We have developed several options for getting puppies home
during these next two months (June and July 2018).  Depending
on how things go with these options and with United's program,
we may offer some or all of these beyond the end of July, but
that will be decided at our discretion.
The options include:
Holding your puppy a little longer
Very early or very late flight arrivals
Direct flights
Ground transport
Fly in to pick up your puppy
Puppy Nanny
Personal Ground Delivery


Not all of these options will be available for every destination.  
We will work with you to select the best and most economical
option possible, but we cannot guarantee that any one option will
be available to you.  We will investigate each transport on a case
by case basis and let you know which options are available and
which would be the best option.  
Please read on for information about each one

Option 1: Holding puppies a little longer
This is the easiest option, but it will not be feasible for all puppies.  This option
only applies to puppies born after May 18th.  We can hold those puppies a
couple of extra weeks so that we can used United's flights at the end of July.  
The shipping rates would be the same as regular rates, and we will not charge
our regular kenneling fee to hold the puppy.

Option 2: Very early or very late flight arrivals
This will be the easiest option for puppies born before May 18th, but also
probably the least likely to be successful.  Even with late arrivals, the puppy
would often have to leave here in the heat of the day, which may mean that this
option will not work on our end, not necessarily on your end. However,
depending on the date of travel and the destination, this option may work in
some cases.  It will always be the first one that we investigate for each puppy.  
This option will carry the same rate as the regular shipping rates for airlines.  In
some cases, we may be able to use Delta's Dash service to accomplish the
transport.  In that case, the rate would be $350.  


Option 3: Direct Flights
We do have direct flight options with American and Delta Airlines from our
home airport.  This direct flights are to Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA.  We also
have a few more options from two more distant airports.  These options are very
limited, but may include Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, LaGuardia
and Washington DC.  The shipping rates for these flights will be the same as
regular shipping.
Also, if we go to a hub for one of the airlines, we are able to get more direct
flights.  This means that we would be able to put your puppy on the first flight
out in the morning and he/she will arrive before the temperatures get to warm
for the day in some destinations.  We will ONLY go to the American Airlines
hub in Dallas, TX though.  Delta's nearest hub is too far for this option.  Please
note, this may not be available to all destinations.  I will have to investigate
temperatures both in Dallas and in the destination city on a case by case basis to
know if this will be an option for your puppy.  The shipping rate for hub flights
will be $350, and we will need to take at least two puppies each trip.  Also, we
will try to limit these trips to once per month, but we may be able to make one
more monthly trip if we have enough puppies that need to go.

Option 4: Ground Transport
We have a third-party ground transport option that may be the only option to
some destinations.  This is a service we have used before, and the rates are
somewhat lower than air transport, at $225-250 depending on the destination.  
This option does not impose temperature restrictions, but it is not available to all
areas.  Also, you may be required to drive some distance to meet the transport.  
Scroll down for more information on this option.

Option 5: Fly in to pick up your puppy
We know that this option is not necessarily feasible for many people.  However,
Allegiant Airlines has made it a little easier.  The airline offers direct flights from
some airports into Bentonville, AR (XNA) at low rates.  Regardless of what
airline you choose, we are able to meet you at Fort Smith, AR (FSM),
Bentonville, AR (XNA), or Tulsa, OK (TUL).  We will also be happy to bring
your puppy to Dallas, TX if/when we go if you would like to plan to meet us
there.  Scroll down for more information on this option.

Option 6: Puppy Nanny
This option includes a member of our family flying in cabin with your puppy.  
Again, Allegiant Air would be an ideal airline to use for this option, but our
options for direct flights with them are limited.  Scroll down for more
information on this option.

Option 7: Personal Ground Delivery
This option includes a member of our family driving your puppy to you.  The
benefit of this option is that your puppy will be cared for along the way by a
person who has been responsible for the breeding, whelping and caring for your
puppy from day one.  Nobody will take better care of your puppy than we will,
and we have done our best to try to keep the rates as low as possible for this
service.  The following rate schedule applies to all deliveries, whether we are
meeting you in your hometown or somewhere between here and there.  Each
trip will be priced based on distance one way.

Please note: We will not enter large cities to delivery puppies to your door.  For
example, if we are delivering to Dallas, we will ask that you meet us outside of
Dallas proper to avoid toll roads and excessive traffic.

Personal Ground Delivery Rate Schedule:
up to 100 miles - $100
up to 150 miles - $150
up to 250 miles - $270 (the same as our regular air shipping rate)
up to 350 miles - $450 (will require an overnight stay)
up to 500 miles - $600 (will require an overnight stay)
We will not be able to travel more than 500 miles away.

Cities within our 500 mile radius include, but are not limited to Fayetteville, AR,
Conway, AR, Oklahoma City, OK, Springfield, MO, Shreveport, LA, Dallas,
TX, Memphis, TN, Kansas City, KS, St. Louis, MO, Baton Rouge, LA,
Nashville, TN, Nashville, TN, Omaha, NE, Houston, TX, Des Moines, IA,
Birmingham AL, Springfield IL.
If you are interested in this option, please call Shayna to see if your city is within
our delivery range.
Every summer, we rely on United Airlines to get your puppies home to you.  That is because all of
their holding facilities are climate controlled, so they do not impose temperature restrictions like the
other airlines do.  However, as you may have heard, United Airline's PetSafe program was evaluated
this year and is currently on hold until the end of July for the airline to make some changes to it.  We
believe that we will be able to use United again at the end of this period, but in the meantime, we
have designed some other options for getting the puppies home. Please read the following
information and feel free to call Shayna for more information.  479-252-6670
The Fly-in Option

People often ask about flying here to pick your puppy up, and we think it is a great idea.  We
welcome the chance to meet you, and for tiny puppies that cannot fly on their own, this is a
wonderful option.  Our local airport is FSM (Fort Smith, Arkansas), but we can also go to XNA
(Fayetteville/Bentonville, Arkansas) if necesary.  We can meet you at the airport, so that most
people fly in, meet us in the airport arrivals terminal and then turn right back around and fly
home.  

Flying into Fort Smith:  Fort Smith is our closest airport, about 30 minutes from our home.  
American and Delta have terminals in Fort Smith, and the airport is small, so meeting there is easy.  
Our recommendation is to use American Airlines into Fort Smith because Delta now only has two
daily flights coming in;  however, the timing of those flights is such that you could easily fly in on
the first one and out on the second one, but expect a wait.  Still, with American, you will have more
options for flying back home.  We prefer that those who wish to fly in use the Fort Smith airport,
because we do offer this service for free on our end, but we realize that it may not be possible from
every location, so the Fayetteville airport is an option in that case.  

Flying into Fayetteville, Bentonville:  Fayetteville is about an hour and a half from our home  but is
serviced by more airlines.  American, Delta, United, and Allegiant  airlines have terminals in
Fayetteville.  The Fayetteville airport is also small  and easy to meet, so this is a viable option for
those who wish to fly in but cannot get a flight from your location into Fort Smith.  

Prices for Fly-In depend on the price of the airline ticket.  You are responsible for securing your
tickets and paying the airline's charges for carrying pets on board (listed below).  Unless we have
something unusual going on, we are available to meet you most any day.
 Please confirm your flight
date with us before booking
, just to ensure that we are definitely available that day.  


Pet In-Cabin Carry-On Rates (note these rates are one-way, as you will only carry your puppy on
the plane once):
American : $125
Delta: $125
United: $125
Allegiant: $100

You must have a soft-sided travel carrier that fits under the seat in the plane.  For Delta, puppies
must be 10 weeks old to fly.

NOTE: Allegiant requires puppies to be 12 weeks of age to travel in-cabin.  This means that they will
require a rabies shot before they can fly.  So, when using Allegiant, we will add $15 to your balance
on your puppy to cover the rabies vaccine.
The Puppy Nanny Option

For tiny puppies, we do offer a puppy nanny option.  These puppies cannot fly or travel by ground
by themselves, because they are too small.  Previously, that meant that they had to be picked up,
even if you are out of state, or they had to go to homes only within driving distance.  Now, we have
the option to bring them to you.  
At this time, I do not have a third party puppy nanny, but I am looking for one.  So, for now, it is
just me.  That means that the cost for this service may be higher than other puppy nanny services
because I do not have access to discounted flights, but you get the bonus of having your puppy's
breeder, the person that knows your baby the very best, handling your puppy personally and
ensuring his or her safety.  
Right now, this option is limited to puppies that are very tiny or that cannot get to you any other
way for whatever reason.  We have to limit the service in that way at least until we can find a third
party to be our nanny because I cannot be away delivering puppies too often.  
The puppy nanny option is just the fly-in option in reverse.  I fly into your nearest airport, you meet
me at the arrivals terminal to receive your puppy and then I turn around and fly back home.

Our rate for the puppy nanny service is $350 plus the cost of the plane ticket and in-cabin carry-on
pet fee.
Rate is based on departure with American or Delta from our home airport (FSM, Fort Smith, AR).  
If we are required to go to Fayetteville, AR to fly, add $50 to the above rates.  For Tulsa, add $100
The listed rates do not include overnight stays.  I generally will not do overnight stays except in
some very rare cases.  If an overnight stay is required for the trip, add $200.

All costs of the puppy nanny service are paid to me in advance and I book my own fights.  I make
every effort to book the most economical flights, but it does depend a great deal on the destination.  
Whenever possible, I will use Allegiant Airlines to get the best possible rates.  However, Allegiant
does not fly from Fort Smith, so if the added travel expenses for Fayetteville or Tulsa exceed the
flight costs from Fort Smith, I will leave from Fort Smith instead.  Also, Allegiant does not offer too
many destinations from our local airports so it may not be possible to use Allegiant for all
puppies.    

Total costs will also include the in-cabin carry-on pet fee.
Pet In-Cabin Carry-On Rates (note these rates are one-way, as I will only carry your puppy on the
plane once):
American : $125
Delta: $125
United: $125
Allegiant: $100

Soft-sided pet carrier NOT included in these rates.  Carriers are not left with the receivers unless
specifically requested and paid for in advance.

For Delta, puppies must be 10 weeks old to fly.

NOTE: Allegiant requires puppies to be 12 weeks of age to travel in-cabin.  This means that they will
require a rabies shot before they can fly.  So, when using Allegiant, we will add $15 to your balance
on your puppy to cover the rabies vaccine.
The Ground Transport Option

Ground transport depends on where you live and includes two options, personal delivery or meeting
in the middle by us or third-party ground delivery.  Rates vary and not all puppies are eligible for
ground delivery options, especially long distance ones.

Personal Delivery
We have adjusted this option for the summer 2018.  Scroll up for more information on this option.

Dates for personal delivery are subject to our availability, and may not be available at all during
certain times of the year.


Third-Party Ground Transport
We do sometimes offer ground transport by a dedicated pet transport service.    Transport fees are
paid to us in advance and we pay the transporters.  Currently, we use Puppy Travelers, and the rate
for this service is $225 to $250 depending on the destination.  

Rate includes bordetella vaccine, health certificate and mailing your puppy kit to you.

Ground transport is a good option during the summer when temperatures are too warm to fly.

We book your puppy's transport a week in advance, and on the following Monday morning, we
meet the transport van and send your puppy to you.  Travel times generally are between 1 and 3
days, and flexibility is required to use this service.

The drivers will contact you during the trip to arrange a meeting place and time.  For some
locations, you may be required to drive an hour or more to meet the van, because they only stop at
designated locations.  Also, pick up times may be inconvenient, occasionally even in the middle of
the night, but you must meet the van when it comes through because you will not have another
chance to pick your puppy up.  

Please Note: Pups whose estimated weight is going to be 4 pounds or less and who will be traveling
for more than a day are not eligible for ground transport.  The transport time is just too long for
these small babies.
Special Shipping Information
June and July 2018