New Puppy? These Are Your Must-Haves

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” 

~ Charles Schulz

Who would know better about how great puppies are than the creator of one of the most world’s most famous puppies – Snoopy? Absolutely no one. And Charles Schulz is right. When you get snuggled by a warm puppy – there’s nothing better!

If you’re thinking about getting a puppy or already have a plan in place to bring home a new edition, there are a few things you should have to make things infinitely easier – and here is a list to help!


Puppy on leash and harness

Leash and Collar/Harness

You’re going to want to take that little bundle of energy on walks – so make sure you have a leash and collar or harness. For smaller puppies, a harness may work better as a collar can slip off the little guys.


dog collar with ID tag

Identification Tags

Inevitably, your puppy is going to take off – they just can’t help themselves. Be sure you have identification tags for your puppy – so if you can’t find them right away – someone can contact you when they do find them.


dog eating food

Food and Water Bowls

Everybody has to eat – including your puppy. Make sure you have food and water bowls that are an appropriate size for your newest family member.


Clearly loved pets medium pen


Puppies love to explore. And they love to chew. And they love to get into things. It’s the nature of a puppy. Finding a way to contain them, so they have some room to explore, but can’t get into mischief is essential. Clearly Loved Pets makes Lucidium pens that are transparent – which is perfect for puppies that want to see what’s happening and pet parents who want to keep an eye on their puppy. And they come in all different sizes – making them ideal for puppies and small to medium breeds weighing up to 40 lbs.


Dog Bed

Dog Bed

Of course, you want to provide your dog with some comfort, and that’s why you’ll want to pick up a dog bed. Dog beds come in different shapes and sizes, and there are many to choose from, so do some research to find one that will work for your puppy.


Dog treats

Food and Treats

Yes, food and treats are a must. Seek out high-quality food and treats that will help your puppy become a healthy dog. If you have questions, your veterinarian should be able to make some recommendations.


Grooming Supplies

Grooming Supplies

All dogs will need to be groomed. While you may take your dog to a professional groomer for some pampering, it’s always good to have some of the basic grooming supplies at home.


puppy holding poppy bag in mouth

Poop Bags

Yes, you’ll need to pick up after your pooch. Invest in a supply of poop bags, so you’re never caught short.


Assorted dog toys


Puppies love to play. Once you’ve figured out what type of play (fetching, tugging, etc.) that your puppy loves – grab some toys to make it fun!


Dog holding new puppy


Last, but definitely not least, make sure you have plenty of patience. Puppies need to learn – and you’re their teacher. And, they’ll make plenty of mistakes. So, have plenty of patience throughout the learning process.

Are you ready to add a puppy to your home? Then jump in with both feet and find the one that will make your home complete! And pick up these must-haves before your new furry family member comes to join you. These items will help make sure that you and your home are all ready for the joys of puppy parenting!




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