We are located in Minnesota, in the Minneapolis
ALL customers are welcome to come to our home and pick up
their puppy in person.
For those that cannot easily drive here to pick up, there are a few different options besides driving.
1. Air Cargo Options: Alaskan Air can take pets from Minneapolis to Seattle direct. American
Airlines has VERY LIMITED pet cargo abilities.
They do fly "direct" to just a few places like Chicago, NY La Guardia, Philly, Dallas, D.C., Charlotte NC as possibilities.
Their flight capabilities change often and so please check with American Airlines directly before assuming that this information
is current and accurate. American Airlines can at times get to other cities on a non-direct basis with usually a transfer
out of Chicago. And Alaskan Air can take pets from Minneapolis to Seattle direct. These options are Mon
- Fri only. Flights have to be on specifically designed aircraft and depart Minneapolis at 10:00 or later.
United and Delta do not offer pet transportation services. We do not have a way to send a puppy into Canada.
Personally fly here and have us meet you at the airport with your puppy and then you fly back home with your puppy in cabin
(each airline has different rules about in-cabin pets. Most airlines charge an add'l fee.) The pups have to be
able to fit in a pet travel bag/carrier that fits under the seat. You would have to purchase and bring your own puppy
carry on bag. Delta Airlines requires a puppy to be at least 10 weeks old to ride in cabin. For this option
we could meet 7 days a week.
3. You arrange to have a Personal Pet Courier transport
your puppy inside the cabin of an airplane. Total cost for this option can be between $600
- $1,000. They offer two options. One is they fly stand-by and everyone has to be at the mercy of their
schedule so everyone has to be flexible for drop off and pick up times. The other is the more expensive option, but
this is a concrete schedule because they can purchase a ticket. We would have to deliver the puppy to the Courier/Nanny
at the airport. Customers meet the courier at their airport curbside. For us to drop off a puppy, have the service find a time to have us meet them
that isn't insanely early. Dropping off the puppy at 9:00 a.m. or after, nothing before 9:00 a.m. And actually
1:00 p.m. or after is the best time for us. We drive the puppies ourselves. It is a 1 hour drive to the airport.
Having to be at the airport before 9:00 a.m. would require driving in the darkness. Winter/darkness driving can be very
dangerous here in MN because of "dark ice" that develops overnight. We do not like to drive in the darkness
at any time of year, but especially not in a heavy snow or icey conditions. Sunrise for January would be 7:50 a.m. just
FYI. Also, driving between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. Mon - Fri would mean driving in rush hour traffic since we have to cross
through the big city in order to get to the airport. Accidents or road closures during rush hour can sometimes make
the 1 hour drive a 2 hour drive and we don't want to miss a flight due to circumstances like that. For a Flight Nanny
we can meet them 7 days a week. What we need to know from a flight service is 1. what airline they are flying
in on, the landing time and the flight number. 2. what airline they are flying out on, the take off time and the
4. You arrange to have a Pet Transporter pick up the puppy from our home and they deliver
it directly to your door. These are people or companies that can do an individual transport or some of the companies
take many pets from many different locations and have many different pick ups and drop offs. Depending on where you
live, the travel time can be several days. We will not approve a large group transports. We do not like ground
transport that would take over a single day to get from point A to point B. We would want the service provider to use
a kennel/crate and would want our puppy to be their only puppy on board.
4. At times we can drive to meet someone part way, within the confines
of the MN State borders. This would be dependent on our schedule.
See this video to see how a puppy is readied for their flight with cargo services:
https://youtu.be/vjY4ZohzgM4 Please note that since this video was taken, the airlines no longer allow us to send along dewormer and toys.
Only the paperwork which is put in their "pouch" and no longer in our envelope and the small baggie of food are
allowed on top.
As of November 2013 the U.S. Federal Government will not allow us to make the shipping arrangements
on behalf of our customers any longer. We abide by all USDA Federal guidelines.