Congratulations! You are about to pickup a bundle of puppy joy! Or maybe you have your puppy right now and need to make a pet store run to get some basics?! I had no clue what we needed when we first brought Sassy home! The last puppy I had was when I was about 7 and that was a LONG time ago. There is so much to remember and think about when you bring home a new furbaby. Let’s get past that overwhelm!!
Two days before we picked Sassy, I had finally found a legit Husky breeder in our area. It was kind of a long road, even to this point, so we were all really excited! I made arrangements with them to pick out a puppy – we got to choose between a boy and a girl.
The night before we picked Sassy up, we went to Petsmart to gather the things we needed. We didn’t know if we would pick the boy pup or the girl pup when we got there so we got gender-neutral colored items.
Puppy Essentials We Purchased
- 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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Here’s a quick video of Sassy playing with one of her toys when she was just a pup on her first night at our house! 🙂
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