Here's a list of things you may need when bringing home a new puppy or dog.
Before your dog comes home:
A crate -Bargain Hound is a great crate, costs less than the other brands because it doesn’t have a separator (only if dog is potty trained and can have the entire crate).
Food & Water bowls - preferably stainless steel and non-tip bowls, would be best, prevents bacteria from growing on it.
Dog food- If anything, cost is a good indicator of the quality but shouldn't be the only decision maker.
A leash (leather or double loop ones are the ones we recommend)
Toys, such as a long rope, balls, Kong.
Hard chew bones, such as Nylabones
Heartgard, to prevent worms.
Dog gate (if necessary)
After your dog comes home:
Puppy ID tag
Canine nail clippers (Ask your vet or groomer to show you how to trim your puppy’s nails.)
Shampoo – Puppy Shampoo
Ear cleaner and/or ear drying powder.
Kong Zoom Groom for Dogs or Furminator
Pooper Scooper bags
Nature's Miracle Carpet stain and odor remover
File, notebook or scrapbook to hold current puppy/dog photos, medical history, vaccination records and other information about your pet. This is vitally important if your puppy should get lost. It's a good idea to keep "before" grooming and "after" grooming pictures of your dog so that you have a picture to show what he may look like with and without being groomed. If you have your dog micro chipped or tattooed, keep this information in your file as well.