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General Shipping Information
 
 
We are very experienced shippers.  We have shipped our Puppies/Dogs all over the world, including the lower 48 states and Alaska.   We properly plan ahead choosing the most appropriate flight for the safety of the Puppy/Dogs.  Shipping, when done properly, is very safe.  We have NEVER had any safety issues shipping our Puppies/Dogs.  Passengers can fly with puppy/dog and fly most days, including Sunday's as they are NOT utilizing Air Cargo.  We ONLY ship Monday - Friday.  Saturday's are extra busy for us at the farm and we are not available to ship on Saturday's.  Air Cargo's are typically CLOSED on SUNDAY'S, so there is no one available to retrieve them off the plane or available for picking up on Sunday's.    PLEASE read the information below, it explains in detail each option for shipping or flying with your puppy/dog.  Keep in mind, puppies must be a minimum of 8 weeks to ship or older for us to ship them OR 8wks or older for carry on, taken with client on their flight.  Prior to shipping, they must get a health certificate from a licenses veterinarian within 10 days of the date of flight.  Puppies/Dogs MUST be shipped in appropriate an airline safe crate with ample head clearance.  Rates for shipping are detailed below.  PLEASE Note:  CMF does NOT charge any additional fees to ship, ONLY the actual costs of shipping the puppy/dog, which includes delivery to the airport, health exam/health certificate to fly, food and airline safe crate with appropriate absorbent bedding.  For adolecent puppies and/or adult dogs,  prices are more due to the weight of Puppy/Dog & crate size needed, so you can estimate below for Crate size, Vet Exam for Health Certificate required to fly & Airline or Air Cargo  costs.  We do NOT charge for delivery to SEA/TAC.  Airfare & Air Cargo rates vary from state to state, as it is based on Region to Region.  Keep in mind, airlines have specific cities they fly into, with specific types of planes, many do not fly into every city.  By utilizing the rate calculator or estimate links for the Airlines, you can see which cities they fly into and  estimate the cost for Puppy/Dog with total weight, including paperwork, food dishes, food and absorbent bedding.  If you are unsure, or have questions, feel free to ask us where you would like us to ship to and we can point you in the right direction for a quote or we can do an estimate quote for you  as well.  Remember, we must work with the airlines and their flight options available for animals flying.  When passengers are flying with their Puppy/Dog there are more options available than puppies/dogs flying alone.  Also keep in mind, we MUST plan ahead working around the Weather/Temperatures and Holidays, as airlines will restrict animals being shipped during these times. 

Shipping Information

We ship out of Seattle Tacoma SEA/TAC International Airport
Puppies MUST be 8wks or older to fly
We prefer:    8-10 wks for In Cabin          10 wks or older to be Shipped in Air Cargo
Health Certificate

Boarder Patrol & Airlines REQUIRE vet exam for current Health Certificate for all animals to Fly or Cross International Boarders.
Health Certificates are ONLY valid for use within 10 days of travel & MUST be obtained PRIOR to flight and/or crossing International Boarders.
Health Certificate MUST be issued in the name/address of the person traveling with/or picking up the puppy/dog at Air Cargo

Alaska Air Cargo Rate Calculator

United Air Cargo PetSafeCalculator

Delta Air Cargo Rate Calculator

Veterinary Exam for Health Certificate Typical Cost:

Under 4mo = $75  Over = $100 

Crate/Carrier MUST be Airline approved, Hard Sided, Screws to Secure, include Food & Water Dishes, shipper must provide Food & Absorbent Bedding.

  Typical Cost for Crate/Carrier  Examples:  28" = $65     32" = $70"    36" = $ 80    40" + $110    42" - 48" = $200-$300

How Puppy/Dog is Traveling
Health Certificate is Always Required
Airline Approved Crates & Carriers
Pets MUST fit with ample headroom/clearance
Crate/Carrier sizes allowed varies for each Airlines,
for type of plane and for In Cabin or Air Cargo
Puppies/Dogs Flying In Cabin

Carriers must be small enough to fit under the seat during take off and landing

Pets MUST remain in the Crate/Carrier for the duration of the flight
Typical size allowed:
7"x11"x17"  OR  9"x11"x17"
Airline Avg. Cost per pet:
 $100 to $150
+ passenger's ticket
Puppies/Dogs Flying in Air Cargo
ONLY specific planes and flights allow animals

Air Cargo is Oxygen & Temperature Regulated 

Pets MUST remain in the Crate/Carrier for the duration of the flight

For puppies/dogs
typically sizes are
28"  32"  36"  40"
Air Cargo Cost is determined
by Crate Size ~ Total Weight 
and Region  to  Region

How Puppy/Dog is Traveling
Option 1    Meet at SEA/TAC
Option 2    Pick Up Puppy at CMF
Crate/Carrier sizes allowed varies for each Airlines,
for type of plane and for In Cabin or Air Cargo
How to Determine Costs 
Puppies/Dogs Flying In Cabin w/Passenger

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

Client flies in to SEA/TAC,

CMF meet client at airport with puppy/dog,

Client carries Puppy/Dog on plane In Cabin

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

Client flies in to SEA/TAC, drives to CMF

Client transports puppy/dog to airport

Client carries Puppy/Dog on plane In Cabin

Client arrives at destination airport

Client carries Puppy/Dog off plane

Vet Exam for Health Certificate 
Appropriate size Crate to fly in 
 
Airline Pet Crate/Carrier Fee
Typically $100 - $150
+ Passenger Ticket
Puppies/Dogs Flying with Passenger in Air Cargo

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

Client flies in to SEA/TAC,

CMF meet client at airport with puppy/dog,

Client checks Crate/Carrier w/Puppy/Dog

at Baggage for Air Cargo

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

Client flies in to SEA/TAC, drives to CMF 

Client transports puppy/dog to airport

Client checks Crate/Carrier w/Puppy/Dog

at Baggage for Air Cargo

Client arrives at destination airport

Client retrieves Puppy/Dog 

at oversized Baggage Claim

Vet Exam for Health Certificate
Appropriate size Crate to fly in
 
Airline Pet Crate/Carrier Fee
Typically $100 - $150
+ Passenger Ticket

CMF does NOT charge any additional costs for shipping Puppy/Dog other than the actual costs, to be reimbursed by Client to CMF.                  CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight = 

CMF takes Puppy/Dog to Veterinary exam for Health Certificate, Purchases Appropriate Crate/Carrier, Transports to SEA/TAC to meet client or Air Cargo to be checked in, or Client picks up Puppy/Dog at CMF. 

Puppies/Dogs Shipped by CMF Flying in Air Cargo

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

CMF transports Puppy/Dog to Air Cargo 

CMF checks Puppy/Dog in at Air Cargo 

Client arrives at destination Air Cargo

Client retrieves Puppy/Dog @ Air Cargo

30-60 minutes after plane has landed

Vet Exam for Health Certificate
Appropriate size Crate to fly in
 
Air Cargo: Crate Size, Total Weight
From Region - To Region
AIRLINE  MILITARY  DISCOUNT
 
Puppies/Dogs Shipped by CMF in Air Cargo
to be shipped to and picked up
ONLY by Military ID Client

CMF prepares Puppy/Dog for flight

CMF transports Puppy/Dog to Air Cargo 

CMF checks Puppy/Dog in at Air Cargo 

Military ID person arrives at Air Cargo

Military ID person picks up Puppy/Dog @

Air Cargo 30-60 minutes after plane lands

Vet Exam for Health Certificate
Appropriate size Crate to fly in
 
Some Airlines offer Discount Pricing for Pets
Flying Air Cargo to Military ID Clients

typically a flat fee $150