Do we ship puppies? Unfortunately, we no longer are able to fly puppies to you, but, there are some other options to help those that live a long distance away from us.
In some cases we have family members, based upon the day and distance, that can deliver the puppy to you or meet a partial distance for an affordable cost.
If we are meeting you more than 1 hour away, then we require you to pay our travel costs + puppy deposit, then you can pay the remaining balance when we meet or in advance if you wish to.
We meet up to an hour away from our home at no charge, saving you up to a total of 2 hours off your total trip.
How do we normally figure the exact cost of us delivering your puppy if we or a family member personally deliver a puppy to you or meet you?
We take the average cost of gas at our location and the average cost of gas at your location and that will give us the average cost of gas for the trip. Then take that number divided by 5 and that will give the current cost we will charge per mile. Then take that and multiply it by the total miles we will need to drive one way.
Example: Average gas price here = $2.19
Average gas price at your location = $2.27
OVERALL average gas price = $2.23
Divide 2.23 by 5 = 0.446 per mile
If the trip one way is 350 miles (total trip for us would be 700 miles, 350 there and 350 miles back) take 350 miles X 0.446 = $156 dollars is your cost of our travel one way, or around $300 for the entire trip. These are subject to change at any time, but this is typically what we use to be as fair as we can with travel to get a good idea of cost for you.
If you have any questions, let us know!