Happy Clients

Happy Families & Happy Dogs


2 days ago

He was a amazing driver was so sweet to my puppy the whole way

12 lbs Pitbull from Aliquippa, PA to Port Richey, FL (1033 mi)

Connor Molella

Excellent service very reliable!

45 lbs Dogs from San Diego, CA to Spring Hill, FL (2388 mi)

Miriam Castillo

Steve was great!

72 lbs Pit/Mix from Eloy, AZ to Howey-In-The-Hills, FL (2058 mi)

Pamela Caudill

True to word got it done in timely manner. Kept us up to date. Thank you, salamat po!

22 lbs Cats from El Dorado Hills, CA to St. Augustine, FL (2775 mi)


He is a man of his word. Extremely knowledgeable. Friendly, trustworthy,

1 lbs German Shepard from Concord, NH to Altha, FL (1415 mi)

Marilyn Bates

Steve was amazing. He took such good care of my Corgi and she arrived so happy after a long journey. It was a great pleasure to have Steve transport my dog and I would recommend his services and would definitely use him again.


When the rules on ESAs on planes changed I had no idea what I was going to do to get my dog across country. I moved thinking I would be able to fly back to get her in a few weeks but was devastated when I learned about the rules change. I am so glad I was able to get in contact with Steve!!! He answered all of me and my parents questions and helped calm our nerves with trusting a stranger with my dog. Steve and his partner communicated with me all throughout the trip and even sent me photos. My dog arrived safe and well!! I cannot thank them enough for bringing her to me!

65 lbs Dog from Hollywood, FL to Dallas, TX (1292 mi)


Steve is a true animal lover. For a guy who has worked with wild animals it was sweet to see how tender he is with puppies. The puppies arrived happy and completely unaffected by the transport, which was not my experience with air transport. I understand timing is an iterative process for pet transporters, but working with Steve to make timing work is definitely worth it! And kudos to his daughter for clear and efficient communication!

25 lbs Dog from Nashville, TN to San Francisco, CA (2304 mi)


Very professional, always kept me updated ! My dog has anxiety but she did just fine .

32 lbs Dog from San Antonio, TX to Phoenix, AZ (991 mi)


I chose Steve because he was able to move all of my 12 cats from California to Georgia. He was very reasonably priced, and there was excellent communication throughout the process. My cats arrived safely on the day I expected them to arrive. I highly recommended this driver.

11 lbs Cats from Galt, CA to Tyrone, GA (2449 mi)

David Kinman

Steve was prompt at pickup and delivery of our kitty. He was able to pick up at an animal hospital and provide the necessary care across three states. Alwaysalert will be our only choice in the future.

1 lbs Cat from Fort Worth, TX to Poway, CA (1319 mi)


Steven brought my new puppy from Texas to California, and let me tell you, what a great guy who truly knows dogs and cares about them! He made sure to take the time to play with her throughout the ride and even pulled over to cuddle her at the beginning of the trip when she was nervous about the ride. We checked in often via phone call during the trip and he called us as well to give us updates. If you are looking to ship a dog this is definitely your guy and I will for sure be using him again if I need to ship my own dog! Can’t say enough good things, 5-star service!

10 lbs Dog from Mineral Wells, TX to San Diego, CA (1295 mi)

Jicky Kong

Timely pick up, kept us updated along the way, and even taught our 14 month old German Shepherd a few things. Steve was great!

100 lbs German Shepherd from McKinney, TX to Stockton, CA (1671 mi)


Steve is absolutely kind and available for updates along the way. He is very experienced with all animal species, so handling your furry loved one will be a walk in the park. I have a very anxious, sweet boy. Steve handled him with great care and I had no worries along the way. HIGHLY recommended!

75 lbs Dog from Richmond, CA to Rome, GA (2457 mi)

Al Lenio

Steve delivers! He transported our Boston Terrier from Phoenix to Orlando, safe and sound. His rate was extremely reasonable and we appreciated the extra measures he put in place during this pandemic period we are in.

22 lbs Dog from Mesa, AZ to Casselberry, FL (2097 mi)


Great experience! Super communicative and got our puppy across the country super fast! Thank you!

24 lbs Ridgeback from Nashville, TN to Ojai, CA (2081 mi)

tommy hanks

I could not be more satisfied with the service that was provided by Always Alert. Max arrived safe, happy and healthy and when he arrived, I knew that he had been in good hands. Communication was great. Besides being the most competitive on price, he was professional, courteous and flexible. If I ever have to transport another pet, this man already has the job. Always Alert went above and beyond and I cannot say enough, as to what a pleasure it was to do business with him.

30 lbs Dog from Apple Valley, CA to Baytown, TX (1553 mi)


Steven did a great job! He got my hound from Texas to California for a great price. My dog was happy and healthy because he was in such great hands! Highly recommend!

50 lbs Hound Mix from Covington, TX to Fresno, CA (1584 mi)

Jose Beltran

Steve called me many times and was transparent along the way. I did ask for photos during the trip but didn’t get any but I think because he was focused on getting our pup to us in a timely manner. Many transporters told me it would take 2-3 days to get my pup, Steve did it in 1 day. Definitely using Steve again in the future.

12 lbs Golden Doodle from Stephenville, TX to Coachella, CA (1230 mi)


Steve met and exceeded all of my expectations in transporting our family’s 6 month Bernadoodle from Austin, Texas, to Los Angeles, California. He was flexible when I needed to change pick up location last minute and he was incredibly professional. His vehicle set up is perfect for animals (he had three large crates securely set up in the back of his large, air-conditioned vehicle). I was very nervous about trusting our pup with someone and will never think twice about it again if I can get on Steven’s route. He knows more about dogs (and all animals) than anyone I’ve ever met and he gave me some helpful dog training and dog nutrition tips. I can’t say enough great things about my experience and the best way I know to say thanks is to spread the good word and assure anyone who was hesitant, like I was, to trust Steven with your pet.

35 lbs bernadoodle from McKinney, TX to La Cañada Flintridge, CA (1433 mi)


Steve was amazing! Picked up from Bronx, NY and dropped off in Haines City, FL. 2 dogs and 2 cats. All four arrived happy! Great Customer Service and very friendly to pets. Definitely would highly recommend.

Pets and animals from , NY to Haines City, FL (1134 mi)


We could not be happier with how the trip went for our two dogs. We look forward to staying in contact with Steve . I highly recommend them to transport your pet

100 lbs Dogs from Lakeland, FL to Santa Clarita, CA (2536 mi)


I recently bought a puppy from a breeder in Alabama, and just before she could be flown to Philadelphia the airlines stopped taking dogs in cargo. It was very difficult to find a good ground transporter who would not be extending her trip with various pickups of other dogs, but I ultimately was fortunate to find Steve at Always Alert. He picked her up in Alabama, along with a few other puppies from the same breeder coming to the Philadelphia area, and had her here within 24 hours of pickup. He and his co-driver had to stop every two hours for rest breaks for the puppies, which made it a longer trip for them, but my puppy arrived clean and happy and obviously very well cared for during the trip. I am so grateful to Steve for bringing my puppy to our home in a timely and professional manner, and at a very reasonable cost, and highly recommend him and Always Alert for pet transport.

Mixed breed from Robertsdale, AL to Newtown, PA (1132 mi)


They got our 11 year old boxer cross country in 2 1/2 days, very knowledgeable about animals. Because our dogs immune disorder they did a private transport for us.Our boxer literally walked out of the house and into their van.

82 lbs Boxers from Tarpon Springs, FL to Death Valley, CA (2390 mi)


Steve made us feel very comfortable to take my sons dog to him from Tampa to fort irwin in California. When I called him to check on Rocco he was always available. He actually got there way before the day he told me. He said he will arrive on & he got there Saturday night. Thank you so much Steve I would highly recommend him to anyone.

70 lbs Ikeda from Spring Hill, FL to Fort Irwin, CA (2380 mi)


These guys were great! Very timely and professional..I would definitely use them again.

Cats from Farmville, VA to Brooksville, FL (746 mi)


Good drivers, kept us aware at all times and was always super responsive each time I reached out. Do recommend them! They drive our Poodle and Pit/Boxer mix from NJ to San Antonio.

65 lbs Poodles from Cherry Hill, NJ to San Antonio, TX (1749 mi)


Steve was amazing from beginning to end! No matter time of day he always replied when I would check on my dog. He made my German Shepard feel so comfortable and safe during transportation. He got my dog there sooner then projected & that was a huge plus! I highly recommend anyone and everyone to use always alert dog training for your transportation needs.

75 lbs German Shepards from Victorville, CA to Milton, FL (2081 mi)


My cats were delivered as promised. Nice people and great rates. Would use again.

Cats from Tampa, FL to El Cajon, CA (2424 mi)


Very great experience with Steve! He shipped my baby from coast to coast quicker than I expected! The communication was great with picture updates and was easy to contact. The whole process was easy and smooth. Thank you Steve!

25 lbs Pitbulls from Riverside, CA to Atlantic Beach, FL (2385 mi)


I’m very satisfied with the service! Thank you once again for picking up my baby! From California can’t beat the price! Wonderful service! Thank you once again!

60 lbs American bullies from Atwater, CA to Manor, TX (1679 mi)


They took great care of our puppy and communicated well with us. We had a few mix ups on our end but Mr. Dornin and his team worked with us to be sure they got the pup delivered, despite the fact that they had to make modifications to their schedule to do so. These guys are very experienced and knowledgeable about a huge number of breeds. They handle the animals well. Their shipping prices were very competitive. We would work with them again.

8 lbs Husky mixes from Shreveport, LA to Bishop, CA (1677 mi)


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12461 Adams St. Brooksville, FL 34613US

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