About Us

Eastern States Pet Express provides small animal and pet transport services throughout the 17 East Coast states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. We are USDA Licensed and DOT regulated. Safe, efficient transport of your pets is our primary concern .

While safety is our primary concern, we also know that selecting a pet transport company can be an overwhelming process. After all, they will be transporting your pet, a loved member of the family. There are the considerations of safety, experience, and of course cost. Eastern States Pet Express hires only experienced drivers. Our founder has over 30 years experience in the transportation industry and knows what it takes to transport your loved one safely and efficiently through the maze of differing traffic and weather conditions and geographic areas of our territory. He has also been a pet owner and animal lover for more than 40 years, has travelled incessantly with his pets, and knows the special needs of canines, felines, and equines* during transport. (*Eastern States Pet Express does not currently offer equine transport services.)

While safety and experience are your primary concerns, we know you are also concerned about cost. For that reason we offer affordable and highly competitive pet transport options from pet bus transport in custom built, climate controlled, vans, Fidos Ride, with built in compartments sized for your pet to private "red carpet" and airline pet travel companion* services. (*Airline pet travel companion services are limited by airline selection and must comply with airline policies) We also offer a 10% discount on all tickets when multiple pets are booked for the same transport. Additional discounts are available when two or more pets from the same family can occupy the same compartment* (*Restrictions apply, see "Requirements and Restrictions")

Safety, Experience, Cost.... What about scheduling? There are many reasons pet owners may need to transport their pet from one location to another such as moving to a new location, going on a vacation, sending the pet to be cared for by a friend or family member, or going to a new home*(*Eastern States Pet Express does not transport puppies less than 8 weeks of age). Now we are getting into the trickiest part of selecting a pet transport company and the reason most pet owners opt to send their pets on not so safe and very restrictive airlines or just make the drive themselves. To address the scheduling issue we are offering weekly transports on our pet transport bus which leave Florida very early on Mondays and typically return to Florida by the end of the day Wednesday. The bus can pick your pet up from your home, your place of business, your boarding facility or your veterinarian. In addition to Fidos Ride pet bus, private pet transport and airline pet travel companion services can be arranged according to your schedule. To check seat availability on Fido's Ride use our scheduling widget. To inquire regarding scheduling of private pet transport or pet travel companion services please request a quote.

Choosing a pet transport company to perform a dog transport, cat transport, guinea pig transport, hamster transport, or rabbit transport* (*Eastern States Pet Express does not currently transport birds, primates, reptiles, any "exotic" animal, or any animal restricted by law) is an importan decision that should not be taken lightly. These animals are an important part of your family and you want them to be cared for and transported properly to their destination whether it be a visit, a vacation or a relocation. Eastern States Pet Express will always care for your animal as if it were it's own. Providing the most stress free travel experience possible with regular stops for exercise and relief, on board food and water, in a climate controlled (with generator back up) vehicle. Our bus operates with a two driver team so your pet is never left unattended; a pet will stay with the driver at all times when on a private transport. We will care for and love your pet as if it were our own.