Shiping with a 3rd party pet nanny
Hesitant on the thought of shipping? That is understandable, but I can assure you, I wouldn't put the puppies or dogs we place in harms way. We have had most of our own breeding stock shipped to us from all over the country. I have plenty of experience with shipping dogs to customers as well as receiving dogs too. I've been on both sides. We ship our puppies with a trusted pet nanny service.
Shipping is available to new owners that are located in the United States only. Shipping is arranged by Salem's Finest with a 3rd party pet nanny. Our nannies deliver to most locations or will get to the closest international airport possible. There may be a bit of traveling on your end. Please keep that in mind. 3rd party pet nanny's fly on standby to keep the costs down, so this results in flights getting changed prior or during the delivery.
Puppies fly in the cabin in the care of the pet nanny. We provide our own traveling bags for the puppies to ride in. They will have food, water and nutrical provided to them during traveling.
The charges are an additional $500.00-750.00 depending on location. On average, $500. This includes the fee for the pet nanny and the fee to deliver your pet. It's the least expensive method to choose if you are needing delivery service arranged.
You will be responsible for paying a small deposit via PayPal and then the remaining balance by Cash when your puppy is delivered to you. A photo will be taken of you and your puppy and sent to me for delivery conformation.
Please be aware that this does not include the delivery charge that is also taken into consideration for needing shipping. The traveling fee is an additional charge of $150.00. If I have to meet you at the Portland airport or in the Portland, Oregon area, this fee will be added to the final payment on your puppy. There is no additional charge to pick up your puppy in Salem, Oregon- which is my hometown.
Puppies must be over 8 weeks before they can be shipped. More than one puppy can be shipped together for one shipping charge to the same family, but two puppies is the maximum and you will still have a fee of $100.00 more for the additional puppy. Due to the increase in shipping costs, the nanny's will not be doing shared shipping expenses for separate families or separate locations. Each puppy parent is responsible for the full amount of shipping. Please be advised that we do our best to get you your new puppy, but sometimes weather conditions can prevent a flight from taking off on time or may cancel an existing departure time that may have to be rescheduled. Salem's Finest will do their best to get you your puppy on time, but safety comes first.
Flying in to PDX
Another shipping option is having you fly into the Portland International Airport (PDX) when your puppy is approximately 8 weeks of age.
You are responsible to purchase your own round trip airline ticket with whichever airlines you desire, but make sure that they have pet allowances for the puppy(ies) to be able to ride in the cabin, usually underneath your seat, sometimes on your lap, but always in the pet carrier. All airlines require the pet to be 8 weeks and up, but Delta requires the pet to be 10 weeks and up. Please also be aware that the airline that you fly with may have fees to have a pet fly with you. Always double check!!! I also can't express enough that it is your responsibility to also purchase flight insurance in case your puppy is not available to leave at the estimated time we post. Sometimes puppies need additional care and we are unable to predict this. We are not responsible for reimbursing you for your flights if we need to hold the puppy in our care longer. It is your responsibility to notify me in a timely manner if you will need the USDA health certificate before the time of your pick up.
Please note that the $150 delivery fee still applies to this option.
Shipping with an SFC nanny
We are now offering shipping with an SFC pet nanny. What does that mean? It means that we have hired our own team of trusted individuals that are personally affiliated with SFC, to deliver your baby. This is a bit more expensive than the shipping with a 3rd party nanny which is listed above, but it takes quite a bit of the stress away from the delivery process. The difference is that our nanny's will purchase a round trip ticket (plus in cabin pet fee) and deliver your baby to your closest airport. This means we will have a more accurate date and time of arrival and there will be no standby issues at all.
Round trip tickets will vary by location and time of the year. Please note that this option is not available to smaller size airports and we will only personally deliver to you with this option if we are able to get a direct flight to your closest largest airport. We are not available year round to do this option. This is contingent on our schedule. Average round trip ticket charges can be anywhere from $500 -1000 plus in cabin pet fee. The ticket prices cannot be calculated ahead of time.
SFC pet nanny fee is $750
Delivery fee is $150
This is an expensive option, but it is available.