To hold your choice of puppy, I require a deposit of $200. The deposit of $200 is non-refundable. If the puppy were to die or develop a life-threatening illness, I will either refund your deposit or you can transfer the deposit to another pup that is not taken or to a pup from a future litter. For the deposit, I prefer PayPal, but will accept personal checks, cashier’s check from your bank or the post office. PayPal is the easiest and the safest way for all payments. If you're using your debit or credit card through PayPal, a 3% fee will need to be added. You can make checks/cashier’s checks payable to Jenelle Forkner. If paying with a personal check, I will not ship until the check clears which is usually 7 to 10 working days. Balance must be paid in full (including shipping cost if applicable) at time of pick up or prior to shipping.
Puppies that will be spayed or neutered, and are ASCA/AKC registered, are usually priced as follows.
Black-Tris: $800 - $1000
Breeding rights are an additional $500.
All puppies will be vet checked, current on shots, and dewormed before going to new homes. Tails are docked and dewclaws removed at 3 days old. They come with their AKC and/or ASCA registration applications, extended pedigree, and health records. They can be micro-chipped upon request. Pet/companion puppies are sold with limited registration, which means no breeding rights. Breeding/show prospects are sold with full rights on contract.
We ship American Airlines, Delta, or United Airlines.
The flights for puppies from Little Creek Acres are booked through Runway Pets, Inc. They are an excellent booking service that offers competitive discount rates. I have used their service to ship across the United States for almost 10 years and have never had one issue. Our nearest airport is MCI in Kansas City, MO which is a 2 hour drive one-way for me, so 4 hours of total driving time. Therefore, I charge a small fee to cover my gas expenses. You can search the Runway Pets, Inc. website and read the testimonials from recent customers.
The cost of shipping is right around $275 for one puppy. We can ship two puppies together for an extra fee if they are the same size and weight and are preferably 8-12 weeks of age. Prices are subject to change without notice. Puppies must be 8 weeks old to ship per airline regulations. We will only ship two puppies together in cooler weather. Older puppies and adults will cost more due to weight. The shipping charge covers the cost of the crate with all required labeling, food/water dishes, vet visit, health papers, and airfare.
We understand you may have reservations about shipping, but it really is safe and stress free to your new puppy. We do not sedate the puppies in any way. They ship awake, alert, well fed, hydrated, and comfortable. Some sleep on their way and wake up in your arms, ready to love them.
Puppies are a priority with the airlines and are handled with the best of care. Only certain aircraft are equipped to transport live animals. The animals get the same pressurization and air as the passengers.
The crates used for shipping are the hard-plastic type. Attached to the crate will be a small baggie of food. Remove him/her immediately and have a potty place picked out before entering your pickup place. Take him/her to potty right away. Bring water from home. There will be two dishes attached to the inside of the crate. Water your puppy immediately after potty time. Plan to stay at your pickup place for a few minutes to offer exercise and a bite of food before heading home. Send me a quick text when you have the puppy in your care then we can keep in touch during the day, or the following day to address questions/concerns after you have had some time to observe and interact with your puppy.
You will also find important paperwork attached to the crate. Inside will be your registration paperwork, a copy of the Health Guarantee, your puppy’s health records with a schedule to follow and copies of all parents' lab reports, so be sure to take the entire packet and its contents with you to the vet so he/she can make copies for your puppy's file.
Your puppy will not be exposed to temperatures of less than 45 degrees Fahrenheit, unless there is an acclimation statement by a Veterinarian or temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Please understand that during the summer months when the temperatures are high, sometimes I must reschedule shipping the puppy due to the temperatures.