“What do I need for a puppy?”

If you are asking yourself – or google – that question, congrats! Research before bringing home that new puppy is crucial to making the transition go smoothly.

Puppies are up there in the “most exciting thing ever” category! Who can resist their sweet faces, adorable faces, and wet tongues?

But, puppies are not all fun and games. There is a lot to do to prepare for them and to be ready to take care of them.

No worries though! We have your back.

Get your pen and paper ready, you’ll need to make a shopping list!

Checklist: everything you need for your new puppy

It can be a daunting task preparing for anything new! Checklists are a HUGE help in keeping you on track.

Food & Health

  • Four Strong Paws Food
  • Tight-lidded container for food storage
  • Nu Vet Daily Plus
  • Prebiotic & probiotic
  • 1 tsp healthy fat daily (omega 3 oil or coconut oil)


  • Grooming brushes – soft bristle & hard metal
  • Puppy-specific shampoo
  • Quality nail trimmer


  • Water & food bowls
  • Properly sized crate & puppy pads
  • Leash & collar
  • Safe play area – either inside or out
  • Baby gates
  • 5-6 puppy safe toys
  • Bedding
  • Dog/puppy bed


Need some ideas of what to look for in toys? Here’s a short list of ideas! The type of toys you get your dog will depend on the breed.

  • Brain toys
  • Chew toys
  • Tug of war toys
  • Training treats
  • Retrieving toys
  • Balls


  • An enzyme cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Car seat covers
  • Floor specific cleaners


  • Special treats/toy
  • Leash & collar
  • Clicker & treat bag (example) not affiliated
  • A good book or two

Download Checklist!


There is a LOT that goes into getting a puppy! They are a commitment, and require a lot of tender, loving care.

But, it is completely worth it. Their sweet, adorable faces make up for whatever mess they made or trouble they got into.

Don’t forget to download your free checklist here!

Are you ready to get a puppy? Head over here to check out what we have available!

Questions? Contact us.



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