Good transporters to help you safely transport your pups!

We know it can be hard to find trusted pet transporters, which is why we’ve prepared a list of recommended Good Transporters!

by Good Dog

We know how important it is to find pet transporters who you can trust to safely get your pups to their new homes. The difficulties brought on by COVID-19 have made pet transportation even more difficult, which is why we’ve prepared a list of recommended Good Transporters!

The following list of Good Transporters includes members of the Professional Handlers’ Association (PHA), an organization that has an extremely thorough screening and application process for membership. Applicants to the PHA must have at least ten years of active involvement with show dogs and have professionally handled for at least five years. Applicants must also be recommended by at least three current PHA members, and their kennel facilities must be thoroughly inspected prior to membership approval. Following approval, each active PHA member must continue to maintain appropriate kennel facilities and vehicles equipped for safely transporting dogs.

We’ve also asked Good Breeders to recommend professionals they know personally and would recommend...because we are so much stronger together! The list of Good Transporters includes professionals that breeders trust so that you can have peace of mind knowing you are working with a trusted transporter.

We note that the Good Transporters listed below have not been vetted by Good Dog. Before working with any transporter (including those on this list), you should personally verify that they have the proper licensing, registration, and insurance as required by law. We know that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) regulations and requirements can be difficult to navigate, so we have summarized some of those regulations here to help you interpret those requirements when considering pet transportation options.

To confirm your pet transporter’s experience, ask them the following questions, among others:

  • How long has the transporter been transporting pets?
  • Is the transporter registered with the USDA or a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association?
  • Does the transporter carry insurance, and what are the specifics of the insurance policy?
  • Does the transporter require that the breeder pack any supplies for the dog’s trip?
  • How often does the transporter stay in contact with the dog owner and breeder during the trip?
  • How often during the trip can the dogs stretch their legs or stop to eliminate?
  • What is the protocol for offering the dogs food and water while in transit?
  • What does the transporter do with dogs that stay with them overnight?
  • How will the dog be restrained while in the vehicle?
  • Is the vehicle climate-controlled?
  • What information does the contract with the transporter contain?

You can always reach out to help@gooddog.com if you’re ever in need of assistance or if you need any help, and we’ll be here to help assist you find the best fit for you, your owners, and your breeding program.

Need to connect with a Good Transporter? Contact a Good Transporter directly below!

*If you require immediate transportation assistance, please call (855) 446-6336.

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National Transporters

Pet Jet Pals

USDA Registered

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I have used their service several times. Each nanny has been professional & thorough. They communicate well with buyer and breeder. They are insured and have many nannies available through their service. I’ve only had good experiences while working with them.

Katie Harrison

USDA Registered

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

She has flown several puppies for us. She's insured, great communications and very dependable.

I have used her to transport a puppy. Excellent, she was great at communicating and flew into a local airport. She took our puppy from us and delivered him into the arms of his waiting family. The family was pleased with communication and the puppy traveled for less than 3 hours. Excellent way to ship a puppy.

Jamal Wilson

USDA Registered

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

They have transported 8 of my puppies. They did a good job. It was a positive experience. They prefer to fly from one major airport to another. It is more difficult to reserve them on routes which require them to fly in or out of smaller, regional airports.

Exotic Angels

USDA Registered

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

One of the owners is a personal friend. They transported my last pup from Russia. They were very easy to work with and provided regular updates and pictures on the trip from pick up to drop off. They are all pet owners themselves and treat every transport as if it was their own.

Happy Friend Logistics

USDA Registered

Air Transport

Website & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I have used them myself and for my puppy buyers. They are amazing. They flew all the way to Europe to bring back my new puppy. They are reliable, they respond in a timely fashion, they keep you updated throughout the flight, and they send you proper documentation emails and text messages along with photos of your puppy along the way. They are also on time!!

Elite Pet Transport

USDA Registered

Air Transport

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Jared Schorr

USDA Registered

Air Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Communicates very well, fast, safe and efficient.

Kristy Novian

Air Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Kristy has transported many puppies for us and has always done an A+ job. Kristy is both a dog breeder and former flight attendant and knows the flight nanny profession very well. She’s very professional and knows the airports very well and how to transport puppies safely. As a breeder she knows what other breeders expect and always delivers exceptional service. We are extremely type A as a breeder and only use the best when it comes to our repro vet and flight nannies...after using some other flight nannies (horrible experiences) and then finding out about and using Kristy ever since, we will never use anybody else.

D&D Doggy Delivery

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I used them for a delivery from Alabama to Seattle. They were recommended by the breeder. I had an excellent experience with their company. Very reliable with great communication. They were where they said they would be, when they said they would be, for the price they said it would be.

Pup Pup and Away

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I personally used them to deliver several of my puppies. They were excellent. They made it so easy for me and my buyer, and handled everything for us both. They charge a flat rate for anywhere in the continental US.

Fuzzy Fur Babies Flight Nanny

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I have used them multiple times, and have recommended them to others. They were reliable and and easy to work with. Pricing seems to be in-line with the market. It is a team of flight attendants.

Couture Lap Nanny

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I have used them twice, both times no issues. Very friendly, personable and able to work with me.

Runway Pets

Air Transport

Website & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Pretty good! Very cheap and well known.

Based in the Eastern US

Paws Express Transportation

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Georgia

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Used them to transport 3 adult dogs from CA to OH. Amazing! Wonderful communication, great service and on time!

Great Lakes Pet Transportation

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Taylor, Michigan

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

We have used them for several years for transport of dogs that we have both bought and sold. Very happy with them and their service. Great communication.

D&Js Pet Transport

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Florida

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

They are always excellent. They have smaller routes and less travel times.

What the transporter says:

We have not had any USDA violations in five years and have zero customer complaints! We serve Eastern states only. Trips start and end in Florida. We have five years of experience, and $50k insurance for the pups.

CJs Pet Transport

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Pennsylvania

Ground Transport

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Michelle Mikesell

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Tennessee

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

They have driven for me. Good, frequent updates provided. She drives all over the country, very reasonable prices.

Coast 2 Coast Pet Transport LLC

USDA Registered

Primary Location: South Carolina

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Recommended by a breeder. We have shipped several puppies through them. They have an excellent transport along with top notch cleaning routine. GPS location is given so you can track where you puppy is, and daily phone calls and pictures and/or videos are given to the seller and buyer during transport.

Go CATS Custom Animal Transport

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Rockmart, GA

Ground Transport

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Pups on the move

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Atlanta, GA

Air Transport

Website & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I’ve used them several times. All positive so far. They meet you curbside to pick up puppy. No need to pay to park. They deliver curbside to clients.

Deborah Joffre

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Atlanta, GA

Ground and Air Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

A friend shared Deb's name and number with me about a year ago, I have used her many times since. I have hired Deborah to transport 8 Collies for me within the lat year. She is fast and reliable. She has a vet tech who she can rely on if a pet gets sick. She has flown several puppies for me and has driven puppies for me from PA to TX, MI, SC, and several to FL. I have also hired her to bring some puppies to me. Deb has every puppy ride in its own crate and she stops periodically to give the pup a walk and to text pictures to the sender and receiver. Deborah is dependable and has lots of experience. Fast, reliable, and dependable.

Top Brass

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Ocala, FL

Ground and Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I know this transporter from dog shows and personal experience. They are awesome! They handled all the arrangements, and the time they gave me for arrival was spot on to a T. They’re dog show people and breeders.

Julie Smith

Primary Location: Pendleton, KY

Ground Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Julie is a close friend. We show and travel together. She’s retired air force, loves dogs and is very responsible. Your dog or puppy would be well taken care of and spoiled rotten on their journey with her!

Bobby Eller

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Charlotte, NC

Ground and Air Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Bobby has transported for me for over four years. Bobby is excellent, very knowledgeable, very professional, and stays up on the latest information around the region and the world. Bobby will travel stateside and internationally.

Carly Kramer

Primary Location: Georgia

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Carly is a breeder of merit in my breed, transported for me before. Carly is very kind, flexible and delivers the puppies in excellent condition. A true love for dogs - you will love her!

Britney Azzopardi

Primary Location: Metro Detroit Area

Air Transport

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What the transporter says:

Britney is a fellow Good Breeder! Britney would be happy to help deliver fellow Good Breeder puppies to their families!

Tim the Clipper Guy

Primary Location: Naples, FL

Ground Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Equine services. Very reliable - will take pets when hauling horses...

Shirly Lifford-grabill

Primary Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Ground and Air Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I was a client of Shirley's for years. Everything she does is personal to my needs and professional. She is very good with dogs, has done rescue for many years, and is experienced with French Bulldogs and their special needs.

Andrea Casterline

Primary Location: Florida

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Professional, experienced & punctual. Travels all over & takes good care of the dogs onboard.

Based in the Central US

Gundog Express

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Tower City, ND

Ground Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

We have used them for our services. Very happy with their services. Flat rate on most places.

They have transported for me a handful of times now. Great! They definitely aren’t the transporters for those who want hourly updates though. They transport more than just gun dog breeds. They have never been more than a full day off from delivery estimate in the 10 times I’ve personally used them. They are not the transporters for you if you are expecting hourly updates as they only are on their phones at rest stops checking in with people.

Blue Collar Carriage

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Missouri

Ground and Air Transport

Facebook & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I personally use them often. They are amazing, professional and love animals like they are their own. All around great company with great prices.

Purfect Paws Pet Transport

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Missouri

Ground Transport

Facebook

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I used them once transporting a puppy from NJ to CO. Very positive. I have never used a ground transporter before. They communicated very well and sent me updates and photos of their travel daily. It took 3 days for them to get here but my puppy was well taken care of. They get booked right away and can only transport a few at a time for certain routes so it's best to reserve a spot a few weeks prior.

Puppy Travelers

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Neosho, MO

Ground Transport

Website & Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I've personally used their services for ground transportation of dogs and puppies. I have only had wonderful experiences with using Puppy Travelers. They are very reputable, professional, provide excellent customer service and prompt pick-up/deliveries and are fantastic with the pets they transport! I highly recommend Puppy Travelers and cannot praise them enough! Puppy Travelers also have very affordable pricing for their transportation services in the $200.00-$300.00 range depending on the weight, age, and size of dogs/puppies. Multiple dogs can be transported and delivered to the same person at a discounted price as well.

Robert Carrera

USDA Registered

Primary Location: San Antonio, TX

Ground Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Robert is great, punctual, detailed, and on time. Best deal in town....

Frankie Dubman (Legado Pet Services)

USDA Registered

Primary Location: St Louis, MO

Ground and Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Frankie is a fellow member of GDCA. I know Frankie personally from showing and from the Great Dane community. I know five other breeders who have used Frankie for transporting their puppies. Frankie is insured and bonded and experienced with all breeds, specially large breeds. Frankie is a fellow Great Dane breeder owner handler who I have known for approximately 3 years. He is very personable and reliable.

Frankie is a fellow Great Dane breeder owner handler who i have known for approximately 3 years. Very personable and reliable.

Airbound Pets

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Kansas City, MO

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Been flying puppies with them for 10 years. Great! They take great care of the puppies, making sure they get on the right flight and have everything they need. They pick up puppies in many towns across Missouri. They are kind, courteous, and make sure the puppy has clean paper in the shipper before placing on the plane.

Recommended by another breeder. Very professional. Our puppies are always well taken care of by Airbound until they get on their flights.

We have used them exclusively for the past 12 years. They are a family run business. I believe they only provide service in Missouri - they transport puppies and dogs to Kansas City International where the puppies fly out of. My experience has been wonderful. They have calmed all my fears about flying pets over the years. They are extremely helpful with necessary paperwork and information about flying pets. They may only work out of Missouri - they fly out of Kansas City, MO airport. They pick up pups and dogs along a route to the airport. Airbound pets also can book your flight for you to take your pup to the airport if you like. They are very helpful with the whole shipping process. They keep up to date with airline changes. They handle everything from airline reservations; crate purchase; and transport to the airport.

Michael Hale

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Michigan

Ground Transport

Website

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

I have used him recently for transporting a puppy. 100% satisfied.

Lucky Penny Transport

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Tulsa, OK

Ground Transport

Website & Email

What the transporter says:

I have transported for many Good Breeders. We are breeders, ourselves, and started this transport company to assist breeders who were affected by the airlines reducing pet cargo. We treat every transported animal with the same love and care we have for our own animals.

Deena Hazlett

USDA Registered

Primary Location: Southeast Michigan

Ground Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Deena is my dog sitter. She is awesome! Deena is dependable and communicates with you. She does her job perfectly.

Carol Harris

Primary Location: North Alabama

Ground Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Friends for 25 years. Professional, caring, dependable, prompt. She was a dog breeder and semi truck driver.

Pet Air

Primary Location: Kansas City, MO

Ground Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

John McGee is the principal contact and I consider him a good friend after all these years. I spoke with him this morning and he was delighted to hear that I planned an excellent recommendation to you.

Jeff Pyle

Primary Location: Ohio

Ground Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Professional handler - treats the pets great

Mike Witt

Primary Location: Kansas City, MO

Ground and Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

He is very good with animals and people. Very professional. He loves dogs and loves bringing people joy by delivering their new baby.

Hunter Calvelage

Primary Location: Midwest Ohio/Indiana

Ground and Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

She is my personal dog handler. Hunter is young, but she is experienced and gracious. She has recently aged out of Juniors, but is hardworking and mature beyond her years. She knows dogs, and is confident and capable. She is really unflappable. She can handle multiple dogs, people and personalities with confidence and commitment. Hunter is young, but totally capable. I have observed her in high pressure situations and be very mature and confident. I have entrusted my high value dogs to her care and appreciate her communication and capable handling.

Based in the Mountain US

Mary Crane James

Primary Location: Chandler, AZ

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Mary is very professional. She offers reasonable prices, good availability and communication. Mary is kind, responsive, and easy to work with.

Paula Thompson

Primary Location: Arizona

Air Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Paula was recommended to me by a fellow GANA breeder!

Based in the Pacific US

Wynn Gunter

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon

Air Transport

Email

What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

Wynn was very professional and prompt!

Performance Pet Services, Kelly Merick

Primary Location: Tri-Cities WA

Ground Transport

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Topking TRD

Primary Location: Sacramento, CA

Ground and Air Transport

Facebook & Email

What the transporter says:

Amazing :) I do this because I understand the importance of positive experiences, the impact of negative experiences and I care. Experienced and professional.

Daynakin Great Danes LLC

Primary Location: Ferndale, WA

Ground Transport

Website & Email

What the transporter says:

I will transport dogs from time to time. My vehicle is commercially insured, and I have kennel insurance.

International

Duncan Hostey - Baker & Hood

USDA Registered

Primary Location: United Kingdom

Air, Ocean & Ground Transport

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What your fellow Good Breeders are saying about them:

They are the transporters many UK Sheepdog people use. Duncan Transported my foundation bitch from Cumbria to Nevada. It was an easy and painless experience.