I wanted to write and say thank you for your patience with us as we worked out the logistics for Sandra’s trip to the U.S. Our resistance to the transport was out of concern was for our team members. With Michael’s help, David Vance was able to understand the process and feel comfortable with the process.

Ultimately, our team members were very proud to play a small part to help bring Sandra to the United States. I wanted to share a few photos with you of the offload process. These are for internal use as we don’t want to publish photos of our team in the hazmat suits, but I especially wanted you to see the group photo with everyone smiling.

We’d like to share the story in our internal employee intranet and possible sent to our logistics trade media. Is this something you are comfortable with and if so, would you like to be included in the story?

sandra on the way to the plane sandra on the way to the plane
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5 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Evon

    I’m happy to say that Rosie is home with me now ????! She looks great and is letting me know that she was not happy with our separation. Lots of hissing at me, head butting my hand when I pet her, and even an attempt to bite when I got to close to her face. All very normal behaviors for her species as hedgehogs will revert back to the wild if they do not have at least 30 minutes of human interactions daily.

    Snuggles has settled down since the first night when he was very happy to see us. He’s getting adjusted to his new home in Korea and doing great.

    We appreciate the measures you took to ensure the safety of our pets. They are very important to us and it was obvious that you took good care of them during their time in your care.


  2. Jennifer

    Hi, Michael:
    How are you? I finally was able to take Mae Mae home. She is now at my mom’s house at Taipei.
    Thank you so much for all you have done. I really appreciated.
    Hope you have a great day and great business.

    Best regards,


  3. Linnaea Bohn

    The owner of Global Animal Transport, Mike Foley, drove my three adopted seven-year-old Pyrenean Mastiff 120 lb. sisters from a breeder in Lancaster CA to Spokane WA, 1200 miles. These 3 dogs had only been in a vehicle once in their lives: to be evacuated from one of CA’s wildfires. That was the only time they had a leash on.

    It was easy to arrange the transport with both Susan and Mike. The reason I chose Mike is that he rescues and owns Boerboel Mastiffs. He can handle anything that comes up. He is used to big, strong, often stubborn dogs. He also transports large zoo animals, once picking up a gorilla in Edmonton, Canada in the winter, driving it to the US. He is also flexible, responding to the need of the dogs. I did not have that same confidence in the person who twice previously transported younger mastiffs to me because she did not have as much experience, and was not so flexible.

    We set the day, and all went well. Mike called the breeder when halfway through the first of 2 days. One PM had not sat or laid down. The breeder was not alarmed. He then texted me.

    Mike stopped for pee and poop opportunities, and exercise. But the girls were not leaving the van. He sent texts along the way to both me and the breeder, as well as photos. The breeder said not to be concerned, the PM would eventually tire out and lie down. It is not unusual for PMs to hold their pee and poop for more than a day when their environment changes.

    At nightfall, the PM was still standing, and it made the other PMs nervous. Rather than stay in a hotel, Mike felt it better to drive until 2 am, then sleep in the front seat of the van. This way the frightened dog would get here sooner. After Mike parked the van in a safe place, the PM eventually laid down. They all slept. Mike started again about 6 am, and the PM remained down. They arrived around noon. The girls got out of the van, calm and content, gathered around me with tails wagging and lots of kisses (we had never met) and then went off to explore their new 4 acres.

    Mike turned around and drove straight back to Southern CA!

    When I transport any more dogs, I will choose GAT and Mike Foley.

    The breeder has recommended Mike to other clients. He has driven Spanish Mastiffs from KS to NV. He has also arranged the international transport for PMs from CA to Canada and Japan. All has gone well.

  4. Wayne

    Leanne is a groomer and was going to be bathing grooming and scissoring her yesterday so I am waiting for some updated pictures.

    She was absolutely over the moon with her, and never thought the day would come that she would arrive in Australia to her.

    I am sure with all the money she was spending before she came to you in LA that dash was never going to leave El Salvador!

    I was talking with her when I exited Quarantine and you could tell the emotion in her voice and that only increased when she received her in Sydney.

    Brilliant work and a real credit to you and Susan for having her home stay with you Her temperament is brilliant

    I and assume both you and Susan will look forward to hear of her future adventures in the show dog world.

  5. Jerry Berrios

    n the summer of 2007, we tried to bring our dog, Closer, from Miami to LAX. We were so frustrated dealing with the airlines ourselves, and then we found Global Animal Transport. Michael arranged all of Closer’s flight arrangements, picked him up at LAX and boarded him for a few days while we were out of town. Everything went so smoothly.

    Since that time, we have boarded our dogs – first Closer and now Sweet Pea – with Michael and Susan. We would be lost without them and can’t imagine leaving our beloved pet with anyone else. We highly recommend Global Animal Transport for any animal transporting and/or boarding needs.

    Jerry Berrios and Kevin Baxter

    Valencia, CA

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