Author: Patrick MacFarland

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A woman shipping a grey and white cat by air.

For Customers » Pet Shipping · Updated May 23, 2024

Top 5 Cat Transportation Services in 2024

You are researching all over various search engines about the best way to transport a cat. The thing you want to make sure of is that you hire the best cat transportation companyy. After all, your feline friend is a part of the family, which means you have to trust the cat transport service. Whether

A man and a woman sit in an old military jeep with a brown and white dog between them, embodying the spirit of camaraderie often seen with pets in the service. The jeep has a decorative wreath on the front. People are gathered in the background, some holding flowers.

For Customers » Military Moves · Updated May 20, 2024

Why Military Pets Are Part of the Family: Research on Benefits

Having a pet is a blessing. They add so much value to your life — sometimes they can complete a family. This is especially the case for military members, who have to deal with beloved family members being away for long periods of time.

A soldier in uniform and a woman sit on a couch, smiling and looking at a photo album. A small dog sits on the woman's lap.

Military Moves · Updated May 17, 2024

The Ins and Outs of the DoD’s New Pet Relocation Allowance for Transportation

Good news for pet-owning military members — Department of Defense recently announced a policy change to now allow repayment for pet relocation during a PCS move. Many of you have pets that are an important part of your family, so it became clear that paying out of pocket for pet relocation wasn’t a fair policy.

A person in military uniform sits on a couch with a child, holding an open book. A dog, perhaps dealing with some pet relocation stress, is also on the couch.

For Customers » Military Moves · Updated May 16, 2024

Dog Travel Stress is Real: Easing Pet Relocation Anxiety

Stress is inevitable for everyone — but it’s particularly strong in pets. When it comes to unknown experiences, humans and animals experience anxiety. Sometimes at high levels, especially for animals that have to go through relocation. The best way to ease concerns of relocation following PCS orders is to use proven techniques and strategies.

A soldier in camouflage uniform sitting on a couch with a woman in an orange sweater, both smiling and petting multiple small fluffy dogs during their multi-pet PCS move.

Military Moves · Updated May 13, 2024

Best Practices for Managing a Multi-Pet PCS Move: Tips For Military Families

You just received your Permanent Change of Station orders and are now about to embark on a journey that is unique to military members. You’re moving to another destination — which means you have to pack up all of your belongings and move your family, including your furry friends, to another home.

A soldier in camouflage kneeling beside a german shepherd, touching its mouth, with text about the cost of pet transportation, and accessibility logo visible.

For Customers » Military Moves · Updated May 06, 2024

Why My Dog Can’t Fly Free: The Hidden Costs of Military Pet Transportation

Because there are so many unknowns and variables, animal transportation can be stressful. There are a lot of logistics to manage when it comes to moving your pet. This is even more stressful if you’re scrambling to make plans for your PCS move.

For Customers » Military Moves · Updated May 16, 2024

How to Choose the Safest Pet Travel Method for Continental PCS

When you’re moving after receiving PCS orders, logistical matters may be a heavy, stressful weight on you and your family. If you own pets, you have to arrange for their transportation to your new home.

Two herding breed dogs sitting in a grassy field, one black and one tan, both looking upwards with open mouths.

For Customers » Pets · Updated May 01, 2024

Explaining the AKC Dog Breed Groups: Herding Breed Group

Maybe you’re thinking that adding a new member to the family would be a great idea — and what’s not to love about a dog? They can make for an amazing addition to the household, but it’s important to choose the right breed for your living situation.

A boston terrier lying in a brown dog bed on a wooden floor, looking to the side, with a houseplant nearby.

For Customers » Pets · Updated April 25, 2024

Explaining the AKC Dog Breed Groups: Non-Sporting Breed Group

There comes a time when you’re thinking of adding a furry friend to your family. A dog can be an amazing addition to the household, but it’s important to adopt the right breed for your family. With so many different breeds that have a wide range of temperament, energy level, grooming needs and health issues,

Find ways to save money on pet transport when you get PCS orders.

For Customers » Military Moves · Updated May 01, 2024

Pet Shipping on a Budget: Saving Strategies for Military Families with Pets

You’ve received PCS orders and are going to be uprooting your entire life. Many military families with pets live on a tight budget, making the costs of a military move a major stressor. If you’re a military family that owns animals, there are even more expenses to consider as a soldier with moving orders.