CitizenShipper Helps Reunite Man and Dog; Shipping Marketplace Transports Dog Back to Owner After Accident Separates Them

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Sharing Economy Company Works with Shipping Partner, Bee Line Pet Services, to Cover Costs of Dog Transport

CitizenShipper, the people to people online shipping marketplace, recently helped reunite a man with his dog after a car accident separated them. CitizenShipper and one of its shipping partners, Bee Line Pet Services, worked together to bring a pet left behind in the aftermath of a car accident from Colorado to Michigan. Managing $500,000 active shipments at any time, CitizenShipper often facilitates pet transport. The companyprovides a new revenue stream to drivers going somewhere anyway, although in this case, it was CitizenShipper and Bee Line donating their services.

A couple months ago, 19 year old Tyler Keller was visiting Rangely Colorado, driving back to Lamar, Colorado, where he attends the Community College. Tyler, who is paralyzed from the waist down, lost control of his vehicle and went off Douglas Pass in Grand Junction. In the aftermath of the accident and getting Tyler back to his hometown of New Boston, Michigan, to get well, his dog, Addie, was left behind.

CitizenShipper heard about this young man who was so anxious to be reunited with his dog and posted the need for transport out to its network of drivers. After only 3 days of Addie staying with Tyler’s Aunt, Denver-based Bee Line Pet Services stepped up and drove Addie to Tyler in Michigan, gratis. CitizenShipper covered the gasoline costs and made all the arrangements, and Tyler and Addie were back together very quickly!

As a dynamic marketplace, Citizenshipper connects people who need things shipped with a vast network of name and address verified individuals who have the time and the equipment to actually perform the shipment. Feedback from users – both shippers and drivers – is that CitizenShipper is fast, easy, professional, overall an incredible service. Shippers are very happy with the price they pay, and drivers feel well compensated.

"The story of getting Addie back to Tyler is what we do every day,” said Richard Obousy, CitizenShipper CEO. “We have countless stories of happy pet owners delighted by our service. We were happy to go a bit above and beyond here, coordinating the transport and covering the gasoline costs to reunite this young man with his dog. And we love our drivers and are continually impressed by what they do, the customer service they provide. Bee Line stepping up to transport Addie for free is a prime example of the kind of transporters with whom we get the privilege of working.”

Based on the research performed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a typical trucking rate is between $1.06 and .69 cents per mile. Drivers on CitizenShipper can profit from charging much less because the company's unique design makes use of empty space in vehicles that are already on the road.

Owners of unique, hard to ship items are grateful for CitizenShipper whether the service helps them move boats, motorcycles, vehicles, art, antiques or heirlooms. CititzenShipper has a big focus on animal and pet transport with endless stories of exotic animals, cats or dogs, like Addie, getting from point A to point B healthy and happy.

Security and confidence is top priority at CitizenShipper, which features an impressive collection of safety features including background checks, telephone verification checks and even a social media profile verification. CitizenShipper uses its customer feedback system to ensure only top quality shippers and drivers are part of the community. The company has earned a TrustScore of 9.4 out of 10 from Trust Pilot.

About CitizenShipper: is an online shipping marketplace that utilizes a peer-to-peer, auction-style platform to connect people in need of shipping services with drivers, haulers and transporters throughout the United States and Canada. Launched in 2008 and headquartered in Austin, TX, was originally designed to connect people who need items shipped to a particular location with people already traveling in that direction. The company serves more than 80,000 members and it used for a range of shipping solutions, from boats and vehicles to antiques and heirlooms to pets and exotic animals. To get a quote or submit to be a driver, visit

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