The First Three Weeks
by Kathy Stevens
Training A Retriever Puppy
A New DVD Video
by Bill Hillmann
All of our Labrador's
love this food!
WITH A CAUSE PUPPIES
COSTA-LOT SHADDOW 2001 PUPPIES
AFC HAWKEYE'S COAST GUARD & LIGHTNING'S 2004 PUPPIES
AFC HAWKEYE'S VIKING
Puddles & Rocket's 2009 Yellow Puppies
Max's 2009 Black Puppies
Mariah & Max's 2009 Black Puppies
Puddles & Rocket's Izzy Yellow Puppy
Mariah's & Rip's Black Labrador Puppies
Air Cargo / Door-to-Door Shipping
We will arrange the shipping of the puppy
via airline transportation but for door-to-door delivery service, you will need
to contact Linderland Stage directly to make arrangements and communicate the
travel arrangements with us.
Door-to-Door Ground Transportation
Linderland Stage, (online at
telephone # is 605-673-3361, is a
door-to-door small animal delivery service traveling the 48 states. Linderland
Stage staff offer
personal hands on care to your puppies. Frequent stage stops are made for
comfort, exercise, feeding, and watering. Care, cleanliness, safety, and timely
delivery of your precious cargo are most important to us. Your pets travel in a
climate controlled van with heat and air conditioning. Our drivers carry a cell
phone so that we can be in touch with them at all times and you will be able to
know how your pet is doing. We have been in the animal care business for 30
years and feel comfortable offering you our service for delivery. We supply
secure approved crates, bottled water and bedding during shipment.
Linderland will supply a tentative schedule prior to pick up and will be in
touch by telephone. As our driver gets closer to the delivery destination, he or
she will call to give a better time frame. Arrangements should be made to have
someone there for the delivery. The price will vary depending on the distance,
please contact the Linder's for the cost and dates available. Linderland has been in the animal care business for 30
years and feel comfortable offering you our service for delivery. For more
information, check out the website >
of contact is > Bill and Judy Linder , P.O. Box 102, Pringle, SD 57773,
Telephone > 605-673-3361.
Air Cargo Shipping
The available services at the airlines is
through the air cargo transportation office nearest to your
location. When you request this service, there are two choices available
for shipping - Air Cargo Regular and Air Cargo Over-The-Counter. Upon contacting the airline cargo office it is important to check
on the specific routes via 2 different airlines, their schedules as to direct
flights, location of the layover and the time of layover before connecting to
the next flight. In some cases, the over-the-counter and regular shipping
will have no difference in layover time, depending upon the distance of travel.
The age of the puppy must be 8 weeks.
* Air Cargo Regular Shipping
This route usually requires a temporary lay over while enroute to the
destination point-of-arrival. The fee for this is lower and generally is
$173 to $176+, depending on the distance, the size of the crate and weight of the puppy
and crate. We use Delta Air Cargo most often and flights are out of the
Columbus International Airport or Cincinnati Airport or Dayton Airport.
* Air Cargo Over-The-Counter Shipping
Over-the-counter is normally the fastest with the puppy receiving
priority status guaranteed on the flight. The fee is higher and generally
is $173 +, depending on the distance, size of the crate and the weight of the
puppy and crate. We insure the puppy for $1,000 or higher depending on the price
you pay for the puppy. US Airlines offer this service. Hunt-N-Dogs
Estates will not ship puppies out of the country.
* Payment Options
Transportation costs are generally pre-paid at the time of pick-up. If
the airlines requests pre-payment, we will pre-pay the transportation costs and
will send the bill to you with the labrador puppy documents - AKC Registration
Full Rights, Health Guarantee, Health Record, Bill of Sale, Home Again
National Registration papers, Puppy Pedigree,
Pedigree of the parents, and copies of the parents documents - OFA, CERF, and
Titles. The Health Record, Microchip number and the "My New Puppy"
document will be sent to you via email before the puppy leaves.
Determining the route of travel greatly depends on the available schedules by
the airlines and the weather! If the puppy is being shipped during
the colder months, the route of choice will be south for connection flights,
during the summer we will search routes that are north for connections. We
always check the weather temperatures for a safe transportation of the
puppy. We will communicate with you to select the shortest flight schedule, and time of
arrival to meet your satisfaction. We prefer direct flights, and if
necessary we will go to Cincinnati, Ohio to ship the puppy. If there is a
"travel warning" issued for specific dates we will not ship during that time and
will select another date.
* Choice of Airline Carrier
Selecting the airline carrier depends on the air cargo service to your
airport. We ship from the airports in Columbus, Cincinnati, or Dayton, Ohio. The
air cargo staff will give information regarding which airlines transport puppies
to your location. We will search and arrange for the transport,
communicate to you and let you decide the specific route.
* Shipping Crate
The crate must be large enough for the puppy to stand freely and move around for
comfort. The airline cargo has regulations on the size meeting specific
requirements. Crates must have air holes on all sides of the crate
for ventilation, which includes the back side of the crate. Bedding
must be included in the crate, we crate train the puppy before flying out and
provide a blanket in the crate.. We will use a towel or thermal blanket, or
pine shavings if a long distance. It is
important to note that we will not use a form of bedding that may have lead in
it as some cedar shavings do have. If you want to specify a particular type of
bedding to be utilized, please communicate this to us. The crate will have
2 bowls, one for food and one for water - this is required by the airlines. We will freeze the water in the container, and it will
melt slowly while enroute so it will not spill out as fast during the flight.
During warmer months, we will include a small water bottle of water which will
be taped to the crate for accessibility by airline staff to water the
puppy. Extra puppy food and treats will also be taped to the crate. A label
on the crate will include the name, address, and telephone number for the
shipper and the receiving party as well as the time when the puppy was last
given food, water and exercised for relief. Crate training begins
one week before shipping, this enables the puppy to be familiar with the crate
for transportation. All puppies will have a collar and a
Microchip-Home Again for identification and the ID tag will be attached to the
puppy collar. You will
need to bring a leash with you to the airport so you can exercise the
puppy upon pick-up. The cost of the crate will need to be paid prior to
shipping, you will only be charged for the exact cost of the crate and a receipt
will be sent to you. Crates for puppies usually cost around $46 to $50,
depending on the size of the puppy.
* Health Certificate & Letter of
Airline transportation requires a health certificate by a licensed
veterinarian, which guarantees the puppy has received inoculations to date and
that the puppy is healthy for traveling within certain temperatures. This
"certificate of health" will be included in the documents upon shipping with the
airlines. The certificate must be completed within 10 days of the
shipping. We normally will have the certificate completed within 3-5 days
of shipping. The "Acclimation Letter" is attached also which is signed by
the Veterinarian. All puppies will be dewormed, and receive current inoculations
to-the-date of shipping according to the age. We will send this document
to you via email or fax so you will have it before the puppy arrives. The
puppy will receive a flea and tick bath the day before shipping.
* Upon Arrival
We will call you after the puppy has been shipped to verify the time of
arrival. It is best to be at the air cargo office at least 30 minutes
prior to the scheduled arrival and inform the staff that you are picking up your
puppy. Items to bring with you are water, leash and a towel or blanket
if you plan on holding the puppy. It is best to hold the puppy on
your lap to give love and security. The first person that lets the puppy
out of the crate and holds the puppy on the way home will be the one the puppy
will bond with first.
* Veterinarian Health Check
The health guarantee recommends that the puppy be checked by a Veterinarian
within 5-10 days after arrival. You may want to set an appointment with
the veterinarian to have the puppy checked on the way home after pick-up.
Please take a copy of the Health Record document that we sent to you.