Pick up: If you choose to pick up your puppy here at our house, you will get to meet the parents and the rest of the Swafford clan. It is a great opportunity to see how and where your puppy is raised in person.
Ground delivery: We can meet you halfway or we can deliver your puppy to your home. We will go up to 900 miles round trip depending on the circumstances at .35 cents per mile. After that flying might be a better option.
Air delivery: We personally fly with your puppy, as a flight nanny, on the plane and meet you in person at the airport. The puppy or puppies travel with us in the cabin of the plane at our feet in a soft carrier. You may also choose to fly here to pick your puppy up. We will meet you at the airport with your puppy ready for the fight home with you (paperwork and carrier provided). This is a wonderful option if you live far away. The fees are approximately $500 to $800 depending on the price of the round-trip flight. The price might be more or less, we can verify the fees in advance.
The price includes the actual round-trip flight cost plus the $125 fee to carry the puppy on the plane with us. No extra or hidden fees are added. We do this as a service for you and the love of our puppies. It usually is a very long exhausting day for us.
WE DO AIR DELIVERY WITH A FLIGHT NANNY ONLY
THIS IS WHY..... PLEASE READ
SHIPPING PUPPIES is not the same as flying with the puppy in the cabin! SHIPPED puppies are sent in the cargo hold with the luggage and you are charged anywhere from $350 and up. The puppy is shipped in the cargo hold with no caretaker available and no one to be accountable for any issues once you pick up your puppy at the airport! How does shipping a puppy work? Puppies are checked in at the airport luggage drop at least 2 hours before the flight and they are then treated as luggage and travel with the luggage–not with people. They sit outside on the loud tarmac waiting to be loaded on the flight with the luggage (in whatever temperature it is outside). During the flight the puppy is literally in the bowels of the plane and these flights can be anywhere from 6 to 18 hours (direct flights are dangerous enough however connecting flights hold even more risk). The plane is only temperature controlled while in flight. It gets very hot and can be very cold between flights and while waiting for the plane to take off. The sound of the plane is deafening and frightening to the puppy. Sitting on the tarmac waiting to be loaded is also dangerous. If there is a delayed flight or mechanical issue the puppy has no one there as they wait in the bowel of the plane or on the tarmac, not to mention temperature fluctuation risks. Also, when the puppy arrives at the airport there is no one there to be accountable if there are any issues once the puppy arrives, or if the puppy fails to arrive at all, or if it is the wrong puppy. Lastly, we want to meet ALL of the families in person. As soon as I book the flight I forward that information to the family in an email. We hand deliver the puppy directly to you at the airport and we sign the paperwork in person and go over the puppy welcome package together. In the end you are not picking up a traumatized, possibly sick puppy.