That is how fast it can go! We saw Astro’s picture and called about him and although it was a lengthy and thorough adoption process, the whole thing was a matter of a few weeks. We got that magical date – May 24th – and told our kids we were going to New Jersey for a BBQ. Really, we were going to New Jersey because that’s where the rescue organization is.
As you probably know, welcoming a new puppy or dog – no matter what age – into your home is a big deal. You want to be prepared! As you noticed in my BJ’s blog post, it’s a big decision that I don’t take lightly. When Astro was only a few months old, we found out he’d need a very expensive and scary operation on his front two legs. As always, we’re committed to his care and will always do what’s right by him, and us. And I’m happy to say that he’s doing well, post-surgery!
Speaking of which, you know we go to BJ’s for all our pet needs. Did you know that they’re a great source for welcoming a new puppy or dog into your home? For real! That’s where we went right after we got Astro, and we struck gold there.
New Puppy Checklist!
1 – An appropriately sized crate. Not too big and not too small, but dogs do need the security and space and training that a crate offers.
2 – Toys. Puppies chew EVERYTHING. I mean it! Dogs do too. Make sure to have plenty of chew toys for your dog. One tip is to keep a few out at a time and “hide” others. Then rotate them so they’ll always seem new to your dog.
3 – A harness and leash. These are vital for leaving the house and going to the park, beach, public areas, etc.
4 – Food and bowls. We love the Berkley Jensen Puppy Food in particular! We recommend a separate bowl for water and fresh water should always be available. Also, we use stainless steel bowls because they collect less bacteria than plastic, and don’t break like ceramic.
5 – Plenty of treats. You will need them for training and for spoiling that new dog in your life! We love Milk-Bone Soft & Chewy Beef Recipe Dog Snacks and Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Daily Dental Treats for both of our dogs.
For some more advice, Pee Pee Pads can be super effective in helping with a new puppy, a small dog, or traveling with pets.
And that is why BJ’s is always the place to go for welcoming a new pet. They offer a large selection of pet food brands that cater to your pet’s needs without breaking your budget. And with pets to get gifts for and to also travel with these days, we’re happy to have a place that has a wide assortment of food and accessories at unbeatable values. As a member, you can shop wet and dry pet food, treats that support dental health, and specialty foods that cater to weight management or complete nutrition. Not to mention that families can save up to $500 a year by shopping at BJ’s.
All three times after welcoming a new pet into our house, I have loved going to BJ’s to shop for the new puppy or kitten. I love that they’re committed to offering the best value of any supermarket or club, and members save 25% off grocery store prices every day. BJ’s is the only membership warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. And I’ve never had a bad time there!
My refer-a-friend link invites you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card! Also, BJ’s offers convenient shopping options including in-Club shopping, BJs.com and the BJ’s mobile app. You can save money and time by filling up your gas tanks at BJ’s Gas® with some of the lowest gas prices around. Make it your one-stop-shopping for your family and family pets!