Things to Know Before Bringing Your Puppy Home

Going Home

The day is drawing near and you will finally be getting your new puppy! We want to help you prepare for the big day.

If your puppy will be arriving by plane, we will email you their travel itinerary including the airline, arrival time, flight number, and the name and address of where to pick the puppy up at the airport. Some airlines deliver the puppies at the ticket counter while others have special pick up locations at a nearby site. The puppy will arrive in a travel crate wearing a collar that is engraved with your last name on it. This is just an extra precaution to ensure that they are picked up by the correct family. Please check the collar when you open the crate.

Your puppy may be tired but should be healthy and very happy to see you! Although they may be very young, we will have intentionally introduced it to many new things so it shouldn’t be too afraid. Carry your new puppy to a safe location and enjoy getting to know each other. When you get a chance, offer them some water because flying can make them thirsty. However, you may want to wait until you arrive home before offering any solid food because it may make them car sick on your way home. Please also give the puppy the opportunity to go to the bathroom before driving home. You may want to bring a leash with you since the airlines rarely allow us to send one along. Your puppy will probably want to stay right with you and may not need one at all, but it’s always wise to be safe.

You will find a folder attached to the outside of the puppy’s crate. This folder will contain their important paperwork including the Pedigree and Registration paperwork, Health Certificate, Health Guarantee, and a Vaccination Record. It will also contain a small bag of Royal Canin Puppy Food and puppy wipes.

When you arrive home, and as soon as it is convenient, please call, text or email us to let us know the puppy is safe. Since we placed them on their flight earlier that day, we are eagerly waiting to hear that everything went well.

Once you are settled in, enjoy your new friend! Watch your puppy try to get your attention and explore their new home. Initially, you should not need to purchase too many items, but it is fun to go shopping and prepare. You may want to consider picking up the following items:

  • New collar with new name tags
  • Leash
  • Bowls for food and water
  • Gate or plastic Play Yard
  • Toys and bones
  • A bed