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06-01-2002, 05:09 PM
I'll be getting a Lab puppy out of Minnesota and I live in Northern California. The puppy is coming from a friend and not a regular business. He raises papered dogs but sells locally and has not shipped before. I've never had a puppy shipped before either and don't know what to expect or how much to pay for shipping, etc. Most likely, the puppy would be flown from Grand Forks, Minn. to Sacramento, CA. ###Should I make sure it is a nonstop flight? What are the things I should do to make sure the flight is as non traumatic as possible? I assume there won't be any body cavity searches, but nowadays, you never know. What do I do? HELP!
Thanks a lot
06-01-2002, 06:37 PM
The best thing to do is to either talk to a rep. from the airline your pup will be flying on or check there website. Airlines might very somewhat on what needs to be done to transporte an animal.
06-01-2002, 09:09 PM
###Go Delta Dash, which will be a direct flight and is what you want, and it will be around $250. ###If the dog is allowed to adapt to the kennel before the flight you probably won't have any trouble.
06-01-2002, 10:06 PM
my springer was shipped from minnesota also. I believe it was america west airlines and it was under 150$. The airlines prefer to ship animals nonstop on the first flight out of the airport. They go by the size of the kennel, which has to be big enough for the dog to turn around in. The dog has to be at least eight weeks old and if its to hot on either end of the trip they won't ship it, which might be a problem this time of year in California. The biggest threat to the dog is being alone away from it's litter mates for a couple of hours. My springer got jetlag about 18 hours after being here and was throwing up all over. Other then that theres been no problems, she is now 11 months. I picked the dog up from the cargo dock at L.A. international about 11 A.M. and it left minnesota on the 6:00 A.M. flight.
06-02-2002, 03:41 AM
I've been using DELTA DASH for awhile. easy off airport pick up etc...
Get the Vet certificate.
make sure the dog can stand and turn around in the crate.
pay and go...! ###:-)
06-02-2002, 06:06 AM
Thanks a lot for the replies, fellas. ###That is good information and I'll use it. I have about 4 weeks before she will be old enough to survive the flight. ###She will be 8 weeks then.
06-05-2002, 09:17 AM
Muley, ### I hate to be the one to bring bad news but you may not be able to ship the dog via an airline. ###Right now all airlines have an embargo on all live animals. ###This embargo will last until Oct. ###I work for Delta Airlines/Dash and if you give me a call I may be able to help. ###Check your email for my ###..
06-19-2002, 06:28 AM
There is no embargo on shipping live animals. My wife ships exotic animals all over the US and has sent 2 shipments out just this week. There are heat restrictions at both ends like someone already mentioned. Walker
06-19-2002, 06:57 AM
Thanks for all the good info fellas. However, we forgot to ask the mother of the puppies first. ###It seems she decided to have all males this time. The owner is going to wait until the weather cools this fall before breeding her again. By then, all the guidance you have supplied to me will kick in again and I will finally get my pup.
06-22-2002, 06:12 AM
Pets As Air Cargo
Delta Pet Firstsm
Delta Pet First is our new service designed to address the special needs of all warm-blooded animals shipped without their owner. The following are some guidelines and benefits for our Delta Pet First customers:
Your shipment will travel from origin to destination with the same priority as Delta DASH shipments.
We recommend that you pre-book all warm-blooded animal shipments prior to arrival at the origin cargo facility.
You will be able to pre-book a maximum of 13 days in advance and a minimum of 1 day of the desired flight.
On shipments originating on Delta and then transferring to a Delta Connection carrier, you can only book the flight 48 hours prior to the Delta Connection® carrier flight departure. For more information on Connection carriers, select Connection Carriers and Your Pet link at left.
We have temperature-controlled Live Animal holding areas in our four hub cities: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas and Salt Lake City.
We have one simple rating structure for all warm-blooded animal shipments. For rate information, select Delta Pet First Shipping Rates at top left.
Upon arrival in the destination city, warm-blooded animal shipments will be delivered to the Delta cargo facility within 60 minutes.
All shipments must be picked up at the destination city cargo facility based on the destination station's guidelines.
Animals accepted as cargo are placed in the same area as checked baggage. To ensure your pet is in the most comfortable environment, we ship on the morning and evening flights during the summer months, and on the midday flights during the winter periods. The environment is temperature-controlled and pressurized. Still, air travel is likely to be a stressful experience for your pet. To ensure your pet's comfort and safety and your peace of mind, please click Health Requirements for important guidelines and restrictions.
All animal kennels must meet government regulations for acceptable kennel size and type. Click Kennel Requirements at left for specific information. Extra-large or giant kennels will not be accepted on joint flights involving Delta and the Delta Connection carriers.
Types of Animals
We ship most types of animals and reptiles. However, live snakes or venomous reptile shipments will only be accepted from approved shippers. We will not ship any primates including:
The following are some shipping suggestions to help make your pets' trip as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Make sure you have all the necessary documents. Select Health Requirements at top left for more information.
Make sure your animal is in the correct shipping container. Click Kennel Requirements at top.
Familiarize your pet with the kennel to ease the stress of travel.
Keep your pet as calm as possible prior to the flight. Take along a leash and collar for walking your pet prior to departure. DO NOT place the leash inside the kennel.
Include identification tags with your home address and telephone number, as well as the address and phone number of the person receiving the animal at destination.
Never ship a pet with a muzzle or choke collar. Both of these can be dangerous when an animal is alone.
For cats, disposable liter boxes are available at pet supply shops and are easy to take along.
Note: ###Hawaii has special regulations for pets entering the state. Please click Pets to Hawaii for more information.
Additional restrictions apply if your are shipping your pet outside the United States. Please click International Pet Travel for more information.
If you have questions about shipping your pet as air cargo or you want to book a flight, please contact a Delta Air Logistics professional at 888-736-3738.
from May 15 through Sept. 15, 2001. Delta will continue to accept small, domesticated pets for travel in the cabin, in kennels that fit under a passenger seat.
During this embargo, customers will be able to transport pets using the Delta Air Logistics Pet First program. Pet bookings are accepted up to seven days prior to shipment and pets will be delivered to customers at the air logistics facility no more than 60 minutes after a flight’s arrival.
Throughout the summer, Delta adheres to all U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations for the shipment of live animals. Those guidelines restrict acceptance of any warm-blooded animal when temperatures are forecast to reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any point along the animal’s journey. All four of Delta’s domestic U.S. hub operations (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas and Salt Lake City) have live animal holding rooms that are temperature regulated within USDA standards.
Passengers who are unable to travel because of this embargo or because of temperature restrictions will be allowed to change travel dates or cancel itineraries without penalty.
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