Prepare for the arrival of your new family member:
- Contact me for pick up date and time- emailing is best.
- Decide on your travel route and where you will stop to give you r pup and break if you
are traveling more than 2 hours. Rest Stops, Gas Stations, Fast Food Restaurants and Dog
Parks are a no-go. They are heavily visited by other dogs. You want to protect your pup
by taking a bathroom break in a low dog traffic area, like an office park that has trees and
- Create a puppy proofed area where your puppy be when you are not home, sleeping or
can’t supervise him directly.
- Get a couple of good nights sleep. You will need energy and patience.
- Clear your schedule, plan for enough time to spend some quality time with your pup and
time to add his/her schedule to your daily routine.
- Read the PDF version of Before You Get Your Puppy and other article and videos I send
- Pick a veterinarian- We want you to take your new pup to your vet within 3 business days
of picking him/her up. You pup will have been to our vet for an examination, his first
puppy shot and microchip, BUT I want you to be a good consumer and have you puppy
checked. You will need to establish a vaccination schedule and heartworm, flea/tick
- Find baby sitter(s)for times that you are away, like work, shopping etc. Or if you don’t
have a sitter, create your puppy proofed area with litter tray, crate and maybe an Xpen.
- Sign up for a puppy class. They should be ready for class 2-3 weeks after you get your
pup. Talk to your friends, neighbors and veterinarian for suggestions on a local puppy
- Decide what food do you want to feed. Go on https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ and find a dry puppy food to fit your budget or you can keep him/her on Royal Canin Medium Puppy. If you do switch, remember to switch foods gradually.
What to bring for puppy pick up:
- Cashier’s check or cash, unfortunately we had an issue or two over the years.
- A crate with newspaper- Puppy will ride best (less sway) behind the passenger seat.
- Water container or bucket
- Small collar and leash
- Food bowl if traveling more that 6 hours.
We provide you with:
One sweet, healthy puppy that has been socialized and examined by our veterinarian, given his/her first puppy shot and microchipped.
- Health record to take to your vet
- A copy of our signed contract that also acts as a Bill of Sale.
- AKC Registration and folder
- Microchip registration information
- AKC Health Insurance- Free for the first 30 days, once activated
- A blanket that smells like mom and littermates.
- A booklet -Puppy Fitness That Fits The Puppy
- Gallon bag of puppy food – We feed Royal Canin Medium Puppy, but you can slowly
transition them to another quality puppy food.
- Forti Flora by Purina Vet, a super probiotic to add to their food the first week
- Puppy Kong and kit