Beware of Third-Party Pet Shippers
PET RELOCATION CO of Spicewood (Austin), Texas
An Honest and Sincere view from Our Perspective…… Pet Relocation’s Door to Door service is a MAJOR Rip Off. Do NOT be duped by their False Advertising…..
Pet Relocation of Austin, TX publishes a ‘Blog’ almost daily. It is quite common for them to publish mis-information and false info… For example: Their blog of 12 Jun 13 had TWO serious mistakes. Natalia wanted info re: shipping pets from Jakarta, Indonesia to Germany. Pet Relo urged Natalia to use ‘Pet Friendly’ Lufthansa airlines. Lufthansa has NOT had service to/from Jakarta for quite some time… Also, she was advised to secure the EU health certificate. The EU cert is NOT a health cert. Only reports microchip and rabies vac info. Also, info when titer tests results are required. Nicholas wanted info regarding shipping pets from Australia to Spain. (not going thru USA) PetRelo told Nicholas he would need to have the APHIS 7001 ??? This of course is totally false. The APHIS 7001 is the international health cert issued within USA ONLY…. In the past we have attempted to alert PetRelo of many such false statements. They have NEVER ackowledged these mistakes or ever made corrections….
NOTE: Lufthansa does now have seasonal service between Jakarta and Frankfurt……
If you attempt to get your info from Pet Relo in Austin, you just might be in for a VERY sad journey…. Just a Warning…
Pet Relocation absolutely has NO special contact with the pet in transit and refuses to itemize their services and charges. They do NOT want you to really know what you are paying these BIG bucks for. Just ask them to itemize….. Their door to door service is another ripoff. They get quotes for pickup and delivery, then, up these fees to you. Just check it out.
Try contacting anyone at PetRelo after normal business hours on weekdays….. NO luck ! Here at Action Pet Express, we are reachable 24 hours EVERYDAY !
3rd party pet shippers, such as: PetRelo, NEVER, EVER, have hands on your pet care. Everything is OUT-SOURCED. What are you paying for? Again….. You can reach these out-sourced agents YOURSELF, and save thousands of $$$
They pretend to provide supurb advice to our military families. Yet, appears NO one of their staff ever served their country…. I DID serve my country in the U.S Army back during the Korean War days.
HAPPY TAILS PET TRAVEL – Tucson, Arizona EXPOSE!!!
Happy Tails are VERY nice people. However, they are Extremely OVERPRICED in what they are doing.
Check out their price page, Very Carefully.
Just to speak with you and provide general advice and information:
They will charge you: $385 for the first pet; and, $250 for EACH additional pet for a domestic shipment. $825 for the first pet; and $650 for EACH additional pet for an international shipment. These prices even though several pets are going at same time, on same airbill. $575 for first pet to: Mexico, Canada or Guam. $375 for each additional pet.
If you are Military, you luck out. A HUGE $50 discount off the first pet ONLY if domestic shipment; $100 off first pet ONLY if international. These charges do NOT include airfares, or, anything, other than for consultations.
How can they justify this? We at Action Pet Express make NONE of these charges…We have NO consultation fees. Totally FREE Why? We know what we are doing. AND, we are NOT into RipOffs.
Happy Tails clearly state they require 10 days notice for a domestic shipment; 4 weeks for international. In 98% of all shipments, we can do within 2-3 days MAXIMUM. They will try to do so for a RUSH Fee.
Their charge to you, for pickup or delivery, in another city, within one hour of airport, a charge of $250 to $350. These charges in reality are usually ONLY about $100 This indicates HUGE markup. These fees include their Handling Fee of $75 (Why the need for a handling fee??)
Yes, readers. This IS a HUGE RIPOFF!
Very nice people; VERY Huge Ripoff.
This is just another prime example of what 3rd Party Pet Shippers will do to you.
Again, We advise going directly to a pet shipper who will have hands on your pet move.
Avoid the Middleman. Save yourself thousands of dollars.
2. In the expect overinflated rates from third party shippers heading, right before the last line that says heed the warning, add the info below
Do NOT get Ripped Off by the Pet Travel Store in Ft Lauderdale. What they attempt to sell you are NOT Pet Passports. Total FRAUD on their part. ALL their forms are phony. ALL travel forms you will ever need are FREE elsewhere!! We will show you where.. NO charge on our part..
Be VERY careful of using UShip or Citizens Shipper for pet travel. Read our Over the Road page FIRST!
You can be sure that the IPATA Proficency Course is designed to Rip you off EVEN More! I bet on it!!
If you use an IPATA 3rd party Pet Shipper, You WILL spend several thousands of dollars MORE than necessary !!
Save hundreds and thousands of dollars on pet relocation service by choosing an independent shipper. Select a shipper with a proven track record of success, such as Action Pet Express in Greater Washington, DC, area. Beware of third-party pet shippers. They charge double and triple the price for the same service.
Companies That Charge You Too Much
Jerry warns you to watch out for companies that overcharge customers. He points to PetRelocation in Austin, TX; Happy Tails in Tucson, AZ; and Animal Land (petmovers.com) in Atlanta, GA as three of the biggest offenders. Others include:
- Pet Express, San Francisco, CA
- VIP in Portland, OR
- AirAnimal, Tampa
- Jet-A-Pet – Nationwide
- Animals Away – Nationwide
- PuppyTravel in Salt Lake City, UT
- Airborne Animals, New Jersey
- WorldPetTravel in Texas & Costa Rica
- Cosmopolitan Canine Carriers, Connecticut (Not an IPATA Member)
- Starwood Animal Transport, Houston, TX & Boston, MA
- All Pet Travel in Tucson, AZ, & Associates
- Pet Taxi Animal Transporters
- Pet Taxi LA
- Pet Taxi Los Angeles
- Pet Shipping Los Angles
Expect Overinflated Rates from Third-Party Companies
Rather than have an overpriced third-party company take your money, turn to an independent shipper. Jerry has been shipping pets safely for more than 45 years. Be wary of middlemen who charge inflated prices. Eliminate the middleman and deal with a hands-on company that offers great service and affordable prices.
Heed the warning to beware of third-party pet shippers and contact Action Pet Express for affordable and reliable pet relocation.