Introducing R.H.I.N.O. S.N.A.F.U.….An acronym to help remember P.E.T.S. mandatory transport requirements.  Failure to follow the requirements results in massive (rhino) chaos (snafu) and refusal of service.  See specifics for CATS below.

For the health and safety of all animals on board and to support our mission of reducing animal over-population,

please follow P.E.T.S .transport requirements.

TRANSPORT PAPERWORK: Sending just a health certificate is not acceptable.  P.E.T.S. requires vet copies of all shot records.

 All paperwork is reviewed and scanned for P.E.T.S. LLC records on Thursday evenings when the transport stops in Cookeville TN to walk and feed the dogs.  PLEASE DO NOT staple, tape, or seal the envelope or paperwork. As a requirements checklist, print and use the ENVELOPE COVER SHEET. You may also ask for pre-printed transport envelopes from our drivers at any of the southern meeting locations.

 DA2PPv aka DHPPv aka “5 in 1 Shot” (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus Vaccine (MLV) 

DA2PPvL aka “7 in 1 Shot” (Includes the Leptospira Bacterin Vaccine) 7 IN 1 REQUIRED for Maine


Bordetella (Kennel cough vaccine)  Must be given within the last 5 months and no less than 7 days prior to transport pickup.  

Rabies required for all animals 3 months or older.

Flea/Tick Preventative  All animals must be Flea and Tick FREE


CATS/KITTENS:  P.E.T.S. supplies the crate, cat food, litter box and paper litter.

At least 10 weeks old, spayed/neutered, negative fecal and a rabies shot if 3 months or older.  

Test for both FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and FeLV (Feline leukemia virus).  If results are positive, please contact us.


* Keep in mind that this is a very long transport for the animals and they have already gone through so much change in their lives. The guidelines above are all preventative measures to help ensure the animal is healthy before, during and after transport. However, since most of the health backgrounds of the animals are unknown, stress from the transport, change in climate, change in food, etc. may still bring out a cold or kennel cough once they arrive up north. Just like people, some animals are more sensitive to change and more susceptible to come down with something. Please be patient with your new family member during the first few days.

**P.E.T.S. LLC does NOT transport for breeders or puppy stores.

*** P.E.T.S. LLC reserves the right to refuse to transport any animal for any reason at any time. 

**** Any rescue groups found to be in violation of the above transport requirements will be refused service.