Kathy's Boston Terrier Puppies
Q: How is a puppy SHIPPED?
If you are interested in any of our puppies on our website and live too far to drive down and pick up the puppy in person, then we can make the arrangements for you to have your puppy on a next or same day delivery. The puppy will be shipped to the closest airport near you or hand delivered to your home. Delivery prices are per county, region or country. In most cases the puppy will arrive within 4-8 hours within the US and 72 hours max international delivery from the departure time. However, sometimes delays do occur due to weather or puppy checking, so check the flight with the airline before you leave your home to go to the airport.
General Airline Requirements
The puppy must be at least 8 weeks 4 days old.
Must be accompanied with a veterinarian Health/Acclimation Certificate
Some airlines have restrictions for temperature and will check destination and arrival flight temperature forecasts.
Cost Of Shipping Via Airline
Veterinarian Health/Acclimation Certificate Approx.
Cost of Travel Kennel (depends on size of crate)
Airfreight is determined by the weight of the puppy and the weight/size of the Crate (Larger/heavier and older puppies can cost more).
International Customers Contact Us For A Quote. If You Decide To Have A Puppy Shipped To You, We Will Need The Following Information:
Your full name, that you have I.D. for, you will need to show this at the airport cargo desk when you pick up your puppy
The full name of someone else who also has I.D., as a “back up’ person for pickup so they can pick up your puppy, if, in case of an emergency you are unable.
Your physical address, it cannot be a post office box
Phone numbers that you can easily be reached at, preferably at least two numbers.
The name of the COUNTY that you live in
The name of the airport that you prefer your puppy to arrive at, and the name of an optional airport.
What puppy you are interested in.
Safe And Comfortable Shipping Process:
Puppies aren’t vases or art supplies, so when you hear that he or she can be shipped to you, your first reaction is probably shock. Before you panic, get that picture of cardboard boxes and foam peanuts out of your mind! Shipping puppies is usually quite safe and any airlines or trucking companies that take live animals have procedures in place to be sure they arrive in good health.
Airlines will either ship puppies in the cargo compartment which sounds a bit callous and scary, but is actually fairly safe and comfortable for the puppy, especially if there is no need for a layover or cargo transfer or the pet to be stowed under the passenger’s seat in lieu of carry on luggage. This is probably the safest mode of air travel, but may be more expensive and what we mostly use since we pay an additional fee for the pet. We do ship by Land using a trucking company that specializes in transporting pets is another option. The trucks will carry puppies, dropping off and picking up dogs on a very carefully planned route that can cover as much as half of the United States in one long road trip.
We always give all our puppies a Bordetella vaccine prior to shipping to avoid the chances of other dogs or pets infecting them.