Depending on what airline you ship from anywhere from 100.00-150.00, but 150.00 is pretty high. Around 109.00 for small dogs under 10lbs, and also depending on the size pet carrier you put them in. The bigger the carrier and dog the more it costs to ship. You can easily call any airport and they will let you know. They would want measurements of the carrier and the size of the dog. For a chihuahua it is 109.00 with a medium carrier. In my area anyway. Now if you are buying from a breeder and they are shipping to you they may charge more for the expense of a carrier,health certificate, blanket or shavings for crate, food, and drive time. Normally 200.00 - 250.00. Hope this helps.
***Edited By: holidayzbliss on 5/26/2005 12:15:19 AM*** Reason: added
it depends on the size of the dog- thus being the size of the kennell. the USDA says that the dog has to have room to stand, sit and lay down without touching the top or sides. the airlines charge based on that. a size 200 kennell is a $175.00 plus the taxes that are added to it.
wow. i paid 275.00 for my french bulldog to fly from missouri to washington state. he weighed 6 lbs. when we bought our french bulldog from russia the shipping was included so i dont know what that would have cost. when rocky arrived from missouri,he was in a fairly large kennel .when annie arrived from russia she was in a really small cat size kennel. i felt sorry for her coming that far in such a small crate. she was a wiggly ball of fire when i took her out ! lol . we had looked at another frenchie before we bought annie and she would have come from pennsylvannia and she charged 100.00 shipping. so i dont understand the 175.00 difference between missouri and penn to here.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 5/26/2005 2:53:36 AM*** Reason: added
Continental has different rates for as low as $109 and I"ve never had any trouble with using them. I prefer Northwest since they hve more choice of flights for me, but are more expensive for my breeds-usually around $175+carrier+insurance, so I charge my clients $200.
Sorry to butt in, but I dont agree with shipping a puppy....Think about it from the puppies perspective:
You are torn away from a warm bed, your mommy and your furry warm brothers and sisters, stuffed in a box with some news papers, and a blanket, which you obviously relieve your self on multiple times. Put out in the cold, then stuffed in some dark place, without food, or if with food, you are covered in it half way through the bumps, and loud noises. Then they leave you alone and scared with some loud woofer noise for what seems like forever. Then there is more bumping, and voices and they open your box, some strange faces pop in, and its not your mommy, its not warm, and your hungry, soiled and cold. I think its cruel, and inhumane, and people should find a breeder next to them, a drive away, so its not that traumatic for the puppy. But i guess thats just my opnion.
that would be the best if you could FIND a breeder near you. unfortunately we tried and only found two french bulldog breeders in our state. we contacted both and both had over two year waiting lists for puppies. so we were forced to go out of state. my husband is disabled and i can only drive short distances because of my hands. so we really didnt have any other options. and they both were in great spirits when they arrived. they werent newborns either. they were both two and a half months old before they were flown.
brooksboxers - I just checked again to be sure I did not write anything wrong on here, Continental is the one that ships under 9lbs is 109.00 over 10-50 is 190.00 and over 50 is 239.00. I know some people that can even get the shipping cheaper, but I cant get ahold of them to find out! Plus they have had problems with the flights getting delayed and stuff. Continental has been pretty reliable.
One more thing when I got some of my dogs yes they were shipped because where I live NO ONE sells the type of dog I was looking for. My dogs were not covered in poop or pee there bed was clean, and the food was not in the cage it was taped to the outside so when the pup gets there you have food to feed it. The beding was extremely soft and the people put blankets and toys in there also. The puppy was not a bit afraid when we picked him up he was wagging his tail and so happy he was not hurt at all. This was also in the middle on winter. I have never had a problem with someone shipping me a pup. I guess I could see points of others if the dog was left in a crate in the airport on airplaines for 10 plus hours that is wrong! Sometimes it happens though. We got our dogs in 2 1/2 hours from the time they left the breeder. Just my opinion to throw out there.
I"ve checked into drivers and don't agree with puppies getting car sick for days, then eating while they stop, and getting sick again. Even if the family picks them up. It is physically and emotionally harder on a puppy to allow them to physically be ill for days when they are so young. I have yet to send a puppy via air that has had any complications, unlike many who I"ve know that a van service has taken. They end up more stressed and more prone to illness when they cannot keep food and water down. Air is fairly quick and I've never had anyone report a scared to death puppy and the one I"ve recevied via air was all ready to go, not scared at all.
No problem! Always happy to help out! If you find one cheaper let me know! I have been looking for friends to see if there are ones that are cheaper and can get to many other airports not just the big city airports.
$275.00 from Missouri to Washington? My husky (Riki) was eight weeks old when she was shipped in December 04. the shipping charge to the breeder was $250.00. That included the crate, the health cert., and the flight. Romi was shipped at five and a half months and it was $350.00 (also included crate and health cert.). Raja came in at four months old and it was $225.00 (actually a little under, but this was just the flight cost). We paid for the flight when she got here and shipped the crate back to the breeder ($20.00).
Riki started in Missouri (and weighed 8#), Raja in South Dakota (weighed 24#) and Romi in Akeley, Minnesota (weighed 35#). They all came on Northwest. They all flew out of Minneapolis/St.Paul and landed at Seattle/Tacoma. Northwest has two levels for shipping Live Animals. One is designated VIP. In addition to the regulations stating how much room the animal must have in the crate, Northwest requires food and water in the crate and takes the health certificate seriously (at least at SeaTac they do). They also put zip ties on the door of the crate so it can't open unexpectedly.
Hope any of this helps.
***Edited By: wolf256wolf on 5/26/2005 6:25:31 PM*** Reason: ++
the breeder normally charges 225.00 and that includes crate and health certificate also.but he couldnt get him booked until the following week. so we paid 50.00 extra to have him sent through petco via northwest airlines. i just dont understand why it would have only been 100.00 to have the other pup shipped from pennsylvannia, which is farther, and she ships via continental.and that also includes crate and health certificate.