Shipping FAQ’s

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Do You Ship? 
Yes, toy schnauzer puppies can ship around 9 weeks old. Teacup schnauzer puppies usually need to be picked up. However, some teacup puppies we can ship between 10-14 weeks old depending on their size, how delicate they are and how long the flight would be.   

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How Much is Shipping? 
Shipping anywhere in the United States is around $350. This covers the plane ticket, airline approved crate, vet appt , health certificate and gas . Shipping fee’s are NOT included in the puppies price unless we are having a “free shipping” sale.
So if you decide to come pick the puppy up then you will need to buy your own airlines approve crate to fly back with the puppy in. You will also need to find out if your specific flight requires a health certificate. If yes, then we will invoice you $65 to cover that and make sure we take the puppy to the vet to get one before you arrive. 

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Do You Send the Puppies Medical Records?
Yes, Absolutely! Your puppies medical records will be taped on top of the crate. It will be the original records so please don’t lose them as we can NOT replace it. Make sure you give them directly to your vets office so they will know exactly what medical work we have done.
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What Should I Take to the Airport?

Nutra-Stat if you are buying a teacup schnauzer. Especially if the flight is long. wipe in mouth as soon as you get in the car. If you don’t have Nutra-stat then you can just mix smooth peanut butter with karo syrup which will also work amazing to prevent them from going into hypoglycemia until you can get them home, settled in and feed them.  If you are buying a toy schnauzer then you won’t need to do this as they are small but NOT as frail or delicate like the teacup schnauzers are.

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Wet Wipes / Toilet Paper (clean up any little poopie messes although most don’t potty in their crate unless it’s a long flight or a short layover)

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Grocery Bag (throw way the potty messes in)

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Potty Area: (for those that have a long drive make sure you bring something the puppy can go potty in. A lot of families take a laundry basket or box with a pee pad on one side and a small bed or blanket on the other side. Do NOT put the pup on public grass at the airport or during the drive home. It can easily pick up parvo and other deadly diseases which we do NOT guarantee against since we do not have control of you being cautious or not. The puppy is so young and hasn’t been fully vaccinated. Puppies must have ALL 3 sets of puppy vaccines before they are protected against serious & common life-threatening puppy disease. Parvo is the #1 puppy killer and by the time you realize your puppy has it, sadly – it’s usually to late. (parvo kills within 24-48 hours after exposure) One of the main ways they get Parvo is by their owners putting them on public grasses before they’ve had all 3 puppy vaccines so you have now been warned. Your welcome to read our parvo in puppies page for more info

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Is it Safe to Ship?
Yes, of course. With all the new laws that have been enforced for airlines to join the “Pet Safety  Program” and the clap down on security at the airports most airlines are under strict rules & guidelines. Millions of people ship their loved pets each year with no problems. With today’s technology the world has become a small place and flying on a plane has become a natural way to travel. You can always pay alittle more for “flight insurance” if you want that added protection.
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Are Pets Shipped with the Baggage down below?
No, not at all. Keep in mind, airplanes are huge and have multiple levels and rooms. Pets are placed underneath in a nice room that is well lit, air pressurized, air controlled and kept very comfortable for the pets during travel. (just like it is where the humans sit when they fly). Also, Airlines only ship a few pets at a time in this quiet room and each crate is securely fastened in.
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Do Pets Get Kennel Cough when they are Shipped?
Sometimes. Anytime you put a  puppy or even an adult dog in a “kennel” or “boarding” type environment where a lot of dogs are coming and going you will put them at risk for kennel cough. The most common places for dogs and puppies to get kennel cough would be: Vet Clinic’s, Shipping Cargo, Grooming Parlors, Doggie Day Cares, Boarding Facilities,  and dog parks. Kennel cough itself will not kill a puppy. Kennel cough is more annoying then dangerous but if left untreated it can turn into an upper respority infection which can become a serious issue. Your welcome to read our “kennel cough in dogs and puppies” page for more info.
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Can I Come Pick My Pup Up?
Yes, of course. Families do that all the time.  Just fly into Salt Lake City, International Airport in Utah and we can meet you at the baggage claim area. Then you can just can hop on the next flight home the same day. Before you book your flight just coordinate with us what day you’d like to come so we can make sure we are available to meet you. When buying your flight ask the airlines if your puppy needs to travel with a health certificate. If you do need a health certificate then you will need to send us $65 to cover that. You will also need to purchase an airline approved crate or bag for the puppy to fly back in.
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Do You Know of Any “Pet Friendly” Hotels in Your Area?
Pet Friendly Hotels are extremely dangerous to take a puppy that is so young and is not fully vaccinated.  No matter how clean the environment appears, places like vets offices and pet hotels are loaded with germs in the grasses & carpets that your puppy can pick up very easily making them terribly ill of even result in death. Again, it’s very important puppies have had all 3 puppy vaccines before you start taking the to places like this. If you want to stay at a hotel that is fine. We can meet you the next day and give you the puppy before you board your flight but we do NOT allow our puppies to stay at pet hotels without having had all 3 puppy shots. ( first shot at 8 weeks old, second shot and 12 weeks old and last shot at 16 weeks old)