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Below is a list of all the things we love and recommend for a new puppy buyer! Just click on the underlined item and have it shipped to your home as you prepare for your new family member. 

Shopping List 

Let’s Prepare for your new puppy! This list is the most important things to purchase before your puppy comes home. 


_____Food: We feed Purina Pro Plan Sport Chicken and Rice. We recommend not switching the food for at least a week. If switching your puppies food blend together gradually so they adjust gradually. 


____Probiotic: We recommend Purina forta- flora probiotic. We recommend starting when the puppy comes home and continuing for 30 days. The probiotic helps puppies adjust to the change in water and overall stress. 


____Vitamins: Puppies do lots of growing and developing in the first year. We recommend a daily multivitamin for our puppies. Nuvet Vitamins is not just a vitamin. It’s also an immune system builder with a precise balance of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, amino acids and high-potency antioxidants. That’s why it works so well through all three stages of a dog’s life.


  • For younger dogs (under 2 years old), it strengthens their immune system, while building and strengthening the cardiovascular, skeletal and nerve systems. 


  • For dogs in their prime (age 2-8), it improves the luster of their skin and coat while protecting against allergies, skin and coat problems, staining from tears, digestive problems, etc. 


  • For older dogs (over 8 years old), it helps protect against, tumors, premature aging, cataracts, heart conditions, diabetes and many types of cancer, while extending the life and improving the vitality of many dogs. 


I highly recommend NuVet Plus to keep your pet on the path to perfect health! It’s not available in stores, and is only available to the general public with an order code from an authorized pet professional. 


For your convenience, you may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 29178, or ordering online at .  You can also save an additional 15% and assure you never run out of NuVet by choosing the “AutoShip” option at check out.  We also love the Joint supplement for our older dogs and the cat supplement for our kitties! 



____ Food and water bowls  we recommend stainless steel over plastic and ceramic bowls

____ Bed: We recommend easy to wash puppy bed. 

____ ID tag

____ Collar

____ Leash- 6 foot leash 

____ Retractable leash 

____ Slip Lead 

____ Harness 

____ Heart beat Puppy (highly recommend) 

____Microchip (We are happy to do this before your puppy comes home for an additional $65 in our AKC Puppy protection pack) 

____AKC Papers registered ( We are happy to do this for you in our AKC Puppy Protection Pack) 

____Complimentary AKC Pet insurance activated ( you will receive email after puppy’s AKC application is registered) 

____ Puppy waste bags – for those walks 

____ Crate or Kennel- We recommend crate training 

____ Blanket (bring with for moms scent) 

____ Pooper Scooper 



____ Puppy pee pads- if you plan to train your puppy indoors 

____ Paper towel 

____ Spot Cleaner -Nuvet makes a great spot cleaner

____ Carpet Cleaner 

____Teething toys- We love anything nylabone or Kong and don't forget the kong fill!

____Puppy treats- We love Nuvet they are free of fillers, sweeteners and made from human grade products 

____Good puppy books- We love 

             1. How to Raise the Perfect dog through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan 

             2. The Art of Raising a Puppy by  Monks of New Skete 

             3. How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin 

             4. The Dog Listener by Jan Fennel 

             5. The Puppy Primer by Pat McConnell’s

____Enrolled in puppy training class- We say any training is good training! We do recommend an AKC Star puppy class if available in your area. 



____Shampoo and Conditioner- We like an oatmeal based one for puppies. Nuvet sells a great one free of human products and specially formulated to the PH of a dogs coat

____Dog brush and comb 

____Dog toothbrush and toothpaste 

____Ear Cleaner -Nuvet makes a good one

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