Pet Transport Services
Every now and again you may find yourself in need of a pet shipping service. Whether you are moving house and need your pet taken to your new home, sending them to a relative to be looked after, or even going on a long holiday, you may find yourself asking how to ship an animal. Finding an affordable pet transport service that you can trust isn’t always straightforward.
However, here at Shiply, we understand that the safety and wellbeing of your pet are of the utmost importance, and we don’t think finding the right service for you should be difficult. There are many pet transport services on Shiply who are more than happy to send through personalized quotes for your job, sometimes up to 75% cheaper than standard rates, but you will need to get a few things in order first before requesting quotes.
How Much Does Pet Transport Cost?
The cost of pet transport can vary significantly based on a variety of factors, but on average a short distance domestic journey will cost between $100 to $300 whilst longer domestic journeys can range from $350 to around $600.
As well as domestic pet shipping you can also find international pet transport services on Shiply.
Obviously, the distance will play a big part in the cost of your pet transport service, especially if your pet needs to travel internationally, but a few other things that can affect cost are:
Pet Size - How much space your pet will require will play into the cost of transporting them. A big dog obviously requires more space than a bird in a cage and your quotes will reflect this.
Timings - If you are running on a tight timeframe and need your pet transported somewhere by a certain date then this will also typically bring up the cost of your quote. This is because a vehicle will have to be sent out specifically for your pet, whereas a flexible time frame means your pet may be able to fit in a journey that is already being planned.
Location Of Pickup And Delivery - Remote pickup areas require the pet transport company to drive extra miles, whereas pickups in densely populated urban areas often require less of a detour which may be reflected in pricing.
Time Of Year - Adverse weather conditions can shut off some routes and make travel slower. Whilst this is vastly out of your hands, transporting your pet in Summer can sometimes be cheaper.
How Can Shiply Help Find Pet Shipping Services?
There are many options available when looking to transport your beloved pet, but this means picking the right one can often be a challenge. You need someone who knows how to ship an animal. The security and safety of your pet are the highest priority, as well as the cost, and this is where Shiply can help.
With just a few pieces of information such as the pickup and delivery locations and the size of your pet, rated pet transport services can send you personalized quotes within minutes. You can read through all of their previous user reviews, look at their feedback score and even message them individually with any queries or concerns you may have, ensuring that you are able to trust your chosen pet shipping company.
Quotes on Shiply are also often up to 75% cheaper than usual as pet transport services on our platform are typically making a similar journey already and are looking to fill up the rest of their vehicle. Not only is this cheaper, but it is also better for the environment as it reduces the number of vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your Pet Shipper
Before your chosen pet transport service arrives to pick up your pet there are a few things you need to sort out:
Documents - There are various documents that you may need to provide when your pet is picked up such as records of the breed, recent vaccinations (some treatments such as anti-worming for dogs are required prior to travel), and the correct papers if your pet is traveling internationally. We recommend that you have these ready prior to pickup.
Wash - You should make sure to properly wash your pet before travel. It will make them feel comfortable and the driver will also probably thank you!
Suitable Carrier - You need a suitable carrier for your pet, such as a birdcage for birds or a carrier for cats and dogs for example. This will depend on your pet but you should ensure that they have enough space to be comfortable.
Food, Water, And Toys - Ensure that you are supplying enough food and water for your pet transport service to feed your pet during transit. Also, toys can help calm animals, which makes travel a lot easier for them.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your pet has safely arrived at its destination you should check and make sure everything is okay and that they are healthy. We also ask that you leave feedback and a review for your chosen pet transport service so that future Shiply users can browse with peace of mind and the feeling of security when selecting shipping companies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
Can I Call Shiply?
Shiply Support is available only on email, at
Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
f your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and to highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
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"Communication was great from the time I accepted the quote until the car was dropped off. In terms of the timeline, I was given a potential range for both how soon the car would be picked up and how many days it would be in transport."
"Everything was perfect! Fast, easy and hassle-free process! I definitely recommend and would use them again in the future. Thank you so much!"
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