I have four beautiful baby border collies that I am selling. Most of the responses I've had to the ad are not at all within driving distance. I'm a little worried about their safety while shipping. Does anyone have any suggestions on what companies are the best for shipping animals? Also, how much does it usually cost? I would appreciate any suggestions, even any good websites with good information. BCLove
The breeder I got my pup from usually uses American Airlines. With shipping a pet you have to call like a week ahead to make sure there is room and also make sure the temperatures are at the right temp. If its too cold or too hot they can't fly. Call American airlines and have a chat with them. It cost approx total in the range of $250 or so. For crate, health certificate and flight. Don't use those ground animal taxi type of deals. Many sick pets can and are transported this way. Its best to steer clear away from that. My pup took about 5 1/2 hours to get from Alabama to California with one stop over to texas on the way. MAke sure you have given all the appropriate shots to the pups to ensure their health.
***Edited By: puttin510 on 3/27/2005 4:58:23 PM*** Reason: fixing wording.
i just sent one of my pups out on aa, it was 169.00, without the create, vet health cert, or shots. they pup got there just fine, and everyone was great. i went with aa becuse a lady at work husband is a pilot there and she told me how they go down and check and play with the pups during the flight
I've used American, Continental and Northwest with all great success. I am even sending a puppy to Alaska and we've found a flight schedule that is even better than the ones to CA-so I can't complain there!
I have checked into a van service before. I am in the center of the country. The drivers have to follow DOT regulations so they can only drive so long each day. Many people think that a flight is so stressful. Put it this way-or at least this is how I perceive it-It takes 2-3 days by DOT regulations to go to either coast from here. By the time the puppy eats and drinks and sleeps a little, they'll start drving again and up comes the food. I think a quick flight-even 8-9n hours is better than a drawn out van ride where the puppy gets ill for days and even though they say they play with them, it's not the same.
Dallasgoldens, thats how I recently worked the arrangement for my buddy. Vet cert, immuns and crate were on me, nonstop, undelayed and 30min ahead of schedule flight was on behalf of the breeder that sent my Dogue. KLM/Northwest worked out well, not saying any airline is better than any other. Flight, to go choose out the pup was on me, he's unemployed presently but will soon pay me back. e