Adopting a new dog is one of the most excited and rewarding things you can do, but it can also cause stress if you don't know how to prepare. Here is a list of items you should make sure you can provide before bringing your new pup to their forever home: 

  • A dog crate

  • Hard bones

  • A variety of dog toys

  • A dog bed (outside of the crate)

  • A leash, collar, and harness

  • Dog tags

  • Food and water bowls

  • Some food your dog is already eating

  • A toothbrush, dog toothpaste, and dental chews

  • A list of dangerous food for dogs

  • Any supplements your dog may need

  • Depending on the dog: pee pads, a baby gate, or a mobility ramp

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