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Prices and other information

DEPOSIT/PAYMENT:

To hold your choice of a puppy, I require a deposit of $300. The deposit 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 and balance, 

-I accept Square - an invoice that I send to your email for you to pay online.  A 3.2% fee will be added to your invoice when paying with a credit or debit card.
-Venmo 
-Cash 

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 priced as follows. 

Blue Merles: $3000
Black-Tris: $1800

Show/Breeding rights (full registration) to approved homes is $3500.


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.  Puppies will be micro-chipped as well. 
 Pet/companion puppies sold with limited registration on contract, which means NO breeding rights. 
Breeding/show prospects sold with full registration on contract.

SHIPPING:

We ship pet cargo with American Airlines.
We use Runway Pets, Inc., a service to book a flight for your puppy (air cargo).  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 $500 for one puppy.  Prices are subject to change without notice. Puppies must be eight weeks old to ship according to airline regulations.  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.

I also use a Flight Nanny that can ride with your puppy in the cabin.  The fee varies.  It can be anywhere from $575 to $1200.