So you went out and did all your homework and found the perfect puppy either from a breeder or a rescue group but they are out of town. You need to make sure that your puppy is handled with care. Shipping your puppy to you can be an ordeal, but with the help of a puppy shipping expert, it can all go quite smoothly.
Puppy shipping is actually quite popular, especially when talking about specific breeds. Some puppy breeds are very rare and are only bred in very specific parts of the world. Other puppy breeds have been over bred so much that the only way to keep the breed healthy is to bring in a puppy from a completely different line. And some other times you just fall in love with a puppy who happens to live a bit too far from you. No matter the reason, you will need to have your puppy shipped to you.
You must rely on the person who is shipping your puppy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t ensure a great travel experience for your new puppy. Ask the person who is shipping the puppy to keep you informed of every step and if the need should arise, contact a pet shipping company who can handle the whole process.
The person shipping your puppy to you should only book the most direct flight, even if it is more expensive. Make sure your puppy is being shipped on an airline that has a reputable pet shipping program in place and that the flights are booked at optimal times of day according to the seasons (early in the morning or late at night during warmer weather or during the middle of the day for colder weather).
The puppy should have a microchip implanted before he or she gets any vaccinations, like this it is easy to keep track of what immunizations your puppy has received and it is a requirement for pet travel in many parts of the world. The vaccinations should be completed for the age of the puppy, not just what’s necessary for travel, but all vaccinations to prevent any illness possible.
Ask the person shipping your puppy to send some extra food with your puppy so that when he/she arrives you aren’t switching to a new food too fast, this will prevent a tummy upset when your puppy starts his/her new life with you.
Schedule an appointment with your vet soon after your puppy is shipped to you. Even if your puppy looks good after arrival, it is best to have them checked by your own vet.
We hope you enjoy your new puppy, remember to take lots of pictures and videos because they grow up very fast. For any questions about shipping a puppy or having your puppy shipped to you, contact our team of pet travel consultants who are happy to help.