Choosing a pet transport company can be a daunting task for pet owners. Many of the same concerns exist as when selecting a dog walker or a pet daycare facility. These concerns include certifications and qualifications, environmental safety, provider-to-pet ratios, cleanliness, feeding and playtime schedules, cost, and of course, love and enjoyment of animals by care providers. However, these concerns are compounded in a pet transport scenario. In this article, we’ll discuss why this is, as well as how to ensure you don’t make the wrong choice.
Pet Owners Are Like Parents
Choosing a pet transport company is like choosing a childcare provider to chaperone your child on a cross-country trip. Unless this care provider is personally known to you, you will do everything in your power to ensure the provider is qualified to keep your child safe and well-loved throughout this journey. For this reason, a pet transport company should be chosen carefully so that you can have complete peace of mind.
Distance Increases the Need for Trust
Pet transport staff have low oversight during extended road trips. This means that if you choose a company who is not properly accredited or whose staff are not properly trained, your pet could be harmed or traumatized due to negligence. The right pet transport company will have proof of credibility via a certifying organization such as the USDA as well as details about their transport process such as feeding and cleaning schedules.
Being on the Road Intensifies Danger
Unfortunately, no matter how much time and research you have invested in selecting the right pet transport company, traveling amongst traffic for extended periods of time automatically increases dangerous circumstances for your pet. The company that seemed right at first could quickly become the wrong one if unexpected factors arise during travel. This is why BCPT puts the extra mile into training and preparing every single staff member to handle spontaneous events like inclement weather, roadblocks, and other potential distractions. BCPT also ensures car trouble will not be an issue by deploying only the most reliable vehicles for pet transport purposes. Finally, BCPT staff are constantly focused on providing pets with extra care and comfort during their journey, just as they would for a family member.
How to Remedy a Substandard Situation
You could be reading this and thinking, “I knew something wasn’t right about the pet transport company I chose, but I couldn’t put my finger on it before. Now I realize I made a mistake.” Not to worry – just because you used a company before does not mean you need to be a repeat customer. If you had a poor experience, don’t hesitate to make a change. Or maybe you are someone who has already made a deposit or begun schedule arrangements with another company for an upcoming pet trip but are now having second thoughts. It isn’t too late to cancel and hire BCPT to ensure you and your pet have a stellar experience. Take a look at our other blog posts for guidance on how to choose the right pet transport company, or better yet, contact us today.