Thank you so much for flying my Thelma True to Nebraska! Thelma was rescued from euthanasia at a shelter in California and was being cared for by Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF) for four months. Thelma was overlooked by potential adopters because of her age. For some reason, no one wanted to adopt a 14-year-old dog, regardless of how sweet and adorable she may be! My beloved Grace (a larger version of Thelma) passed away in May. Shortly after that, I saw a photo of Thelma on Petfinder. I just couldn't get her out of my mind and pulled up her photo just about every day for the next few months. Every time I would log onto the website, I would hold my breath, wondering if someone had adopted her. I couldn't figure out if I wanted her to be adopted (for her sake) or if I selfishly wanted her to always be there! One day I finally decided I was ready to add another dog to my canine family. I sent an email to ARF, asking if they ever adopted out of state. I was ecstatic to find that they were willing to allow me to adopt Thelma. The next step was finding a safe way to transport a 14-year-old dog half-way across the country. I didn't want her flying in a cargo area. I didn't want her traveling in an 18-wheeler, thinking that the stress of traveling for that many days might be to much for her. I found Pet Airways but was very disappointed to not see Omaha, NE listed as a Pet Airways destination. It was purely a stroke of luck that allowed me to see a photo in some newspaper article that was captioned "Omaha, NE." I called and found out that Thelma could, indeed, travel via Pet Airways. October 8th was the earliest flight available, and at 8:00 on a Thursday evening I was able to meet my Thelma face-to-face for the first time. If it was not for Pet Airways, I would not have been able to bring Thelma into my home and my heart. She has been such an amazing addition to the family. She still has so much energy for a senior gal. It has become her mission in life to draw my foster dog out of his shell and teach him how to play. He's catching on quickly, and the two of them have so much fun bouncing and playbowing around the yard. I love my Thelma True and will forever be grateful to you for providing this service. Thank you!


My dog, Beemer (L), and Scout (R) were good pals from when I lived Denver. I moved back to Palm Springs. Sadly, over Thanksgiving 2009, Scout’s owner died. The family asked if I would adopt Scout and reunite the “couple”. Naturally I said, “Yes!” And, when discussing her travel plans, I insisted on using PETAIRWAYS. And, Scout was treated like royalty! All of the staff was awesome and I could tell that their #1 priority is the pet’s safety and comfort. Days after the trip, I got notes on Facebook from the LA/Hawthorne ground crew inquiring as to Scout’s well being. WOW!

Robert - Palm Springs

Thanks Pet Airways. Can't say enough about your personal service and true concern for our beloved puppies. I have shipped many pups to families and you guys are by far the best!! My Australian labradoodles are in good hands.


Pet Airway just flew Brodie, a deaf AmBulldog from Chicago to Denver today. Brodie is a rescue dog going to a new forever home. And this was the least stressful way to get him most of the way there. The foster at the Chicago end said the check in counter was clean, the staff were friendly, and the pilot even allowed himself to get kissed by a large AmBulldog tongue. On the Denver end, the newest foster noted how clean, and friendly everyone was. They even had a dog out in a play area, and seemed to rotate the dogs through. Thank you Pet Airway for a stress free trip for Brodie.


Thank you to all who are caring for our pets from Chicago to LA, My little Lola will be going to now live with her Mom & Dad in california, She is looking forward to the warm weather. It was hard to let her go but knowing she is safe and going home is going to make it all better. Praising God & Pet Airways, Lola made it to Cali safe & sound! Thanks to you all!


"I just have to thank you again, Pet Airways, for flying our two German shepherds from LA to NY safely on August 13/14. They are adjusting to their new home (and family) just fine. They were treated so well by your staff! THANK YOU!"


Pet Airways believes that pets deserve to travel with the utmost comfort and safety, as respected and valued passengers, not as 'cargo' in the way that commercial airlines handle them. Pet Airways gives me peace of mind that my pets will arrive safe and sound -- and alive -- at our destination. You can't put a price on that!

Karin San Francisco, CA

I have recently moved away from home following graduation from my university. Throughout college, I was living with my dog Toby in an apartment. As I have now switched coasts to start a new job, I was left no choice but to leave my dog with my parents given the distance and my fear for putting my dog in the cargo compartment. My dog is like a son to me so this has been rather difficult. When I found out about Pet Airways I almost came to tears thinking that I could safely bring my dog to the west coast with me. I am so excited for Pet Airways and I know Toby will be on one their first flights.

Cyrus, Los Angeles

Daisy and Lola are a part of our family. We are always sad to leave them when we go on vacation. Now with Pet Airways, they can be a part of all of our adventures! Finally, a company that understands no member of the family should be left behind.

Adriana, Florida

Our “baby” Kisses, is an almost 16 year old Yorkie Terrier mix – a lost and frightened stray who found us when he was 8 mos. old. Over the years he has filled our lives with joy and many wonderful memories. On July 22, 2009 he was diagnosed with nasal cancer and given a grim prognosis of only 2 mos. without treatment. After some very intense and quick research, we decided to have him treated with radiation at Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center in mid August. Terrified of putting him in cargo, we decided to fly him on Pet Airways in order to minimize the stress and insure that he would be monitored during the flight. Everything worked out so well, and we were very happy with the level of compassion and service provided by the entire Pet Airways staff. Thank you for everything!

Barbara - Glendale, CA

On flight 1101 Washington to Denver You all did a fabulous job, Clara is home now none the worse for a very stressful trip due to weather, you all did everything possible to make her comfortable much appreciated.


Flight 1101 from Baltimore. I want to thank everyone for keeping both Dennis Murray and me informed along the way on delays, by-passing Denver because of the snow storm and getting Bubba straight to La. I received a call last night late from the Murray's that they picked Bubba up and he was fine. We certainly appreciate all the help and support during Bubba's stay with Pet Airways!


Drove my dog Mika from RI to the NY office so she could take a flight to Chicago to meet her new owner. Thank you to all of your staff for the comforting words and updates through the day to let me know she was doing ok. Will recommend to everyone I know! Keep up the good work… Thank you. Sharon, the woman who picked her up, called me immediately to rave about how well all of the dogs were being treated. It has helped to know she is being treated with care.


I (well, you) flew my Dog Sadie May from Chicago to LA last week. IT WAS SOOO SMOOTH! I have been telling everyone about it. It was such a relief knowing that she was in good hands and I I would HIGHLY recommend using Pet Airways! Thank you!


We had to send our dog away yesterday due to our 18 month old's asthma. It was such a sad occasion. But Pet Airways made it possible and enjoyable. My dog is a very sweet but sometimes timid golden retriever. They took excellent care of her,... answered ALL of my questions, and made sure she arrived safe and happy. We are hoping our dog will come home soon and I can't wait to send her on the plane again. We would never put her in Cargo. Thanks Pet airways for the wonderful care you gave us and for being in business. We have been waiting for something like this for a long time.


I picked up my wonderful Arthur at your Denver lounge yesterday. He was very happy and clean and not at all traumatized from his journey. Its a wonderful indication of the care he received whilst in your care. I am thrilled that your service exists. Thanks so much!


My boy, Colby, just arrived last night in Los Angeles (from NYC) and he seemed very happy and satisfied with his flight. Thank you for making our move to LA as easy as possible for him. Colby is Pet Airways Frequent Flyer member #001 - so I hope we...'ll be flying with you again someday! Great job...



Thanks again for getting Joey from Chicago to LA safely on the maiden trip. He arrived with my husband from Ireland just in time. Unfortunately my mom passed away suddenly last Monday, just 4 days after they got back to SF. She spent the day '...;babysitting' and enjoying Joey's antics on Sunday. Thanks again, Melissa, Declan, and Joey


I also THANK YOU -- I checked Baby in at your BWI terminal to begin her flight journey. She was a sweet, frightened girl and you all took that to heart. Outstanding that she was secure enough to eat!!! Bless you all and we are so happy to have Pet Airways to fly with!


Thank you Jessica in Chicago for keeping us informed of Baby the Rescue English Pointer's arrival, and for taking the extra time to tempt her with the some food. GREAT SERVICE we appreciate it! Dogs Hope Pointer Rescue, Midland NC


Pet Airways thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of my Bulldog Bullwinkle last week! He flew from DC to LA because we were moving across country, and he seemed so happy when I picked him up at the airport - like he had just gone to doggie daycare! I can't thank you guys enough - it really eased my mind to know he was taken care of so well!


I can't say enough good things about Pet Airways! My dog Sandy was on the inaugural flight from NY to LA. At first I was extremely hesitant about sending her alone on a plane across country. She is usually scared of loud noises and being without us. Right at the gate I was immediately comforted by the extremely amazing staff. They took Sandy and treated her better than i've ever been treated at an airport. They offered her treats and water and were petting her. It was a huge relief to know that she would be in good hands. My older sister picked up Sandy in California and said that Sandy came off the plane calm and relaxed. The staff were still amazing bringing the pawsengers off the flight and returning the to their owners. My family and I are extremely grateful for everything the attendants. Sandy is very much apart of our family and knowing that she was able to fly comfortably and safely makes us all so happy. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I can't express it enough.

Christine - Annadale, NJ