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Are you adopting a new puppy soon? Or maybe you just got your puppy and need to make a pet store run to get must-haves? We were absolutely clueless about what we REALLY needed for Sassy before we brought her home. There is so much to think about when you bring home a new fur bundle of joy. Today, I’m going to show you exactly what to buy for your new puppy!

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:

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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.

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!

  1. Estefania Torres says:

    Your husky is so beautiful! I have two of my own. This is such a helpful list! Wish I’d had this when I adopted my first dog.

    • Laura says:

      Thank you!! 🙂 She is our baby!!

  2. Robin says:

    Great ideas for anyone getting a new puppy! We breed dogs twice a year and I am saving your link to send to everyone who buys a puppy this year! Thanks for all the info!!!

    • Laura says:

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 I wish I would’ve had it when we got Sassy so I definitely wanted to share.

  3. Lauren says:

    Great post! My sister just got a Rottweiler puppy. I’ll definitely share this post with her. Also your dog is adorable!

    • Laura says:

      Thank you so much for sharing and the sweet compliment about our baby! 🙂

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