(This is the standard rates, occasionally the price may be higher, to certain airports or with some airlines, and beyond our control.)
What is included:
We can use several major airlines for
shipping, but usually Delta's Pet First Program. The process is safe, simple,
and cost effective. The pup first obtains a health certificate from a vet. On
the day of travel, he/she is placed in a well-ventilated airline transport
crate, and received by a special division of the airlines. He/she is placed on
board just minutes prior to departure, and will travel in a temperature
controlled, pressurized area of the aircraft. (If the pup loses pressure, so do
the passengers.) The pup usually sleeps for most of the flight.
(We do not use sedatives. They are unnecessary and can be very dangerous!!)
Remember Ė your pup never really knows that he/she is on an airplane, and he/she does not have a fear of flying. The best part is that he/she can be in your arms in just a few short hours.
This part is the most fun! Just simply show up at the cargo or baggage
claim area, I will let you know in advance which for your particular airport.
(Donít worry - your pup wonít come flying down the belt with all the
suitcases.) Show them your photo I.D. and they will give your pup to you. Many
families use this as the surprise introduction to their children or spouses.
Have a camera ready! It's a good idea to bring some bottled water with you.
When you get to a grassy area, let him/her out for a bathroom break. Don't
forget a collar & leash.
Once the bathroom break is over, you will find it more comfortable to travel with your new pup beside you on the seat. He will most likely go back to sleep by the warmth of your leg, this is a great first bonding experience. It's also not a bad idea to bring some wet wipes and paper towels along, just in case......
You may also have your new puppy micro-chipped for an additional $55 per puppy. Should your puppy ever become lost or stolen, the chance of him/her being returned safely home to you are greatly increased! Many lost dogs end up in shelters, and if unclaimed, may be adopted out to someone else, or put to sleep.