Be AWARE! If you search for Pet Shipping needs from Washington, DC, the following 3rd party pet shippers usually show up FIRST: STARWOOD ANIMAL TRANSPORT; ANIMAL LAND; HAPPY TAILS; and ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION WORLDWIDE. NONE of these have offices here. They MUST contact a fellow IPATA member to continue on. You are paying DEARLY MUCH more for this service. You should ALWAYS contact a local pet shipper for your needs. Why pay a middleman thousands of dollars MORE?
CITIZENS PET SHIPPERS and uShip also often show up. These are real rip-offs. They put your needs out to bid. People often provide you with a low bid just to get drug money! Do NOT trust these firms. You do NOT know really what type people are caring for your pets!