Thursday, July 28, 2016

Happy Endings Are What We Are All About

Working in the pet transport industry is SO REWARDING ........ especially when we can reunite a pet with his or her best friend. Little Joules the retriever here arrived safely in Amsterdam yesterday from Oregon, to be greeted by her VERY HAPPY LITTLE BUDDY. If this picture doesn't touch your heart, your heart is made of stone. Thank you Sara for allowing us to get Joules to her new home in the Netherlands and reunited with you and her happy little brother.

Friday, April 29, 2016


Don't these little fellows look happy after their trip from the USA to STUTTGART, GERMANY!!!

We are so lucky to have such wonderful clients who allow us the privilege of transporting their pets to their new location and creating a HAPPY ENDING FOR EVERYBODY!

These little guys seem to be wearing big smiles in their new home !  They must have had a fun trip!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Due to some breathing difficulties, little CHAPPY here has, the vet said that he must travel by ground to his new location.  VIP PET TRANSPORT is pleased that we were able to drive him safely all the way across the country from Portland, Oregon to Brooklyn, New York.  He looks like he enjoyed the trip!  Thank you Karl and Amy for allowing us to reunite you with your boy in your new location.  We love creating HAPPY ENDINGS!

Little FRED shown here arrived safely in the UK after departing from Seattle, and we're glad he is now safely and comfortably enjoying his new home with his Mommy in London.  He sure looks like he had a smooth trip and is relaxing and celebrating after the long journey.  Congratulations FRED, and thank you Judith for allowing VIP PET TRANSPORT to assist with FRED's transport to his new location.  We're glad to have been able to create another HAPPY ENDING for you both!

Monday, April 13, 2015

New CDC Rules Governing Dog and Cat Imports

The CDC has updated their pet transportation regulations for dog/cat imports. PLEASE make sure your pet is in compliance before importing him or her to the USA or bringing them back from an overseas trip, as they may be refused entry if they do not meet the new import requirements.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Argyle" Arrives Safely In Amsterdam Creating Another HAPPY ENDING !!!

Little Argyle here just arrived this week in Amsterdam after leaving Portland, Oregon for his long journey. Only minutes after arriving and being delivered to his mom, he's out and taking a walk in the park with his Mom and Dad in beautiful Amsterdam ..... this guy is SUCH a cutie! Thank you Amber for letting us help you with Argyle's pet transport. We're glad to see you all enjoying another VIP PET TRANSPORT happy ending!

Friday, July 25, 2014


These three darling little British Shorthair kitties just arrived safely in Madrid, Spain after departing on their long journey from Portland, Oregon, and are now at home with their Mom.  They look like they enjoy traveling, and we are happy that VIP PET TRANSPORT was able to swiftly and safely help reunite them with their family.  Thank you Veronica for allowing VIP PET TRANSPORT to arrange for your pets' transport, each pet shipment is special to us, and it's always a true pleasure to create another HAPPY ENDING for our wonderful clients worldwide.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


We're proud and happy to announce that VIP PET TRANSPORT has been verified by SIGNL this month to be one of their top 50 industry growth ranked companies. Our employees work hard to insure that all animals entrusted to our care are treated as gently, responsibly, and compassionately as possible. Many thanks go out to our very capable employees as well as to all of the wonderful clients and worldwide associates who worked alongside us to make this commendation happen.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Pet Shipping HAPPY ENDING !

PET SHIPPING can be a really rewarding profession, especially when we see that our efforts have created happy, perky, faces like this kitty sitting in the window of his new home in Dublin, Ireland after being shipped from New York together with his 3 brothers and sisters. It looks like he's enjoying his new digs. VIP PET TRANSPORT is happy to have been able to make the shipment as smooth as possible for these pets and for their mom. Thanks Debra, for letting us help you with your pets' transport. You were, indeed, a pleasure to work with and have now become a very special VIP PET TRANSPORT friend.  Please visit our website at to see how we can help you too !

Sunday, May 18, 2014


PET TRANSPORT BY AIR IS AFFORDABLE AND SMOOTH AND SWIFT AND SAFE! You've probably heard that pets that fly as cargo or excess baggage in an aircraft have to suffer and/or are in danger by virtue of having no heat or air conditioning and no pressurization control in their area on the airplane. THIS IS SO UNTRUE! All animals are carried on an aircraft in the special "animal hold" area, and are provided with climate control using the same heating, air conditioning, and pressurization systems that provide the passengers' and captain's environment in the cabin. Any aircraft that does not have these capabilities for pets will not accept live animals for flight. So your pet's transport environment on board feels exactly like YOUR environment on board feels, only they don't have all of the distractions that happen in the passenger cabin and the other passengers that make us all sometimes uncomfortable and annoyed during our flights. Also, the captain of each flight has a manifest to review and which he checks prior to flight, and this shows him that LIVE ANIMALS are on board. He can then watch the climate conditions in their area from the cockpit and adjust temperatures and pressurization as need be, just as he does for the passengers in the passenger section of the aircraft. All of this means that our pets ALWAYS fly "First Class", while some of the rest of us are not so lucky. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR PET'S TRIP WILL BE SAFE AND SWIFT WHEN YOU SHIP BY AIR, and that they will arrive rested, happy, and safe.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


VIP PET TRANSPORT has been selected for the third year in a row to receive the BEST BUSINESS IN THE PET INDUSTRY award!  Thank you to all of the wonderful clients who have entrusted us with the care of their pets during their pet shipping experience, allowed us to create a safe and smooth pet transport for them, and for making this award possible. We appreciate your trust in us, and for allowing us to arrange your domestic and international pet relocations. We love creating HAPPY ENDINGS for our furred and feathered family friends !

Friday, March 14, 2014


If you've ever moved to a new location that was a long distance away, and didn't know how to get your pets to their new location, you can understand how overwhelmingly frustrating pet shipping can be. This is especially true when shipping pets internationally.  Few people are aware that there are companies such as VIP PET TRANSPORT that specialize in the shipment of live animals to or from anywhere in the world, and a professional pet transport company can insure that all of your pet's documentary, health, safety, and comfort needs are well managed and properly handled, while taking all of the stresses of the endeavor away from you.  Would you even want to consider that your beloved pet could end up being sent back home, placed in quarantine, or, worst of all, put down on arrival in a new country if you didn't have the appropriate paperwork properly endorsed, and tests, treatments, or inoculations appropriately completed prior to his or her arrival at your new location?  To avoid the anxiety involved when shipping your furred and feathered family members, it's always best to engage a professional pet shipping company to make the arrangements for you.  The services offered could include door-to-door delivery services directly from your front door and delivery to your new residence, making all pet shipping arrangements and flight reservations, coordinating layovers when required, completing the export/transport documents, engaging customs agents and veterinary checks when necessary on arrival at the new destination, acquiring import permits, scheduling veterinary appointments, booking boarding facilities, supplying airline approved flight kennels, aiding you in preparing your pet physically and emotionally for flight, tracking your pet through his or her journey, and anything else required to insure a safe and smooth trip for your furred and feathered friends.  As each country has their own unique and proprietary regulations pertaining to the entry of live animals from "other" countries, it's mandatory that every item completed as regards your pet's move be done in the precise manner prescribed, and few, if any, individuals not involved in the pet shipping industry are aware of the protocols necessary for even one country, much less the differences between the myriad of countries that we ship to around the world every day.  So next time you have to ship your pet, whether it's across the country or around the world, please consider using a professional pet shipping service and save yourself the anxiety, frustration, confusion, time, effort, research, and potential problems involved in coordinating a long distance pet transport.  A professional pet transportation company can take away all of your stress and insure that your pet arrives at his destination in the most expedient manner, leaving you free to handle the other daunting aspects of a long distance move. And a professional Pet Transport agent would insure that your pet gets to his new home safely and soundly.  Don't take a chance on having a state or country reject your pet, put him in quarantine, or, worse, have to leave him or her behind because the export preparations weren't completed correctly.  Let our experienced professional Pet Transport team help you make your pet's move as quick and painless as possible.  We love creating HAPPY ENDINGS ........ and we'd love to create one for YOU!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


As summer approaches and the days become hotter and hotter, pet transportation becomes a huge challenge.  Many airlines that transport pets will not accept pets for flight in the warmer weather at all, and many of the shorter-nosed breeds are also being resticted from pet shipping in the warmer weather altogether.  In order for your pet's travel experience to be a safe one, and as quick as possible for your pet, be sure to plan well ahead and work with a professional pet shipper who knows which airlines are experienced in shipping pets in inclement weather, and what things you can do to keep your pet safe, comfortable, and cool during pet transports during the days of extreme heat.  A knowledgeable pet shipper can also insure that your pet's shipment is routed using the best flights available for your furry or feathered friend, and perhaps via cities, airlines, or airports you hadn't even considered.  Remember, too, to make certain that your flight kennel is of the appropriate size to be allowed for pet shipping, as the airlines' restrictions are strict as regards the size and type of your flight kennel, and have been implemented for the safety of your pet during his or her relocation process.  If you are in doubt as to the kennel size you will need, always go up one size to the next largest size in warmer weather to allow your pet plenty of room for fresh air and ventilation while he is in his traveling condo, and to avoid having him or her overheat. Putting ice in his waterbowl will help him stay hydrated and refreshed too.  So plan ahead, work with a professional, have your pet accustomed to his flight kennel before flight date, and you'll enjoy a safe and stress-free pet shipping experience for your pet, no matter what the temperatures may be.  We would be happy to create a smooth, safe, swift, affordable, and stress-free trip for your pet during this difficult time of year.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Sandra L. Lehrack
Ms. Lehrack Presides Over VIP Pet Transport As The CEO

PORTLAND, OR News -- Sandra Lehrack, Chief Executive Officer of VIP PET TRANSPORT, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating outstanding dedication, leadership and excellence in business management.

Aided by four decades of professional experience in the world of animal shipping, Ms. Lehrack is CEO of VIP PET TRANSPORT, a well known and internationally recognized pet shipping company which arranges flight logistics and relocation services, including door to door transportation, for live animals to or from any city in the world. Through the years, the vast experience she has gained as regards every facet of the pet and animal shipping industry has afforded her the knowledge required to oversee the relocation of a large and diverse variety of species, including zoo animals, domestic pets, research animals, exotics, snakes, horses, livestock, reptiles, birds, fish and more. And as a recognized expert in international and domestic live animal relocations Ms. Lehrack is able to efficiently manage the myriad of new and ever changing complexities involving an endless array of unique animal shipping requirements as needed to insure the legality, as well as the safety and comfort, of the animals entrusted to her company's care. Additionally, she works diligently to maintain compliance with all international regulatory statutes for live animals traveling to and from all countries, while overseeing the preparation of transport documents, import and/or export permits, veterinary and other endorsements, customs processing, and personalized delivery services as required. Ms. Lehrack also insures that all VIP PET TRANSPORT shipments are created under mandates as set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Transportation Security Administration.

Ms. Lehrack got her start in this line of work when she began breeding her own dogs and horses in the early 1970s. She shipped her animals around the world and became proficient in the process; soon, she started doing this for friends, and it evolved into a rewarding and successful career. She attributes her success to her hard work, attention to detail, and the ability to handle crises as they occur. With several satellite offices recently positioned in large metropolitan cities and beyond, and her new, first class, "PETS" (Pet Escorted Transport Service) debuting this summer, her company, VIP PET TRANSPORT, has quickly become recognized as the leader in the animal relocation industry while adding clientele from many resources, including Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, event coordinators, relocation organizations, many airlines, professional veterinary organizations, and a variety of other governmental and private agencies around the world.

Ms. Lehrack earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of California, Los Angeles. Additionally, she holds a license from the United States Department of Agriculture. Ms. Lehrack is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as a long standing member of IPATA, the world's largest international network of professional pet and animal relocation specialists. Formerly, she served as a senior vice president, board member, and corporate treasurer for three national investment firms in California and New York, as well as officiating as a board member and corporate secretary for three real estate development and construction companies in Southern California. Ms. Lehrack has also been featured as a guest on talk radio shows providing information about the pet shipping industry for the public, as well as having been interviewed for a variety of publications regarding the world of animal transportation. She also frequently gives presentations to veterinary and relocation groups and organizations about the complexities of animal shipping and pet flight safety.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

International Pet Shipments

Hello Everybody,

And WELCOME TO SPRING! This time of year heralds a flurry of pet relocations and transportation to new and foreign destinations for many people, whether for purposes of pleasure or employment, and completing an international pet move can be a very long and frightening process. While all foreign countries require specific and proprietary import/export documentation, many countries also require import permits and other inoculations, tests, and procedures for legal entry of live animals as well. And airlines have many individual and confusing protocols too. In addition, many restrictions are placed on pet flights during the summer months, and space is at a premium. If you are planning a relocation to another country at any time of year, we cannot stress enough the need to begin the export process for your pet as far in advance of your departure date as possible. To insure that all of the above mentioned items are completed correctly, and within the prescribed timeframes, you'll find that using a professional pet shipper will significantly enhance and simplify your relocation experience. A company such as VIP PET TRANSPORT, which ships pets worldwide on a daily basis, and is familiar with the procedures that accompany each country's protocols, will save you money, time and heartache, while easing your stress as well as that of your pet during his or her journey. Please remember the old adage ..... "PLAN AHEAD" ..... and avoid having to leave your beloved pet behind due to insufficient preparation for your pet's transportation. Getting your "Best Friends" to their new location may, indeed, be the most important part of your trip!