Crate/Kennel = Safety

What is the big deal about using a Kennel?

We regularly have potential customers ask, “Do my pets have to ride in a kennel? How about if we choose private transport and there are no other animals in the vehicle?

Our answer is always, without a question, “Yes!!”

Why? The pets are not accustomed to a kennel and it “seems so cruel” to lock them up!

Because we want EVERYONE’S pet to arrive at their new destination safely!!  Here are the supporting arguments:

(1). Kennels reduce the opportunity for a pet to bolt out of the vehicle and get lost, hurt or killed.

(2). Kennels keep pets confined to a smaller area of the vehicle so that they will not fly into (a). their driver, (b). the back of seats, (c). the windshield and possibly, (d). the street. (No matter how careful a driver is, traffic happens – and sudden stops are part of traffic.)

(3). Kennels help pets feel more secure during travel because they have their own designated space.

We have seen several new companies come out proudly announcing that your pets will not have to be kenneled to ride with them. What that says to us is that they have no idea how to keep your pet safe. We understand that providing the necessary equipment is expensive, but to us … it is worth the expense and we gladly provide that equipment to each of our customers’ pets.

If your pet is unaccustomed to a kennel or crate, buy or borrow one a few weeks prior to your pet’s transport. Follow our guidelines on how to help prepare your pet for transport – and then trust an experienced company to do what they do best!

Choose an experienced pet transporter who understands all aspects of keeping your precious pets safe and comfortable during your move. Sacrificing safety for perceived comfort can have tragic consequences, and we wouldn’t wish that on anyone!

Author: Pet Lover

Comfort-Carriers began as the result of a brainstorm which occurred while at a cross-roads/career change. After several years in law enforcement-related work, it was time to find a way to continue to provide a service to help others and make a difference, but sitting behind a desk again was absolutely out of the question! After much soul-searching, an idea was born and began to take on a life of its own. The combination of three "loves" - a love for animals, a love for helping people, and a love for driving - brought us to the decision to begin a pet ground transportation service. We began as a low-key pet transportation company, helping families transport their dogs, cats and other pets on fairly short relocation moves. It became quickly apparent that there was an even greater need to provide service on long-distance moves, as well. Today, Comfort-Carriers is family-owned by three generations of animal-lovers. We have always had animals in our own homes: dogs, cats, rats, turtles, lizards ... you name it! If an animal has needed a home, we have found room permanently or until a loving family could take them into their own home. Because of our love of and personal experience with a wide variety of animals and over two decades of combined transport experience, we are well-equipped to provide the care and attention your pet needs and deserves during a long transport.