MUST SEE behind-the-scenes look at risks in Pet GROUND TRANSPORT
PET GROUND TRANSPORT IS VERY NEW TO MOST PEOPLE
WITHOUT AWARENESS YOU MAY BE UNKNOWINGLY PUTTING YOUR PETS SAFETY AT RISK
BASIC SUGGESTIONS TO HELP PROTECT YOUR PETS
Example of an Unscrupulous Transporter
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS WHAT WE FEEL IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO TELL YOU SO YOU CAN MAKE A WELL INFORMED DECISION ABOUT YOUR PETS CARE PROVIDER
This is not a game and you should take this very seriously. Your pet maybe severely distressed permanently by someone without your knowledge. You're pets unfortunately, cannot speak to tell you what is going on. I'm sure you can imagine whenever you are dealing with animals or children there will always be people out there intentionally looking to take advantage of this favorable situation. This is a much different animal than just booking up an Uber Cab for yourself. Even with an Uber Cab you can actually see and monitor what your driver is actually doing. If you do not like him or his services you can leave and book with another service provider. You don't get this type of luxury with Pet Ground Transport so Buyer's Beware. Not every Pet Ground Transport Company is the same or has your pet's best interest in mind. Many companies you see out there are typical FLY BY THE NIGHT websites or Gypsy Cabs For Pets.
PART 1 ONLINE BIDDING MARKETPLACE WEBSITES
( 2 Types Of Transporters & Both Not Good)
Well-Intentioned Amateur Hobbyist Transporter
Although there are services out there that intentionally mean well for your pets. We advise you this is no place for Amateur Hobbyists entering this industry for the first time. There is too much on the line that can go wrong with unprofessional inexperienced services. It is a much different experience cooking in your own home kitchen as opposed to cooking in a professional industrial restaurant or banquet kitchen. Although loving animals is great and a prerequisite for this job. It is simply not enough to perform this service safely and effectively day in and day out. Unfortunately, there will be many family pets that will be lost or die unnecessarily this summer with ONLINE BIDDING MARKETPLACE WEBSITES and their Service Providers. I'm sure you can understand why many people take jobs as Uber Drivers. Most are doing whatever they can to get by. It is understandable doing something is better than doing nothing to make it during hard times. There are times and places for these services but unfortunately not with your family pets. There are some key important questions you may want to ask yourself if your prepared to go this route to save a few extra bucks
Do you have a vehicle or are you intending on transporting my pet by Plane Cargo, Train or Other Pet Ground Transport Companies?
Are you prepared for the worst case scenario?
How reliable is your vehicle?
What happens if you break down?
Do you have the deep pockets to get out of a jam if your vehicle breaks down?
Unfortunately you just don't know the real answers to these questions and you never will. You will definitely need to be comfortable with not knowing.
I'm sure you don't want someone taking your dog across the country through the deserts in the mountains driving in blizzard conditions running on their last leg, financially?
This is where well-known established reputation is crucial for the safety of your pets.
Seasoned Unscrupulous Transporter
Unfortunately, many of these folks may come from criminal backgrounds and cannot find work in the civilized workforce. Understandable, people make mistakes in life and should have the opportunity to get back on their feet again through hard work. Again there is a time and a place where these services are a good fit just not particularly with your family pets. These Online Bidding Marketplace companies are intentionally looking to exploit and take advantage of their disadvantageous situation. They milk every dime of profit out of these people with their unnecessary high brokerage fees and ultra low shipping rates. The company doesn't care if the Service Provider makes any profit or even if they run their service ethically. They get paid their commission and fees 1st regardless of the outcome. The Service Providers do need to make money somehow. What are the unintended consequences? A vicious cycle of treacherous substandard conditions and services for your pets. Many seasoned unscrupulous transporters have many very questionable transport methods setup you personally might not like. How else can they make money? Do they make money by raising the bar of service or lowering it?
THERE HAVE BEEN TOO MANY CASES OF DOGS GONE MISSING WITH THESE ONLINE BIDDING MARKETPLACE WEBSITES
THESE COMPANIES DO NOT SCREEN THEIR TRANSPORTERS
THEY DO NOT EVEN REQUIRE PROOF OF LICENCE
FURTHER, THEY CANNOT GUARANTEE THEIR TRANSPORTERS ARE ACTUALLY WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE
YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PAY YOUR UN-SCREENED TRANSPORTER IN FULL AT THE TIME OF PICK UP ( NOT WHEN YOUR DOG SAFELY REACHES ITS DESTINATION )
THEY DO NOT CLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR SERVICE PROVIDERS NOR DO THEY PROMISE THE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF YOUR DOGS
REMEMBER, ONCE THESE PEOPLE HAVE POSSESSION OF YOUR DOG THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND HAVE THEIR WAY WITH YOU OR YOUR DOG
IT HAS BEEN WELL PUBLISHED ABOUT THE RISKS OF USING THESE COMPANIES
YOU JUST NEED TO RESEARCH
You Won’t Get 2nd Chances With Your Pets Safety
Please Don't Easily Hand Over Pets To Amateurs That May Be Innocently Incompetent To Transport Pets Professionally
Unscrupulous Strangers That Intentionally Have Unethical Transport Methods Ready To Take Advantage Of The Situation
Do's & Don'ts of pet Ground transport
What Every Pet Owner Should Know Before Booking Services
high risk & dangerous for both client & Transporters
Think Twice About DRIVE MY CAR w/ PET SERVICES
There Are Many Very Obvious Good Reasons We Don’t Provide This Service
There Are Many Very Obvious Reasons You Shouldn’t Consider It As Well
We Recommend & Prefer To Keep Our Business Relations Professional Focused On Quality Pet Care
The Integrity of a company providing Drive My Car Service. WHY WOULD ANY HONORABLE REPUTABLE COMPANY THAT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEIR DRIVERS & FAMILIES ~ OFFER VERY RISKY SERVICES SUCH AS DRIVING YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLE ~ THERE ARE VERY OBVIOUS REASONS WE DON'T PROVIDE THIS SERVICE ~ THE COMPANY SHOULD ALREADY KNOW WHAT WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN ~ HOW WILL A COMPANY CARE FOR YOUR PETS IF THEY DON'T EVEN CARE OR HONOR THEIR OWN EMPLOYEE'S AND DELIBERATELY PUT THEM AT RISK ?
( PLEASE SEE TOP 10 FAQ BELOW )
Demonstrate common sense and acknowledge if a company claims to successfully perform countless transports they should at least have proper documentation of actual photographs with real clients pets to validate these journeys actually ever took place
Repeat the same with Client Reviews
Assume Testimonials put directly on their own website are actually real. Anyone can write favorable Testimonials and put on their own website. Google Reviews are the gold standard as far as reviews go. Google has a reputation for providing you with high quality genuine authentic relevant searches. They constantly monitor for accuracy in posted their reviews section. Other 3rd Party Consumer Review sites like Yelp or Facebook are definitely inferior compared to Google but are much better than Testimonials. Make sure reviews come from a well known Consumer Review Site you actually heard of. Many companies pay unknown companies for Favorable Rating Status.
Be thrilled by great reviews coming from Online Bidding Marketplace Service Providers Websites. Remember they control the content on their own websites. You will not see any bad reviews coming from their site. Try looking at their actual Google Reviews, Yelp or Facebook page.
Google search " Company Name Reviews " to get more unbiased information from a particular company
Provide companies with too much detail about your dog. Unfortunately, you're beautiful Purebred English Bulldog just might be on Santa's Naughty Christmas List for somebody. Only estimated size and weight are necessary to coordinate service.
ONLY Provide proper documentation for your pets like a Certificate of Vaccination ONLY upon the arrival of the service provider at the physical pick-up location. If you don't the thousands of dollars you spent on Private Ground Transportation might as well been flushed down the toilet. The company might have decided it's more easy and convenient for them to book a flight for your dog in the airplane's cargo space with the documentation you happily volunteered to give them.
Book service with a great company as soon as you have a solid firm pick up date set in stone. Most great pet transport companies will be booked out weeks or months in advance. Bad services will be happy to take your money anytime regardless of the outcome.
Give a company a large percentage Security Deposit. Reputable companies should have no problem taking a low percentage security deposit. Most will be happy to make you feel comfortable with the transaction.
EVER book with a company you cannot speak directly on the phone with a live person prior to booking. Unscrupulous transporters love to have an easy way for them to avoid answering difficult questions live in person. Hiding behind texts, emails and chats are the best way to do that. Online Bidding Websites are notorious for having you focus on the price instead of the service. They do not allow direct communication between the client and service provider ONLY UNTIL AFTER THE SALE. I'm sure you can imagine that can't be a good thing.
NEW TO PET SHIPPING?
TOP 10 FAQ'S
CAN YOU DRIVE MY OWN PERSONAL VEHICLE & BRING MY PETS ALONG WITH YOU ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MY NEW HOME?
We personally believe this to be a very BAD IDEA for both client and transporter. While this might seem like a savvy solution to your auto transport & pet transport dilemma. The fact is you are liable for many things that might go wrong while a stranger has possession of your car. Some of these things might include illegal criminal drug transporting, unpaid photo enforcement traffic tickets, unpaid toll violations, human trafficking, damage to your vehicle, stolen or swapped out high end auto parts, international border auto theft ect. You won't know if someone swaps out your $2000 catalytic converter for another inferior part. These things can and do happen quite often. You will be opening yourself up to someone that might be purposely looking to exploit the situation through the love for your pets to gain access to your vehicle. We can't seem to understand why any reasonably thinking responsible reputable pet transport company would want to provide this very risky service in a reverse scenario. We value ourselves, our drivers and their families way too much to risk putting their lives in jeopardy for others possible deceitful intentions. On top of all that do you really want to risk a stranger driving and treating your beautiful luxury vehicle like a rental car? We prefer to keep our business relations professional. We're sorry but the answer is NO. The risk just isn't worth the reward to us.
WHY DOES PRIVATE PET GROUND TRANSPORT MATTER?
We believe Private Pet Ground Transport to be the Best & Safest method of transport for dogs & cats. We specialize in simple Private Non-Stop Ground Transport concentrating only on your pets. Our trips go about 1200-1600 miles per day. After many years of doing this our experience and expertise have shown us that Speed Of Service is the Most Important part of a successful transport. There are many very important reasons for this. Unfortunately, dogs just don't like to be on the road too long. You always want to minimize the chances of them getting sick, stressed out & eventually becoming a flight risk. The longer the transport takes the more potential this has of eventually happening. This is why we don't provide a Shared Group Shuttle service. It unfortunately takes too long to provide proper adequate service to many different dogs from all different families. These services do not meet the efficiency service standards we provide. Stressed out of balance dogs tend to stress out other well behaved balanced dogs creating an overall unstable and unbalanced atmosphere. Unfortunately you just don't know what strangers are doing with your pets during that long period of time. Seasoned unscrupulous pet transporters have many very questionable pet transport methods set up that you might not like. We highly recommend you find a transporter who puts Speed Of Service as a priority. We understand if you are new to Pet Ground Transport this can be a very nerve wracking experience for you and believe us we get it. Our trips get done fast! It's the best thing for you. It's the best thing for your dog and ultimately the best thing for us as a company. All parties interested want this done quickly and we are here to make it happen. Please be cautious of any services promising Private Ground Transport but quote only driving 500 miles per day or going only 8-10 hours of drive time a day. Unfortunately, some not all may in fact be just putting your dogs on a Shared Group Shuttle instead and just telling you they are going on Private Ground Transport. A professional private service should not take a week long to go cross-country from New York to Los Angeles.
DOES HAVING BBB ACCREDITATION OR OTHER CERTIFICATIONS MAKE ONE SERVICE SUPERIOR?
We do not think BBB is any more credible than any other 3rd Party Consumer Review site such as Google Reviews, Yelp, Facebook ect. The BBB is not a government agency, and says on their blog that it "is not a consumer watchdog". We live in a world of fast information now. Chances are if you want to find out if a business is reputable, a quick Google search will tell you all you need to know. However, BBB and other similar companies do bill their members what we feel to be high membership fees for favorable accreditation status. If you have already done your research by now. You will already know that no other service comes even close to our pricing comparing pound for pound for the quality superior service we provide. This happens only because we do not participate in what we feel to be outdated unnecessary expenses that most companies just pass off to their clients costing you more unnecessary money. We are confident enough in our service to have our real clients speak on our behalf about their experience using our service. We do not need the help of an expensive high cost so-called significant accreditation or certification. Would you need this if you were driving the dogs yourself?
THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR DOG IS
TRANSPARENCY FOR A POTENTIAL CLIENT & SERVICE PROVIDER RELATIONSHIP MUST BE IN PLACE TO ENGAGE WITH EACH OTHER FOR A MEANINGFUL BUSINESS TRANSACTION TO OCCUR
AVOID AT ALL COST DEALING WITH 3RD PARTY INTERMEDIARY TRANSACTIONS
AVOID POPULAR ONLINE BIDDING MARKETPLACES
DO HOWEVER ASK TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO WHOEVER WILL BE PERSONALLY DOING THE TRANSPORT FOR YOU
DO GOOGLE SEARCH " COMPANY NAME REVIEWS " IF THERE ARE NONE ASK YOURSELF WHY?
AVOID COMPANIES THAT PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINE BIDDING MARKETPLACE WEBSITES ~ RESPONSIBLE REPUTABLE SERVICES WOULD NEVER WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM
QUESTION? WHY ANY HONORABLE REPUTABLE COMPANY THAT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEIR DRIVERS & FAMILIES ~ OFFER VERY RISKY SERVICES SUCH AS DRIVING YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLE ~ THERE ARE MANY OBVIOUS REASONS WE DON'T PROVIDE THIS SERVICE
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE THERE ARE MANY GREAT TRANSPORTERS OUT THERE WHO CARE