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I'm looking at the Puppia soft harness for my puppy. My pup measures 7" in the neck and 11 in the chest.

the puppia harness is 8.27 in the neck and 11.22 in the chest.

Will puppy grow out of this in a matter of weeks? Maybe a I should get the Rite-Size Puppia Harness which is adjustable but not sold in XS. The small is a little bigger - will it be too big for puppy right now?

beds - my breeder suggested doggonesmartbed - 2 foot round. They're a bit pricey and just wondering will puppy grow out of this? If not, I can make the investment now but if in weeks the bed will be too big maybe I should get something else.

Any suggestions??

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ooops! I meant if in weeks the bed will be too small. My pup should be about 12 pounds as an adult. So is a two foot bed big enough?
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beds are fantastic, but often times some good ol' towels or soft blankets do just as well!! these little guys LOVE to make "nests"!!

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Lori,

Pam measured Cheers/Maccabee and his measurements were the same as your pup's. I bought the Puppia xsmall soft harness. The chest strap is adjustable, and I think it will fit. The neck "loop" is not adjustable, since it is 1-1/4 inch larger than the puppy's neck, it should be fine. If the harness does NOT fit my puppy, I'll let you know so you can get a different one before you puck up your puppy.

As you know, I haven't purchased a bed, just the thick pad (sold as a bed) for the crate.

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I'm looking at the Puppia soft harness for my puppy. My pup measures 7" in the neck and 11 in the chest.

the puppia harness is 8.27 in the neck and 11.22 in the chest.

Will puppy grow out of this in a matter of weeks? Maybe a I should get the Rite-Size Puppia Harness which is adjustable but not sold in XS. The small is a little bigger - will it be too big for puppy right now?

beds - my breeder suggested doggonesmartbed - 2 foot round. They're a bit pricey and just wondering will puppy grow out of this? If not, I can make the investment now but if in weeks the bed will be too big maybe I should get something else.

Any suggestions??

Just four more days
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I'm looking at the Puppia soft harness for my puppy. My pup measures 7" in the neck and 11 in the chest.

the puppia harness is 8.27 in the neck and 11.22 in the chest.

Will puppy grow out of this in a matter of weeks? Maybe a I should get the Rite-Size Puppia Harness which is adjustable but not sold in XS. The small is a little bigger - will it be too big for puppy right now?

beds - my breeder suggested doggonesmartbed - 2 foot round. They're a bit pricey and just wondering will puppy grow out of this? If not, I can make the investment now but if in weeks the bed will be too big maybe I should get something else.

Any suggestions??

Just four more days
Everyone plug your ears for this suggestion -- for a small puppy - my Sasha I went to the cat section and found a small cuddle bed for much less than the cost of a dog bed. You might look and see if you can tell the difference. Also, check Big Lots and Costco. Linda

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that's a fabulous idea. dog beds are so expensive and many of them are so poorly made. I want something that is made of a canvas cotton. I'll keep lookin'
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For a bed both of my Hav's LOVE the Petco Fleece Paw Collection Box Bed. (sorry, I don't know how to post a link but you can go to Petco.com and see them.) They have each had one for over 2 years and even though they have other beds throughout the house these are the ones they are ALWAYS in. They are inexpensive (under $20 online) you can throw them in the washer and they wash up great. (which is good when you have a puppy because accidents happen ) Maddux is 12 lbs and Jax is 10.5 lbs. and they fit in the bed just fine. They have bigger beds that they could stretch out more in but like I said I always find them in the "Petco" beds. If you find that your puppy likes to stretch out more to sleep than curl up you could always find a different one later on. We have had these for over 2 years and they have been washed numerous times and we have only had to sew up a couple holes along the seam but it was an easy fix. They get great reviews on the Petco site.

Good luck with your new puppy!!

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I picked up a very nice bed last night at Costco. It looks like this, but in a different color/pattern. It was about $21.

I don't even have the puppy yet (tomorrow!) and I've already spent a ton of $$!
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It looks good for now imusing a pillow waterproof cover and quilted cotton sham
i too have spent lots of money
btw have you set up your xpen. Mine seems wobbly. Wondering what ive done wrong also using clear heavy shower liner for floor

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GREAT thread!

Are harnesses LIKE this one http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...amp%3B+Leashes bad? I got one LIKE this one, should I return it? Is there any reason I shouldn't use that kind???

I got a pet bed at Petsmart for 12.99. It's LIKE this one http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11393839 but it is not that color and has a dog face embroidered on. It's cute. It'll get too small at some point, but I figure by then it'll be time to replace it anyways.

Did you go crazy with toys like I did, loriabigail?? My hubby thinks I'm crazy for buying SO many toys! Can't help it though! He needs lots!!!
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