Use uShip to Transport your Dog
If you're looking to ship your dog, you've come to the right place! We know dogs are a part of the family and when you need to transport your dog, you want the best service. We’ll help you figure out how to ship your dog, what you can do to prepare your dog for transport, and help you get rates from the best dog shipping companies. We’re here to help along the way from preparation to delivery and after. Contact us at any time and we’ll get you back on the way to your dog’s safe delivery.
Once you’ve created your listing with all of your dog’s name, breed, and needs, uShip’s marketplace makes it easy to find the best transporters for this special shipment. Pet carriers will send you quotes for your review as they compete for your business, ensuring you get the best rates. The transporters have profiles with their transport history, safety records and customer-rated feedback for your review, so you can rest assured your dog is in good hands.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Dog?
The cost to ship a dog depends on the distance and needs of the dog. The average cost to ship a dog within 300 miles is $120 to $250. For longer distance shipments, the average cost is $270 to $500.
Check out our cost-to-ship index, for more specific details on dog shipments completed through the uShip marketplace. There, you can see similar shipments to your own and get an idea of how we work. Keep in mind, the cost will vary greatly when shipping a dog internationally.
How to Move with a Dog
As soon as you know you are moving, begin preparing your dog. First, take your dog to a vet for a full checkup and ask for copies of vaccination and other health records. Research the state and city pet regulations for your new home and fulfill those obligations. Verify that your pet has the appropriate identification tags and paperwork necessary to be transferred to a new city or state.
Once your dog is delivered to its new home, you will need to help your pet adjust to the change. Keep your dog confined to a small area of the house until they are ready to explore more. Make sure to surround your pet with familiar objects and people, if possible. It might sound weird, but throw some dirty clothes in their bed or the room they are in to remind a dog they’re home, or get a puppy used to your scent.