Checklist: Bringing Home a New Dog

If you're thinking of adopting a dog, here's a great post by DogVacay on what to expect throughout the process. While I had a more unique adoption experience, there's a lot to know and get when bringing home a new pet.

New Dog Checklist:
  • Veterinarian // also look into pet insurance
  • Microchip // register your dog and keep it updated!
  • ID Tag // update tags if you move or get new contact details
  • Collar  // here's one with poo emojis!  
  • Leash // consider getting a harness as well
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • Food // **read this list of brands**
  • Treats
  • Dog bed
  • Blanket
  • Toys // chew toys, puzzles, balls 
  • Dog shampoo
  • Dog brush // do yourself a favor and get a FURminator
  • Poo bags
Other items you may need:
  • Crate
  • House training pads
  • Baby gate
  • A BarkBox subscription. It's a great way to try out new toys and treats. And a box will be donated to a shelter pup if you join!

Handy Resources for new Dog Owners:

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