1.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, 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 is 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.
2.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 pick up 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.
3.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. 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 amount of vehicles on the roads.
4.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.
5.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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