Pet Transport Resources

Calico with pet transport driver

Many volunteer pet transport services use “multi-leg transports,” which means that there are several volunteers per transport and each volunteer drives one or more legs. While multi-leg transports can be a good option in many cases, the dogs need to be comfortable interacting with strangers, and sometimes other dogs, as they are transferred from vehicle to vehicle.

This list may not be comprehensive. Groups tend to form or discontinue without a lot of fanfare. You can also try searching online using criteria such as "animal transport" and considering including the name of your state or destination state in your search.

Please note: The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We have not checked them all out. Even if we attempted to do so, management and policies can change suddenly. We strongly suggest that you check them out yourself before using a specific service.

General pet transport:

Operation Roger

Rescue Express Transport

Wings of Rescue


Area-specific transport:

Colorado Animal Rescue Express, transports mostly from the south and Midwest to the north.

Start Rescue, works in southern California, transports to the north, Oregon and Washington.

Rescue Express, works in Pennsylvania

Breed-specific transport:

Basenji Rescue & Transport

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport

Heart Bandits Eskie Railroad

Local pet transport services:

Many cities have "pet taxi" businesses that transport pets locally. Try searching for services in your area.

Paid moving companies:


World Pet Travel

Underhound Railroad

Precious Pet Transport

Carolina Babies Dog Transport

Roadie, Uber-like service

Paid air transport:

The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association, Inc. (IPATA), has a list of companies that assist with air transport on their website.

International transport: can assist with transports to and from other countries, and offers a 10 percent discount to military personnel. This organization is rescue friendly and assisted with a major air transport for animals displaced by Hurricane Katrina.