You have decided that you want to adopt a dog from a shelter. That’s great! You have probably already done your homework and know what kind of dog you want and what breed traits you are looking for.
Before bringing the new dog home, it’s good to have a plan. You want your new dog to get acclimated to your home and family as quickly and as easily as possible. The first step is to prepare for bringing home your new friend. Read on for our tips on how to prepare your home for a new dog so that everyone feels comfortable and happy as soon as they walk through the door.
Set up a space for them at home
Make sure that there is a place for the new addition to sleep, eat and play. If possible, create separate spaces for each activity so that the dog can get used to having his own space. This way, he will already feel comfortable when he goes into his crate at night or when he needs some alone time during the day.
If there are other animals in the house, make sure all pets have their own feeding schedules and places to eat so that they don’t feel like they have to compete for food or attention.
Get all the necessary dog supplies
The next thing is to get all the necessary supplies for your new furry friend. This includes food, bowls, collars and leashes, toys, clothing, and bedding such as blankets and a dog bed among others. If you are not sure about what to get, ask an employee at the shelter to show you what and where you can get all the supplies so it’s easier for you. You can also consult the online dog supplies checklist.
Make sure that the area you have designated for him has everything he needs as well as any medications that might be required during his stay with you
The following are some of the dog supplies that will help you be prepared to bring your new pet home:
Customizable Dog Denim Jacket with Gray Hoodie
Keep your beloved dog warm and cozy all seasons with this Dog Denim Vest. This Sassy Dog Fashions® denim Vest jacket comes with a snap closure on the front to make it easy to put on or remove, with no hassle. This is great for small to medium dogs. There is a cute personalization option too, so if you have a boy or girl dog you can have it personalized with their name.
Custom Embroidered Cute Blue Camouflage Pet Bandana with Personalized Dog Bone and Name
Our fashion dog bandanas are super cute, don’t let your dog be left out, keep them happy with a custom embroidered bandana. These designer bandanas are 100% cotton, machine washable, and stylish addition to any dog. Sizes include small, medium, large and extra-large, you can also have a cute dog bone with your dog’s name embroidered onto the front at no extra charge!
Handmade Crib Dog Bed
Give your small dog a place to rest his head with our Crib Dog Bed. It is plush with luxurious lace trim that will make your dog feel like royalty. The separate pillow with a removable pillowcase will make maintaining it easier than ever before. Whichever of the four soft colors you choose from, this is the perfect place for your little pal to snuggle up for a nap or a good night’s sleep.
Personalized Hot Pink Mesh Soft Pet Dog Harness
This colorful dog harness by Sassy Dog Fashions® is a fashionable and trendy piece that your pet will love to wear. It is made with soft mesh for maximum comfort. It comes with an adjustable chest strap so that you are able to get a perfect fit on your pet so they are more comfortable while wearing it. You can choose to add a special touch by Personalizing it as you wish. It also has a D ring on the back so you can attach an equally stunning leash from our collection.
Purple Lime Ruffled Dog Harness for Pups
The Ruffled Dog Harness is perfect for every dog and pup. This fashion dog harness features a gorgeous, multi-color purple fabric with lime trim. Handmade with attention to detail using premium cotton and comfort padding, this dog harness is perfect for everyday use. Our custom dog harnesses are available in various sizes to ensure the best fit for your furry friend.
When adopting a pet, it is your wish to have it transition easily into its new home and get along with the rest of the family. Following the steps that I have recommended above helped me out a lot when I was trying to make a home for Luna and Reve. You should consider them as well if you want to have your new dog get settled in right away.