Shipping Policies

Thank you for visiting and shopping at Outside of a Dog Books & Games. The following are the terms and conditions that constitute our Shipping Policy.

Domestic Shipping Policy

Shipment processing time

All orders are processed within 2-3 business days, and most often the following business day. Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone.

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. You will be able to choose from multiple shipping options to find one that best fits your needs and price point.

Because books and games are often heavy or large, shipping rates may vary substantially with what you order. We will use the smallest packaging available to help keep shipping costs down.

Books will generally ship from our partners IndieLite, while games and gifts will ship from Outside of a Dog directly. This may result in different shipping charges depending on where you live, and means that you will generally order books and games/gifts separately.

The following are examples of shipping for a board game shipped to Baltimore; these are examples only, and rates may vary widely depending on size and weight of game or gift and destination.

Shipment methodEstimated delivery time after order processingShipment cost
USPS Priority Mail1-3 business days$10.45
USPS Parcel Select Ground2-8 business days$10.60
USPS Priority Mail Express1-2 business days$41.35

Delivery delays can occasionally occur.

Shipment to P.O. boxes or APO/FPO addresses

Outside of a Dog Books & Games ships to addresses within the U.S., U.S. Territories, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses. We do ship to PO boxes.

Shipment confirmation & Order tracking

You will receive a Shipment Confirmation email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s). The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.

Customs, Duties and Taxes

Outside of a Dog Books & Games is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.).


Outside of a Dog Books & Games is not liable for any products damaged or lost during shipping. If you received your order damaged, please contact the shipment carrier to file a claim.

Please save all packaging materials and damaged goods before filing a claim.

International Shipping Policy

We currently do not ship outside the U.S

Returns Policy

Our Return & Refund Policy provides detailed information about options and procedures for returning your order.