The most exciting day of your puppy journey so far – introducing them to their ‘fur-ever’ home. Make sure you are prepared equipment-wise as well as emotionally! Here we share our top tips for the big day.
Generally, if you have a good breeder they will have kept you in the loop all things ‘pup-dates’ leading up to collection day, However, it’s best to go over all the details again with your breeder.
Is your puppy healthy? Usually your pup is taken to the vet a few days before collection to give them a final check over. This includes being a healthy weight, flea and worming treatment plan and first vaccinations. To learn more about health checks click here.
Has your pup been chipped? If so, ask for the number and database where you need to update the details. It’s crucial you do this as soon as possible. Remember, it’s a legal requirement to have your puppy microchipped.
This is a great indication you have made a good choice with your breeder. This covers you both legally if the pup has any health problems soon after arriving home and generally provides reassurances for you both.
Most breeders provide a puppy pack for you to take home. This includes all the above, along with the mother’s scented blanket, some of their food and maybe a toy. Each breeder decides what to include.