1. A collar and leash
Important for keeping your pup safe and secure.
2. Food and water bowls
Necessary for feeding and watering your puppy.
3. Get some food and treats
Make sure you have plenty of food (puppy food, specifically) and treats on hand to keep your new friend happy and healthy.
4. Acquire a crate or dog bed
You'll need a place for your pup to sleep, whether it's a crate or a dog bed.
5. Buy ID tags and license tag
Make sure your pup has ID tags with your contact information in case he or she gets lost.
6. Stock up on puppy pads, bleach, and dish soap to clean accidents quickly
Prepare for accidents by stocking up on puppy pads, bleach, and dish soap
7. Purchase a brush or comb to keep your pup's coat healthy and tangle-free
Regular brushing or combing is important to keep your pup's coat healthy and tangle-free
8. Invest in toys (including chew toys) to keep your new friend amused
Be sure to provide plenty of toys for your new pup to play with - including chew toys, which help promote healthy teeth and gums.
9. Get vet records transferred over
Make sure all of your pet's vet records are transferred over before his or her first checkup.