A Helping Paw: 4 Pet Transport Services

By: Karen Dybis | February 9, 2022

Having a cat or a dog can be one of the greatest pleasures in life. They can be a constant companion, a loving friend when you need cheering or a lively character who makes everyone laugh with their antics. However, if your pet needs to travel, go to the vet or get other assistance like groomer’s appointments, it can be challenging to find the time if you’re working or busy.

That is where local companies have come up with innovative ways to move our pets around. For small fees for local transport to larger costs associated with airline flight, these businesses that offer pet transportation are happy to help people with their pets and their needs to move about to and from the places they need to be. 

One thing to think about if you need pet transportation is scheduling and the fee structure. Many times, these pet transportation companies work weeks to months in advance, and they can be booked when there are big events or travel times. So call well in advance of when you need the help with your dog or cat. 

Also, the fees can be smaller with local trips to somewhat expensive for longer journeys. Look for a listing of fees on the website or clarify in advance the number of fees or charges that you may have with doing longer trips, such as having a companion with your pet if they have to fly somewhere and you cannot take them. 

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Here are some Metro Detroit area pet transportation companies that are working with pet owners to get Fido or Fluffy to their appointments on time. 

Pet Taxi Plus

This company offers everything from a climate-controlled van to help move your pet around to help with pets when they arrive at their destinations. They can take your pets to everything from parks to pet shows to airports. One-way trips start around $35 and round-trip costs start around $60 per pet.


Fuzzy Fur Babies Flight Nanny

Detroiters who need help with transporting a pet on a flight can use this service to make sure their pet feels comfortable on major trips. If you don’t want your pet put in cargo, Fuzzy Fur Babies will help you book a flight nanny, who sits with a pet who is coming to you via a breeder or going somewhere else, perhaps on vacation. These nannies are well trained and equipped for any situation on the flight or other transport. 

Jackie’s Pet & Pal Services

If you want to know your pet helper by name, then you’ve come to the right place. Jackie’s Pet & Pal Services has 30 years of experience, working from its offices in St. Clair Shores to offer pet transportation to doctor’s as well as groomer’s appointments. Jackie goes out of her way to be helpful and make sure your pets are comfortable as they go to and from their many places. 

Hounds Town Detroit

Troy is home to Hounds Town, which helps pets get around with its pet taxi services. Through its “Pet Taxi,” they can get your puppy or kitten to their appointments and back home with safety in mind. They also can get some socialization with the other pets on board. Riding with the windows down for all of the good sniffs is optional.