Here are some pet transport options:
(ask if there is a rescue rate)

Happy Tails Travel, Inc. (door-to-door): Happy Tails Travel will assist you with all the necessary details and logistics of your pet's move. Our goal is a hassle-free, worry-free, safe journey for your pet. All pet moving and pet shipping services related to pet air travel and animal transportation are available.

Linderland Stage Pet Transport Service (door-to-door): (click on Pet Transport) Linderland Stage is a door to door small animal delivery service traveling the 48 states. We offer personal hands on care to your dogs, puppies, cats, or kittens.

PBS Pet Travel - A member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association with over 20 years of experience transporting pets around the world.

Companion Air: "Companion Air is the first airline created specifically for pets and their owners. We fly very safe and reliable jet-prop aircraft so that we can operate out of small local airports, fly high and fast, and provide a roomy, executive class interior. The use of more, smaller aircraft allow us to provide services much more broadly and at a more reasonable cost. During peak times we may supplement our fleet but the Companion Air fleet is comprised of new aircraft purchased and configured for Companion Air, our pets and owners."

Sky Ark: Please check out this website story about a recent long-distance air transportation rescue of numerous pets nationwide, involving several shelters and some absolutely wonderful private charter pilots from Sky Ark!!

Pet Air: offers express counter to counter airfreight service to assist in rescue placements. We service over 150 airports with the USA. Discounted rates for documented rescue shipments. For more information visit our web site at or give us a call toll free at (877) 359-7387, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CT.

Pet Air
1527 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-2412
Toll Free (877) 359-7387 M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm CT
Fax (816) 842-7387 Email flypetair @ (Remove 2 spaces)

The Flying Paws organization is 'Wings of Hope' for companion animals (dogs, cats, birds, small exotics, rabbits and other small animals) and those who care for them. Our volunteers combine the wonderful worlds of flying and animal rescue to help animal friends in need.The mission of Flying Paws is to provide fast air tansportation for special needs animals from rescue groups, fosters, or shelters to a recover NO KILL foster, shelter or forever home.

Here a list on which there might be some info on flying dogs, as well as some possible opportunities to find someone to transport them as baggage (but in cargo):

There may be some volunteer transports announced that are going up and down CA on:

Here are some lists on which you may find some resources for transport by volunteers. One would have to map out the entire journey, and coordinate the legs and the volunteers:

This list is for pets in need, especially puppy-mill dogs, to get to their forever homes.

Pet Transport Net
This list is for requesting or volunteering to transport a rescued pet to its new forever home

Dog Rescue Railroad
This is a place to post your transportation needs.

Our main purpose is for the transportation of special needs, older, and/or abused animals, however we will never turn away any animal that needs to get somewhere.

Open to members of all transport/rescue groups, this forum is for dog rescuers to request and coordinate shelter pulls, foster-care, home visits and transport within California, Oregon, Washing and B.C. regions.

Rescue Transport
This list is dedicated to the transportation of Rescue animals. It is a resource in the transpiration needs of rescue animals.

NHA Rescue
The purpose of this group is to help in arranging transport, to provide support for "Animal Angels" who need it in this stressful duty, and to help in finding animals of all sorts a happy loving home or foster home.

Pet Travel
This is a list where you can post if you are trying to set up transportation for an animal.

CA Rescue RR
The purpose of this list is to network animal lovers throughout California and neighboring states in an attempt to transport dogs in need to new homes,rescue groups, etc. Areas covered: CA, OR, WA, BC, ID, NV, UT, AZ

Dalmatian Overland Transport Service
Sign-up Form

All Breed Rescue
This list is to find volunteers to pull dogs from shelters or foster or keep them overnight for transportation and to transport dogs anywhere from to 50 - 100 miles per leg.

This list is for assisting rescues and shelters in finding drivers to take dogs to rescue/forever homes.

Rescue Angels on Wheels
We are a group comprised of Rescuers who transport, Transporters who rescue, or Big Hearted Animal Loving volunteers willing to help with both.

At the recommendation of our consulting veterinarian, Continental Airlines will now require the following to reduce stress and heat exposure, when shipping or handling the above-mentioned breeds: Use 1 size larger kennel than is normally required. Use a kennel with ventilation on 4 sides. (If the kennel does not have ventilation on 4 sides, modify the kennel by drilling 7 holes in the rear top and 7 holes in the rear bottom of the kennel using a 3/4 inch keyhole bit). Acclimate the animal to the kennel by letting the animal spend time in the kennel for several days before their departure. Do not place food in the kennel during the flight, just water. Provide plenty of water to the animal (including frozen water bottles with tiny holes punched in the sides makes a great watering tool for several hours when placed in the kennel's watering dish).

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