buyer assumes all costs, responsibilities, and liability
related to shipping a purchased Yorkie including,
but not limited to: air, land, or water transportation;
quarantine expense; other vaccinations not included
in the "Sales Contract"; food, care, injury,
death and other health related issues; and all other
third party handlers.
Ojibwa Yorkies will assist with reservations, if required,
for anyone wishing to pickup their Yorkie in person.
No guarantee is made to the availability of motels
or bed and breakfast facilities. We will, however,
make every attempt to assure that your visit here
is as comfortable and convenient as possible, We will
even put you up at our house.
Ojibwa Yorkies will ship a puppy, but I prefer to
limit the transit time to no more than 6 hours if
possible.Ojibwa Yorkies will arrange transportation
and/or deliver the animal to the Houghton/Hancock
airport, or to the Marquette airport. I use Northwest
Airlines (NWA) out of Houghton & Marquette.
Airlines (NWA) has very strict regulations due to
the heat & cold. NWA imposes an embargo when too
cold or too hot. Which means puppies can only be shipped
if the temperature at all points in the flight meet
the required temperature. The maximum temperature
allowed is 85 degrees. The minimum temperature allowed
is 10 degrees. A "Certificate of Acclimation",
issued by a licensed veterinarian no more than 10
days prior to departure is required when the actual
or forecasted temperature at any point on the itinerary
is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrangements for puppies
to be shipped during the summer or winter on NWA are
tentative, at best. If the temperature drops or increases
before the flight, or is expected to drop or increase
during the flight, they will not take the puppy.
If your destination requires the puppy to fly out
of Marquette (airport code MQT), I can only do this
on Friday and Saturday afternoons as it is a 2 &
1/2 hour drive each way. To cover the cost of gas,
I charge $40 for the trip. The Houghton airport (airport
code CMX) is closer to me (1 hour), so the charge
for the trip there is only $25. I will not ship out
of the continental U.S. unaccompanied at this time.
The rates for shipping using NWA cargo service costs
from $160 (including taxes and security charges).
And, depending on where you live, the dog might have
to change planes in Detroit or in Minneapolis. Detroit
requires a minimum of a 3 hour layover and Minneapolis
has a 2 hour minimum layover between planes. These
layover are mandatory by NWA and even if there is
a flight with a 1 hour & 45 minutes layover they
won't make the reservation. If the dog needs to change
planes, Ojibwa Yorkies recommends that you use NWA's
Priority Pet VIP service, because there is no mandatory
layover and you pick up the puppy at the luggage counter
instead of the cargo building, it costs $300 (including
taxes and security charges). Plus gas surchages & taxes for the 100
Series Vari Kennel
you decide to check flight availability on an airline's
web site, be aware that just because a flight is listed
doesn't mean it handles live cargo and Puppies must
arrive at the airport 2 hours before flight time.
So If you want the puppy shipped out of Marquette,
don't schedule a 7:00 am flight, as I would have to
leave here around 2:30 in the morning to make the
flight. You must call the airline's pet shipping department
for accurate information. Their phone numbers are
listed below for your convenience.
cost to be consider in shipping is the kennel/crate,
All airlines require the puppy to be in an "airline
approved" pet carrier with food and water cups
attached to the gate. If you already have one, you
can mail it to me - allow at least a week for it to
arrive here. NWA requires that a Veri Kennel
by Doskocil brand crate be used. For Yorkies,
size 100 (small - 21"x16"x15") is the
correct size. This kennel can be purchased locally
and you ship it to me or the easiest way it to purchase
it on-line and have them ship it to me. I
need the kennel here at least 1 week
prior to shipping the puppy. A good place to order
on-line is from PetEdge.
They have Doskocil Sky Kennel with the airline kit
for around $34 plus shipping.
Pet Shipping Phone Numbers
Northwest (if you're traveling with the puppy): 800
Northwest (if the puppy is being shipped to you):
800 692-2746 option 7, then option 3. They stop answering
their phone at 8pm.
Yorkies has listed these prices for your information
only and may change at any time. We believe it is
important that there is no 'hidden costs' in buying
a yorkie from us. An informed consumer is a smarter