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Animal Shipping with uShip

When it comes time to ship an animal, you want to be absolutely sure that you're getting a reliable transporter for the job, but you also want it to be completed affordably. With uShip, you'll be able to review competitive quotes from feedback-rated carriers, so you can choose the best professional animal transporter, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your animal is safe during their ride. We're here to help you with every step of the journey.

On the uShip marketplace, you'll find the best prices from animal shipping companies, plus have the chance to review the transporters before making a decision. You'll create an animal shipment listing, detailing its size, weight, needs and your timetrame. Then, animal delivery companies will submit competing quotes for your review. These professionals who specialize in animal shipping know how to take care of precious cargo, and you'll be able to review their past animal shipments and read feedback from their other customers. You can get a good feel for the transporter by talking with them directly to understand their experience and personality.

How to Ship an Animal in Canada

With uShip, shipping an animal is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

First, you'll need to have details on your animal's breed, age, weight, and special care instructions. The listing also needs to include whether you have a trailer for them to travel in, or if you require one from the transporter for safe animal shipping. Keep in mind, the more information you can provide, the more accurate the quote you receive will be.

2 | Choose the Best Animal Shipping Company

Once you submit your animal shipment listing, you'll start getting quotes from from animal transport companies who are competing for your business. As you review the quotes, look through each transporter's uShip profile, and ask them about past experiences with animal shipments like yours. With these steps, you'll get to know the transporter and their communication style, so you can get a good feel for which one is right for you and your animal.

Every animal transport company on uShip has their own profile with history of their animal deliveries, customer feedback and safety rating, as well as insurance coverage. Most transporters also have photos of their equipment, which is helpful as it shows you exactly how your animal will be traveling. Check out each of these items within the profile and talk to the carrier so that you can feel confident in choosing the right transporter for your animal's shipment.

3 | Shipping Animals & Delivery in Canada

When you've chosen an animal transport service, you can contact them directly to get started on planning the animal transport. Together, you'll determine pickup and delivery times and places, as well as agree on payment. This is the time to clarify and special care instructions your animal has, and share any third party contact information that's necessary. Remember, if you run into any obstacles along the way, we're here to help.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship an Animal in Canada?

The cost to ship an animal depends on several factors, including how far the animal is being shipped, the size of the animal, the price of fuel and any special care that's required. The average cost to ship an animal is $2.12 per km for shorter distance transport and $1.50 for longer distance transport..

To get a better idea of what you can expect to pay to ship your animal, visit our cost to ship animals page to see past animal shipments completed through uShip.

Prepare Your Animal for Transport in Canada

Preparing your animal for transport is vital to ensuring its safety during transport. You should begin preparing it as soon as you know it needs to be shipped. The first step is to visit the vet with your animal to get a full checkup and copies of health records and vaccinations. Then, be sure you understand any state or city regulations for your animal's move and fulfill any obligations, verifying that the animal has all the appropriate identification and paperwork needed for them to be transferred. Finally, carefully decide on the pet transporter, comparing several prices and options, and not simply choosing the cheapest price. Purchase any necessary travel supplies and prepare the animal by crate or trailer training it ahead of time. Find out more about international animal shipments, choosing the right pet crate, and how to ship a pet by air.

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