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We offer domestic and worldwide pet shipping by air and Door to Door,

Over the Road Pet Transport


December 4, 2018

Last month we gathered info to ship our pets from Dulles to Dubai.  We contacted all the IPATA shippers in D.C. area, plus several 3rd party shippers on the national level.  WHAT an education!!  AND, what rip offs.  All wanted to do a complete package.  VERY pricey… Their big deal is they would clear customs for us in UAE.  Do NOT ever go for this.  We found Action Pet Express and ONLY Jerry was honest with us.  He advised us just to contact someone in Dubai ourselves.  This alone saved us several hundred dollars.  He took care of all shipping arrangements using Lufthansa.  All in all he saved us nearly $3000    With 50 years experience and being an Army veteran, seems he is the only pet shipper that should be considered….

Ramon Lister and family

14 AUGUST 2018

Recently we needed to move our pet family to UK.  After speaking with several IPATA shippers,  ONLY Jerry told us how we could take them as excess baggage to Amsterdam, then onward by ferry to UK.  We saved much money and had a nice mini vacation to boot.

Lisa Wright

04 June 18

I am U.S. Army.  Recently my family PCS’D to Germany.  I called Pender Pet Travel.  They told me they were too busy… Too overwhelmed and said they could not help me.  I then Found Action Pet Express.  Jerry took care of everything.  Just as I would expect from a Veteran….  I do NOT know why anyone would use any other pet shipper?

MSGT Roland Small   Frankfurt, Germany

April 17, 2018

Earlier this month my wife and I moved to UK.  We have two small dogs and a cat.  We started early to gather info regarding the pet move from Los Angeles.  We came upon the 3rd party pet shipper page from Action Pet Express.   I just could NOT believe all the warnings Jerry provided!  We DO now….   We contacted each one and several others.  Only Jerry told us how we could proceed to take them via the continent as excess baggage onto UK.  This we did and saved us over $2000.  Everyone else told us we could NOT do it this way…  We ended up with a second honeymoon in Paris!  What a God send Action Pet Express is….

Tom and Karen Lynch

18 January 2018
I recently used Action Pet Express to deliver 3 small dogs from Charlotte, NC to my home in Ridgeland, SC Their service was excellent. I contacted several over the road pet delivery companies and they all sounded as if they were doing me a big favor. Jerry’s prices were very fair. I highly recommend Jerry.
Nancy Casey

26 Nov 2017
We recently had two large dogs flown in to Dulles from Germany to be delivered to our new post near Camp Lejeune, NC The pet shipper in Frankfurt tried to make us use an IPATA pet shipper near Raleigh. Also pushed a couple pet shippers in Dulles area. Their prices were so out of line. We found Action Pet Express. Everything considered he saved us nearly $2000. By the way, Capital Pet shippers and Pender, both near Dulles, are really so much more expensive than Action Pet Express. And they are neither Veterans!
Arnold Campbell Major, USMC

23 May 2017
Recently we were preparing for a government move to Europe which included 3 dogs and 2 cats. Since we had to fly Delta we decided we should ship the pets otherwise. In case you did not know, Delta will fly pets ONLY as cargo and for international moves you MUST use an IPATA pet shipper. Please do NOT….. So very expensive. We spoke to several and they all filled us with lies and scare tactics. How pets could escape at Dulles and that they would be exposed to x-ray machines… All lies…. Some even hinted gently that we should NOT use Action Pet Express…. Well, we did use Action Pet Express and Lufthansa…. All in all a great experience and great savings….. When you speak with Jerry on the phone you know you are getting the correct information. Also he has been to EU recently with his two Schnauzers. He has the experience..
Regards, Mary Lou Greene now in Europe

Attention Military Pet Owners  We recently PCS’d to Ft Bragg, NC from Germany. We had two large dogs that we could not bring with us on our flight. We HAD to use an expensive IPATA pet shipper in Germany to ship. We needed the dogs picked up at Washington Dulles. clear customs, and driven to Ft Bragg… The pet shipper in Frankfurt got quotes from several pet shippers in Washington, DC and at Raleigh ( ALL IPATA members ). ALL VERY expensive. We found Action Pet Express on line and contacted them ourselves. All in all, using Action Pet Express saved us nearly a thousand dollars. And, Jerry is a Veteran. I highly recommend this service….

Richard Lemley, Major, U.S.Army 15 July 2016

Hello Pet Owners about to relocate!!!

PLEASE abide by the info provided by Action Pet Express!!!
Do NOT use IPATA 3rd party pet shippers!!! Regular pet shippers ok if you MUST… Recently we made a move from San Francisco to Italy. We contacted several IPATA pet shippers from their website. Settled on one from Tucson, AZ What a disaster! As soon as we advised them that our employer was paying for this I could just feel the price going up…. We were told that United to Rome would ONLY take a booking from IPATA members…. Nothing went right with the move… TOO much for here….. I later found out from Action Pet Express that we could have shipped our pets to them, then they could have further shipped on Lufthansa to Rome. We would have saved our boss nearly $3000 this way!!
Microsoft has found a NEW pet shipper to recommend. Thank you Jerry

Ken and Mary Lou Carlson May 14, 2016

Dear Jerry

Recently I needed to have a cat shipped to me in Northern Florida from Mexico City.. I contacted Air Animal in Tampa. I couldn’t believe the high price quoted from Dr Woolf’s office. Besides the person I spoke with was very rude… I found you and you were so helpful and did NOT charge me a dime for your advice. I highly recommend your company.

Regards, Ricardo Martinez March 24, 2016

Dear Readers

Recently we relocated to Costa Rica for business. We contacted World Pet Travel ( as they supposedly have an office there? I made a BIG mistake by telling them my boss was paying for this. I could feel the dollar signs popping up at their end. When I got the final estimate, it was so outrageous that I just had to do some more research. We soon found Action Pet Express. I saved my boss over $4000 I highly recommend Jerry.

Robert Kingsley 19 Sept 2015


Dear Future Pets to the UK

I recently moved to the UK with two small dogs. I knew that ALL pet travel direct to UK from USA had to be as cargo ONLY… I contacted as many pet shippers (All IPATA members) as I could. Their rates all were at least $4000 and up. Then I found Action Pet Express. Thank you Lord… Jerry told me how I could take the dogs as excess baggage ALL the way via the Continent. Had a delightful mini vacation in Paris… All in all saved at least $2000 NO IPATA person advised of this way… I did NOT then have to use any pet shipper in USA. Jerry provided this info FREE of charge… Not many people like him today.. I certainly recommend him to everyone planning any type of pet travel. I have sent him a thank you check..

Sincerely, Lillian Canfield August 27, 2015


Dear Jerry and ALL Future Pet Shippers

Recently we moved from Los Angeles to Central Europe. We took our dog as excess baggage. The IPATA pet shipper that helped us gave us TOTALLY INCORRECT information!!! Since we were NOT going to European Union we did NOT get the EU paperwork… Both the IPATA agent and the airline said we did NOT require the USDA endorsement. Since our plans were to spend a few days in Vienna we had tons of problems. Dog had to be quartined until we could get paperwork sorted out… Had we listened to you, we would NOT have had such problems. As you say MANY IPATA people do NOT know what they are doing! Please YOU OTHER people DO listen to Jerry AND use him if you can…

Robert and Jane Kennedy August 14, 2015


Action Pet

Recently my family and I PCS’d from Pope AFB, North Carolina to Ramstein, Germany. I too contacted all the pet shippers in NC. Found them on the ipata website. What ripffs! PCS PET TRANSPORT AT RALEIGH should be ashamed to state they are veterans then charge the prices they do. We asked them for the charge to have a pet shipper at Frankfurt pick up and deliver to us. You recommended that we contact the pet shippers at FRA directly. Their quotes to us were a FRACTION of what PCS had quoted.. We had Action Pet drive down and they took our two dogs back to Washington Dulles to fly on Lufthansa direct to Frankfurt. Jerry was totally open with ALL Lufthansa charges. None of the other pet shippers wanted to itemize.. We saved over a thousand dollars by using Action Pet Express..

MSGT Glen Bryer USAF Germany 28 July 2015


Attn: Jerry

Recently we made a PCS move to Aviano, Italy. We were told to use United to Rome. Then United said we could ONLY use an ipata pet shipper to book. After contacting several ipata members we insisted that there had to be a better way! We found Action Pet Express… You helped us using Lufthansa to Venice… NO ipata member suggested this route. You saved us thousands of dollars and MUCH stress.. Thank you for NOT being a member of IPATA!! They did you such a BIG favor, and the pet shipping public as well, when they removed you from their god awful membership. And for you telling the TRUTH about 3rd party pet shippers..

Jack and Susan Maguire Col USAF 14 July 2015



I wish there were some way to covey our appreciation to you and your fine organization!!
I will do ALL I can do to get my fellow military families to get to your website.
In March we had to get our two large dogs to Germany. ALL of the local pet shippers in the San Francisco Bay area showed NO mercy and their quotes were out of this world! Thankfully we came across your site. We ended up shipping to you and you further shipped on Lufthansa to Munich. We understand that you can not book on Lufthansa at SFO, ONLY at Dulles. This way also gave our dogs a nice travel break. All in all, this saved us over $2000 over the lowest quote at SFO… I might add that the three pet shippers who finally returned our calls should be stripped of their permits to be in business.. So late and rude! And such lack of knowledge!! The fourth firm in Oakland just never bothered to get back to me.

Thank you, AGAIN

Glen Parsons, Major U.S. Army, Germany
24 May 2015


Dear Jerry

We are with the Department of State and were posted to South Africa. At the time we were living in Phoenix. We have two dogs and one cat to relocate. This all happened in March. Had NO idea how to go about it. Stumbled upon ipata. (using small letters as they do NOT even deserve that!) Contacted pet shippers in Tucson, Phoenix and elsewhere.. With the quotes we got we seriously thought we might have to give up at least our large dog. Then we saw your ad in the Foreign Service Journal. Needless to say you were a LIFE saver. We shipped pets to you using United and you shipped from Dulles directly to ZA. Total cost was $3000 less than the lowest cost quote we had and nearly $7000 less than from Pet Relocation in Texas. Your expose of Happy Tails was also most useful. Thank you SO much

No Nme Please
Now in South Africa
April 17, 2015


DEAR PET OWNERS (Especially Military About to PCS)

I recently made a PCS move fr FT Bragg, NC to Germany..Had two dogs to go…I contacted the following Pet Shippers: Charlotte Pet Services; PCS Pets; Pet Wagon all in North Carolina; Aeropaws in South Carolina; and Action Pet Express near Washington DC (this is the one we used). The first four ALL were so very expensive!! AEROPAWS wanted $350 just to make flight arrangements… PCS Pets said they offered the ‘deepest military discount’. Their prices were so high to begin with the discount meant Nothing… Action Pet Express was by far the least expensive. They included us on the email booking request to Lufthansa so we knew exactly what we were paying the airline. NO hidden charges.. They drove to Ft Bragg for our pets for a fraction of the costs of the other shippers. No need to take my word for it… contact ALL of the above and find out for yourself!!

Mike Milner
1st Lt US Army
04 March 2015



We recently used another service in Washington DC area. The new one that recently popped up… NEVER again.. We had three cats to fly to Los Angeles.. After their hidden charges came up and rude telephone conversations we so wish we had gone with you… The shipper in LA was equally bad. Another IPATA member no less!! We ended up paying considerably more than original quotation.. We were turned off by your ‘busy’ website. Oh how we wished we had read it all. You have so much good info…

Best to you,
Irene and Willis Compton
February 14, 2015


Action Express,

We recently used an over the road service to bring two dogs from Washington state to Chicago… DON’T ever do this. Almost lost our pets…Jerry had warned us about this. He even gave us a name of a pet shipper in Seattle to ship by air. We thought we knew it all !! The road delivery service broke down several times. Did NOT stay in touch as promised. We almost used UShip. Then we read elsewhere of someone who used them and their dog never arrived!! My advice is: Listen to Jerry. He really knows what he is talking about.

Jim and Carol Lewin
January 16, 2015


Dear Action Pet Express ,

I too am a reader of the b.s. blog put out by Pet Relocation, in Texas. So much baloney…. Same phony scenarios…. ‘Please read our country requirements. Please fill out our “free” quotation form. Please let us provide our wonderful door to door services.’ I filled out their form once and they pestered me for a month begging me to use them… They kept lowering their charges…. NO way…. I so much prefer your approach. You put us into contact with shippers in the country of destination and they provide much better entry info, etc. And, these shippers also belong to IPATA. Seems you do much more for the ‘little’ guy pet shipper than do the 3rd party shippers who want to do everything themselves, and at a MUCH higher price…

Yes, I can see why Walter Woolf, Kevin O’Brien and others wanted you disposed of….. But, you have certainly proved them wrong…. Keep up the excellent work… The true and honest word you are spreading is paying off….

Karen Roberts 
Frequent Pet Shipper 
Chicago, IL
October 10, 2013


Dear Jerry and his potential clients…..

We breed Dobermans and are located in the San Francisco area. We ship many dogs overseas. We have used Jerry and Action Pet Express several times. It is actually cheaper to ship dogs to him at Dulles and have him further ship on Lufthansa from Dulles, than to use one of the very expensive pet shippers in SFO area. We easily save over a $1000 and the dogs receive a nice break in the journey at Dulles. We use United overnight from SFO to IAD. We strongly recommend you contact Action Pet Express for their suggestions…. They have been a real life saver (AND, money saver)!!

Sam and Linda Williamson 
Marin County, CA
October 4, 2013

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