Going the Distance: How Our Puppies Travel

We are so excited for the arrival of our first litter of Australian Bernedoodles in just a few weeks time! Many of you are just as excited as we are and we have had inquiries from all over the country. Our puppies are our pride and joy and we can’t wait to share the Bernedoodle love from east coast to west. We are happy to help arrange travel for our Bernedoodle puppies, but first we thought we should explain our travel policies to potential adopters.

Puppy Pick Up

Once your puppy has reached eight weeks of age you are more than welcome to come pick them up from our home in Illinois. We are conveniently located just 20 minutes shy of St. Louis, Missouri. While you are here be sure to stop and visit the iconic St. Louis Arch or stop and enjoy a Cardinals baseball game. Many families choose to turn their puppy pick-up into a mini-vacation for their families. There is a ton of stuff to do in the St. Louis area! If you don’t feel like driving, it is easy for your to fly into the St. Louis airport where we will happily meet you with your new addition.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bernedoodles

One Cuddly Caravan

We totally understand that many of our adopters have busy schedules and it might be hard for you to make the trip to pick your puppy up. For that reason we offer a couple of delivery options to fit different needs and budgets. We travel quite often delivering puppies to their new families in nearby cities.

Oftentimes we try to meet multiple new families at halfway points, but it isn’t uncommon for us to make a doorstop delivery to your front door! Rates vary depending on mileage, so please feel free to reach out if you feel you will need assistance with getting your new pooch home. There is nothing we love more than bringing new families together!

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bernedoodles

First Class Pups

Driving is a great delivery option, unless you are on the other end of the country. Don’t fret! We also offer flight services so our adopted puppies can reach their homes safely. One thing to note about our delivery program is that we DO NOT ship our puppies in cargo. We firmly believe that is dangerous to your new addition and detrimental to their physical and mental health.

All of our puppies fly in our laps (or in the laps of one of our trusted flight nannies! Can you think of a better way to travel then with a cuddly puppy by your side?) so we can ensure they reach you safe and sound. Once we have landed you can meet us at the nearest airport to your location for pickup. Talk about convenience!

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bernedoodle

Rates for flying your puppy vary depending on the time of year and the airports we fly in to. Expect to pay for a round-trip flight, pet fee and $250 to cover additional travel related expenses. If the flight is over four hours, that fee is raised to $400. International flights can be arranged on a case by case basis. Please shoot us an email if you are interested in quotes for flight options for your new pup and we would be happy to provide you with that information.

We do our best to bring families together, no matter the distance. To secure your reservation on one of our upcoming litters be sure to fill out an adoption application HERE.


Call us at (618) 779-6373 or fill out our contact form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.