Do you live far away? I have a few options below for travel and puppy delivery.
DRIVING: We can meet half way or I can deliver the puppy to your home. This is up to a maximum of a 800 miles round-trip (400 miles one-way). The fee is .35 cents per mile. Example a 100 miles is $35. Maximum 800 mile trip is $280. Flying may be a better option.
FLYING: I can personally fly with your puppy and meet you at the airport. The families who have selected this option have been very happy. I have personally flown with puppies to Texas, Florida, Philadelphia, California, Maine, New York, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Nevada and more. The puppy or puppies travel with me in the cabin of the plane in a soft carrier (I have videos on my facebook fan page). You and I meet in person at the airport. This is a wonderful option if you live far away. This fee is $500/800 depending on the price of the flight for the lower 48 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. However if you live outside of the lower 48 the price might be more--we can verify the fee in advance.
The standard fee of $500/$800 covers the flight which ranges from ($250 to $600 on average), the fee for the puppy to fly ($125), 1/2 the hotel fee ($150) and other airport/travel expenses such as airport parking ($38), gas for 218 mile round-trip drive to and from the airport ($50). I take the cheapest flights and I often book the red-eye flight home to help keep the flight fee as low as possible. HERE IS A VIDEO OF A PUPPY WITH ME ON THE PLANE AS WE LANDED IN LAS VEGAS. You can see that he is quite content and happy while we fly. You do not need a facebook account to view this video which is LINKED TO MY FACEBOOK.
Wit and I flying TOGETHER to meet his new family.
I do NOT Ship puppies and here is why...SHIPPING PUPPIES is not the same as flying with the puppy in the cabin which is how I travel with puppies/dogs. Breeders who SHIP puppies are sending them in the cargo hold with the luggage and they charge anywhere from $350 to $500. The puppy is shipped in the cargo hold with no caretaker available and no one to be accountable for any issues once you pick up your puppy at the airport. How does shipping a puppy work? Puppies are checked in at the airport luggage drop and they are then treated as luggage and travel with the luggage--not with people. They sit outside on the loud tarmac waiting to be loaded before the flight with the luggage. During the flight the puppy is literally in the bowels of the plane and these flights can be anywhere from 6 to 18 hours (direct flights are dangerous enough however connecting flights hold even more risk). The plane is only temperature controlled while in flight. It gets very hot and can be very cold between flights and while waiting for the plane to take off. The sound of the plane is deafening/frightening in the cargo hold, sitting on the tarmac waiting to be loaded is also dangerous and if there is a delayed flight or mechanical issue the puppy has no one there as they wait in the bowel of the plane or on the tarmac not to mention temperature fluctuation risks. The breeder is also not at the airport to meet you in order to be accountable if there is an issue once the puppy arrives or if the puppy fails to arrive at all or if it is the wrong puppy. Lastly, I want to meet ALL of the families in person. I personally fly with the puppy in my constant care and they remain in my care the entire trip. As soon as I book the flight I forward that information to the family in an email. I hand deliver the puppy directly to you at the airport and we sign the paperwork in person and go over the puppy welcome package together.
I have a better option which is personal delivery safely from my care directly to yours. You pay the $500/$800 fee once the pregnancy is confirmed or within the first week after birth. I can provide receipts as well. I do NOT overcharge for this service. Puppies are at least 9/10 weeks old when they fly out with me. You may also contact families that have had me hand deliver a Schnauzer to them at the airport. I know you will be very happy with this option if you live to far away to drive here. Meeting halfway is not always convenient either, so flying is a wonderful option.