🐶  New pup checklist
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🐶 New pup checklist

Everything you need to remember when welcoming a new pup into your home. Brought to you by Petco.

8 tasks and reminders


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  • 🐶 Microchip your pooch

    Shelters and rescue agencies often microchip as part of adoption but you should always double check. Your vet should do an annual scan of the chip to ensure it's still functioning and can replace if needed. If you need a microchip, HomeAgain has a universally read chip: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_microchipping

    • 3 days after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Check your pet's vaccination record

    Get your dog's vaccination and medical records from their breeder, pet store, or rescue agency. Check the ASPCA website see which shots your pet needs and follow up with your vet to schedule: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_vaccines

    • 4 days after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Obtain a pet license

    Many cities and counties require a dog license, including LA, SF, and NYC. Better to be safe than sorry and check with your local city government. Visit PetData to research your local zip code: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_petlicense

    • 1 week, 5 days after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Obtain pet insurance

    Pet insurance is good to have, especially as your pets age. Like human's health insurance, different policies have different coverage levels. Money.com breaks down their recommendations based on your budget and pet's needs: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_petinsurance

    • 2 weeks, 3 days after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Schedule a training or refresher

    Get ahead of bad behaviors and schedule a few sessions. Find a local trainer here: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_dogtrainer

    • 3 weeks after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Test your dog's DNA

    Testing your dog's DNA can provide relevant health information as well as tailoring their diet to their specific needs. We like Embark for their disease screening and large database. Plus, they will match you with possible puppy relatives for family reunions: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_dogdnatest

    • 5 weeks after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Schedule a spa day

    Going to a groomer for a deep clean with dental, nails, and gland expression is important preventative care;: https://link.joinarrange.com/newpupchecklist_doggrooming

    • 5 weeks, 3 days after
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🐶 Schedule bi-annual vet visits

    Young pets often need to visit their vets regularly for vaccinations, but most adult animals should visit their vets 1-2 times per year for an annual wellness exam. Check with your vet to discuss the best treatment plan. Need to find a vet in your area? https://link.joinarrange.com/petcoveterinarydirectory

    • 6 weeks after
    • 9:00 AM
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