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11-Step Checklist to Prep for Your Puppy's Homecoming

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 12, 2017 10:09:09 PM / by Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy


Prepforyourpuppyshomecoming.png There's a lot of prep work that goes into bringing a new puppy home. That's why we have outlined this easy, 11-step checklist to ensure you don't miss a thing!


  • Have dog tags printed and ready to go. 
  • Puppy-proof the house/apartment.
  • Purchase dog friendly cleaning supplies. 
  • Have lots of puppy food and training treats on hand. 
  • Have a properly sized dog crate set up in its permanent spot. 
  • Designate a vet, and schedule any necessary vaccinations. 
  • Have the proper equipment on hand: doggie bed, food/water bowls, collar/leash
  • Purchase a journal to track the puppy's bathroom times. 
  • Have plenty of toys of your pup's entertainment.
  • Research any complementary services you may need to care for your pup. 
  • Get ready to love!
If you are a working professional and are interested in learning more about options you have for your pup's daily care, check out our blog: 5 Options for Daily Puppy Care for the Working Professional. 

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Todd McCarthy

Written by Todd McCarthy