- Shipping Policy
- Delivery Turn-around Time
- Overnight Deliveries
- Packages that must go FedEx Ground
- Food Items
- Shipping for Vaccines and Products that Require Refrigeration
- Additional Shipping Fees
- Free Shipping
- Same Day Shipping
- Limitations and Conditions:
- Auto-Ship Program Policy
- Discrepancy Policy
- Return Policy
- Signature Confirmation
- Inclement Weather Policy
- Ship to Billing Address Policy
|4-7 Business Days * ‡||$6.49|
|2-3 Business Days||$9.99|
(Not available for flammable items)
|Starts at $35 **|
|Same Day Delivery||Starts at $29 – Detailed information below|
* Orders eligible for free shipping use this method.|
** This fee may go up depending on the final destination.
‡ Orders containing food or bulk items do not qualify for free shipping. Please see the “Shipping Charges for Food Orders” table for further details.
Delivery Turn-around Time
Over the counter items:
These orders are processed in 24 – 72 business hours, given stock is available on hand.
These items require confirmation by your prescribing veterinarian. We generally contact vets within 24 business hours of
the order being placed. We request that vets respond to the request within 24 hours, but sometimes the process can take longer, depending on the veterinarian. Once confirmation is received the order will be processed and shipped within 24 – 72 business hours.
Overnight shipping starts at $35.00 and must be within the United States. Packages are shipped via FedEx. The fee can increase Depending on final destination. The cut-off time for overnight orders is 1:00pm Pacific Time. Street address must be provided for delivery. There may be additional charges added due to the weight of the package or delivery zone limitations. Overnight orders placed on a Friday will arrive the next business day. If you place an order on a Friday and want it delivered on Saturday, you will have to request a special Saturday delivery which has a different price scale from the standard overnight fee. FedEx does not guarantee overnight deliveries if the package undergoes inclement weather. CPP is not responsible for any packages that undergo inclement weather delays. It is the client’s responsibility to be aware of the weather conditions in their area. Please refer to our Inclement Weather Policy above for more information.
Packages that must go FedEx Ground
We ship the majority of our packages via USPS. However, if the total weight of the package is over 2 pounds, it will ship via FedEx Ground. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) prevents us from air-shipping items that may cause a hazard.
- aerosol-type products
- flammable and certain liquids.
As a result, these items are unable to ship Priority or Overnight and must go FedEx Ground, which may take longer to arrive.
We currently cannot ship pet food to Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories. Food items have their own shipping charges separate from our standard shipping rates. Food does not qualify for free shipping.
|Weight||Price (in USD)|
|4 – 10 lbs.||$12.99|
|11 – 20 lbs.||$18.99|
|21 – 30 lbs.||$28.99|
|31 – 40 lbs.||$33.99|
|40 lbs. +||Please Contact Us|
Shipping for Vaccines and Products that Require Refrigeration
Orders that contain vaccines and products that require refrigeration are shipped via FedEx Next Day and must be shipped Monday-Thursday. There will be an additional shipping fee. Vaccines and products that require refrigeration are non-returnable, non-refundable, and do not qualify for free shipping. All vaccines and products that require refrigeration will be shipped in insulated containers with ice packs.
Additional Shipping Fees
Free shipping does not qualify for items that require an extra shipping fee. All items that require additional shipping fees are indicated on their product pages. Additional shipping fees will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Orders with bulk items will require a quote for FedEx ground shipping
- Orders being delivered to rural areas
- Orders that include refrigerated and temperature controlled items need to ship in cold packaging with overnight delivery (e.g. vaccines)
- Orders containing food will require a quote for FedEx ground shipping
If your order requires any changes in shipping fees, you will be contacted by one of our customer service representatives
after your order has been placed.
When your order value is $100 or greater, you are eligible to have standard shipping for no additional cost. Some items cause the shipping cost to rise due to size, weight, or other considerations are not included in this program. These items are indicated on their product pages.
Same Day Shipping
California Pet Pharmacy offers same-day delivery for residents in select areas and ZIP codes located within 20 driving miles from our headquarters at 3157 Corporate Pl Hayward, CA 94545. We will confirm your delivery window after you place your order. Someone must be present at the delivery address to sign for and accept the package.
How much will I pay for Same-Day Delivery?
Same-day delivery starts at $29 for addresses within 20 driving miles from our headquarters. If your delivery address is greater than 20 miles, there will be an dditional fee of $2 per mile added to the $29. You will be notified of the surcharge prior to the order being dispatched. We use Google Maps to determine distance.
Same-Day Delivery Schedule:
Same-day delivery is available Monday through Friday.
- Order Cutoff: 1:00 PM PST
Delivery orders submitted after the cutoff time will automatically be scheduled for the next
- Service Window: 2:00 PM –6:00 PM.
Orders will be delivered between 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
At delivery, the following information will be collected:
- Recipient first and last name
- Recipient’s relationship to the pet-parent (if pet-parent is not the recipient)
- An electronic signature
Limitations and Conditions:
Prescription authorization requests may sometimes delay the processing of orders. If your veterinarian has not approved the prescription by the cut-off time, your delivery will be scheduled for the following day.
There is no order minimum, however there is a weight limit of 50 lbs. If an item is not in stock, you will be contacted prior to being charged for same-day delivery.
If we attempt delivery but you are not available, the order will be returned to CPP. Same-day delivery fees are non-refundable. Delivery fees are subject to change without notice. If any delivery is prevented or delayed by any act or condition beyond our reasonable control, we will give prompt notice to you of such condition and shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure delivery is made as soon thereafter as possible. Availability may be limited on certain days, or due to weather, local events, or traffic.
Commercial addresses and P.O. Boxes are not eligible for same-day delivery.
For more information, call 1-877-554-4797.
Auto-Ship Program Policy
The Auto-Ship Program is designed for clients who want to have recurring orders shipped out without calling in or placing orders online. To qualify for the prescription Auto-Ship, the current or new prescription must have 3 or more refills included.
Those 3 refills must be used within the year before the expiration. Prescription Auto-Ship orders are given a 5% discount.
If you have a current order and request and qualify for the program, the 5% discount application will start on your next order (the first Auto-Ship order). Over-the-counter Auto-Ship orders are not given a discount. The frequency of the auto-shipments cannot exceed 3 months. Frequencies cannot be drastically adjusted and clients are allowed only one frequency change within the year. We’re able to adjust the frequency up to 15 days. We are able to pause Auto-Ship if needed. You must contact us to pause Auto-Ship and inform us of when you’re ready to reinstate the account. If the Auto-Ship account has been paused for 3 or more months, we will remove your account from Auto-Ship. If you’d like to add multiple pets or medications to your Auto-Ship, you must choose one frequency in which all the medications will ship out. Every client is allowed one frequency for their Auto-Ship account. If you’d like to add a medication for a one-time shipment to your Auto-Ship order, we’d be able to add it, however, that item will not receive a discount. Before all your refills are used or your prescription expires, we will contact your veterinarian to authorize another prescription or inform you to mail in another prescription so we can continue your auto-shipments. The Auto-Ship Program is ongoing unless you inform us to cancel or pause it. Additionally, if the new prescription we receive does not have 3 or more refills included, you will no longer qualify for the Auto-Ship program and your account will be removed. For any requests or inquiries for the Auto-Ship Program, please contact our customer service department at 877.554.4797.
Clients must contact CPP of any discrepancies or damages within 24 hours of receipt of the medication.
An order for a prescription item must be canceled before shipping. We can not accept returns of prescription items. Please reference the following link to learn more. https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/ComplianceManuals/CompliancePolicyGuidanceManual/ucm074399.htm
Returns of non-prescription goods may be made within 2 weeks of the acquisition of the shipped goods. Only unopened/unused non-prescription goods will be refunded minus shipping and a 20% restocking fee. In order to return an item, you will need to contact our customer service department at 877.554.4797.
If you are concerned about package theft, signature confirmation is available through most of our shipping partners. Be advised this extra service comes with an added fee. Please contact us if you would like to find out more. High-value orders will be automatically assigned signature confirmation at no additional cost to ensure that the order is received. If the client would like to decline the signature confirmation, they must contact our customer service to do so.
Inclement Weather Policy
If you live in a region that exhibits extreme hot or cold temperatures we recommend you choose the express overnight shipping method. California Pet Pharmacy is not responsible if the content(s) of your package undergo inclement weather as this is out of our control. It is the client’s responsibility to consider current inclement weather conditions when ordering medications. If arrangements need to be made on a particular shipping service or shipping method, it is the client’s responsibility to contact our customer service line at 877.554.4797 to discuss how we can help make arrangements.Additional charges may be applied at that time.
Please Note: Most prescription products require storage at room temperature unless otherwise stated.
Ship to Billing Address Policy
We require all clients to ship to the billing address associated with their credit card due to security reasons. This policy only applies to the first order if it includes over-the-counter items. This does not apply to returning clients or orders with prescription items. If your order is placed with the shipping and billing address mismatched, you will be contacted by one of our customer service representatives for further information.