How exciting would it be if one of the presents under your tree this year barked? A new puppy for the holiday – especially after this year– would be a welcomed addition to many households across the country. Gifting a puppy, however, is a big commitment. Many things need to be well thought out and discussed. Here are some things to consider:
This may sound like a silly question, but consider who you're gifting the puppy to. If you are thinking of giving a puppy to the coworker who always sends you dog pictures but whose house or personal life you've never discussed, that’s probably not the best idea. Your parents who lost their dog but are ready for another? Great idea! Your spouse who has wanted one since you got married? Now is the time! While it may seem rudimentary and it might spoil the fun of the surprise, be sure that the person you are gifting the puppy would welcome him or her into their home.
Because you know the person well, evaluate if they are ready for a puppy. If it is your spouse or child, review your finances and household responsibilities. Will you be home enough to cater to a puppy’s potty schedule? What kind of dog would best suit your family? Can you imagine your life with a dog? Outline some basics like a feeding and walking schedule, budget for vet visits and food, and slyly ready your home for a puppy.
How do you ready your home? Be discreet, but ensure that all wires are tucked away and out of sight, remove any houseplants that are poisonous (like poinsettias), and make a habit of picking up after yourself when you leave a room. Do not leave out shoes, dirty dishes, or important documents or items you want to keep away from your new pup.
Pick up the essentials like food, a bed, some bowls, a crate, and of course, toys! Be sure to hide them or wrap them so you do not spoil the surprise. Do you have a supply of WINRPO ready? You want to head off any gut health problems from the start, so pick up some WINPRO to gift them Christmas Day and every day after! Your new pup will thank you for it.
Gifting a new dog can be as exciting for the gift giver asthe receiver. With these tips, you will have a flawless and fun Christmas Day!
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