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During your absence, a professional pet-sitter has your cat’s best interests in mind. Among veterinarians and animal psychologists, in-home care is their first choice.At Cat Sitting Los Angeles we’re aware that being away from home can be a very frightening experience for your cats. That is why we believe your cats staying in the comfort of their own home while you are away will provide a pleasant, safe, and less-stressful experience for both you and them. While you are away, we bring our wealth of experience to them along with plenty of Love and Affection for you cats. We treat them like they were our own, providing superior care and personalized attention. We will bring in toys to play with, we will brush your cats, feed, change litter boxes, get mail and even water your plants for $20.00 a visit. Whatever your kitty is accustomed to do we are there…

• Feeding and providing fresh water for your cats, including special diets
• Scooping litterbox and keeping litter area clean
• Giving your kitties lots of tender loving care, attention and play
• Brushing your cats
• Bringing in mail, packages & newspapers
• Alternating lights and blinds to give your home a lived-in look
• Watering plants • Setting out garbage or recycling
• Looking after other small pets in the house, such as mice, fish or guinea pigs
• $20 per visit – approximately one hour.


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At Cat Sitting Los Angeles we believe that your cats’ emotional well-being is closely tied to their physical health. Stress, boredom, and loneliness, in addition to being unpleasant in themselves, are notorious for causing health and behavior problems in household pets. By listening to your cats’ needs and “tuning in” to their emotional state while they are under our care, we are better able to give them what they need to feel satisfied and comfortable while you are away. Whether it’s exercise, affection, playtime, or just a little bit of company, we listen and respond in the best way we can to your pet’s needs.


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Most pet owners treat their pets like another member of the family….. These pet owners come from the school of thought that a pet is not just a pet–he or she is a beloved member of the family, an integral part of the home and a loyal best friend.

If the time comes to relocate, having a general knowledge of how the process works and answers to common questions will help ease concerns about the pet’s upcoming move, and can facilitate a smooth transition from the transport counselor to the pet transport company.

How does the pet transport process work?
Pet transportation companies boast the ability to serve the entire world. The practice itself is fairly straightforward: pets are typically picked up at the transferee’s residence, checked in at the departure airport, then cleared through customs upon arrival and delivered to their owner’s new residence. Pet transport specialists are also usually responsible for selecting appropriate flight arrangements, carefully reviewing the import and export documents, and counseling the transferee on the intricate details of their pet’s move.

Some pet transportation services arrange door-to-door moves by opening offices at major hubs or franchising their businesses in various parts of the world. However, a pet is not always traveling to and from the main ports of entry–sometimes it is necessary to facilitate customs clearances or deliveries in more obscure cities and countries. Most reputable pet transport companies are members of a group called the Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA). The association regulates and monitors the pet transportation industry by setting ethics standards and overseeing the performance of their members. As part of their membership, companies are given access to a network of pet transportation professionals worldwide who have guaranteed reputations for the services they provide.

“IPATA is crucial to upholding quality service for pet transports,” said current IPATA president, Gay O’Brien. “If a company wants to ensure their transferee’s clients are receiving the highest level of care, with careful attention paid to the well-being of the pets, IPATA’s listing of member companies is the best place to start.” IPATA is compromised of a menagerie of pet transportation professionals–local pet taxis and veterinarians, major corporations, and even freight forwarders and customs brokers.

Due to IPATA’s exacting standards for membership, affiliates are able to safely coordinate the door-to-door service for the most precious of cargo. As a way of bridging the gap often found in a global industry, IPATA also offers an annual conference where the members gather to meet and exchange ideas, attend classes on country import requirements and species-specific handling techniques, and attend forums where representatives from major airlines come to answer questions in a round-table format. International requirements vary from country to country, so working with a quality pet transport company who is also up to date on the current import requirements is crucial.

These intricacies can often affect the overall cost and many people tend to underestimate the rates surrounding a complete door-to-door transportation for a pet. The cost of the pet move is made up by the ground transportation to and from the airports, the documentation and import fees, and the air freight charges for the pets. When pets travel as cargo, the airlines generally charge for the dimensional weight of the travel crate, which can sometimes mean that the cost of a one-way international flight for a pet traveling overseas costs the same amount as a first-class, round trip ticket for his owner.

Important Questions for Important Members of the FamilyThe general transportation procedure may be understood by the transferee but there are often concerns regarding the care and safety of their beloved pets, rather than the “nuts and bolts” of the logistics. “Most important is how our clients feel about [their pet’s move],” said Rick Olson, Regional Operations Manager of Crown Relocations in Los Angeles. “It is a foreign process to them loaded with emotion and concern.” These sentiments and anxieties can lead to a multitude of questions that a transportation professional might be faced with.

Many myths surround pet safety and air travel, which perpetuates anxieties that a transferee inevitably has when they first start contemplating a pet move. Most of the horror stories that circulate about pets flying are a direct result from pet owners attempting to fly their pets on their own. Anyone who has ever tried to highlight their hair using an at-home kit, or build a deck after picking up some two-by-fours at the local hardware store, knows that some processes, while not impossible to do on one’s own, are better left to professionals. It helps to remind the transferee that they will be in experienced hands–for professional pet transportation companies, their duty is to ensure that every pet arrives safely and without incident.

The risk of extreme temperatures affecting the pet’s safety is one of the other common concerns among pet owners–many airlines will even embargo pets during the winter and summer months. However, most reputable pet transportation companies work with airlines that have programs in place to keep pets in climate-controlled areas the entire duration of the flight. The pet is never exposed to inclement weather and this allows companies to relocate pets all over the world year-round. Dogs escaping from or getting hurt while in their crates is an example of why pet transportation companies emphasize to clients that they crate train their pet before the day of the flight. Some transportation companies can even arrange professional crate training classes for them. It is important to contact the pet transportation company as soon as a potential transferee mentions they might be relocating their pet as the more time he can spend getting used to his new crate, the more relaxed he will be on the day of his flight.

There are three different ways a pet can travel on an airplane: with the owner in the passenger cabin, as accompanied (or excess) luggage in the cargo hold, or as manifest cargo (typically without the owner). Most owners initially want to take their pets in the cabin, but unfortunately due to airline restrictions on weight and size limits, as well as various government restrictions for international imports, rarely does a pet qualify to fly in the cabin. However, as long as care is taken in choosing the correct airline, the cargo hold where the pet will travel is always pressurized and climate-controlled. This means a transferee’s pet will travel in comfort even when apart from his owner.

While direct flights are ideal, direct routing is not the only factor when choosing which airline a pet should fly on. Some airlines are not adequately set up to take care of pets in the event that there is a delay or emergency. “Pet friendly” airlines have created dedicated pet programs to care for their four-legged travelers that keep pets in climate control not only while in the plane, but also while waiting to board. These airlines also have kennel facilities at their main hubs, where during layovers, all of the pets pet are checked on, watered and if necessary, fed.

Despite all of this careful attention, there are still some pets that most pet transportation companies consider to be “at risk” when traveling. Older, infirm dogs and cats can travel as there is no age limit, but it is always best for the transferee to seriously consider the amount of stress an elderly pet can endure. High-anxiety pets also pose a risk for hyperventilation and injury to themselves if they are not properly crate trained and conditioned ahead of time. Snub-nosed dogs such as Pugs and English bulldogs are at an elevated risk for traveling due to their delicate respiratory systems which can become impaired under high stress situations. The length of travel and the pet’s individual personality can contribute to the amount of risk. Ultimately, it’s left at the pet owner’s discretion to make an informed decision after consulting with their pet transportation specialist and veterinarian.

It’s a Big World After All
For transferees making international moves, the idea of sending their pet to a new country becomes even more daunting and worrisome. The variety of import requirements and quarantine restrictions can be overwhelming at first. Each country has its own set of individual import and export requirements, and it is important that the pet transportation professional have a familiarity with shipping to and from the transferee’s destination. International transportations for pets, just like their human counterparts, require months of advance planning and careful attention to paperwork details. A pet transport company ensures that all of the documentation is in order before the pet leaves the origin country so there are no delays or problems upon arrival.

The most common misconception is regarding quarantine facilities and the level of care found at them. Countries with unavoidable quarantine periods, such as Singapore and Australia, have created very comfortable, clean areas for pets to stay, not unlike modern boarding facilities found in the US. Singapore’s quarantine facility has visiting hours when owners can take their pets outside to designated pens for exercise. The one caveat with these facilities is that they often fill up months in advance so it is crucial for transferees to be connected with their pet transport specialist early on so the quarantine booking can be made ahead of time. Other countries like the UK and Japan have mandatory six month quarantines; however this can usually be avoided by doing what is known as “home quarantine.” Pets must undergo a series of rabies shots followed by a blood test and then wait out the requisite amount of time. This also requires ample advance planning and careful attention to the order in which the inoculations must be given.

Certain countries also have restrictions on what types of animals can be imported and exported. For example, many countries have banned American Pit Bull Terriers altogether, due to their aggressive reputations. Switzerland doesn’t allow animals with docked ears and tails into the country without proof that the owner of the pet is moving to Switzerland, such as a visa or residency permit. A recent policy change in Indonesia disrupted many relocating pet owners. In September of 2007, Indonesia banned all animals coming from anywhere in the United States (with the exception of Hawaii).

Import and export policies become even more difficult when dealing with exotic pets or animals like wild birds protected by international trade laws. It is crucial that exotic animals such as these be exported properly, because if the owner ever needs to move their pet again, they will need to show the past documentation showing that the animal was legally brought into the country initially. All of these delicate matters make up the stepping stones of an international pet transport and are why it often takes several months to prepare all of the necessary documentation.

Home at Last
After all of the stressors of moving, a transferee is ultimately the happiest when their pet arrives safely at their new location. Through careful planning and open communication between the transferee and the pet transport specialist, a corporate transport professional doesn’t have to concern themselves with the intricacies of a pet move. From Albany to Amsterdam, pet owners around the world will agree that their house isn’t a home until their best friend is resting quietly beside them.

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Pet Transport, Pet Shipping and Pet Relocation is our specialty. We here at Animal Transporters ( and Pet Taxi LA (, specialize in shipping your pets safely, comfortably and affordably – by ground transportation anywhere in California, Arizona and Nevada, and by air nearly anywhere on the planet! All of our pet transportation, pet relocation and pet shipping services are provided with the utmost care and fairest of prices. Our staff is fully trained, compassionate and of course, true animal lovers.

In 2000, Animal Transporters / Pet Taxi LA was established by animal enthusiast, Susan George and has been caringly transporting pets ever since. Whether it is domestic or international pet shipping, pet relocation, ground or air pet transportation – no pet transfer is too large or too small. Safety is our number one concern and we are fully insured for the absolutely stress-free transportation of your pets.

You can go to our site at and by submitting our simple online Pet Shipping / Transfer Form/Quote Request, you will provide us with all the necessary information to meet your individual pet relocation and pet shipping needs.

We offer a wide range of animal transportation and shipping services for your pet’s relocation including:
Worldwide Pet Relocation Services & Pet Shipping – Ground or air pet transport for local, national and international pet transportation needs, LAX pet ride, pick up and delivery.
Safe Domestic Pet Shipping – Whether it is a cat, dog, puppy, kitten, bird, hamster, turtle, Guinea pig or your pet mouse!
Local Pet Transportation / Taxi Ground Service – We offer 24-hour pet transportation service covering the greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara areas, to and from your home, veterinarian, kennel or groomer, and we make daily runs at Los Angeles / LAX,  and San Diego Airports.
Pet Emergency Service – We have vehicles that are equipped with pet stretchers, oxygen and cages for emergency transport only. Contact Animal Transporters for emergency calls requiring an immediate response without prior reservation. Our staff is happy to come into your home and carry your pet out, either by stretcher or in their arms. Also, any call from the street where an animal requires immediate attention can also be accommodated with our pet emergency service available in Southern California.
Pet Kenneling & Boarding – Your pets are always transported in approved airline kennels (carriers) based on pet size requirements. Comfortable pet boarding services available for the greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara areas.
Assurance Of Proper Pet Handling – As a certified USDA Handler (No. 93-H0108) and member of the IPATA we comply with strict guidelines to assure that your loving pets are handled properly, with care during any pet shipping service.
Discounts Offered – Discounts for multiple pets, senior citizens and military pet relocation.
Free Estimates – It’s simple. Fill out our no obligation Pet Shipping / Transfer Form/Quote Request and we can meet all of your pet relocation and pet shipping and transportation needs.
Attention To Every Detail – We make certain your pet transportation is completely stress-free for you and your pet! Your pet’s comfort and safety are our number one concern.
Lots Of Attention – All pets in our care get lots of attention and are given time for food, exercise and bathroom breaks.
Let our experience work for you – contact Animal Transporters for your next pet transportation or relocation. We encourage you to email us with any questions you may have regarding any aspect of our services and how we may better meet your individual pet shipping needs.

We specialize in stress-free pet transportation services! Seeking the professional pet relocation service of Animal Transporters will assure you peace of mind when transporting your pets on the ground or in the air.

Our Local Pet Taxi Services and Pet Emergency Services are available for the greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara areas. LAX Pet Ride, to and from LAX and surrounding areas.

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