Notice: Due to exorbitant fuel costs and rising rescue expenses, The Eskie Express has been forced to suspend service until further notice.
|Eskie Express™ Pet
Transport Services started as an emergency rescue pet transport
service for the American
Eskimo Rescue and Sanctuary of Iowa to transport an Eskie to safety
after the old "railroad system" where an Eskie was handed off
to multiple volunteers had failed. We learned the "railroad"
method was not effective and safe enough to handle the pet transport needs
of the busy rescue. Most of the time an Eskie would wind up stuck
somewhere in between destinations, was not rescued in time and sometimes
lost or injured in transport.
As more people heard of our pet transport service, we experienced the need for transport of other pets to get safely to their destination all over the country.
Our service has recently developed from that one Eskie in desperate need into a service that is available to the whole animal loving community.
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Q. What areas does the Eskie
Q. How do I request transport for
Q. How much does your service
Note: Because of record high fuel prices we also have a $5.00 fuel surcharge per 150 miles. This surcharge is removed when the national average per gallon fuel prices goes below 1.60 per gallon.
Q. Do you use airlines to transport pets?
Being involved with a rescue and sanctuary that specializes in seniors as well as ones that need constant medical attention has given us wellsprings of experience to deal with most pet's special needs. We do ask that we be able to contact your vet to make sure we are following his or her orders.
There are a few ways that mileage is calculated depending
on the actual transport task. We use Mapquest
to determine the miles between one point and another. All miles are
calculated "round trip" for the transport vehicle and driver.
Why should I contract the Eskie Express to transport my pet?
The Eskie Express was created by the founders of the American Eskimo Rescue and Sanctuary of Iowa, a licensed, non-profit animal welfare organization. Our transport services reflect our years of experience and service to the animal community.
Hundreds of animals have been comfortably and safely transported without incident.
Although there are other ways of transport, we understand that it
only takes one mistake or handoff with the old volunteer
"railroads" or mishandling on an airline for your cherished
pet to be lost forever.
All pets being transported must have proof of vaccinations and must not have been deemed vicious by a veterinarian, humane society or animal control officer.
No animals banned by the U.S. government for private ownership will be transported.
No horses, circus animals or animals considered livestock
will be transported by Eskie Express.
A leash and harness must be provided by the pets owner/caregiver.
Food will be provided by the pets owner/caregiver. We would prefer the pet being transported to have his or her regular diet to help reduce stress and intestinal upset due to a change in diet.
The pet's owner/caregiver must provide a kennel if the pet is to have a kennel left at its destination. The proper kennel is a plastic type that your pet can stand up in and turn around. Eskie Express will not accept wire kennels for safety reasons.
There will be a $25.00 administrative fee charged on all cancellations.
Eskie Express reserves its full rights to refuse service.