As dog trainers, we understand that pets are family. We also understand that the thought of sending your pets either overseas or domestically can make you feel a little weak at the knees. As dog trainers, it is our commitment to make the travel process as smooth and seamless as possible for not only your four-legged family members but also for you. Dog trainers work with 99% of the world’s largest and smallest airlines to make sure that your pets fly safely and comfortably to their destination. Loading pets on aircraft is the responsibility of the airlines. Dog trainers, along with partners such as IPATA, regularly meet to discuss best practices and the space available with most airline partners.

Your puppy departs from the airport using any of these airlines: American Airlines, Pet Airways Logistics, United, or Continental Airlines. He or she travels in a climate-controlled cabin area for pets on an airline-approved carrier. Ahead of time, you will have a flight number, an arrival time, and a reference number(#) that identifies your puppy. We make all the arrangements for you, and you pick up your puppy at the airport, just like picking up a person; you will need a reference or air-bill number, or the puppy will be delivered to your doorstep. Shipping is safe and stress-free for the puppy. You will receive a puppy within 5 to 6 hours, either the same day or the next day after shipping, depending on your location. Puppies on planes are as safe as you or me flying. I have shipped dogs for more than 10 years now. I always try to ship non-stop when flying puppies and adults. In my experience and opinion, my puppies are very comfortable, and the new owners tell me that their new puppy has arrived happy and not at all stressed.

We ship our puppies using airlines because it is the fastest and safest way to transport our puppies from our place to yours, especially if you live far away or in another state. Our puppies are shipped in an airline-approved plastic pet kennel that we customize depending on the weight of the puppy and the distance or duration of the journey. They ride in a special climate-controlled and pressurized compartment on the plane, which is no different from the cabin. They are not in the same compartment as the passenger luggage.

Our shipping crates are clearly marked with colorful “LIVE ANIMALS” and “UP” stickers. We mark the crates clearly with the destination airport, the confirmation number, the phone, and the address of the customer. When we know that a puppy is going to be shipped, we play with them in the crate prior to shipping so they are used to it. They have never shown fear of the crate. We put lots of food and plenty of water in the shipping crate. The water provides all the moisture the puppy needs during delivery. One reason we do this is that, in the unlikely event the puppy should get stuck at an airport overnight (because of connecting flight trouble), we don’t have to worry if they have enough to eat or drink. Although traveling is not that hard on them, we do not like to make them spend any more time than necessary in transit. For this reason, we also look for the shortest route and always schedule direct flights if possible. We check weather conditions at the receiving end and only ship when we consider it safe to do so. We put our puppy’s health above all other considerations and do not ship when we feel it could be dangerous to the puppy’s well-being. We usually ship Monday – Saturday. We guarantee the safe & healthy arrival of your puppy. We WILL NOT SHIP if we feel that weather conditions are hazardous for the puppy. Your puppy may take a few days to adjust once they get to their new homes, sometimes it takes them a day or two to settle in, but by far, the vast majority of people tell us they just step right out of the shipping crate & act right at home.


Nanny Shipping:

We can also deliver your new puppy DIRECTLY into your arms!! We have a reliable Airline Nanny that will fly with your puppy right to you. This is the safest, most reliable, and least stressful way for your new puppy to be delivered to you. A puppy Nanny takes the puppy un-bored with them and they can give them the attention they need. We want the best possible care for your puppy!

Due Diligence:

All puppies are flown with ice water, bedding, and food attached to their crate if needed. Shipping varies but we prefer to use American, United, or Continental Airlines. They are wonderful with animals and have new planes with compartments made especially for kittens, puppies, birds, insects, monkeys, etc…

Health Certificate:

These are required for all pets traveling via air. This is to ensure all pets are not sharing anything more than a ride. All airlines require this certificate. YES, it is mandatory. Please be waiting for your puppy at home or the airport at the given time. Usually, the puppy is available 1 hour after the flight’s arrival time & a valid ID such as a driver’s license is needed for pick up. We really appreciate knowing that the puppy has arrived safely & at home with you, so please call or email us as soon as you get the chance. Don’t forget to take your puppy to your veterinarian for the regular arrival-health check-up within 48 hours of arrival. A follow-up call is placed 24 hours after you have received your new puppy to ensure everything is perfect, to answer any questions you have & to measure your satisfaction.