I have spent a great deal of time making certain that our puppies arrive from our home to yours as unafraid and as safe as possible, and that the pups are handled with the utmost care. Here are some of the things I have found, which makes the experience for all the best possible solution.
Shipping is a very safe and reliable method to get your new puppy to his new home.
A car trip of several hours can be way more stressful for the pup and more dangerous as the pup can come into contact with many diseases at rest areas or places where other dogs have been let out of vehicles for a "potty break". If you decide to come and pick up your puppy I do have some recommendations to make traveling with them safer.
To date we have never had a bad experience shipping any of our puppies. The pups handle the flights much better than we do while waiting for them to arrive. They are treated very well by the airline personnel.
Shipping is done via major airlines such as Delta, and Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, depending on where we are shipping.
Each airline has a Cargo facility which is separate from the hustle and bustle of the main airport. Which is nice for puppy as it is usually quieter than the rest of the terminal. There are times when puppy will arrive after the cargo facilities hours and you will pick up your puppy at the Baggage Services inside the main terminals.
There are specific regulations that have to be followed by the airlines before they can allow a pet to fly and these include but are not limited to:
Veterinary Health Certificate
Certificate of Acclamation ( 45 degrees Fahrenheit)
Proper immunizations for age
Airline approved/animal safe shipping container
Outside, ground temperatures are also a factor when shipping puppies, some airlines will not ship if the temperatures are below 20 degrees and over 85 degrees. What this can mean is very early or late flights during the summer months. Or finding the right time to ship in the winter months when temps can be so extreme. Sometimes your puppys arrival can be delayed due to unexpected temperature changes. We make every effort to insure that your puppy gets to you when we book the flight.
We make all reservations for your pup, so that all you have to do is be at the airport to pick up your new family member.
There are times when a pup is shipped that there is a overnight layover and then there will be an overnight kennel charge. Our pups do not spend the night in the airport but are picked up by private kennel personnel, where they are fed, cleaned, and returned to the airport in time to make their connecting flight. Once again insuring your puppies health, safety, and comfort. This rarely happens as we try and book non-stop flights for all of our babies.
Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for all associated costs in shipping their new puppy. All costs are paid for in advance.
We have completed our first International flight to Germany. We had great success shipping our pup to another country. There are many steps involved with shipping out of the United States and does require extra time to prepare the pup for the flight and entrance into their new country