Pet transportation: safe, swift, and stress-freePet transport: safe, swift, and stress-free

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Why settle for a pet transport service when you can select the best? Trust industry-leading CitizenShipper to deliver a quality customized experience without compromising — quickly, easily and affordably.

List your pet’s needs on our site and connect with professional, animal-loving, independent contract transporters committed to excellence. You’ll receive free quotes, have the ability to check out transporter reviews and discuss details before accepting a bid - keeping you in the driver’s seat throughout the process! Let’s get started!

Happy dog owner with her pet.
Happy dog owner with her pet.

We’ve got you covered

$1k Pet Protection coverage

Up to $1,000 pet protection guarantee to give you peace of mind when booking.

Booking Assurance Guarantee

Refund protection, driver replacement guarantee, and dedicated support.

Transporters you can trust

Stringent background checks and direct contact with every driver.

For thousands of pet owners
CitizenShipper is the go-to source of reliable, affordable pet delivery services.

Charlette Small
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CitizenShipper: A Great Choice
Was in a tizzy about getting my newly adopted puppy to me from OH to MT. Didn't realize he was a "snub nose" breed and couldn't fly in cargo. Started intense and avid research. So glad I found CitizenShipper. I had control in my decision in reviewing the offers which came in, selecting my transporter based on my personal needs/criteria...
Melissa Chenevert
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I had my puppy ship from Illinois to Georgia. The driver was very courteous he kept me informed with calls text and pictures of my puppy along the way. I highly recommend them.
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Germaine Danielle Stone
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Couldn't ask for a better experience. Tobey was fantastic the entire transition. The entire experience went smoother than I could have imagined.
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Alison Sinnott
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Listed a trip for a service dog
Listed a trip for a service dog for a trip from Florida to New York and had 5 quotes within 15 minutes. Very easy to use website and a LOT of choices!
Maya Emelle
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The best pet delivery service
Reliable dependable and accommodating beyond expectations would definitely use them again! Erica& Bill sent photo updates throughout the journey from Danville, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Angelina Sudakova
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I didnt realize you could basically pay…
I didnt realize you could basically pay people to ship things. I needed to get my 12 year old pup to Maryland from Oklahoma, but I was about to move to the complete other side, California. Flying her only gave me nightmares. The site is well constructed and you put in your details, and drivers bid on the shipment. You can then review the shippers profiles and pick the one that best fits you. My driver and I had a miscommunication at first, but he quickly fixed it and gave me some of my money back for the mistake. Overall, a great service.
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Shipping service rating: 4.7 - 10231 reviews
Meet the drivers
Nico and Mica drivers
16 completed shipments so far
Nico & Mica were amazing! They transported my silver lab puppy from MN to ME... They’re extremely on top of keeping you in the loop with the whereabouts in travel they are with your pup and very understanding when you ask lots of questions! I’d use them again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again Nico & Mica ❤️
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Who is CitizenShipper for?

Home moves

Say hello to your new home and good-bye to the stress of getting your pets there. Provide a moving experience for your furry friend.


Provide comfort and shelter to an animal in need. Choose from hundreds of veteran pet transporter at CitizenShipper.

For breeders

Improve customer satisfaction by referring them to CitizenShipper, granting access to a fleet of professional, USDA-registered animal transporters.

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Get your pet on the road — as easy as one, two, three:

Describe pet’s move

Enter the transport dates, pick-up, and drop-off locations, the pet’s age and breed, as well as any other details the transporter needs to know.

Get Matched

CitizenShipper matches your pet’s transportation requirements with the expertise of all qualified, vetted transporters.

Receive the quotes

Transporters provide their quotes and discuss the specifics of the process.

Book your driver

Confirm your transporter selection and… relax. All that’s left to do is welcome your pet!

We are committed to building a safe, caring
environment for people and animals on the road.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it really free to list a pet shipment?
Absolutely. There are no "listing fees" involved. You don't pay a dime before negotiating the cost of transport with the driver you choose to hire.
How much does it cost to transport a pet?
The cost varies, depending mostly on the mileage. When drivers send in their quotes, it'll be up to you to choose whatever sounds reasonable. Typical rates are between $.5 and $1.60 per mile, but this can skew higher on shorter trips. Some shipments are more expensive than others: puppies, for example, require more attention so they often cost extra to transport.
How stressful is the journey for a pet?
For most animals, the stress of road transportation is kept to a minimum. For animals with elevated anxiety issues, please consult your veterinarian. If you want special attention paid to your pet, that’s usually doable. Each driver offers a slightly different level of service — with a little extra effort, you can find people with animal care degrees able to provide your pet with the greatest level of comfort available.
How should I prepare my pet for the move?

Different animals have different requirements, but in general you should try to provide:

  • Basic car training: Try to make sure your pet is used to riding in a car and spending time inside a carrier crate.
  • Health certificate: Take the pet in for a check-up so the vet can verify they’re fit to travel.
  • Food supply: Pack their favorite snacks, but try not to feed the pet for 2-3 hours before they hit the road
  • Extras: If you can, also pack their favorite toys or blankets to keep them calm and comfortable.

Reconnect with your pets, quickly and safely

It takes about two minutes to get started.
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For additional information, please consult the FAQ or browse through our Help Center articles.
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Also check out our blog for advice on tips on selecting a driver, preparing your pet for transportation, and more.

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