New Puppy Checklist 

New Puppy Checklist 

There is a lot to consider when you adopt a puppy!  We have created a list of some of the basic items that you will need to gather for your new addition.  Please see below to learn more!

Crate – These come in a variety of sizes.  One thing you should know is that your puppy should be able to stand and lay down comfortably in their crate.  Consider purchasing a travel crate if you plan to travel a lot with your new puppy.  These are normally more durable and easier to transfer.

Dog Bed – You do not need to purchase an expensive bed at first.  Think about how quickly your puppy will grow…eventually they will outgrow their bed and you will need to purchase a new one!

Collar – A belt style buckle collar is the safest and most adaptable collar for your puppy.  Keep in mind that if you can slide the collar over your puppy’s head, it can be slipped out of the leash.

Leash – The size of your leash will depend on the size of the puppy.  We do not recommend retractable leashes as they usually encourage puppies to pull while on walks.  Look at your lifestyle to choose the best leash for your pup.

Toys – When picking out toys, keep in mind your puppy will be teething usually from about ages three to six months.  Baby teeth are sharp and will be able to pick apart and shred toys.  This is common so be patient!

Bringing a new puppy into your family is very exciting.  As a pet owner, you do not need to be weighed down by the stress of obtaining the proper supplies.  Follow our list and you should have everything you need when your new puppy comes home!