I hope you guys are as excited as I am after reading that title! Cale and I are getting a puppy! This post will be up on Thursday, the 18th, the day that we will be picking her up. She is a chocolate lab and we are naming her Addie. Maybe in the future, I could do a post about Addie so you guys could meet her, but for now, I thought it would be neat to do a puppy haul and show everyone what we got her. We ordered a good bit of her stuff online and had it delivered before we got her. A majority of the stuff we ordered came from Amazon because that is my favorite online store. Also, I am a Prime member so I get free two-day shipping which is really convenient for me. The rest of it, we decided to wait and pick up the day that we are going to get her. But without further ado, let’s get into the haul!
Collar & Leash– This one is probably pretty obvious. Every new pet owner needs to buy their new family member a collar and leash. This is important so people know that your pet belongs to someone if he or she were to get lost. Having a leash is important to your pet’s safety as it will keep them from getting distracted and running off if you take them into public. The one we chose is from the brand Blueberry Pet. They had a variety of sizes and color options which was nice, but it was also very affordable. We chose the color dark orchid because we thought it would go great with her dark fur. We decided to get the matching collar and leash.
Blueberry Pet 8 Colors Classic Dog Collar, Dark Orchid, Neck 12″-16″, Small, Nylon Collars for Dogs &
Blueberry Pet 7 Colors Durable Classic Dog Leash 5 ft x 3/4″, Dark Orchid, Medium, Basic Nylon Leashes for Dogs
Food and Water bowls– This is another given when it comes to what you will need to buy your new pet. I guess another option is to use bowls you have around your house if you’d prefer not to spend money on new bowls, but you have to be careful because puppies will chew up plastic and it can cause them harm. We wanted to get cute bowls that would hold up to her sharp puppy teeth if she decided to make her bowls a chew toy. These bowls also have a rubber base that prevents skids and spills, which is another awesome feature to have for your clumsy puppy. These are dishwasher safe and also have a variety of colors and sizes to choose from. We wanted to stick with the purple theme, so we decided to get the grape color. The bowls are super cute and seem sturdy as well. You really can’t beat the price for such great bowls.
Dog tag– I think it’s important to have a dog tag attached to your dog’s collar just in case your fur baby were to get lost. That way, if someone finds your pet, they will know his or her name and also your contact information to get ahold of you. You can get these from many places at many different prices. I decided to get Addie’s from Etsy. After looking around to find the best price that also had consistently good reviews, I then placed my order. I got one that was kind of plain so it would match any color collar we chose to get for her. In the future, I plan to get a cuter one for Addie, but this one will work perfectly fine until then. Did I mention that I got the dog tag engraved and shipped to me for only $4.00 even! Yes, that’s right, a TOTAL of four dollars! I’ll leave the link to the Etsy shop I got it from below.
Dog shampoo– I knew I wanted something that was natural and didn’t have anything that would irritate her skin. I specifically looked for an oatmeal shampoo because I had heard a lot of good things about those. After searching for a while on Amazon, I came across this one and after comparing it to others, I decided to go ahead and purchase it. It was an oatmeal shampoo like I was looking for and because it is a concentrate, it will last a good bit longer than other shampoos. Two other selling points for me were the affordable price and the great reviews. I rely heavily on reviews when purchasing a product and this one had an average 4.5 out of 5 stars. They also have other formulas if oatmeal isn’t your thing.
Dog brush– Continuing along the grooming category, I picked up a brush for Addie. I chose this one because it said it was great for all coat types and it had a handle that supposedly adds grip, comfort, and control. As you can see from the picture I attached, it has two sides. One side has round-tip pins that loosen dead fur and remove tangles, all while still being gentle on you pet. The bristles capture and remove the loosened fur, remove dirt and debris, and also spread oils for shine. I honestly wasn’t sure what kind of brush to get because there were so many on Amazon, but this one seemed to be what I needed. It also had an average 4.4 rating out of 5, and an affordable price compared to many others.
Dog toy– Finally on to the fun part! Dog toys are important to give your new puppy something to play with. Now it really doesn’t matter which kind you get them, you just have to figure out which kind is their favorite. I ordered this one from Amazon because it was so cute, especially for a lab puppy. This is the only one I ordered online. We are getting her other toys when we go to pick her up. This brand makes many other animals if the duck wouldn’t cut if for you.
Dog treats– Dog treats are great for rewarding your pup whether it be for training purposes or even for just being good. There are obviously an insane amount of different types of treats so it can be hard to choose which one is best for your pet. I did a good bit of research when I was trying to choose which ones to pick up first, and I looked into the ingredients list on all of the different treats and made sure not to get one with bad ingredients. I chose ones from Pet Botanics because I had heard a lot of good things about them, and they also had good reviews everywhere I looked. On Amazon, they averaged 4.6 out of 5 stars which is really great. They have a couple different sizes and flavors so check them out and decide what would be best for your pet. I plan on getting a couple different bags of treats so Addie doesn’t get bored, but I’m really excited for her to try these.
So that does it for the things we bought her online. Like I mentioned before, the rest of her stuff will be picked later when we go get her. I’ll come back and add pictures of those things once we get home from the trip to pick Addie up. The reason we haven’t gotten her food yet is because we are going to see what she is used to eating and let her continue to eat that as we slowly get her switched onto another brand of our choice. Some affiliate links were used above. Thanks for your support! Thank you for stopping by and I’ll talk to you guys next time!