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Bringing your Puppy Home

The Supplies You Need

Before you bring your puppy home, be sure you have the following supplies:

  • Nutri Source Small Medium Breed Puppy  (can order from
  • Stainless Steel, non-slip food and water bowls.
  • Harness and a leash
  • A home and travel crate that's airline approved and will accommodate your puppy's adult size.  This crate will serve as your puppy's new "den" at home, when traveling or riding to the veterinarian's office.  His scent in the crate will provide comfort and a sense of security during these stressful times.  (When shipping by air, your puppy will come with a crate)
  • Stain remover for accidental soiling's
  • Brushes and combs suited to your puppy's coat; ask your veterinarian about an appropriate brush or comb for your dog.
  • High-quality, safe chew toys to ease teething
  • Flea, tick and parasite control  (Please check with your veterinarian)
  • Nail Clippers

Helpful Hints

Use stainless steel, non-ship food bowls, which won't break or absorb odors.

Toys with parts that squeak or whistle can be dangerous if swallowed.

For a comfortable collar fit, allow for two-fingers of spack between the collar and your dog's neck; consider using an adjustable harness. 

Making a Home Safe

To make your home safe for your new puppy, eliminate potential hazards around the house and pay attention to the following items:

  • Keep breakable objects out of reach
  • Deny access to electrical cords by hiding or covering them; make outlets safe with plastic outlet plugs.
  • Safely store household chemicals
  • Keep the following house and garden plants out of reach: poinsettias, azaleas, rhododendrons, dumb cane, japanese yew, oleander and english ivy among others
  • In the garage, be sure engine lubricants and other poisonous chemicals (especially antifreeze) are safely stored.
  • If you own a pool or hot tub, check the cover or the surrounding fence to be sure they're in good condition.
  • If you provide your puppy with an outdoor kennel, place it in an area that provides sun and shelter in the pen; be sure the kennel is large enough to comfortably accommodate your puppy's adult size.