Must-have supplies (for the new dog)

Thinking about getting a dog or puppy? Before you bring him home, you need to prepare your home. Here’s a list of 10 essential items to stock-up on beforehand or when you pick up your new pooch:

  1. Dog crate
  2. Food and water bowls
  3. A bag of the same dog food he’s been eating (a switch in food can upset his stomach)
  4. Collar and leash
  5. Dog bed
  6. Toys, especially chew toys
  7. Stain- and odor-removing cleaners
  8. Baby gates to block off sections of your house
  9. Paper towels and/or baby wipes
  10. Pee pads