Most of our puppies are shipped to their new families. My puppies are so well travelled in their crates, by the time they leave for their new family, they think
they're just going on another car ride. Pets travel in an air pressurised and temperature controlled hold. I fly with my dogs to dog shows in the US several times each year. I have even flown with
one of my Champion kuvasz to Sweden, and with her puppy back to the US 2 years later.
There are Mattiaci golden retrievers in:
AK, WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, IL, WI, MI, TX, NJ, CT, MA, ME, NJ, PA, NY, RI, VT, TN, AL, GA, SC, GA, VA, FL and China.
*** FOR OUR PUPPIES GOING HOME JULY 24-26 WE DO HAVE A GROUND TRANSPORT GOING TO PHOENIX TO DELIVER PUPPIES ALONG THe WAY WHERE IT IS TOO HOT TO SHIP IN***
Puppies must be purchased by July 23.
Dogs and puppies flying receive special handling from the airline. We have available to us for shipping cargo: Alaska Air, Delta/Skywest and Horizon Air.
To read AK Air's "Pet Furst" protocol to get a brief overview of pet shipping, Click here.
Luna & Lucia, Missoula, MT
The airline employees enjoy when I have puppies to ship, many come over to pet the puppies and hold them. Puppies typically arrive at their destination clean and happy to see their new family.
If traveling by air to their new home would be less time in a travel crate than driving, it is probably less stressful for a puppy or dog to fly to their
For an 8 week old puppy flying in a standard small, 100 size crate: Add $300 in addition to the purchase price for transportation by air freight. This price includes
the required health certificate and shipping crate on all airlines except NorthWest Airlines. Your puppy will arrive in a hard plastic kennel that you keep and own.
For older puppies or dogs shipped in larger kennels it typically will cost $300 for a small kennel; $350 for a medium kennel; $400 for an intermediate kennel; $450 for a large kennel and $500 for an extra large kennel. Airlines charge by the kennel size and total weight of the dog and kennel.
We can plan all of the arrangements that are best for the puppy or dog.
People flying in to get their puppy will pay shipping fees themselves and will need to bring a soft crate for in cabin or hard crate for excess baggage.
Average excess baggage fee for puppy flying with person on flight is $75 to $300 per way depending on the airline. AKC endeavors to maintain a current list
of airline rules and prices at: Pet Policies and Fees.
There are often inexpensive flights from most hub cities into Missoula, Butte, Helena and Bozeman if you want to fly in and hand carry your puppy home with you on the plane.
* We do have puppy nanny service, where we will hand carry your puppy on the flight for you at the cost of the flight, puppy, plus $50. 14 days notice required.
For puppies going to Hawaii, view Hawaii's new quarantine laws to have your 10 month old puppy within 5 days of
being shipped to Hawaii. Due to the minimum amount of time needed to prepare a puppy to meet the requirements of the 5-Day-Or-Less program, a puppy will be
about 10 months of age by the time the preparations are completed. Puppies not able to meet all of the requirements for the 5-Day-Or-Less program will be
quarantined for 120 days.