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".
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, 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 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 ( temperature restrictions)
Proper immunizations for age (rabies for all pups over 12 weeks old)
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 puppy’s 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 note, that all puppies leaving Montana will have a layover somewhere during the flight. We are such a small airport that we do not have direct flights available unless to Seattle, Salt Lake City or Minneapolis.
The buyer is responsible for All associated costs in shipping their new puppy. All costs are paid for in advance, unless we are able to ship your puppy to you air freight collect. The buyer is still responsible for all other charges, kennel, health certificate, and any over night charges. These will still need to be paid for in advance of your puppy’s arrival.
We have completed flights to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Germany, and Russia. We had great success shipping our puppies to other countries. There are many steps involved with shipping out of the Continental United States and does require extra time to prepare the pup for the flight and entrance into their new country.
If you live in a Rabies free state ( Hawaii) or country, It can take many months of preparation to get a puppy to you. I will not ship anywhere there is a long quarantine, as this is too hard on my pups and I will not subject them to such harsh conditions. There are regulations in some countries that will allow the buyer to come here and pick up a puppy and return with that puppy where there are not extended quarantine periods, but allowed to quarantine their puppy to their home. This is true of our Military families, that live on US bases.
If that is the case with you please contact me to work out the details.
30 Far West Rd
Lonepine, Mt. 59848