** ANY and ALL questions regarding your kitten’s flight or shipping information needs to be directed to our shipping department. Once you are given your flight information and the kitten(s) is in transit, they are in the care of the airlines and the kitten(s) is their responsibility. We have no control over weather, canceled flights, or changes made by the airlines. Booking your flight is handled solely by Rob. Marie does not handle ANY of the shipping process and will be unable to give flight information**
We have successfully been shipping our kittens for over 15 years without any serious issues.
Rest assured your new furry family member is in wonderful and devoted hands with the airlines that we chosen to transport our kittens with. We seek out the best possible flight to get the kitten(s) from our arms to yours.
The airlines adhere to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, as well as International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
Flights cannot be booked until 24-48 hours before the flight and are always scheduled around the weather.
The airlines depend on weather.com so that is a good place for the customers to watch as well.
The kittens travel in a hard plastic pet taxi that is airlines approved.
We make sure the kitten is familiar with the kennel in which they will be traveling far in advance to their actual shipment date.
Regardless of the airline, all pet cabins are pressurized, and temperature controlled.
The kitten will receive a dose of stress drops before leaving the nursery. Their carrier is also sprayed with a calming agent.
Each kitten will come with a complimentary organic catnip pillow which also reduces the stress of the kitten(s) during transit.
The kitten(s) will arrive with his or her nursery blanket.
This special blanket has the scent of the nursery mates and mother on it.
Please refrain from washing their baby blanket for the first few weeks after arriving.
We pick up the food dish on the eve of shipping to help prevent the baby from getting car/airplane sick or soiling their kennel.
We are always amazed at how well they do during shipping.
Shipment after shipment we receive similar feedback as to how well the kitten(s) had tolerated the flight.
99% of them are just eager to get out of the pet taxi and find the litter pan, then begin exploring their new home.
Most of them will resume eating and drinking within the first 24 hours after the flight.
While a direct flight may not always be possible we will do our best to try and locate one if possible.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in regard to the shipping process.
Unplanned/expedited shipping is $1000, this rush package is available for kittens that are old enough to leave only (usually between 12-14 weeks of age).
This price includes the airfare, airline approved pet carrier, health certificate and rabies tag & vaccination.