Adopting a puppy will go smoothly if you anticipate and prepare for the coming of that small bundle of joy and energy into your house. However your puppy finds his way into your heart and home, there are a few helpful guidelines that can make the transition easier on all of you.
A puppy, like a human baby, requires more than his weight in equipment from the beginning. Let’s look at the New Puppy Checklist of things you will need to own as soon as you chose your puppy:
Travel Crate or Soft-Sided Carrier. This will help you bring your puppy home and take him to the vet or visits to friends safely. The crate goes in the back seat or cargo area, preferably seat-belted in. See Buying the Right Dog Carrier.
Leash and Collar Or Harness. Expect to replace these as he grows, but it’s best to get a…
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