Dog Transport Services
Every now and then you may find yourself in a situation where you need to find a dog transport service. Whether it’s because your furry friend is visiting relatives, going on holiday, or going to new owners, you will need to try and locate a reliable dog shipping company.
On Shiply you can save hours of time by posting your job on our platform and will often find quotes that are up to 75% cheaper than usual.
How Much Does Dog Transport Cost?
Shipping your dog can cost anywhere between $100 and $300 for shorter journeys and $350 to $600 for longer ones. Along with distance, here are some other factors that may affect the cost of transporting your dog:
Timings - If your dog is in a rush then this may incur extra costs as it may require a vehicle being sent out specifically for your job. Some dog shippers on our platform look for extra pets they can take on journeys they are already making, and so offer cheaper pricing based on this.
Size - Whereas a chihuahua obviously only takes up a little space, moving a great dane is a whole different story. The size of your dog may determine the size of the vehicle needed to move them, and this could have a knock-on effect on pricing.
Location Of Pickup And Delivery - Densely populated urban areas are more likely to be closer to your chosen dog shipping company and therefore will require less of a journey to actually pick the dog up. More remote locations may cost more due to the extra miles required to get there.
Time Of Year - Unfortunate weather conditions can affect dog transport trips. Rain, wind, and ice can all mean that certain routes are unavailable, which may make the journey slower or require more miles.
How Can Shiply Help Find Dog Transport Services?
Rather than spending hours of your own time hunting for that perfect dog transport service, Shiply allows the services to come to you.
All you need to do is upload some details to our platform such as how large the dog is where it’s located and where it needs to get to. Within 30 minutes you will start to see quotes appear in your inbox, all personalized for your specific job. You will be able to look at previous reviews for any service that has provided you with a quote to ensure peace of mind, as well as being able to message them with any further questions.
Further, many dog transport companies on our platform are already making similar trips and are looking to ensure their vehicles are full. This means that not only can their quotes be up to 75% cheaper, but also that using Shiply means you are looking out for the environment.
Preparing For Your Dog To Be Transported
Once you’ve decided on a quote from a dog transport company to go ahead with, you now need to prepare your furry friend for pick up. We recommend:
Documents - There may be some legal documents required for the transport, for example, if your dog is traveling abroad or is going to a new owner. Having these in order before pick up will save a lot of inconveniences further down the line.
Wash - Both your dog and the driver will thank you if you give your pet a good wash before they travel. It can often make them feel more comfortable for the journey, as well as ensuring they don’t arrive too with too much time between their last wash.
Suitable Carrier - Obviously this depends on the sort of dog that you have, but ensuring that they have a decent-sized container can make transporting them easy and mean they have their own space where they feel at home during the journey.
Food, Water, And Toys - You always want to make sure that you pack enough food and water for your dog so that no unnecessary stops are needed to pick up supplies. Toys can ensure that your pet feels comfortable and has something to entertain themselves with should they get restless.
What To Do After Delivery
The only thing you really need to worry about after delivery is that your dog is perfectly fine and healthy (or at least in the same health they departed in). We always ask that you leave a rating and some feedback for your chosen dog transport service so that Shiply users in the future can browse with trust and safety.
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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.
How Many Quotes Will I Receive?
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."
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