December 13, 2021 2 min read

The holiday season is arguably the busiest time of the year for most families. December and January have some of the highest pet adoption rates of the year. 

Tips For Bringing a New Dog Home for the Holidays

Furry-friends have become one of the most desired surprises on a joyous holiday morning. With a new puppy or kitten comes responsibility. Here is a quick list of tips to get ready for your new family member.

  • If you plan on bringing home a new pet for the holiday, make sure you are committed to staying home and don’t plan on traveling. It takes about three weeks for a new puppy or rescue to adjust to a new home. Be prepared to ease your new pet’s anxiety by giving them your undivided attention.

  • Research and commit to your potty training plan ahead of time. Potty training takes time and patience, so it’s important to plan and make sure your puppy has what they need to succeed. Check out  this article  from the AKC that showcases every type of potty training tactic!

  • Stay calm. The holiday season is full of cheer! If you plan on entertaining at your home, make sure guests are aware that you will have a new pet adjusting to the home! Hide all décor that could be dangerous and keep plants such as poinsettias, which are poisonous to dogs, out of reach!
  • Tips For Bringing a New Dog Home for the Holidays
    Buy everything your new dog may need ahead of time. With limited store hours, closures and lower stock levels, it is important to order ahead. During the holiday season, we have a   New Puppy Starter Kit that has essentials to help ease stress on your new dog during the transition to your home.   

‘Tis the season for new memories, fun and celebration! Follow these tips and your pup will be ready to spend their lifetime with you. For more tips, check out   our blogand visit for all of your pup’s essentials!