I may bring home my baby pug Diesel as early as next weekend, although I think it will be longer. I'm going shopping this weekend for supplies. I came up with the following list: food water and food bowl brush nail clippers crate collar leash toys carpet stuff for cleaning messes id tag gates I feel like I'm missing something. I'm not getting a harness right now, since I'm not going to walk him for a while. I'll probably buy him a sweater or a poncho eventually. What else is there? Should I get something for the bottom of the crate? Do you think I need 2 crates (I would keep him downstairs while I'm at work and in my bedroom at night)?
A bed? Or maybe a fleece thing (they sell them at Petco, Petsmart, etc) to put on the bottom of the crate. If the puppy cries the first few nights you can put a clock near the crate, the tic toc sound is soothing to puppies (mother's heartbeat). Your list looks good to me, though! Congrats on your new puppy. Make sure to post pics, we love love love puppies!!
Good...I wanted a bed, but I wasn't sure if I would need one right away, since he'll be sleeping in the crate for a long time? I guess it can't hurt to pick one up. And there will definitely be pictures on dogster one I get him!
Don't go buy anything expensive bed wise. Pups will chew on anything in site. So just some piled up fleece blankets will be good. Or any old blanket. Neutrical in case when pup arrives blood sugar is low. Chew toys and bones like booda bimplies or nylabones.
Pudgie, What kind of crate do you plan on using? I use wire which is great. You should definitely put a bed in the bottom of a wire crate, i got one the exact size of the crate for maybe 10 bucks at kmart. If you are using a plastic one I'm sure blankets will do. Good Luck and post lots of pics! :) Pugs are def. one of the cutest puppies! Nikki
nikkispnce, I was going to get a wire crate and use a divider until he is full size. Because of the divider, I don't know if I could get a pad the exact size, but I could throw down some old towels or blankets or something.
We have a wire crate with a smooth metal bottom that has a divider (never needed it though because she only peed in it when we came home and got excited) We put newspaper down in the beginning just in case there were any messes...she ended up ripping it up though. Now we have a fleece pad, her blanket, a bed, toys and her food and water dish. (With a young pug and a small bladder though, I would guess you wouldnt want unlimited access to water in her crate...I dont know...its what works for us.)
Just a suggestion but i found that if you run out of the nuterlizer for little mess white vinager works really good. Just put it in a spay bottle an use it. I 7 baby bassets in my house an it works good.
I wouldn't think that you would need a crate so large for a pug that it would need a divider. Also, if you have garage sales in your area, pick up baby blankets. Lots and lots of baby blankets. Baby toys from garage sales are ggod too. They are usually made a little better than dog toys (stuffed, plush, etc.) Our puppies love the plush pals from TY and you can pick them up cheap now that the beanie craze is over. Fortunately, we bought a washer that will actually heat the water up hot enough to sanitize, so that helps. Lots of paper towels, napkins and toilet paper products. We have them in every room that our puppies have access to. You never know when they'll go! (LOL) Congratulations on the soon-to-be new arrival! ltlgto
What about Bitter Apple spray? All 4 of my guys COULD NOT stand the stuff, so needless to say, it works. I even tried a tiny miniscule(sp?)amount once and boy, is it nasty!! Other than that, I'd say you were pretty much covered in the supply department. Fin