Are you adopting a new bundle of puppy joy soon? Or maybe you have your puppy right now and need to make a pet store run to get some basics?! I was clueless about what we needed for Sassy before we brought her home! There is so much to think about when you bring home a new furbaby. Today we are going to push past that overwhelm and get you set up and ready!
The night before we picked Sassy up, we went to the pet store to gather the things we needed. At the time, we didn’t know if we would pick a boy puppy or a girl so we got gender-neutral colored items.
Here’s What We Purchased:
Of course this was our first item and we love BlueBerry collars. We went plain for the first collar which was a good idea because Sassy chewed on it a lot. #puppyprobs
- Food & water bowls
- Puppy food
- Puppy training treats (smaller treats that are great for potty training)
- Toys safe for chewing
- Pet taxi
A Few Tips
–Before we went to the pet store we made sure to find out what kind of food the breeder had been feeding her! We did not want to upset her tummy with a new kind of food right off the bat.
–We did not use puppy pads because I had read that it encouraged puppies to go to the bathroom inside the house and we definitely didn’t want that. We did just fine without them. You can read about our potty training strategy here.
A Free Checklist for You!
The day after we brought Sassy home, we figured out we actually needed more puppy items than we initially bought and we had purchased the wrong kind of food accidentally. (Thankfully, the breeder provided a small bag we could use for her first few meals at our house.) I decided to create a checklist because I wished I’d had one when we were shopping for our puppy girl!!
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