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Little Creek Acres
 Australian Shepherds
Prices and other information

DEPOSIT/PAYMENT:

To hold your choice of a 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 would refund your deposit, or you can transfer the deposit to another available pup or a puppy from a future litter. For the deposit, I will send you an invoice from Square for you to pay online to make the process much easier for you. A 3% fee will be added to your invoice when paying online. Square is very safe and easy to use. I also accept cash, cashier's check from your bank or the post office. Make check payable to Jenelle Forkner. The balance must be paid in full (including shipping cost if applicable) at time of pick up or before shipping.

PRICING:

Puppies that will be spayed or neutered, and are ASCA/AKC registered, are usually priced as follows. 

Blue Merles: $1500
Black-Tris: $800 - $1000

Show/Breeding rights (full registration) is extra.


GUARANTEE:

All puppies will be vet checked, current on shots, and dewormed before going to new homes. Tails docked and dewclaws removed at three days old. They come with their AKC and ASCA registration applications, extended pedigree, and health records. They can be micro-chipped upon request. Pet/companion puppies sold with limited registration, which means no breeding rights. Breeding/show prospects sold with full rights on contract.

SHIPPING:

We ship American Airlines, Delta, or United Airlines.

We use Runway Pets, Inc., a service to book a flight for your puppy.  They are an excellent company that offers competitive discount rates. I have used their service to ship puppies across the United States for over ten 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 anywhere from $295 to $470 for one puppy. We can ship two puppies together for an extra fee if they are the same size and weight and are preferably 8-10 weeks of age. Prices are subject to change without notice. Puppies must be eight weeks old to ship according to airline regulations. We will only ship two puppies together in colder weather. Older puppies 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 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 handled with the best of care. Only specific 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 dog crate will be a small baggie of food. There will be two dishes attached to the inside of the dog crate. Plan to stay somewhere outside safe for a few minutes to offer a little exercise and a bit of food and water if hungry or thirsty 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 the necessary 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.