How To Manage Puppy Transportation This Holiday Season

Patrick MacFarland Patrick MacFarland · Updated February 23, 2024

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The holidays are upon us and that only means one thing. The weather is starting to get colder. Maybe you look out the window and there’s snow. Your house smells like pine trees after decorating your house for the holidays. But another important part of the holidays is buying presents for your loved ones. Maybe your wife may want some dazzling earrings. Or your husband wants a cool watch. Your kids, they want toys, that’s for sure. But what if you want to give them something more? What if you want to give them a puppy?

Puppies are popular during the holiday season. In fact, puppy and dog adoption skyrockets to 27% more than the rest of the year, according to the Mane Street Mirror. Dogs are also more at risk to be abandoned during the holiday season, according to statistics by the American Humane Society. So gifting a puppy to a loved one may be a kind-hearted thing to do this holiday season.

Let’s take a look at how to manage puppy transportation during the holidays. I’ll give you the lowdown on everything that has to do with puppy transportation.

A Puppy Is a Wonderful Holiday Surprise

When your kids open that holiday present that’s in the corner and it’s bigger than the others, they will be extremely delighted. A puppy is a wonderful holiday surprise. Of course, puppies are a great surprise for new couples, empty nesters, and even single professionals. puppies are adorable and cute and cuddly. That’s why they make a good holiday present.

But the question remains, when we buy one, how do you transport it back to your house? If you’re located in the same city, all you have to do is just pick it up. But what if they’re in another state? Or what if you live in a big state and the puppy is located way across the state? 

Sometimes the Perfect Puppy Needs to be Transported

In that case, you need to figure out a way to get that puppy from Point A to your home. You have several options. You can pick it up yourself or hire a ground puppy transportation provider. One option is going through CitizenShipper. CitizenShipper is a two-way marketplace where you can transport that beloved puppy for a more affordable price. It’s a safer and more reliable alternative than ground transportation companies and even transporting the puppy on a plane.

How to Transport a Puppy for the Holidays

Using CitizenShipper is an easy process. Here are the simple steps you can follow to make sure this holiday season, your loved one gets the cherished puppy that they have been dreaming about.

  1. When you post a listing on our site, a fleet of background-checked, USDA-registered drivers will send you quotes within minutes. 
  2. You can compare bids and chat with several drivers across our network, and once you choose the driver you like best, you’re ready to book your trip! 
  3. You can discuss the details of your transport directly with the driver using our instant messaging system. The driver will give you updates while on their journey with your puppy! 

Drivers on CitizenShipper compete for your business, which means you can save up to 60-70% compared to traditional shipping services. However, don’t just pick the cheapest bid without  due diligence. You should read reviews and the driver profiles!

All in all, that puppy surprise will be in good hands with the qualified drivers on CitizenShipper. It’s safe, seamless and stress-free. In short, it’s easy and, above all, hassle-free!

Ground Transportation is the Best Method of Puppy Shipping

Puppy shipping is best when it’s on the ground. Why? Because it’s safer and more reliable. But here are a few reasons why ground transportation is the best method for puppy relocation.

  1. Some puppy breeds are restricted from flying, which are usually those snub-nosed breeds.
  2. Flying can stress out the puppy, especially if they are in the cargo hold. You wouldn’t want to put that burden on your puppy in its first months.
  3. With flight cancellations over the holidays, flying can be unreliable because of weather and other factors.
  4. Ground travel logistics are much easier and can offer door-to-door delivery, which is completely impossible with air travel.

How to Hire a Flight Nanny on CitizenShipper

An air nanny is someone you hire to take care of the puppy on a flight. They can either be in the cabin with the nanny or in the cargo hold. It’s the latest fad and becoming quite popular. Air nannies are available through CitizenShipper. All you have to do is fill in your info and make sure you specify you need an air nanny. Once that happens, you will be able to pick from the quotes you get sent and find that perfect air nanny just for you.

You will have to buy a roundtrip ticket for the nanny and pay the pet fees. Sometimes you’ll get lucky that the air nannies have connections where they could waive the pet fees for you, decreasing the total airline fee transport cost.

Bottom Line

If you want a hassle-free and transparent process this holiday season, booking a driver through CitizenShipper is for you. It will ease your stress and make sure you’re not running around trying to get all the presents figured out. CitizenShipper also provides added benefits for you for your peace of mind — up to $1,000 Pet Protection, VIP Service, Booking Assurance Guarantee, and 24/7 TeleVet access through our partner FirstVet.

By trusting drivers on CitizenShipper to transport your pet, you will rest easy knowing your beloved dog is in the best of hands. Don’t wait, enjoy a stress-free journey by relying on CitizenShipper for your puppy transportation! List your puppy transport needs now and get free quotes instantly!