Companion Animal Transport Model Practices

Transport programs are integral to serving the needs of companion animals. Animal transport, at its most basic level, is a supply and demand equation. However, there is much more to consider when establishing a successful transport program that benefits communities, adopters, over-crowded source organizations, destination organizations, and most importantly, companion animals.

The Association leaders have developed the following Transport Model Practice guidelines, templates, and tools, along with a webinar series and recommended links to other resources. Sample policies are intended to be guidelines only. Please consult with an attorney or licensing authority before adopting or implementing any policy or practice to avoid conflict with state or federal statutes that may apply to your organization as laws vary from state to state and country to country.

  • Updated Animal Transportation Best Practices
  • How to Implement Transport Best Practices
  • Medical Aspects of Companion Animal Transport Programs
  • Urgent Transport: Moving Large Numbers of Animals by Air and Land