About Us

P.E.T.S. LLC (Peterson Express Transport Service) is owned and operated by Kyle and Pam Peterson in Cookeville TN. Being animal lovers, we started helping with volunteer animal transports in and around Tennessee in early 2000. As we became more involved, our volunteer work developed into a full time job. We realized a need for safe, affordable transport for the many rescue animals being adopted to new homes up north from the kill shelters in the Southeast.

P.E.T.S. LLC has become the premier rescue transport organization in the Southeast servicing the New England area. Since 2004, we have helped transport thousands of animals that would otherwise have been euthanized due to lack of space in southern animal shelters. The American Humane Association has recognized us for this major accomplishment. Click here for details!

Our mission is to consistently provide a safe and affordable transport option for animals in need and promote the need to spay/neuter pets through education and making it one of our transport requirements. Altering before adoption is the only way to ALTER the future.  We provide several pick up points around the Southeast (TX, LA, MS, AL, AR, TN, VA) as well as several drop off locations in the New England area (VA, MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, VT, NH). Due to time and cost constraints, we are not a door to door delivery service.

The 2 tractor trailer trucks and 2 trailers utilized for transport offer the safest means of travel for both the animals and our drivers.  Crates are not crammed in at different angles, which can minimize effective air flow, and all crates are accessible immediately.  The trailers are climate controlled with air and heat and equipped with securely fastened USDA approved plastic travel crates. Each animal rides in it's own crate that we provide and has constant access to water while en route. The transport stops to check on the animals every few hours as well as bathroom breaks along the way.  Our amazing team of drivers have actual beds to sleep in while on the road, which are required by law when driving commercially.  P.E.T.S. goes the extra mile, from beginning to end!

P.E.T.S. has come a long way from the handful of rescued dogs transported to the New England area in 2004. There are so many amazing people involved with the weekly transport from our employees to volunteers to adopters to the rescuers themselves.  P.E.T.S. is proud and honored to work with all of you and sincerely thanks everyone for their contribution in making this transport service what it is today. 

Please browse the tabs above for more information about our schedule, pick-up and drop-off locations and times, requirements to transport with us, and other general information.  We are proud to offer a consistent, reliable, professionally run transport and we look forwarding to transporting your animal(s).

Pam and Kyle