It's almost time to bring your new puppy into your home.
We have created this helpful cheat sheet so you dont have to remember everything we will go over on pick up day. You can use it in advance to help answer some of your questions and start getting ready for the big day.
A printed copy will be in your packet when you get your puppy.
We are going to go over all of this on the day you get your new fur baby but take this opportunity to review and prepare questions.
Choose a name for your new puppy.
You will need an official name to call your puppy for most of the steps, some people have a name in mind and an some will want to wait and access the personality of their puppy more before deciding.
Schedule an appointment with your trusted Veterinarian.
Although your puppy has had a check up and first round of Vaccinations, it is recommended that you bring
your puppy to your trusted veterinarian for a wellness check. This will get your puppy use to going into their office and allow your vet to get your new puppy on file so they can schedule all the upcoming vaccinations. They can prescribe a flea and heartworm regiment also.
**Remember to bring the health record we provided in your packet so the vet staff will know what vaccinations and treatments have been administered.
Sample Vaccination Record
Order Puppy food.
You will be provided a sample as well as a few days supply of the dog food that your puppy has been eating. This will give you enough time to switch foods or get a larger bag of TLC.
We feed TLC Whole Life Natural Dog Food because it is very high quality, it is an all life stages dog food, and it is not expensive like other very high quality brands.
Currently your puppy is being fed 1/3 – 1/2 Cup 3 times a day. This will increase as your puppy grows and becomes increasingly more active. Most foods are 3.5 – 5 cups per day, check your dog food label to determine the proper amount to feed.
Create an Embark account
Not only are your puppies parents genetics tested, but also your puppies DNA sample has been submitted to Embark Vet for analysis. On pick-up day your puppies DNA screening will be transferred to your account. (as long as it is finished being tested). So you will need an account.
**This service is already paid for, so there is no need to order a kit.
**Make sure to forward your puppies Embark Veterinary Report to your veterinarian so they can have it on file.
We are extremely pleased with the nutrition that TLC pet food has added to our dogs.
Made with high-quality ingredients, chosen for their incredible health
benefits and nutritional value.
Includes active pro-biotic and pre-biotic cultures for optimal digestive health and strengthening your pet's immune system
Free of corn, wheat, soy, by-products, and artificial preservatives
A meat-first, ancestral-based diet with holistic and biologically beneficial protein sources.
FREE shipping with the convenience of Autoship, allowing you to get it exactly when you need it without even thinking about it.
Order NuVet Plus Vitamins
Your puppy has been getting a daily vitamin supplement since they started the transition from mothers’ milk to eating solid food. I recommend keeping this vitamin in the nutrition plan. It will help continue to strengthen the immune system, help with a healthy shiny coat, and boost your puppy’s overall health.
Order it from use discount code 79883 or and if you like you can purchase a bottle to take home when you pick your puppy up. Visit our Shop to Purchase Vitamins
Register you puppy’s Microchip
(You will get your registration information on pick up day.)
Your puppy has a microchip identification implant. It has a prepaid lifetime enrollment.
Pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet.
Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip's ID number. Since there's no battery and no moving parts, there's nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet's lifetime. The microchip number must be registered in your name with your contact information so that if your puppy is lost whoever finds them can get them scanned and then they can contact you to return your puppy.
Lifetime Registration also means no more fees. Every pet microchip registration includes an Owner Certificate, Mobile Member Card, Training4Good™ series, SearchAlert™ and Pet Insurance Discount.
Please go to www.buddyid.com or call: 800-434-2843 to register your puppy’s microchip.
Register with AKC and or CKC
Each club has great benefits and will keep you updated on lots of important news in the dog world. It is well worth the tiny expense to register your dog.
Snuggle puppy is a great tool for the transition from our pack to your pack.
Dogs and puppies are pack animals who are instinctively drawn to their mother and others in their pack. The Snuggle Puppy recreates that intimacy with physical warmth and a simulated heartbeat.
The result is a calmer, more peaceful pet-one that feels less loneliness, fear and separation anxiety.
If your picking up your puppy in person we can have a pre-ordered snuggle puppy here for you to pick up from us when you get your puppy that we will rub on the litter-mates and mommy too for that familiar scent.
Visit Our Shop to Purchase a Snuggle Puppy
If you order one from somewhere else bring it with you so we can get moms scent on it.
Each Community, City, Parish, County, and State has a different code or law. Most local governments do require a license or permit to have a dog. It is important to find out the local regulations about pet ownership. Unfortunately we couldn't find one resource to look up local laws by zip code or address it shouldn't be hard for you to look up your local code. If you need help please ask us and we will assist you.
Online Puppy Training School
Recognizing the importance of training and wanting to help you get started in the right direction as quickly as possible, we have partnered with BAXTER & Bella to provide discounted lifetime access to their exclusive MEMBERS ONLY online puppy school, including all the training resources you will ever need, leading to better animal ownership and the very best in canine companionship!
Register Your Trupanion Insurance
This 30 day free Trupanion insurance coverage must be activated. You can activate it the day before puppy pick up and you will not be able to activate it after you have had your puppy for 48 hours.
Copy your code: BR1PL9220
Then click the image below to activate your free 30 day Trupanion insurance.
Read Over Our Puppy Bill of Sale
The Puppy Bill of Sale sample is available for you to read over so we can address any questions. For those who are having your puppy transported, we will e-sign the contract prior to pick up. For those picking up your puppy in person, we will complete the contract at the time of pick up.