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Whether you are welcoming a new pet, relocating a rescue pet, or moving with a pet, uShip can help. We'll help you figure out how to ship your pet, get you competitive rates for pet shipping, and offer tips to prepare your pet for its trip. If any challenges arise along the way, contact uShip for help in smoothing things out.

Listing with uShip, you can find customer-rated pet transporters within your budget. Just start by creating a pet shipmentlisting, including breed, age, and any special needs. From there, you will receive quotes from pet shipping providers. These competing quotes ensure you find the best possible pet shipping rates.


With uShip, shipping a pet is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create a Listing on uShip

First, you should determine your needs, timeframe, and budget. Your pet shipment listing will require you to include information on the pet's breed, age, and special needs. The listing will also ask about kennels, or crates and other details. Supply as much detail as possible to ensure an accurate quotes and safe journey for your pet.

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2 | Choose the Best Pet Shipping Service in Canada

Once the listing is submitted, you'll receive quotes from feedback-rated pet transport companies in Canada. You should contact these carriers directly within the listing to ask the questions to help you assess the carrier's reliability and personality.

Each pet transporter has a uShip profilewhich includes their shipping history, safety records, and customer-rated feedback. The profiles usually include photos of their transport vehicles as well, so you can see what your pet would be traveling in. The profiles list previous pet transports completed on uShip, along with the customer experience. You should thoroughly review each carrier's profile to feel confident in choosing the best pet shipping service for your pet's needs.

3 | Pet Shipping & Delivery in Canada

After you select your pet transporter, you can contact them directly to ask questions, express concerns, and share any third party contact information. Discuss dates, timing, pickup and dropoff locations, pet's needs and payment agreements. Sometimes, pet transporters require advance payment to finance care of pet while traveling. If you run into any problems before, during, or after the pet shipment, you should call uShip directly.

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The cost to ship a pet changes with the needs of the pet, the distance for travel, and the cost of fuel. The average cost for longer distance shipments is from $350 to $600 on average, while the average cost for shorter distance pet transport is between $100 to $300 on average, or about $1.33 per km

For more detailed information on the cost to ship your pet, you can check out the uShip cost to ship index. There, you can see hundreds of pet shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better idea of how much you can expect to pay.


Each pet transporter on uShip is required to show proof of a positive pet transport history and agree to our best practices guidelines for pet shipping. Our Trust and Safety team reviews these guidelines personally with each transporter, and is there to hold them accountable should any complications arise.


It is vital that you plan ahead when moving with your pet, so that you can ensure their safe arrival. Be sure to get an appropriate travel kennel to ensure your pet's comfort and safety during transit, and include medications or specialty food needed. You should also create a folder with emergency contact information to go along with your pet during transport. Taking these steps will ensure your pet shipping service gets the job done safely and reliably.

  • Pet Shipping Checklist
  • Travel Kennel
  • Bedding
  • Food and Water
  • Medications (if any)
  • Records - Health, Shots, Breed Certs, etc.
  • Identification - on Collar and/or Microchip
  • Collar and Leash
  • Emergency Contact Info

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