What is a pet transporter?

Pet transporters make the wheels of animal rescue turn. Rescue groups depend on transport drivers to pick up animals from high-kill shelters and drive them to foster homes, veterinary appointments and off-site adoption events

How do I become a pet transporter?

If you have a reliable car and want to make some extra cash, sign up to be a pet transport.

You must be at least 18 years of age, and have a valid drivers license and insurance. Drivers must be able to lift animals of various sizes and weights into and out of a vehicle safely if required.

Can I really get paid to transport pets?

Yes. Pet transporters typically charge anywhere from $0.50 to $0.75 per mile, or a flat rate fee per animal. You can set your own fee however please keep mind that most rescues are not for profit and rely on donations to fund their operations.

Rescues often find themselves racing against the clock to save animals in shelters that are in danger. A transport driver may be needed to pick an animal with very short notice. Usually a rescue will give a transport driver 24 to 48 hour notice that a pick up is needed

Sign up and register to set up you pet transporter profile

Once you sign up with FosterFurkids.com you can set up your pet transporter profile, where you can specify your mileage rates, availability, distance you are willing to drive and other preferences. Your profile will be accessible to rescues and shelters, who can send a transport inquiry directly through your profile page contact form.