Shipping

Costs:

It now costs $450 to ship a 10-week-old puppy to any major airport in the Continental U.S. (more for international and possibly for older puppies depending on weight) The shipping charges cover the airfare, shipping crate, veterinary exam, health certificate, and any other costs such as airline taxes and fees. We only charge what it costs us to get the puppy to you and often end up paying more than the charged amount. These fees are subject to change if the airline changes their prices. The puppy must be paid for in full at least 3 days prior to shipping to give PayPal time to clear in case a hold is placed on the payment. This includes the total puppy price + shipping.

Where/How do you fly?

We fly through the United PetSafe program which is specifically geared towards pet travel. We have flown puppies for more than 8 years with no problems and have seen firsthand how the puppies are handled and treated. At this time we fly within the United States, and have previously flown to Puerto Rico and Canada as well. Flights will be discussed on a case by case basis. The puppy will be shipped to the nearest major airport to you or the one you specify as long as they accept puppies being shipped through the airline pet program. We will make the reservations for you through the airline. Puppies must be at least 10 weeks of age to be shipped.

More Information on Shipping:

The puppies can fly via the airline starting when they are 10 weeks old. Prior to this I will work with you to decide on the exact day that works well for you to receive your puppy. The days are pretty flexible, but the times depend on what the airline has available and are sometimes limited. The puppies ship on specific airplanes that are equipped to handle live animal transport which are climate controlled. This means that puppies can only go on specific flights.

We can generally ship once the puppies are 10 weeks old, and typically any day of the week except Sundays. Once we have decided on a date, I fill out the preliminary shipping form with the airline. They then contact me with the detailed flight information 1-3 days after I fill out the form. Once I have received this information I will forward it directly to you via email in a detailed flight itinerary sheet which includes reservation confirmation number, flight number, departure/arrival times, what to bring with you, and the specific pickup location address at your airport.

As per airline requirements, every puppy shipping through the airline receives a health check & flight clearance through our licensed veterinarian several days prior to the flight date.

What information do you need to ship my puppy?

We need the following to schedule your puppy's flight:

  • Name of the person who will need clearance at the airport to pick up the puppy (as it appears on your govt. issued photo ID).
  • Your Address
  • Your Phone Number
  • Secondary Phone Number (optional)


What to bring when you pick up your puppy:
  • The phone number for pet Reservations line.
  • A printout of the confirmation number from the email that included the flight itinerary.
  • Photo ID for the person picking up the puppy.
  • Water to offer the puppy after you get to your vehicle.
  • Collar and leash for the ride home for potential potty stops.
  • Antibacterial wipes to wipe the puppy's feet if soiled during the trip. (Many do not have accidents, but they are still babies so it happens.)
  • Trash bag or plastic grocery bag to put the soiled bedding in from the trip.
  • Blanket to put with the puppy for the ride home.