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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy pickup

Hi all. I have been lurking for sometime, but now I'd like to say hello and ask a few questions.
I'll be picking up our new puppy in a few weeks and want to make the pickup as positive for everyone as possible.
When picking up my pup, I was planning on having the following items with me: collar with name tag, leash, carrier, a toy I can rub against his mom and siblngs (the breeder will provide one also I believe), water (bowl and/or bottle).

We will have a 5 hour drive home, so I'm assuming we will take a potty break or two. Should I have some wee wee pads for him to go on?

Anything else I should consider bringing?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. - I'll post pictures etc when he's home.
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Towel, water bowl. Welcome to the forum!

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 03:52 PM
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a roll of paper towels, and if you are in a cold climate I would recommend a lightweight sweater for the pup.

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yes water and paper towels and something to clean up if your pup gets sick, sometimes they are not use to the car ride. Can't wait to see the pictures.

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make sure your camera/battery is charged!
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We just traveled with a puppy for 13 hours. We took a crate, towels, and wet wipes. We also took pee pads, but he did not like the feel of them. He did all his potties outside, on stops. He did throw up several, several times --the wet wipes were essential.

We took a little kibble, but, because of the throwing up, ended up not feeding him.

He was in and out of the crate throughout the trip and slept a lot.

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Pee pads are a good idea because you should not let your young puppy, who will not be fully vaccinated yet, down on the ground unprotected, especially in heavily frequented areas like rest areas or gas stations on the highway.

I would also strongly urge you to bring a harness rather than a collar. Small breed puppies have very sensitive necks, and he will not yet know how to walk correctly on lead. He could hurt his neck badly if he pulls against a collar.

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I would take a pee pad, and probably a baby blanket, some wipes or paper towels, bottled water and maybe a small plastic bowl and a few tiny treats. Granted, he'll probably sleep on your lap.

I remember the first car ride home with Gucci on my lap, so sweet. We didn't have 5 hours to go, but its better to be prepared just in case

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I would bring extra towels for the crate in case he gets sick. We actually used a laundry basket on my moms lap so she could pet her.

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My sister went with me to pick up my pup. She drove home and I had pup on my lap. Puppy peed on me so you may want to bring a change of clothes
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