You can use this payment option to send a deposit or to send an additional payment for your Alaskan Malamute Puppy.
The deposit amount for any Alaskan Malamute Puppy is $500. Please only use this option if your Malamute Puppy is not listed on our “Available Puppies” section on the website.
You can also use this option if you already reserved your puppy and are now making additional payments.
United PetSafe is a specially designed program for transporting animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin.
PetSafe offers airport-to-airport travel for animals. The program includes a dedicated 24-hour PetSafe desk, the ability to track your puppy from origin to destination and much more.
Please check here if your nearest Airport is in the United Airlines PetSafe Pick Up and Drop Off List before you purchase delivery.
When we drop off your puppy for travel, you will be given an air waybill number. Enter your air waybill number into the online tracking tool to monitor your puppy’s status.
The question we get asked the most is “How does the Malamute Puppy Delivery work?”
We ship our Malamute Puppies with United Airlines “PetSafe” out of Durango, CO Airport (DRO).
United PetSafe is not just some pet cargo shipping program … it’s not the luggage guys who pull your puppy out of the cargo area and stack it next to the suitcases on a luggage cart and park it on the tarmac for hours in the pouring rain, snow storm or 100-degree temperatures.
We have read the “horror stories” about shipping animals in cargo and we did our homework.
It’s usually large dog breeds, squeezed in small crates. Adult dogs that have never been in a crate. They get extremely stressed, being taken out of their comfort zone, their owner isn’t around and it’s hot as heck … wrong Airline and sometimes a pre-existing medical condition … Shipping an adult dog that is a totally different thing then shipping a young puppy.
United PetSafe actually has a real PetSafe Staff that takes care of our Malamute Puppies.
Durango, CO is a very small airport and on most flights, our pups get to travel in the cockpit with the pilots 🙂 The Durango hospital ships dry ice packages almost every day with United Cargo and it is not allowed to have live animals and dry ice in the same area on the plane. So on most flights, our pups get to fly to Denver Airport in the cockpit. All of the United PetSafe Vans and waiting areas are temperature controlled. Pets get loaded onto the plane last and they get unloaded first. The Petsafe Program Staff is trained and licensed with the USDA. They know what they are doing. They check on our pups and make sure they have water and food and a clean travel crate. They even have boarding Kennels to overnight a puppy if necessary.
Rocky Mountain Malamutes has all federal and state licenses and permits that are required to ship Malamute Puppies worldwide. We prepare our Puppies for their Airplane Trip very well. All puppies get examined by our Veterinarian to make sure they are healthy. Our vet checks General Appearance, Oral Cavity – Teeth, Mucous Membranes, Ears & Eyes, Lymph Nodes, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Abdomen, Hernias, Skin, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, Patellas, Neurological, Gastrointestinal and the puppy’s Behavior.
The veterinarian will issue a Health Certificate for the Airline that will state the puppy’s and the new owner’s information. It will also state the maximum and minimum temperature that the puppy can be exposed to. It certifies that the puppy is healthy and free of any diseases.
Because some pups need a few days to adjust at their new families and get back to their normal eating behavior, with all the excitement and new environment, sometimes they don’t eat as good as they should so most pups get a special diet for at least 3 days before they travel to make sure they got a lot of extra calories before they travel.
For our Malamute Puppy Delivery Service, we only use an airline approved shipping crate that is almost 2 x the size as required. The crates have bolts on each corner so even if the clips fail for whatever reason, the bolts will always keep the crate together. It comes with a food and a water dish, a potty pad and a blanket. Your Malamute Puppy will have enough space to walk around in the travel crate, to eat, sleep, stretch, stand up etc. Most pups feel actually very safe inside their crate. They don’t have to compete with any litter mates … food, water, and the bed … its all just for the traveling puppy, not to share with anyone else 🙂 The puppy can see everything but nobody can touch it and it can’t get hurt. They usually already fall asleep on the 90 minutes drive to the Durango Airport.
We don’t use a courier service to take our puppies to the Airport. Jared always takes our puppies to the Airport himself. If a flight is delayed or canceled, he drives home with the puppy and we reschedule everything.
We usually don’t leave our Puppies at the airport to wait for the next available flight! If anything changes with the flight situation while Jared is already on his way home, he gets a call from the Durango PetSafe People and we decide what’s in the best interested of the puppy. The procedure at the Airport always takes a while because there is a lot of paperwork and a big checklist to go through. Just before your Puppy gets dropped off to the PetSafe Team, we give it 1/2 cc of Nutri-Cal. It is a high-calorie supplement made for puppies.
What’s included in the $350 Malamute Shipping Fee?
$72 Health Certificate with Veterinarian Exam
$80 Airline Approved Travel Crate
$300-$350 Air Freight Malamute Puppy Delivery
Some little things here and there and 2 hours trip to the Airport and 2-hour trip back home 🙂
(As you can see the $350 shipping fee is a shared cost between you and us)
What are other Malamute Puppy Delivery options?
We don’t offer “Lap Nanny or Puppy Nanny” Services
In 2016 we worked with a few “Puppy Nannies & Lap Nannies” and we did not have very many good experiences.
A Lap Nanny is usually employed by a regional airline and knows about the requirements for a puppy to travel in the airplane cabin, the major airports, and the weather situation. All flights are standby flights. Means the nanny has to wait for an unoccupied seat on the plane. We had it happened that flights were overbooked and the nanny sat the whole day at the Airport waiting for the puppy. We also had it happen that the Nanny had to take the puppy home for the night because no flights were available. Due to the standby situation, the pickup Airport can change within minutes … The new family has already been on the road for over 1 hour to get to the airport to meet the Nanny when they get a message that they have to turn around and drive to another Airport …
The Nanny gets to take the puppy in the cabin for no extra cost because she claims it to be her own puppy… She does not have a USDA license to transport animals, she doesn’t write a receipt for the payment or pays taxes for the money she receives for her services. The puppy has to remain in a small bag under the seat at all times during the flight. There is no guarantee or any kind of insurance. The drop-offs and pickups have to happen very quickly sometimes, as the Lap Nanny has to get back as soon as possible to catch the next flight.
Rocky Mountain Malamutes follows all regulations and rules about breeding and transporting Animals, therefore we do not use Lap Nannies or Pet Nannies to deliver our Puppies. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up your puppy at our home or our Airport.
“We don’t offer Malamute Puppy Delivery with Ground Transportation”
We don’t use any ground pet transportation companies for our Malamute Puppy Delivery! For the most part, the puppies are put in minivans or similar vehicles that are packed with other dogs and cats or birds that are barking and meowing which is stressful for puppies as well as for all other animals in the vehicle. These pet transporters are on the road for several days, dropping off their animal load and receiving new animals on their way. They have to stop many times to take dogs potty or to feed and water them, clean their cages etc.
We do agree to Malamute Puppy Delivery by car if you come and pick up your Malamute Puppy at our home.
Your Malamute Puppy is vaccinated against
- Canine Distemper
- Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis)
- Canine Parvovirus
- Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease)
- Canine Parainfluenza Virus
- Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Your Malamute Puppy has been dewormed and received IVERHART PLUS as a Heartworm Preventative. Your Malamute Puppy will also have a Micro Chip that you can register with ACK Reunite.
A tiny microchip was placed between your Malamute Puppy’s shoulder blades right under the skin. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is encoded with a unique ID number that will be assigned to your pet. No two microchips have the same ID number. It is quick, easy and virtually painless, similar to a vaccine. You must enroll your Malamute Puppy’s microchip ID number with your contact information so that you can be reached if your Malamute Puppy is found. When your Puppy is found and taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, its microchip will be scanned. When the microchip number is read by the scanner, AKC Reunite will be contacted and we will contact you to reunite you and your pet.
If you are interested in one of our Malamute Puppies, you can select the Deposit Option and pay a $500 deposit to reserve it for you. It is not necessary to pay the puppy in full before the delivery is arranged.
All deposits are non-refundable!
Once we received your deposit your Malamute Puppy won’t be available for other buyers to purchase. You can give us a call or send us an email to discuss further details about delivery and we are happy to answer any questions that you might have. The deposit is necessary for the veterinarian exam and to purchase a flight certificate and an airline approved travel crate.