Puppy Packages - Starter Kits for Furry Family Additions

Posted May 25, 2018

Getting a new puppy is fun and exciting, yet can be a little overwhelming when determining how to get your home ready to bring that little fur baby home. We've taken the hard work out of it for you and have put together a list of the essentials your new puppy will need to transition into a new family and home. It's good to have a variety of chew and play toys to keep the energetic puppy entertained, and more interested in chewing the toy over your furniture or shoes. It's also important to establish a comfortable spot that your puppy knows is his area to relax and rest. 

If crate training is something you'll be tackling with your new pup, don't miss this article that breaks down the basics.

No Sleep, All Play

Before you bring your new family member home, make sure that you have these other essentials ready to go:

  • Dog tags
  • Food and water dishes
  • Dog food - make sure to talk with the previous owner to learn of any special dietary needs and recommendations
  • Dog crate 
  • Dog shampoo
  • Dog brush
  • Veterinarian chosen - the breeder, pet store or shelter director you get your puppy from will have good recommendations 


Immediately after the puppy comes home, she will need her initial checkup at the veterinarian's offce. Be prepared to discuss flea and tick prevention and possibly pet insurance. Researching and scheduling puppy obedience classes might also be a good idea.

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