We want to make it as convenient and easy for you as possible to pick up your puppy. If you live anywhere in the vicinity of where we live, local pickup is always welcome!If you don't we are alwayswilling to drive and meet you part ways to help you out. Although we do ask to be reimbursed for gas and time (see below for details). Shoot us an email and let us know your location, needs, and preferences and we are more than willing to work with you. At this time we can no longer ship puppies across the country alone, but to accommodate our across the country buyers we can fly with your puppy and meet you (details below) or you can fly to us of course also! We actually have found this to be way better than shipping alone!
Having Us Drive & Meet You
If you are planning on driving to our house to pick up your puppy and you have a long drive we would be more than happy to help shorten your trip by driving with the puppy and meeting you part way. We will drive one hour for free (half hour towards you, half hour back home), but after that we charge for gas and time. Our prices are below (the amount of hours listed means the amount of time we drive one way to meet you).
1/2 hour ONLY : free 1 hour towards you: $60 2 hours towards you: $125 (depending on gas prices) 3 hours: $200 (depending on gas prices) I will drive up to 5 hours towards a buyer, but only if there is more than one puppy in that area and the two people are willing to split the driving cost. ***PRICING VARIES BY GAS PRICES, DRIVER, and LOCATION. PLEASE ASK FOR AN ESTIMATE***
We prefer not to drive over 3 hours but if you are coming from very far email us and we can work it out. The above pricing is measured by the time (and miles) it takes us to get from our house to where we are meeting you, and back (which will be determined by mapquest or google maps) prior to the day of the meeting. We do not charge additionally if it takes us longer to get to you due to weather or traffic. Although we do have the right to cancel the meeting if the weather is too severe. If you have any questions or are interested in doing this please email@example.com and check with me.
Shipping a Puppy By Plane: We can no longer ship a puppy alone on a plane due to current federal laws, however the buyer can fly out to us and fly home with their puppy as carry on or if it is not an option for you to come to us, we (myself or steve or one of my family members, or friends) as our schedules allow, can fly your puppy out to your airport! You will be responsible for purchasing the flight, the carry on pet fee from the airline ($90-125 depending on the airline) and we have been charging $150-400 for our time for flying the puppy (price will vary by location, length of flights, total flight time, necessity of hotel rooms, etc) Email me for more firstname.lastname@example.org
Options for Flying with your Puppy: 1- YOU CAN TRAVEL WITH YOUR PUPPY AS YOUR CARRY ON- in this method you would have to come to our airport and fly with your puppy home. You would travel with your puppy at your feet (in his crate) the entire time. (this does depend on the size of the puppy and may not be possible if they are too old and big). 2- YOU CAN TRAVEL WITH YOUR PUPPY AS YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE- in this method you would come to our airport and fly on the same plane as your puppy back to your home. Your puppy would fly below in checked baggage.
***If you are booking a flight to fly here and then home with your puppy, make sure you check your airlines requirements, and make sure you call and add a carry on pet to your returning flight, most airlines limit the amount of carry on pets allowed on each plane. Email me if you plan to do this and i can give you some tips from my experience***
Meeting at the Airport: I can meet you at the airport with your puppy!
Akron Canton Airport (CAK) is about a half hour from our house and I will meet you there with your puppy for free.
Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) is about an hour from us and we charge $60 to meet there.
Columbus is 2 hours from us, I dont regularly meet people there so if thats something your interested in, email me for a price for meeting there.
*** We try to help our buyers with pickup and transportation as much as we possibly can, but ultimately puppy pickup is the buyers responsibility. There may be times that we cannot drive and meet you or fly your puppy to you, we have a lot of friends and family that delivery puppies for us, but there could possibly be times that we cannot find someone and in those times, please keep in mind that transportation is the buyers responsibility.***