COVID-19 Puppy Delivery notes:
If you need your puppy to come home via airplane (whether you’re flying to get it or using a nanny) you may want to have a “backup” plan to drive, as there is uncertainty about air travel in the future. As of May 2nd, planes are still in the air and you should be able to get your puppy as usual. Puppy nannies are still delivering puppies by airplane, but sometimes only available to and from major airports. Flights are getting cancelled here and there but are already getting more consistent.
If you want us to drive more than one hour in your direction, in some cases we can hire a driver for 80 cents per mile, round trip. This would need to be arranged before you pick a puppy. To date, we have not had ANY trouble crossing state lines. Transporting a pet may be essential travel in your state, but you’re responsible for researching and determining this.
If you pick a puppy and then back out for any reason, you’re not forced to get that puppy, however you would lose your deposit on that puppy. We will go to work to find another home for the puppy.
Q. What are my options for getting my new puppy?
Q. Can you keep my puppy longer than 9 weeks old?
A. Occasionally, we can arrange for an “extended stay” if you can’t pick your puppy up by 9 weeks of age. The charge is $25/day after 9 weeks, up to a max of 10 weeks old, and must be approved BEFORE you commit to a puppy. While these extra days can sometimes be arranged, we strongly encourage you to pick up your puppy before 9 weeks of age. Puppies get lonely without their litter mates. 8-12 weeks is also the most crucial time for socializing your puppy, so you won’t want to miss out on any opportunities during that time.
Q. Can I purchase the nanny’s ticket so I can have a definite arrival date/time?
A. Usually, No. This is not possible for a standby nanny because they are always flying around the country and we never know where they will be originating from. Sometimes, we can fly ticketed, but availability is limited and needs to be approved first. If you buy us a ticket, this is obviously more expensive since you will be paying for round trip airfare, the airline’s pet fee, and our time.
Q. Can my puppy fly before it is 8 weeks old?
A. No. If you choose to use the standby nanny’s service, you need to be able to accept your puppy any day between 8-9 weeks old. Since the nanny can take several days to get a seat on a plane, we always shoot for the first day that she is available, starting with your puppy’s 8 week birthday. It’s not safe for a puppy to fly before 8 weeks of age