Driving and transport services are private (your dog/dogs only, unless shared ride has been arranged) and 100% focused on your dog’s well-being. The safety, care and comfort of your dog will always be my number one priority
I will handle all rental car (if not driving your vehicle), hotel and flight accommodations. My fee includes all expenses related to the trip and is typically split into 3 divided payments: 1.) Non-refundable booking/scheduling fee which is paid upon receipt of contract and secures your dates of travel. The remaining balance is typically divided between 2.) day of pick up and 3.) arrival at our destination.
Your dog will be with me at all times during transport. At no time will your dog be left alone for any amount of time in the car or hotel. While they are with me I treat them as I would my own!
Some dogs like their own bed in the hotel, others are more comfortable sleeping with a human. I’m happy to accommodate your dog to make her overnight stays as comfortable as possible (this human prefers doggos on the bed with me!)
Our trip includes normal daily care and interaction with your pup including walks, playtime, conversation, cuddles etc…I maintain a list of well maintained dog parks and safe play areas throughout the country that are directly off any given route so that my passengers can really get out and stretch their legs. Time and weather permitting of course, and always discussed prior to departure, as this may or may not be appropriate for your pup.
In addition to your dog’s belongings, you are welcome to pack the vehicle with additional items to be transported to the delivery location (please leave room for my suitcase!) and provide food (perhaps portioned off in ziplocs or containers for convenience) or provide me with information on what your pets diets consists of and I will accommodate.
Don't forget to pack their favorite toy or blanket as well as their food and water bowls so they know they are not being kidnapped but that they are only on a road trip:) If you do not have travel bowls, I will provide! If your pet requires medication please provide me with enough to get us home as well as any specific instructions!
If your pet is not microchipped and/or does not have a tag with your phone number on it, I will arrive with one or stop shortly after departure and purchase one. This is something you can make sure they have before the trip!
I will provide you with a lifetime supply of endless photos throught the journey and you will be able to follow our location on GPS at all times!
Karine Shashoua: Dog transport specialist and her dog Rosie relax on a bench.