Possum Hollow Farms Working Dogs
Vicki Hughes / 371 CC Lovelace Road / Rutherfordton NC 28139 /
PHF recommends that you try to pick up your
dog/puppy in person. That way you can see the parents, meet the breeder and
personally make sure your new dog is safely transported home. However, we
realize that occasionally this is not possible.
We will deliver your dog to you (or meet
you part way) for an extra fee. This delivery method allows you the
opportunity to meet the breeder and know that your dog is safely and
comfortably transported to you. Delivery distances are calculated
using Yahoo!Maps from 371 CC Lovelace Road, Rutherfordton NC 28139 to the
location of your choice. Fees may vary depending on the size of the
dog, overnight vs. day-trip, etc.
Shipping via Air:
In the event that you must
have your dog shipped to you, we want you to be aware of what that
involves. PHF will ship puppies or dogs via air only and shipping
can only be done when the temperature is no more than 80 F at any location
along the route. The following summarizes the shipping process and expenses.
What PHF provides:
Booking shipment according to airline regulations.
Delivering dog to airport counter at least one hour prior to flight.
(includes 3 hour drive round trip to the airport)
Obtaining and presenting Original Veterinarian Health Certificate dated
within 10 days of shipment.
Obtaining crate conforming to IATA and USDA specifications.
Handling all special arrangements (feeding, watering, etc.).
PHF Charges a single minimum
shipping fee of $250 to ship any dog to any location. Fees may
be higher if airline costs are more or special arrangements must be
made. PHF ships puppies at 8-10 weeks old. TOTAL
payment is due prior to shipment. Please mail your payment
to Vicki Hughes, 371 CC Lovelace Road, Rutherfordton NC 28139. (Or use PayPal service by that date.)
WHAT TO EXPECT: Once we receive your payment, we will send you the
dog's Registration certificate (if we have received it from the registry) and any paperwork involved in shipment. There are lots of
airline-induced limitations restricting when and where we can ship by air. You
may have to travel to a more distant airport than you expect. Your pick-up
time could be in the middle of the night (some airlines will not deliver during
day time if the weather at the destination is too hot). If you are not
there to meet your dog's flight within a "reasonable amount of
time" you may end up paying kenneling costs to the airport. You will
need some identification (driver's license is good) to get your dog. When
you pick up your dog, take it out of the kennel at the
airport. Make sure your dog is alert and moves about easily (play
with your pup or walk your dog). We will NOT give a puppy or dog Dramamine
or any other medication prior to shipment.
Therefore, they should be alert upon arrival. To avoid a mess in your car, do not give your
dog food or water until
you are home. You will need to bring a leash with you, but PHF will supply
a collar. The kennel is yours, don't leave it at the airport. When you get
home, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to let us know your dog arrived safely and in good
condition. Once your dog is delivered to the airport we are no longer
responsible for it. Any problems incurred as a result of shipping
are your responsibility. If your dog does not arrive as expected call us immediately
from the airport .