SHIPPING PUPPIES
TO SHIP WITHIN CANADA

Please understand that our preference is for families to come to us to pick up their puppies.
Even if you have to fly into Toronto, our preference is for you to come and pick up in person.

When that is not an option we will fly puppies to their new homes at the buyers expense.
Puppies flying to their new homes do not leave me until 12 weeks of age at the earliest.

If we do ship puppies, they fly out of the Pearson International Airport in Mississauga.
We fly with AIR CANADA, please do not ask me to work with another airline. I know where
they are, their policies etc, if you do not want me to ship with Air Canada, come pick up the
puppy in person.

Air Canada does not fly puppies until 12 weeks old, so you will have a MINIMUM 4 weeks
of boarding costs on top of your purchase price. In the summer if the weather is too hot and
the flights are embargoed you will be charged daily ($50 a day) or weekly ( $300 a week)
boarding until we can safely fly your puppy.

All boarding costs MUST be paid to us before the puppy is taken to the airport.

The airport is 2 hours away and we have terrible winter weather, so traveling for two hours is
not always an easy task. In the summer we try for very early morning or very late evening
flights. We do not offer weekend shipping.
We have to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the flight so please
take into consideration an 8 am flight, I have to be at the airport for 6 am and being 2 hours
away I have to leave my house no later than 4 am, meaning I am up between 2 and 3 am.
As much as I like you, I do charge you for the inconvenience of me getting little to no sleep.

When we ship a puppy
all costs are that of the buyer, on top of the puppies original
purchase price, and must be paid in full prior to me leaving my house with the puppy.

At a minimum the buyer must pay for the flight which can be anywhere from $200 to $500
depending on where in Canada  you want this puppy flown to and how heavy the puppy is.
We just flew a puppy out to Vancouver and the flight was $300.

We suggest calling the airport and asking what the price will be before contacting us.
Average sized puppies fly out in a "skykennel 200" sized kennel and the puppies are usually
on average 10 pounds. Flight prices are based in the weight of the puppy and the crate
together so you will need this information.

If you ask me the price I will have to call the airport myself and ask the same questions as
you. Simply contact AIR CANADA CARGO at 1- 800 - 387- 4865 and ask about shipping
a puppy from Pearson Internation Airport to the airport closest to you.
They will give you all the information on shipping that you need including what days they do
and do not ship animals.

Puppies staying in Canada do not require any special paper work other than a health certificate.
If my vet starts to charge me for health certificates, then that will have to be added to the cost.

Puppies leaving Canada will require international health certificates and if going over seas
may have quarantine requirements and additional vaccines. We need to know what is needed
to get the puppy to your destination to factor that into the price.

When we deliver the puppy to the airport, they will weigh the puppy and the crate and we will
pay for the flight at that time. This is why you must pay us in advance. We will know the
estimated amount, and round it up to the nearest $25. If the cost is more than we estimated,
we will cover that cost but we do estimate slightly high so we are not short on funds.

Next you are responsible for an airline approved crate that the puppy can stand up in without
touching the top. We suggest by the time the puppy is 8 weeks old, you use a credit card
and purchase the crate online and have it shipped to us. We will provide you with our
mailing address and as long as you let us know when you order it, we will make sure we
are home to receive it from fed Ex. We usually only use the 24 inch size for puppies.
Anything smaller and you risk the puppy being denied at the cargo bay if the guys working
are in a foul mood.
For puppies older than 16 weeks when they leave, the size of the crate will be dependant on the
size of the puppy. The last 24" we ordered online was about $110 after shipping. If you purchase
the crate on your credit card and have it sent to us you are only charged what the company
charges you. If you require us to purchase the crate on our end we will ask for payment
upfront in the amount of $125.  Different crates will be different prices and I have to drive around
usually to Barrie to find one. You will be paying for my time/gas to go shopping for you.

If the puppy needs any special health certificates from a veterinarian or extra vaccinations
before being admitted to your location, you would also be charged for the extra cost.
Find out on your end what a puppy would need to be allowed off the plane if you are in a
different country and let me know. Then I can talk to my vet and find out the cost. All costs
are due before i leave my house for the airport. For puppies flying with Air Canada at
12 weeks old you will need your 1 month booster so you will be charged an additional
$125 for the cost of the vaccination and the trip to the vet.

Then we will charge a travel fee and it will be different for each situation.
Remember I am 2 hours away from the airport and we often have bad winter weather.
We will factor in the price of gas, and the level of inconvenience of the trip. No I don't
actually enjoy getting up at 2 am to ship your puppy to you.

If the weather is nasty and my husband has to take a day off of work to get us to the airport
(I do not drive in really bad weather) then we charge a days wages plus gas and
inconvenience. Your looking at around $500 for him to take a day off of work and drive me
to the airport.

If I am driving on my own, I generally ask $300 average for my time and gas.

Shipping a puppy with me is NOT cheap. I will not hide the price. There are many other
breeders who will ship a puppy for a lot less because it is much easier for them to get to and
from the airport.

If you decide you still want one of our puppies we will ship it but we recommend you budget
$3000 to $3500 within Canada to cover all of the possible expenses. Usually it is a bit less, but
it's better to be prepared. Outside of Canada the price does increase greatly.

Other options would be for you to fly here yourself and pick up the puppy and take it back with
you as carry on baggage. All Airlines allow you to bring the puppy with you at 8 weeks old.
If you rent a car and come to my house you owe me nothing extra and may pick the puppy up at 8
weeks like everyone else.
For me to meet you at the airport to deliver the puppy to you if or when I have time to do so,
there will be a $300 extra cost for my time and gas

Or

If you have friends or family in the area that would be willing to come and pick up the puppy
for you, we will gladly allow them to deal with flying the puppy and you do not get charged the
travel cost.  

If you send in a deposit and then decide you can not follow through on the rest of the purchase
due to costs, the deposit is not refundable, so be certain your willing and able to go through
with the cost of shipping.

If the puppy perishes or is lost while on the flight we do not cover that. We do
recommend insurance to cover that possibility which is more of a cost to you.
Once it leaves our hands we are not responsible for it's safety in the air.  

If the puppy makes it to your location and is denied entry to your location for a mistake of
paperwork on your part and needs to be shipped back to us, that would be your cost as well
as the return flight to you. Make sure all paperwork on your end is clear and in order to avoid
this type of problem. We will ask what papers you need from us and we will provide what we
are asked to provide.

If you do want us to ship the puppy (within Canada), you will be responsible for paying
for everything a minimum of 7 days prior to the puppy leaving. We will send you a total
cost breakdown similar to this (example only).

  • Puppy purchase price $1500-$1600
  • Crate                             $  125
  • Flight                             $  350
  • package shipping        $    50
  • Travel costs                  $  300
  • second vaccinations    $ 125
  • boarding x4                   $ 1200
              Total
                               $3650-3750

We do not take shipping lightly and we do not hide the cost. So if you really want a puppy
from us and your really serious about the responsibility of shipping then let us know and
we will work with you to match you with the perfect puppy.

Any questions on shipping feel free to ask. We are here to help!

Sue
Dear USA customers
We can no longer simply go to the airport and ship the dog for the cost of the flight as we
have done in the past. We now must use a broker. Brokers are **expensive**. I will not
sugar coat the expense. We estimate the cost of the broker to be easily $1200, plus
our travel time to get to the broker in the city, plus a kennel if that is not included in the
brokers fee, plus the flight which averages $300, plus boarding fees since puppies can not
enter the USA until they are 4 months old. So your $1200 puppy triples in cost ending up
costing you easily around $5000 and possibly even higher.
It is often much cheaper to fly here yourself and pick up the pup and fly it back as check
on baggage if you are getting a puppy.
If you insist we ship your puppy, it is very very expensive now that we have to use a broker
and hold puppies back to 4 months of age.  
It was expensive before, but now it has inflated to the point that unless you are purchasing
a breeding animal for a business, or you can drive into Canada to meet us with the dog,
it simply is not worth getting a dog from Canada if you have to fly it.
WE ONLY SHIP WITHIN CANADA