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Here Comes the Puppy

Of course you’re thrilled about bringing home a new puppy. She, too, will be excited – curious enough to gambol about your house, poking her nose into everything. But before you bring home your new acquisition, spend some time puppy-proofing your home and gathering the supplies you’ll need to start your relationship on a happy, even keel.

Stock Up on Puppy Supplies

Scout out your neighborhood for pet supply stores and establish a relationship with the manager. Think ahead to bad weather or times you’ll be really busy. Do they deliver? Are store hours convenient?

Here’s a basic list of what you’ll need to get before the pup arrives:

Put Away Poisons and Precious Possessions

Rehearse Your Family’s “Puppy Speak”

Have a Vet to Turn To

Be Able to Afford Your Pooch