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Written by Rachel Phelps

I am so excited. One of my human friends is getting a new puppy this holiday season. Now don’t worry, it is not going to be a surprise gift – that is hardly ever a good idea. This pal of mine is very responsible and did a lot of research before deciding to adopt a new puppy. It just so happened the timing was right and the perfect dog came along at Christmas time. I decided they needed a puppy survival kit to make sure they have all the needed essential supplies for their first week of being a new pet parent.

Here is what I am including:

Puppy survival kit

Stain and accident cleaner – Yep, accidents happen, even with a dog that is house-trained when they are coming into a new place. Sometimes we get confused about where to go or we get scared. It takes us a while to adjust to a new home and a new life.

Healthy food – It is so important to get your puppy on some healthy food that you and your dog is happy with. I personally eat the grain-free Zero Grain from Rachael Ray Nutrish, so I put a sample bag in the kit.

Paper towels – As a new pet parent, you might as well purchase stock in your favorite paper towel brand now. You will use rolls and rolls over the years cleaning up our messes, our accidents, and things our tails and paws knock over like that glass full of soda on your end table.

Sanitizing wipes, gels, and gloves – for the big messes.

Earplugs – We will bark and cry – especially when we first come home with you. Use some earplugs to make sure you get a good nights sleep … hehehe.

Doggie shampoo and deodorizing spray – I admit, we like to get dirty and we like to roll in smelly things from time to time. You need to be prepared to give us a lot of baths.

Doggie waste bags – You will need waste bags to be a responsible pet parent and clean up after us when you take us on walks and go places.

Treats – Lots and lots of them please!

Chew sticks – Dogs like to chew. You should give us good things to chew on instead of your new pair of shoes we find in your closet. Also, this is especially important for puppies that are teething.

Photo frame – The photo frame is for a picture of the new love of your life. Even though we are messy, and loud, and sometimes chew things up, we will be your most loyal friend. We will stand by you no matter what because you are our rents and we love you to infinity and beyond!

Did I leave out any must have items in our new puppy survival kit? If so, comment below!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.


About the author

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps, “America’s Pet Parent,” is an award-winning writer, photographer, and certified dog trainer. She keeps busy managing the career of her Internet celebrity dog Preston from Preston Speaks. Her three Westies — who think they are mini-humans — and three cats rule the house. To learn more about Rachel go to: Rachel Phelps Website


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