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Preparing for Your New Puppy
Before you bring your puppy home, be sure to have the following supplies:
- Premium pet food to get your puppy off to a good start. We use Pure Balance “Chicken and Brown Rice” formula.
- Stainless steel, non-tip food and water bowls. It is thought that the chemicals in plastic can cause fading of a dogs nose, making it appear “pink”. (info per the AKC website)
- I.D. Tags with your puppy’s name, your name, and phone number. A collar and a 6 foot leash that’s about 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide. Anything smaller can break and anything bigger may not be necessary for a puppy.
- A large size crate to accommodate your full grown lab. If your puppy is being flown a medium sized crate will be given which will get your puppy through the first several months. If you start with a large size crate we recommend barricading off a section so that your puppy can only turn around and lay down. Anything larger and they tend to create a “potty” spot in the back of the kennel.
- Stain remover for accidental soiling.
- Baby shampoo for occasional baths. A toothbrush and poultry flavored toothpaste. Gum disease in dogs is a leading cause for early death.
- Nail clippers
- Treats, and LOTS of chew toys with plenty of variety. Some we have used and like are the Galileo Bone by Nylabone, kongs, squeaky toys, stuffed animals from the thrift store, or hard rubber balls. Just watch so that they are chewing but not consuming unless the toy is specifically marked as consumable.
Shipping is safe, simple, and also cost effective if you live far away. The first thing that happens is that your puppy will be taken to the vet to obtain a health certificate. On the day of travel, your pup will be placed in an airline approved, well ventilated crate, and is received by a special division of the airlines, specifically hired to care for live animals. Your pup is placed on the plane just minutes before departure and played in a climate controlled pressurized area of the aircraft. Puppies usually sleep for most of the flight.
Your puppy never really knows that they are on an airplane and doesn’t have a fear of flying. The best part is that he or she can be in your arms in jut a few short hours. Which brings me to explaining the picking up your puppy part!
This is the part you have been waiting for! Most airports have a cargo or baggage claim area. We recommend calling your airport prior to pickup to find out where you pick up “live animals” since some airports have a separate building for them. Your puppy will NOT come flying down the belt with all the other luggage. Make sure to have your I.D. on you for pick up. Make sure to bring your camera, some water for your pup and a leash. We provide a collar which will be attached to the tip of the kennel in a zip lock bag. We also recommend bring some baby wipes. It doesn’t happen often but occasionally a puppy will have soiled his kennel and it is best to be prepared for this possibility. As soon as you can, let your new puppy outside to a grassy area for a bathroom break. Also, keep in mind that your puppy as just been in his crate for a few hours so will likely have some extra energy. If you are alone, please return your puppy to his or her crate for your drive home. Car accidents can happen quickly and a new “distraction” is your car could likely be the cause so keep yourself and others safe if by yourself and drive with your pup in its crate.
When you get a chance you would appreciate hearing that your new friend has arrive safely. Please give us a call 715-427-0469.
The total cost of flying your puppy will be $500. Once you have decided to purchase a pup from us you will need to provide us with 2 or 3 airport options so that we can check on flight availability and times. Not all airports accept live cargo so giving us a few airport options will allow us to find the best flight for your puppy. We generally like to ship a direct flight and will only do a layover as a last resort.
What is due and when?
In addition to your $200 puppy down payment we require an additional $100 upfront if you choose to have your puppy flown. The remaining balance on your puppy and shipping cost will be due at least 10 days prior to flying.
While every puppy we have shipped has arrived perfectly, we cannot be held responsible when your puppy is dropped off at the airport. Insurance is available from the airline for an additional charge is desired. Please let us know if you would like an estimate on insurance cost.
Weather for Shipping:
To be able to ship, the temperatures anywhere a puppy flies to, including lay over cities if applicable, must be between 10 degrees and 85 degrees. If temps are too hot or too cold the airline will not allow the puppy to fly and your flight will need to be rescheduled. We ask that you would be flexible since the weather is out of our control. Check the forecast for your local airport (and layover cities if applicable) to see if the temps are in the shipping range. The airports use www.weather.com and go by the hourly temps.
Any Other Questions?
Just let us know!
October 14, 2015
We just updated individual pictures of all the puppies. See them on the puppies page.
October 6, 2015
All the puppies in this litter have been reserved. Let us know if you would like to be added to our notification list for next year when we breed.
October 4, 2015
We have one final girl remaining to be reserved. Let us know if you want to take her home!
September 29, 2015
We have one final boy looking to be reserved. Contact us today if you'd like to take him home!
September 16, 2015
Only THREE puppies in this litter left. Reserve yours today!
September 8, 2015
Zoe welcomed four girls and three boys today!
August 28, 2015
We are only about a week and a half away from meeting our next litter. Reserve yours today!
February 20, 2015
All puppies from this litter have been reserved. Contact us to be added to our waiting list for our next litter.
Febraury 12, 2015
Puppies are coming. It should be any time now!
January 17, 2015
We are now accepting deposits on our upcoming yellow litter due the second week of February.
Stay tuned for yellow pup info. Our Zoe is in heat and will soon be bred.
All puppies from this litter have been reserved. Contact us to be added to our waiting list for upcoming yellows.
Dillon is our final available boy from Reya's last litter. He is gorgeous and ready to go home locally the 22nd.
Dash and Dillion are our final puppies available. See them on the puppies page!
2 boys and 1 girl still available.
New puppy pictures! Outside this time
Check out our testimonies page to see our newest update! You'll want to reserve your new friend after reading this one. :)
Now taking deposits. 1 girl and 6 boys available.
10 puppies are here!! Reserve one today.
Happy Holidays! We are getting ready to welcome our newest litter. Contact us to reserve one.
Reya has been bred and Lord wiling we will welcome a new litter the very beginning of January 2014. Contact us to reserve your new friend.