Transport Resources

The following is provided as an aid in finding transport.  Inclusion here is not an endorsement of the service as we cannot keep current with the management, policies, and practices of all of these services.  Some of these entries are a listings of other services.

GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative

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The GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative moves dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens from overcrowded east Tennessee animal shelters to under-capacity northern shelters.

Most shelters in east Tennessee are perpetually overcrowded due to random breeding by the large number of unaltered pets. Pet overpopulation is generally not a problem in northern states, where spaying and neutering of pets is a routine part of responsible pet ownership.

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H.E.A.R.T.S., LLC (Hopson Express Animal Rescue Transport Service) is committed to safely and lovingly transporting animals from rescue groups in the South to their new families in the Northeast. This is USDA licensed transport founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Amanda Hopson. Their goal has been to create a transport service that we would feel confident in putting their own fosters on to travel to their anxiously awaiting homes.

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Rescue Road Trips

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Is a non-profit that provides low-cost transport service for Rescue Dogs in the Deep South and an Ohio based rescue. They provide loving, humane road trips for homeless, unwanted, unloved dogs, facing assured-immediate death from Southern Kill Shelters. R.R.T. helps move them to Loving “Forever Homes” and a second chance at life in New England and surrounding areas.


Rescue Express Transport

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Since the inaugural transport on February 14, 2015, Rescue Express Animal Transport has saved over 20,000 pet companions that would have been euthanized in shelters.  Rescue Express transports animals from high-kill shelters in over populated areas throughout the southwest with hopes of expanding our reach to the midwest in 2020.


Citizen Shipper
Citizen Shipper is a database that matches your animal transport need with small scale transport contractors who provide door-to-door transport services.  You provide the animal’s current location, destination, time frame, and info about the animal and Citizen Shipper sends this information to their member contractors who send you bids and descriptions of their service by e-mail, or text message, or both.

Best Friends Animal Society AnimalRescue Express, transports mostly from the south and Midwest to the north.  Start Rescue, works in southern California, transports to the north, Oregon and Washington.  Tracy’s Dogs, transports from the south to the north. Rescue Express, works in Pennsylvania

Rescue Transport USA

https://www.rescuetransportusa.comRescueTransport USA’s main mission is to help animals get from high kill shelters to their forever homes or rescues. Many rescues can take in animals from other places but have no way to get them there and that is where our volunteer transporters come in.

All About Animals Rescue and Transport, Inc. About AnimalsRescue and Transport, Inc., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 9,007 likes · 2,135 talking about this. We rescue puppies and dogs on death row. We place our dogs directly into a loving…

Operation Roger… Truckers Pet Transport

https://operationroger.rescuegroups.orgNON-PET TRANSPORTS (FOOD, PET ITEMS) There are times when we have been asked to help deliver pet food/items from a donor to a rescue. We will certainly try. This type of transport requires a flatbed or similar type trailer.

Furry Friends Network basic plan is a daisy-chain of volunteers who drive a “leg” of the dog or cat’s journey. Another volunteer picks the animal up from a predetermined location and takes over for their “leg.” This continues until the animal reaches its new home or new rescue group or shelter. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO SAVE MORE LIVES!

Pilots N Paws – Saving the Lives of Innocent Animals

https://www.pilotsnpaws.orgWant to help save a life? Pilots N Paws is a non-profit organization that thrives off the generous donations from people like you! Every donation counts and helps us save the lives of innocent animals.

Doobert Rescue Relay Transport for Animals weekend in America, an army of volunteer rescuetransport drivers deliver dogs and cats to safety in an organized relay of vehicles. Hard-working volunteer transport coordinators plan the logistics, organize the passengers, and provide support by phone continuously during the entire one- or two-day operation.

Halfway There

https://www.halfwaythererescue.comOur Mission Our mission is to rescue, foster, transport, and find homes for unwanted, abandoned, and abused dogs in the Carolinas. Halfway There Rescue’s goal is to pull at risk pets from over-crowded shelters in North and South Carolina, place them in temporary foster homes and ultimately find them permanent, loving homes.

Animal Humane Society program In addition to partnering with local rescuesAnimal Humane Society works with organizations across the country to transportanimals from areas where shelters are overwhelmed and often lacking critical resources and funding. Transport programs help create space so these shelters can help even more animals.

RedRover across the country frequently transportanimals to other cities and states for rescue, foster care and adoption. While this practice saves the lives of countless animals, it also requires special attention to the safety and well being of the animals. RedRover asked seasoned animalrescue transporters for their tips, and here is a sampling […]

Animal Shelter, Inc. transport program is a collaborative effort between OUR SHELTER – ANIMAL SHELTER INC (aka Sterling Shelter) and other potential partner rescuesanimal shelters that are in need with placing overwhelmed organizations who care for canines and felines.


https://www.swattrescue.comSouthwest AnimalTransport Team- is a group of volunteers who donate their time to rescueanimals – One flight at a time! Using non rev benefits, we collaborate with DART (Delta AnimalRescueTransports), fosters, shelters, rescues who pull from high kill shelters and sanctuaries to transport rescued animals to their FURever home.

Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team | START Rescue

https://startrescue.orgShelter TransportAnimalRescue Team (START) breaks the chain of euthanasia occurring in California’s overflowing animal shelters by (1) tackling the issue of companion animal overpopulation through community spay and neuter efforts and (2) compassionate long-distance transports to adoption friendly, no-kill, START-SAFE rescue organizations.

Save Them All Pet Transport

https://savethemallpettransport.comOur for profit small business organization specializes in the transport of dogs and cats. We are a husband and wife team, driving for rescues to save lives. In 2015 we were introduced to the rescue world by a friend and quickly went to work.

Rescue Express Transport brings animal shelters and animalrescue organizations together into a common platform to collaborate, share information, transfer animals, and work together to save shelter animals from high kill shelters with animaltransport services. Doobert has over 21,000+ volunteers and 1,100+ organizations across the United States and Canada.

Rescue Railroad | Help Save Pets Rescue Railroad is a mode of free, volunteer-based transportation designed to rescueanimals from high kill shelters, and transport them to Help Save Pets (HSP) where they can receive medical care and find forever homes. This system is successful, thanks to a large network of people who volunteer their time, gas money, and hearts, …

START Rescue Transport (Non-Affiliated) 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 transportanimals, 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.

Rescue Transport USA USA. 4.8K likes. This page is designed to help get transport from one location to another for cats and dogs within the United States.

Happy Tails Travel air is an option for your pets, they may require additional transportation to get to and from airports which can accommodate pet travel. We at Happy Tails Travel, Inc. are closely following the Coronavirus updates across the country and around the world to be sure that your pets and their travel plans are taken care of appropriately.

Other Transport Resources

Swab Wagon Company – Animal Transport Bodies
For over 50 years, Swab’s solid fiberglass animal transport vehicles have been relied upon by humane societies and animal agencies for their durability and humane treatment of animals. Swab offers two models of our Animal Rescue Fiberglass (ARF) body.

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