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Shopping List

cute dog Here are the things you should buy before you bring your dog home.

  • dog food (if it's a puppy, buy puppy food)
  • 2 dishes, one for food and one for water
  • a leash
  • a collar
  • an ID tag with phone number for the collar
  • Toys for chewing and for play
  • a comb and/or brush
  • a dog bed (optional)
  • a dog crate (optional, but a really good idea)

You can buy more things as you get to know your dog.
Having the items on this list will help your new dog to feel
comfortable and safe during the first few days with you.



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