Shipping A Pointing Lab Puppy

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So you don’t live anywhere near Hunters Point Kennel, but you really want to purchase a puppy?

NO PROBLEM!  (We have a plan for that…)

About 60% of our customers are in need of some sort of shipping.  Through the years we have perfected the shipping process.  Below you can read about all the shipping options.

The Driving Option


 

The driving option is conceptually very simple.  It entails the customer paying Hunters Point Kennel to drive the puppy to them.  This option is not very popular simply because it involves  higher cost than the other options.

For this option to work, we need the customer to notify us before the puppies are 4 weeks old.

Advantages:

  1. If you are needing to pick between puppies, we have the capability to bring multiple puppies with us.  
  2. Often times can be more flexible for a persons busy schedule.
  3. If you have a short trip for us to take — it can be cheaper than an airline ticket

Disadvantages:

  1. Limited to the availability of our schedule.
  2. Price is often very expensive.
    • Pricing is totally dependent on the following items:
      • Miles Driven (round trip)
      • Meals
      • All necessary lodging
      • Stipend for our time

 

Delta Airlines Pets First


 

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Since its inception, Hunters Point Kennel has made use of Delta Airlines Service “Pets First.”  Pets first is a business unit within Delta Cargo that specifically focuses on transporting pets all over the world.  We can reach all major airports and most minor ones in the U.S.

When choosing this option, Hunters Point Kennel will handle all the shipping details.  All you, the customer, need to do is let us know where you want the puppy to go.  When the pups reach federal shipping age (8 weeks):

  • HPK will work with the customer to arrange a shipping date
  • HPK will arrange for the puppies to be inspected by a veterinarian
  • HPK will purchase a standard petmate medium crate for shipping a young puppy

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  • HPK will prepare all shipping papers.
  • HPK will transport the puppy to the Des Moines International Airport
  • HPK will contact customer as soon as we leave the airport
  • Customer will contact HPK when puppy is picked up

Advantages:

  1. This process is quick and easy
  2. Lots of experience here — we do this all the time.

Disadvantages:

  1. The crate that we ship in is small, and only will fit the puppy for a short period of time.
  2. We are at the mercy of the weather 
    • the airlines will not ship above 85ºF or below 10ºF
    • This can make it a challenge to ship in the heat of summer and the dead of winter.
    • We often mitigate this by shipping early in the a.m. or late in the evening.

 Pricing is as follows: 

Shipping Itemization

Price

Vet Inspection $60.00
Standard Crate $55.00
Fuel to the Airport $60.00   (Varies with Fuel Price)
Actual Plane Ticket $300.00 (Varies with Airline Price)
Total: $475.00 (Final Shipping Cost to be Determined near the shipping date)

 

Delta Airlines Pets First — With a Premium Crate


 

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This option has only one difference from the “Delta Airlines Pets First” option — the crate in which we ship the puppy.

For years we have used the standard petmate style shipping crate.  This has been a safe, affordable option that many of our customers have used.  However one request we have received from clients is to ship their puppy in crate that can be used in the future as the animal gains in size.

With that in mind, we have decided to offer the “Ruff Tough Kennels” shipping option. Ruff Tough Kennels are a premium one piece dog kennel that is now being used by HPK as well as many other industry professionals.

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You can learn more about Rough Tough Kennels at their website.

Intermediate Kennel: 20″ wide X 23″ tall X 31″ Deep ($160.00)

Large Kennel: 22″ Wide X 26″ Tall X 35″ Deep ($220.00)

We would be happy to ship in either the Large or Intermediate size

Pricing is as follows:

Rough Tough Kennels Intermediate Size Crate Shipping Itemization

Price

Vet Inspection $60.00
Intermediate Ruff Tough  Crate $160.00
Fuel to the Airport $60.00   (Varies with Fuel Price)
Actual Plane Ticket $300.00 (Varies with Airline Price)
Total: $580.00 (Final Shipping Cost to be Determined near the shipping date)

 

Rough Tough Kennels Large Size Crate       Shipping Itemization

Price

Vet Inspection $60.00
Large Ruff Tough Crate $220.00
Fuel to the Airport $60.00   (Varies with Fuel Price)
Actual Plane Ticket $300.00  (Varies with Airline Price)
Total: $640.00 (Final Shipping Cost to be Determined near the shipping date)

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