Our shipping terms are simple as you will see
below. Again, we are a farm family returning to a rural life,
striving for simplicity and self sufficiency. No legal jargon, etc.
If you have any questions or suggestions we are always open.
All pups are bathed and groomed before leaving
our home without exception. We have a puppy kit and paperwork
for each pup including a small bag of their kibbles.
You are welcome to send us toys, blankets, etc
for your pup. I have let folks know in the past, they can send a
t-shirt or a simple receiving blanket with their scent on it and I
will place this with your pup the last 24 hrs. This helps the pup
bond more quickly. It will be familiar with yours or your families
scents when you pick it up or it arrives to your home. (Blanket,
T-shirt Instructions - Blankets must have a closed weave, no fringe,
buttons, etc. A receiving blanket is the best thing you can get. A
t-shirt works well. Rub the blanket on your neck and arm. It does
not take much. Dogs live by scent. You can rub a small area on
another pet to let the pup get a little bit of that scent. Seal the
cloth in a zip lock bag with your name on it and send it by mail if
you like. This really works. We were doing this almost 30 yrs ago
with our yorkie. Bill would put my housecoat down for her when we
traveled and she would still be there all curled up when we got
back. Mama marked the spot to stay. Notice he knew better than
putting anything of his down. OK- Cowboys!!! Now that I have posted
this no under drawers allowed. I know who to tell about this. Some
of my rodeo guys will try to put something over on me now and then.
I'm serious here guys! Serious as a heart attack. I'll get ya back!)
Also, we are happy to get the vet check and
health certificate on any of our pups before you take possession if
you would like. We ask for reimbursement for the vet charge, usually
Puppy Pick up:
Personal pick up is always encouraged but not
possible for the majority of folks. Although, we have had families
drive in from all around the country. Pups are groomed and ready to
go when their family arrives. We just ask you call ahead to give us
a heads up on your arrival.
When we are in Little Rock, Shreveport or Texarkana we are
happy to meet folks there with their pup. It shaves off five to six
hours on a trip for most people who are coming some distance and we
are only too happy to do this at no charge.
Shipping By Air:
We do ship with major airlines and work
hard to ensure a safe, happy delivery of your pup. The airline we
are using at this time is Continental. They have a climate
controlled compartment just for pets. Pups are not placed in the
general cargo area. They are not in harsh outside temperatures or
weather. Your pup will only know a comfortable temperature from
start to finish. Continental has created a pet service including an
employee hired to handle the pets with a specific pet van for
transport to and from the plane. They are never left in the weather.
We have done quite well with their service.
Some folks have been concerned about shipping
their first pup by air. I was very tense myself to put it mildly
with my first dog I flew in years ago. To help reassure you, show
animals (dogs and cats) have been shipped for years. People fly in
their dogs to good kennels when it is time to breed. Farmers and
ranchers have used this service for years for calves and goats.
Just a tidbit, each flight has room for one large animal (dog, goat,
calf, etc.) or two small baby ones. Pets are crossing this
country every day, all day.
There have been many times we have met the
plane for folks flying in to pick up their pup and to fly back with
the pup under their seat. This can be done only when the pup is still
small and a soft crate will be needed. We have had three families
fly in and then rent a car to drive back with their pup. The pup is
well bonded and close to being house broken after this trip.
Please know what ever route we or you take to
get your pup home, we want this to be a positive experience for you
and your pup. If we did not feel we could get our pups safely to
folks, we would not advertise on the internet.
We ask $250 for shipping, to be paid in
advance of flight. No personal checks, please and we
must have this in hand before we ship. Shipping can be
paid by PayPal, money order or certified check. A money order can be
purchased at the Post Office and expedited two day from there if
needed. We do not receive overnight packages here, (we are too far
out in the boonies). It will be a wasted expense for you. $17.00
overnight compared to $4.00 for two day.
This will include the air
fare, insurance, crate, vet check & health certificate. (Health
certificates must be issued within 10 days of flight.) Also,
included is our time and expense of a round trip to the airport at
Little Rock or Shreveport. This is a 250 mile round trip for us and
takes a day of our time. We take this opportunity
to buy our supplies, etc and will combine the trip when we ship. We live in a
very rural area and do not pass our own traveling expense to our
I will book and pay for the flight for you on a
date agreeable to each of us. We do work to make it a convenient
time for pickup on your end. I do ask that each person call me and
let me know that the pup has been picked up and all is well.
What we do ask is that if the air fare causes
the out of pocket fees for shipping your pup to go over the $250
that you will reimburse us the difference. I will let you know and
you can simply send us the difference at that time. It is risky on
our part I know, but we try to only place our pups with folks we can
trust to begin with. If we can't trust someone at this point there
is no need in doing business.
Your welcome to give us a call with any other
questions you may have about shipping.