Airlines are a safe and simple way to transport a puppy. There are weather restrictions that come into play with this option that basically boil down to minimizing transport to northern states in the winter and from Texas in the summer. If you have any questions on the potential for us to fly your puppy home, feel free to reach out to us.
When you decide to fly your puppy, we'll request $600 to pay for the logistics. This includes the flight, pre-flight Veterinarian check from an airline certified Veterinarian, travel crate and mailing the appropriate items, paperwork and accessories.
There are some details that can cause this cost to go up:
-Since the Coronavirus pandemic has begun, Waco regional (where we have normally shipped from) has stopped shipping puppies via cargo. We now need to do it via either Dallas-Fort Worth or the Austin Airports. We charge an extra $250 to drop off at those two airports.
-Somewhere around 10 - 12 weeks old, Standard Bernedoodles can get big enough that a larger size crate is needed for the transport (which costs a little more) but the airlines also charge more for the additional space. This can add between $100 and $150 total.
-For multiple reasons, we always fly our puppies via American Airlines. If you are in a location that is far from an airport that American flies into or are unable to use their services for other reasons, in rare cases we can ship via another airline but the cost associated with it will likely increase. If you feel like you would need another airline, contact us directly and we can look into what the cost increase will be.
-There is an additional option of having our puppy “Nanny” transport your pup on an Airline. This allows for our Nanny to bring the puppy into the airport where weather limitations are not pertinent. The puppy then flies in the cabin with the Nanny to an airport near you. The additional cost for this varies. Please contact us for the current amount. There may be other additional costs involved depending on distance to airports and/or regional airport accessibility. We work with these on a case-by-case basis. There are puppy size limitations for this so if you would like to use this option, contact us right away so we can work through them.
Though this is another safe and simple method for transporting your puppy home, it is often the least desirable option due to the following two issues: The first is that it is usually the most expensive option. I'm always surprised to see that to ship a puppy a mere 250 miles will run a minimum of $800 and sometimes more. The price only goes up the further away you are from us and the older your puppy gets (due to size). The second reason is that to find a spot on a vehicle from our place to yours the week your puppy is old enough to travel is hard to come by. The shortest wait time we've seen is two weeks but it is often longer. If you decide to use this option, it behooves us to be coordinating with a transporter at least four weeks before your puppy is ready to go home. Remember, we charge $300 per week to hold a puppy after it is nine weeks old but we don't recommend that (you can learn more here: Choosing a Puppy).
Echt K9 Ground
This is not always available but we are slowly moving forward in providing our own ground transportation service. Query us for availability and pricing.