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"Domestic & Worldwide Pet Shipping & Travel Agency"

International Pet Animal Relocation

USDA Intermediate Handler Cert # 54 H 0004
ARMY  VETERAN  owned since 1969
Located near Washington, D.C.
Dulles IAD, Reagan DCA, Baltimore BWI

Member:  ASTA  American Society Of Travel Agents

Associate Member:  American Foreign Service Ass'n

ALL of Our Services are Personalized for Your Pets' Comfort, Safety and Your Peace of Mind

We provide over the road Door to Door pet ( animal: dogs, cats) delivery thruout: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North and South Carolina, Tennessee,

Washington DC, New Jersey


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Tel:  1-855-704-6682

We provide easy, affordable over the road Pet Travel to/from following military bases:  Quantico, Norfolk, Ft Belvoir, Ft Lee, Ft Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Ft Meade, Andrews AFB, Ft Knox, Dover AFB, Ft Campbell

Puppy, Kitten

SCAMS........ Be sure to read this entire page....

We caution you to AVOID:  UShip; Citizens Pet Shippers; and ROADIE... All are over the road transporters.  They put your needs out for bids.... We have heard of pets NEVER arriving!!

Runway Pets Inc looks like another gimmick to take your money!  Approach with CAUTION!!

We are Your Pleasant Alternative to IPATA
Using IPATA pet shippers will end up costing you THOUSANDS of dollars MORE than you need spend!  Especially their 3rd party shippers!  IPATA is really out to RIP you OFF!  Do read pages 17 and  7
Shipping Pets TO; THRU; FROM: Washington DC? Using Expensive IPATA shippers?  They usually use their local agent Capital Pet Movers!! VERY Expensive! You can use us and save thousands of dollars!! At least get a FREE quote from us!

PET SCAMS You will do yourself a MAJOR favor by reading this ENTIRE page!!
Don't get ripped off by Pet Travel Store and their PHONY  Pet Passports!!!   see page   20 
Puppy Purchase  SCAMS lower on this page 
Read IPATA  Expose  page 17

Air Animal in Tampa, FL quotes $4500 to ship a small dog from Orlando to Dublin, Ireland!!!
We can do for under $1500!  Air Animal will fleece you for EVERYTHING you have!  Get their quote for ANY pet shipment and compare with ours...  They ALSO solicit live animal transport to EXPERIMENTAL  LABORATORIES!!

Biggest Scam of ALL:

U.S. Government and TSA requiring ONLY known pet shippers (ALL IPATA members) to be able to ship pets TO USA as cargo... The fact that our own Gov't does NOT trust the people shedding their blood for our defense... to ship their own pets... The Gov't doesn't trust their own State Department families to ship their own pets. This is CRIMINAL.. IPATA LOVES it.. Their members are getting RICH at your expense. Most of these foreign countries HATE America, yet TSA trusts these people with your pets. Something WRONG here.. You can STOP using IPATA 3rd party shippers to begin with.. Americans should rise up against these policies. If you can still arrange yourself to bring pets as excess baggage, you should be able as cargo!! There are NO real security problems here. IPATA has snowed TSA into believing there are problems. IPATA is out to gouge you any way they can.

Do you REALLY want to trust your beloved pets to a Pet Shipping company whose own employees have the following to say?

Why pay Happy Tails in Tucson over $800 for a consultation (we are FREE)? They want 30 days to do a booking.  We can usually do within 48 hours

BEWARE!! Pet shippers who refuse to Itemize  This is how they rip you off for MEGA  BUCKS  We ALWAYS completely  ITEMIZE  ALL  Charges

 MOST Pet Shippers will try to provide a quote to you, WITHOUT asking for maximum outside 3 dimensions of EACH kennel. If they do this, then you know this is a RIPOFF.  Dimensions, as well as Actual weight of each pet AND kennel, is essential in order to provide a honest shipping cost estimate.... DEMAND a complete ITEMIZATION of ALL charges....

DOOR  TO  DOOR Service = BIG  BANG  RIPOFF to You....The door to door services promoted by most 3rd party shippers is a HUGE ripoff, and SHOULD be AVOIDED.... They jack up the quotes they get from the people who will actually be doing the transport.... p.4   You can CONTACT  DIRECTLY  the very same local petshippers and save MEGA bucks......

Relocation Service Fees are another MAJOR  RIPOFF by many pet shippers. These are fees just to talk with you.  They are NOT applied to your job..  We speak to you for FREE... We make NO consultation or booking fees...  You might think you are getting something extra by paying these fees....  You are. Just more B.S...... Happy Tails in Tucson is a major player in this Relocation Consultation fee  RIP OFF

A  VERY serious situation exists. Puppies (who do NOT even exists) are being offered for sale on the internet.  Innocent people are asked to send money by western union. Then there is NO way to trace. Emails are exchanged and the 'New Owner' thinks someone like myself will be delivering the pup.  And, there is NO pup. Most of these scams originate in Cameroon and Nigeria. Many of these ads appear on DO NOT RESPOND The internet is overflowing with scam alerts.  Read some for yourself.

search for:  
puppy find
puppy scams
puppy dog scam in cameroon (click on scam alert) then search: pet scams SEARCH:   internet fraud then, search for: Pet Scams   

These scams include, but not limited to: dogs, cats, monkeys, birds of all kinds !!

Shipping Pets to IRELAND!!!
Aer Lingus insists that you MUST do pet move bookings thru:
Pet Express in San Francisco ONLY.... This will be super expensive for you. Avoid using this firm... Ship your pets to Ireland on: British Air, Lufthansa, United or Delta.... Will be MUCH cheaper for you.  You can quite often do your own booking.  If you need help, we will book for you at NO  CHARGE.

 A Major 3rd party shipper is located in Kansas City, MO   Named: Pet Air, aka flypets...
Really has some wild gimmicks to look out for: Preferred Customer Shipping Specials;
Select City Specials; White Glove Service.    You will pay VERY heavely with this company.
They must also use outsourced pet shippers in cities other than Kansas City.  I still advocate contacting pet shippers, yourself, in cities of origin and/or destination.  You will save mega bucks doing so... This company also arranges transportation for innocent animals to the experimental labs !


Still best, in most cases, to visit: and find pet shippers yourself in the cities you need to use.....  This is what 3rd party shippers do, then, charge you mega bucks for their 'service'....

One of the more  egocentric  members of the 3rd party pet shipper clan within: IPATA is: AIR ANIMAL in Tampa, FL. Owned by a Veterinarian. They continue to promote the fact that they are an IATA AirCargo Agency; and, endorsed and appointed by Cargo Network Services..... Of course this is all bunk..... Being a member of these organizations does NOTHING to assist you with pet shipping. They may use this to justify their super expensive program ...  They too are available ONLY with banker's hours: 9 to 5 weekdays..... What do you do when you need to contact them with an urgent question during OFF hours?
So interesting that they attempt to provide pet shipping to our Military, and use Military terms; while having NO veterans on their staff !!! At least, if they do, they are NOT proud enough to announce this.....  I AM a proud veteran.......

I might add that, Air Animal, owned by Dr Woolf, a Veterinarian, actively solicits transportation of innocent live animals to Experimental Labs.... 
This should certainly cause you to re-consider using any of these firms on p. 18

  Dr Walter Woolf - Air Animal, Tampa, FL 813.251.1419  813.390.3256

URGENT  NOTICE:   IPATA now wants to STOP excess baggage pet shipments.  They want to enforce CARGO  ONLY  pet shipments. And, they want it mandatory that ONLY  IPATA members be used.... Your costs will Skyrocket..... We have the documentation that proves this.....

 ANIMAL LAND PET MOVERS of Atlanta, GA  continues to advertise that they have offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney.  This is a  GIANT  TOTAL   LIE !!  They ONLY have an office in Atlanta.  They consider the fact they belong to ipata that they can consider other ipata members as their own offices.  IPATA is aware of this mis-adventure but refuses to address the issue.

 For those of you who have been scammed, or, nearly scammed, and for those who think no one should ever be scammed:  PLEASE contact the following people at IPATA  and ask why ipata does NOT do something more constructive about putting a stop to these scammers......

Sally Smith, current Pres of ipata: 888.773.5767 or 908.303.4656
Walter Woolf, next Pres of ipata: 813.390.3256 or 813.251.1419
BJ McGee scam person at ipata: 903.769.2847
Kristy Scott ipata adm.ass't  559.925.1109
Kim ipata communications: 789.223.4042

 If asked to buy insurance, or, any kind of  'refundable' insurace is 'required', rest assured it is a SCAM......

The following email was from  Beverly Hills Puppies.  They are apparently a VERY big Puppy Mill operation...  Something to be avoided totally !!!  I tried to alert IPATA to this.  I sent this to both: Dr Walter Woolf of Air Animal in Tampa; .  This firm should be AVOIDED  AT  ALL  COST !!  They are NOT interested in your welfare.  ONLY, charging you VERY high charges, and are NOT interested in addressing the scam and puppy mill issues !!

Pet Scams are BIG business. VERY VERY Big Business

Many pet shippers have warnings on their websites.  Even ipata has one
It does NO good....... By the time the public sees these warnings they have already
been scamed.  It does NO good to report these scams to the FBI, Secret Service, TSA, or any authority!  There is NOTHING really that can be done to stop them,  UNLESS you, the public do the following:   I am VERY  serious

Kim Cunningham at:
tel: 781.223.4042
fax: 903.769.2847
She is the Public Relations person

B.J. McGee the Pet Scam person at ipata
tel   903.769.2847
fax  903.769.2867

Sally Smith, the Pres of ipata
cp  1.908.303.4656

 Walter Woolf wants to hear from you also as he is on the Public Relations Com
tel 813.251.1419
cp 813.390.3256

As individuals, we can do little.  The Professional (?) organization called: IPATA could do something.  Something they have refused to do.

For several years, while still a member of ipata, I urged them, as an organization, to contact news groups, such as:  CNN, MSNBC, even Fox etc.  Newspapers such as: USAToday; Wash Post; NY Times, etc etc

The idea being to get some major blurbs out there to the public.  Only with public awareness, might these scams be eliminated.   Ipata just might have the power to get
this word out.   I have NO idea why they have refused to do so......

Action Pet Express is the leading pet shipping service for State Department employees
pcsing around the world.  We have sent pets to new employees at the U.S. Embassies
in Cameroon and Nigeria Where most of these scams originate.  They report back that they are NOT able to help in this matter.  The governments in those countries are so corrupt.   PLEASE   Everyone.  Let's MAKE  IPATA  get involved.

On 29 Dec 2010 I sent an email to B.J. McGee who is in charge of scams at IPATA  headquarters asking what has ipata done lately to inform the public regarding the pet scam problem.  As of now, there has been NO reply .... I strongly feel that ipata has always been in a position to contact public news services to provide some sort of warning news items to the general public about how to protect oneself from these scams.  I have always felt
ipata owed something to the general public other than taking their money! I sincerely feel that YOU, the potential client, SHOULD  BOYCOT  ALL  IPATA members until such time their organization takes a stand, and does something positive regarding warning the public. !!  Something other than their little hardly visable note on their website.

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