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Information Updated & Valid as of December 1, 2010

Effective immediately, the following charges will be assessed when Tree Rizin' Redbones must ship your new puppy/dog or meets you on the road.
 
AIRLINE SHIPPING:
 
The following Transport Charges will apply for all airline shipping.  These charges are in addition to the airline required health certificate ($40 plus $15 if rabies is needed), the shipping crate ($55-80) and the airline charges (Varies) as well as the cost of the puppy:
 
To (DAY) Dayton International:  $75
To (CVG) Cinncinnati-Northern Kentucky International:  $100
To (CMH) Columbus International:  $115
 
 
** TREE RIZIN'' STRONGLY PREFERS GROUND TRANSPORT but will ship by air in special circumstances.  Above all means, we prefer direct pickup so that we can meet you in person and you can visit our dogs. 
 
However, if we approve airline shipping, we will generally handle the shipping arrangements for you as a courtesy but you will be responsible for all fees, changes, etc that result through airline shipping and all fees must be paid ONE WEEK PRIOR to shipping (or at 7 wks old for puppies).
 
Please note that WHENEVER AVAILABLE, we will prefer shipping DIRECT FLIGHT.  We may drive an extra hour to an extra hour & a half so that we can ship from Cincinnati/Covington International Airport or Columbus Airport so that we can accomplish this.  We EXPECT that you will also be willing to go above and beyond and understand that the "closest" airport to you may not be in the best interest of the dog and you MAY have to travel up to a couple of hours so that we can ship DIRECT FLIGHT.  Those unwilling to do this should seek ground transport.
 
We prefer to ship Delta Pet First but on occasion, due to weather, will sometimes ship Continental Quick Pak Puppy.  Effective January 16, 2010, we will NOT ship via American Airlines.  This is in the best interest of our hounds. 
 
The costs have recently went up due to rising fuel costs.  Please call the airline before booking to make sure you understand the possible charges.  In late 2010, the airline's charges for shipping an 8 wk old puppy were between $260-315- depending on size of puppy, crate, and location.
 
 
 
TRANSPORT:
 
If time permits, we will generally meet you within a couple hours from the house to help keep your travel time down.  The following will be our charge for this service & are valid for all trips where we are transporting only & are not headed to an event:
 
Up to 100 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $50.00
101-150 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $75.00
151-200 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $100.00
201-250 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $125.00
 
For transports while we are already on the road headed to a dog event & where our route & time table will not be compromised:
 
$50 for any puppy/dog bought from Tree Rizin'
$100 all outside transports
 
Please Note:  Tree Rizin' Redbones assumes NO liability of a puppy once it leaves our home.  Any illness or contagious disease the puppy may be exposed to while in transport (by us or by you) or while attending a major event (if we deliver the puppy/dog to you at an event) is the sole responsibility of the new owner.  We prefer NOT to transport puppies to a major event and rarely take puppies for sale to any event.
 
NOTE:  There are MANY ground transporters out there now.  Most are reasonably priced but sometimes not practical in that they will not be available for several weeks from the sale.  If you are interested in a transporter, you should contact Tree Rizin' to verify that their pickup schedule is acceptable.  Alot of times, other coonhound folks will be traveling to events and may also be willing to help with transport.  This is also a possibility.
 
 
PICKING UP YOUR TREE RIZIN' REDBONE:
 
Please understand that deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Should you not pick up your puppy/dog by the pickup date, you forfeit your deposit and it will not be applied to a new litter as explained on our booking page.
 
Puppies are generally ready for pickup close to 8 wks old.  Any puppy not picked up by 9 wks old (without prior agreement) will be forfeited.
 
Adult dogs must be picked up within 2 WKS of sale and are not considered SOLD until payment is received.
 
For your convenience, we offer Paypal (you must add 3% to your payment to cover Paypals charges), Wal-Mart's MoneyGram, cash or money order.  We no longer accept CHECKS for deposits and never accept checks for final payment.
 
Please note that any "NO SHOW" will be treated as a failed pickup and you will lose your deposit.  We are very easy to work with but our time is precious & our schedules tight so once pick up arrangements are made- please stick to them or call us as soon as you know that your plans will change so that we are not sitting around waiting for you.
 
When you come to pick up your puppy, we encourage you to plan to stay a little while and visit.  We enjoy talking dogs and are eager to hear your plans for your new dog/puppy.
 
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* VET CHECKS *:
 
Our vets charge for a well checkup is $40.00 per animal.  We encourage and invite you to include this fee with your final puppy/dog payment & we will be happy to take your puppy/dog to the vet just before pickup.  Occasionally, we may have the vet charge already factored in to the purchase of the puppy, if indicated.
 
We give our own shots & wormings at Tree Rizin'.  Typically, a 7 wk old puppy will receive a Puppy 5 way shot & will receive a Bordetella dose before going to his new home.  He/she will have been dewormed beginning at 3 wks old with Panacur and will typically be given a round of Albon as a preventative before going to his/her new home.  Adult dogs are given rabies shots, a 7-way shot & Bordetella shot.  They are put on monthly heartworm preventative (we use Ivomec) around the age of 5 mths and it is administered at the 1st of the month.
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CHOOSING A PUPPY:
 
Booking a puppy early is always a good idea.  It helps to determine who will get a puppy from a litter should there not be enough puppies to go around (see our booking page for more info).  Deposits are recorded as they are received and we go down the list to determine who will get a puppy.  Please understand though that this does NOT ensure you "pick of the litter". 
 
Tree Rizin' ALWAYS reserves the right to retain any puppy/puppies from any litter.  Sometimes, an outside stud is used and, if agreed upon, the stud owner may pick behind us.  From there, priority is given in this order:
 
HUNT CROSSES & DUAL PURPOSE CROSSES:
1) Competition Hunters
2) Competition Show Persons
3) All other Competition Homes
4) Pleasure Hunters
5) Pet/ Companion Homes
 
SHOW CROSSES:
1) Competition Show Persons
2) All other Competition Homes
3) Pleasure Hunters & Pet/Companion Homes
 
Also note that MY personal "PICK" will not necessarily be YOUR personal preference anyway.  MOST of the time, Rob and I pick different puppies within a litter.  Not getting "PICK" doesn't mean you get an inferior puppy.  Most times, the very best puppies in a litter were not the "PICK" puppies.  We are of the opinion that there really is no "PICK".  Puppies are individuals-- they are ALL picks!

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