards, we don’t want your animal to just be clean, but we want them to healthy as well.

Having been in the pet transportation industry for a few years now, we’ve become familiar with some amazing breeders as well as some fraudulent breeders. At Blue Collar Pet Transport, we take the stress out of receiving the wrong pet with our pet purchase fraud protection. The pet purchase fraud protection ensures that your pet is coming from a reliable source and that you will not be fooled by a scammer or a low-quality breeder. By helping you find your future family member, we guarantee that your new pet will be everything you hoped for and more.

In addition to our industry knowledge, we also send our clients a photo of the animal we are picking up on their behalf to check for validity before they arrive at your doorstep. Trust us, the picture is sure to be adorable!

Just like humans feel the need to stretch their legs after a long drive, animals need some fresh air and exercise too! We don’t want to keep your pet cooped up in a kennel any more than you do, which is why we ensure all animals aboard Blue Collar Pet Transport receive exercise every 3 to 4 hours of the drive. Each pet will get a 20 minute walk break.

It’s at this time that we also clean their kennels and ensure they are happy and ready for the next bit of the drive. When giving them a chance to stretch and exercise, we walk them around the location, sometimes play fetch, and just give them all the love they deserve.

No. At Blue Collar Pet Transport we don’t believe in bullying breeds. All pets are welcome to use our transport services as long as they are domestic and weigh less than 200 pounds. For those that may be afraid of this statement, we urge you to remember that all pets will be cared for and paid attention to so they can co-habitate accordingly.

Yes! Blue Collar Pet Transport will never turn away a special needs pet or charge an additional fee for services. We love all animals and will never discriminate just because one of our furry passengers needs extra love and attention.

Simply provide us with written instructions and required food, garments, restraints, etc and we’ll be sure to keep your loved one safe and happy throughout the trip.

Inexperienced drivers and handlers pose a threat to your pet. Unfortunately, fraudulent pet transportation companies can be hard to recognize. They are usually found on sites such as CitizenShipper, UShip, Craigslist, and Facebook. Fraudulent companies will also require you to use Moneygram, Western Union, Walmart to Walmart, or PayPal Friend to Friend for payment.

If a pet transport company is asking you to remove your bank from the equation, you’re likely dealing with an unlicensed service, and putting you and your pet at risk. Pet owners should also be aware that some breeders use cheap transportation services in an effort to cut costs and sell more animals, especially to out-of-state clients. Don’t let your breeders coordinate your transport without looking into the service yourself. Certified breeders will always work with you to arrange the transportation service you are most comfortable with. You can learn more about high-quality and low-quality pet transport companies at our blog today!

Coverage costs are included in the price of animal transport services. This ensures that no matter what happens along the way, your pet will remain safe and cared for. We recommend that you talk more about the coverage and its particulars with one of our certified staff, who will be happy to explain the entire process and details to you.

We require a valid photo I.D. and signature at both pick up and drop off to ensure the safety of your pet. We will ask for the name(s) of the individual(s) expected to be present at pick up and drop off and will verify both during the process of transportation. In doing this, we will ensure your pet is picked up and dropped off safely and securely without any hitches along the way.

Furthermore, as stated above and according to the USDA, you will also need a pet health certificate at time of pick up to ensure that your pet and the other pets on our transport are safe and healthy.

Unless an owner pays a breeder directly, we charge a fee of 10% of our transportation service to arrange payment between a new pet owner and breeder.  Payment amount, options, and security will be discussed during booking. If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to contact us today!

Because we have so many clients needing to ship pets from a number of different states, we’ve developed a pre-planned route that allows us to most effectively serve our clients and their pets. This route can take longer than the anticipated drive time due to the care we put into transporting animals aboard our vehicles. Our route allows us to stop every 2.5 hours to let your pets stretch their legs as well as give our handlers a chance to ensure their kennels remain clean and comfortable.

It also allows for our drivers to rest, keeping all animals aboard the vehicle safe. While this does require some flexibility on the pet owner’s part, we make it our priority to ensure each pet arrives home in less than one week. However, if you would prefer your pet to get to your desired destination quicker, feel free to learn more about our private pet transport option that boasts a drop-off time within 24 hours of pick-up. If you have any questions about our route, driving schedules, or pick-up and drop-off locations, please reach out to our staff! We’d be happy to provide more information.

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Coronavirus DisclaimerA message to all our customers.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our operations are slightly limited due to compliance with local and federal orders. However, feel free to reach out and see what we can do for you.

We are taking appropriate measures to maintain the health and safety of our drivers, pets, and clients. This includes practicing social distancing, sanitizing our vehicles frequently, and following any other guidelines outlined by the Federal Government.

Thank you!

- Blue Collar Pet Transport Management