Reviews for John M in Riverdale,MD

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John M
Riverdale, MD

based on 40 ratings
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5 months on CitizenShipper
38 completed shipments so far
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Contract Name: Shipment from Miami
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 16, 2018
Route: From Miami, FL to Aberdeen, MD
Distance: 976 Miles
Comment:

John was great!!! Door to door transport, and texting his cell phone for communication. Getting to my door was a little off with timing, delays kept happing, but this is understandable being on the road with unpredictable traffic. Payment was at time of delivery and was easy to process with a few options. I didn’t have to do a vet visit and have paperwork ready for him. Didn’t have to worry about airports or trains & putting my dog in a kennel. He drove my beagle from Flordia to Maryland in good time, sending pictures throughout the trip. He would update me on his ETA and how the pup was doing, responding in good time whenever I would text. My dog looked very relaxed and comfortable the whole time. He would take her on walks, and send pictures. He works with you on timing, if the drop off is inconvenient at 2am for example, he would hold off until a more convenient hour. I was unsure on using this method of transport, but he proved to me its very good way to go. Truly a great decision using John, and very thankful to have him for this experience. I would definitely use him again for pet transport!!!

Contract Name: Medium dog from Denver
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 15, 2018
Route: From Denver, CO to Norfolk, VA
Distance: 1563 Miles
Comment:

The driver was amazing with my dog. He delivered my pup safely and soundly and keep me updated constantly throughout the trip. I would highly recommend him! His prices are also EXTREMELY reasonable also!!

Contract Name: Small dog from Fulton
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 15, 2018
Route: From Fulton, MO to Deering, NH
Distance: 1087 Miles
Comment:

Highly recommend John to transport your puppy and dogs. He kept me informed and updated on their eta all along the route here by texts. Puppies arrived on time in great shape, healthy and very “Happy”!!!! My Puppies really liked John as did the other dog he was driving for someone’s else! If you want your puppies well cared for and to arrive happy and in great health I HIGHLY RECOMMEND John for the job!!! We will absolutely use John again if needed in the future!’ Thanks John!!!!

Contract Name: Medium dog from Chicopee
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 11, 2018
Route: From Chicopee, MA to Keenesburg, CO
Distance: 1655 Miles
Comment:

John took great care of our dog Axel. I was so nervous about the whole thing. John took good care of my worries too. Axel arrived on time and very happy and relaxed. Thank you John for your great care.

Contract Name: Small dog from Bryant
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 05, 2018
Route: From Bryant, AR to Estero, FL
Distance: 855 Miles
Comment:

John was EXTREMELY caring with my puppy. He was great to communicate with and very professional. Would recommend to any dog owner looking for transport

Contract Name: Small dog from Davenport
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 02, 2018
Route: From Davenport, FL to Carmel Hamlet, NY
Distance: 1018 Miles
Comment:

Absolutely amazing! Super trustworthy! He brought my baby to me safely and sent us updates with pictures throughout the trip! 100% would recommend!!

Contract Name: Medium dog from Knox
Rating:
5/5

Date: May 02, 2018
Route: From Knox, IN to Cheyenne, WY
Distance: 942 Miles
Comment:

John delivered my new pet in good condition. She had food and water in his vehicle so was well cared for.

Contract Name: Small dog from Keyser
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 26, 2018
Route: From Keyser, WV to Poughkeepsie, NY
Distance: 311 Miles
Comment:

I was a little worried at first but it turned out to be great. He stayed in contact thought out the trip.

Contract Name: Small dog from Islamorada
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 25, 2018
Route: From Islamorada, FL to Evans, GA
Distance: 605 Miles
Comment:

John was wonderful! Very timely and responsive. He kept us up to date during the entire trip and treated our dogs as if they were his own. He is trustworthy, professional, and kind. John drives a newer model SUV that was pristine, clean (inside and out) and completely set up for the comfort and safety of the animals. He was worth every penny.

Contract Name: Small dog from Homerville
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 18, 2018
Route: From Homerville, OH to , NY
Distance: 429 Miles
Comment:

John took a great care of my 12 weeks puppy. He sent me pictures and updates during the whole trip. The one thing that I didn't like, is that his ETA had been changed 3 times. He supposed arrived at 9:30 am, but he arrived at 10 pm because he needed to drop off other dogs. But all good, as soon as my puppy arrived healthy and unharmed.

Contract Name: Shipment from Geneseo
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 15, 2018
Route: From Geneseo, IL to Poughkeepsie, NY
Distance: 839 Miles
Comment:

He transported my cat safely from Illinois to New York . He kept me informed about my cat's well being and sent me pictures of him throughout his voyage.

Contract Name: Small dog from Ronks
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 14, 2018
Route: From Ronks, PA to Steamboat Springs, CO
Distance: 1614 Miles
Comment:

Excellent all around. I highly recommend John.

Contract Name: Small dog from Butler
Rating:
3/5

Date: Apr 14, 2018
Route: From Butler, IN to Oneonta, NY
Distance: 511 Miles
Comment:

Everything went good with my dog. But when he left my house he threw his bag of trash on the side of my driveway

Contract Name: Small dog from Bowling Green
Rating:
5/5

Date: Apr 02, 2018
Route: From Bowling Green, KY to East Haddam, CT
Distance: 812 Miles
Comment:

John was very kind and professional. Sent me texts and pics along the way from kentucky to connecticut. I would definitely use him again.

Contract Name: Large dog from Poughquag
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 28, 2018
Route: From Poughquag, NY to Roebuck, SC
Distance: 649 Miles
Comment:

John was very professional and caring. I could tell immediately he would care for my dog as if she were his own. He kept in touch with pictures and provided updates on his own as well as when asked. He responded to every text in a timely manner. Very polite and trustworthy. I would definitely use him again for the same service. Very satisfied!

Contract Name: Medium dog from Sophia
Rating:
4/5

Date: Mar 27, 2018
Route: From Sophia, NC to Leesburg, VA
Distance: 266 Miles
Comment:

Very polite an nice when meeting.Communication was great I would highly recommend him for your pet shipping needs

Contract Name: Shipment from New York
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 26, 2018
Route: From New York, NY to Louisville, KY
Distance: 650 Miles
Comment:

Great professional job, highly recommended. Took great care of our 14 year lab over a 12 hour road trip to reunite him with our kids. Thank you John

Contract Name: Large dog from Edmond
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 25, 2018
Route: From Edmond, OK to Manakin, VA
Distance: 1109 Miles
Comment:

John is fantastic. Professional and wonderful at keeping you informed. My new pup is sensitive and wary due to her history and he did a great job making her comfortable with him for the long journey. Cannot recommend him enough.

Contract Name: Small dog from Hickory
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 23, 2018
Route: From Hickory, NC to Kansas City, MO
Distance: 762 Miles
Comment:

Absolutely great job. Stayed in contact well, handled with care. Took care of pickup with ease. Beat competitors prices as well. Highly recommend him.

Contract Name: Small dog from Killbuck
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 22, 2018
Route: From Killbuck, OH to Ashland, VA
Distance: 308 Miles
Comment:

John went out of his way to ensure the shipping of our new puppy from the seller went smoothly despite some last minute change if plans on the sellers part. He kept me up to date, provided pictures, and was very prompt, friendly and understanding. !!!

Contract Name: Small dog from Hickory
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 18, 2018
Route: From Hickory, NC to Evansville, IN
Distance: 376 Miles
Comment:

Pickup and delivery as expected. Professional and provided updates thru the trip.

Contract Name: Medium dog from Wilmington
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 17, 2018
Route: From Wilmington, NC to Atlanta, GA
Distance: 369 Miles
Comment:

John was great! My dog was very nervous and uneasy, but by the end of the ride, he was jumping all over John and more at ease. He sent pictures from their break. Recommend!

Contract Name: Small dog from Kansas City
Rating:
4/5

Date: Mar 17, 2018
Route: From Kansas City, MO to Pittsburgh, PA
Distance: 782 Miles
Comment:

John was very good with the dogs he had with him during this trip. You could tell that he cared for each one of them. The only issue I had with him was communication. The time of delivery changed about 3 times and there was a point in time where we lost contact for a couple hours because he lost service making another pickup that he did not inform me of

Contract Name: Medium dog from Manassas
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 12, 2018
Route: From Manassas, VA to Doraville, GA
Distance: 506 Miles
Comment:

John was courteous, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with- even after my dog had a mini tantrum soon after meeting him. He was able to calm her down and earn her trust. His service was greatly appreciated and I would recommend him to others.

Contract Name: Medium dog from Slocomb
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 12, 2018
Route: From Slocomb, AL to Church Creek, MD
Distance: 731 Miles
Comment:

Very nice guy and kept us up to date the hole way and took very good care of my dog!

Contract Name: Large dog from Rincon
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 11, 2018
Route: From Rincon, GA to Woodbridge Township, NJ
Distance: 685 Miles
Comment:

John is amazing guy he kept contact with me throughout the whole journey sending me pictures as well thank u so much John. From angel

Contract Name: Small dog from New Milton
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 07, 2018
Route: From New Milton, WV to Red Bank, NJ
Distance: 362 Miles
Comment:

Great with the puppy

Contract Name: Small dog from Newton Grove
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 06, 2018
Route: From Newton Grove, NC to Louisville, KY
Distance: 461 Miles
Comment:

John was excellent my phone wassafe messing up where I couldn’t respond in time he was very patient pick up my new baby girl (puppy) deliver her right on time and very safe thanks a lot John

Contract Name: Large dog from Kansas City
Rating:
1/5

Date: Mar 05, 2018
Route: From Kansas City, MO to New York, NY
Distance: 1095 Miles
Comment:

He is a racist that thinks just because he says "not to stereotype" it's ok to say. For starters there was an issue about payment but it was resolved but then he wanted a partial payment before final delivery and I wanted to know why because the initial agreement was that the final payment would be made once he arrived at the final destination. But then he said "Read the contract sir...it is all depends. Personally I like to be paid upon delivery, but can also require full payment or 50/50, based on several factors like when the shipper, you, is not the receiver. Not to stereotype but blacks are always tricky! I think the fact that I saw the Caucasian lady last night, put me at ease and I did not,inquire about payment". In the 28 years of my life I have never had someone say anything like this to me. So this tells me he bases how he charges people and treats them a certain way by the color of their skin. But to add this is what the contract says "Shipper agrees to pay courier $300.00 (Three Hundred Dollars and 00/100) in cash or electronic form ($Cash/Venmo apps.)? upon completion of contract or as mutually arranged in advance between Shipper and Courier". So he also lied to me on top of that because we arranged through messages that payment would be issued once DELIVERED. But save your time and money, I don't support racism, double standards, or liars.

Contract Name: Small dog from Walnut Cove
Rating:
5/5

Date: Mar 05, 2018
Route: From Walnut Cove, NC to Pevely, MO
Distance: 579 Miles
Comment:

Our experience with John was amazing. This was a last minute booking as our previous plans to get our new bundle of joy fell through and John was up for the challenge without any hesitation. He picked up our new 10 week old Shar-Pei in North Carolina and delivered her to us in St. Louis without any issues. He was outstanding and took very good care of our Maybel. He sent pictures along the way and sent messages letting us know how things were going and when to expect him. He was very courteous and professional and his car was clear as a whistle. I would use and recommend John again in a heartbeat.

Contract Name: 2 car doors
Rating:
5/5

Date: Feb 20, 2018
Route: From Auburn, MA to Springfield, VA
Distance: 370 Miles
Comment:

Excellent communication and great service!

Contract Name: Small dog from Baltic
Rating:
5/5

Date: Feb 20, 2018
Route: From Baltic, OH to Norwalk, CT
Distance: 437 Miles
Comment:

Great communication. Excellent job

Contract Name: Small dog from Goochland
Rating:
5/5

Date: Feb 12, 2018
Route: From Goochland, VA to Elkins Park, PA
Distance: 223 Miles
Comment:

There were some hiccups in the process and Johndid his best to accommodate everyone's needs along the way. He texted me pictures of my dog from the road too, which was a nice touch...and he let my pup ride shotgun which was the icing on the cake

Contract Name: Small dog from Archbold
Rating:
5/5

Date: Jan 29, 2018
Route: From Archbold, OH to Malden, MA
Distance: 682 Miles
Comment:

Competitive rates, communicable, and trustworthy. We booked last minute which resulted in a delay in delivery, however, our 8 week old pup arrived to us in MA from Ohio happy and taken care of. I’d use John again in the future and recommend him to family and friends.

Contract Name: Small dog from Tulsa
Rating:
5/5

Date: Jan 27, 2018
Route: From Tulsa, OK to Schenectady, NY
Distance: 1256 Miles
Comment:

Very communitive, reliable, on time

Contract Name: Shipment from Evansville
Rating:
5/5

Date: Jan 25, 2018
Route: From Evansville, IN to City of Orange, NJ
Distance: 733 Miles
Comment:

John was very nice and kept in constant contact throughout the move

Contract Name: Large dog from Moriches
Rating:
5/5

Date: Jan 23, 2018
Route: From Moriches, NY to Fredericksburg, VA
Distance: 301 Miles
Comment:

Super nice guy clean car. Dog looked happy. Made good time on drop off

Contract Name: Large dog from Fairfax
Rating:
5/5

Date: Jan 23, 2018
Route: From Fairfax, VA to Norman, OK
Distance: 1134 Miles
Comment:

John was absolutely amazing! He traveled from Fairfax Virginia to Norman Oklahoma with our German Shepherd within a day and a half. Every step of the way we knew our dog was in great hands. Here's why: 1) When he showed up he gave us a tour of his car. His van is immaculate showing his meticulous care for pets. Our dog jumped right in as if he knew John forever. 2) John allowed our German shepherd to ride along side him in the van with his crate in the back. Only crated if and when needed Our dog never needed the crate cause he felt right at home with John. 3) John kept in touch all 2200 miles. He sent pictures throughout the entire road trip showing how well our dog was doing. 4) He stopped for breaks, walks and stretches as needed. 5) He loved on our dog as if our dog was his very own. I can't say enough good things about John. You will not get a better more responsible shipper than John. His rates are fair, he is trustworthy and you can count on John to care for your precious cargo all the way!

Contract Name: Long Distance from Falls Church
Rating:
5/5

Date: Dec 17, 2017
Route: From Falls Church, VA to St. Louis, MO
Distance: 704 Miles
Comment:

John did an exception job. He kept in good communication and delivered my tree in good condition. Thank you John!

Rating:
5/5

Date: Dec 13, 2017
Comment:

John M is now part of our certified driving team, offering you the most trusted and secure transportation available.

Experience:

Several years of outstanding and professional dealings with high-end clientele by delivering top-notch customer service in transportation, pet care, property management (residential and commercial). I enjoy driving and caring for dogs, cats and birds! Excellent driver with +30 years! Clean MVR, drug and alcohol free, non-smoker! Fluency in English, French, conversational Spanish! I'm flexible, reliable with a can-do attitude, I will work with you to ensure a comfortable, safe and timely outcome for your precious delivery.
  • Vehicles: 2011 Chrysler Town & Country, 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and a 2018 Ford Escape (SUV)

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Achievements:

25 Shipments Completed 10 Pet Shipments Completed Background Screening Completed CitizenShipper Certified Driver

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