Pet Articles: New Pet

Preparing Your Home and Family for a New Pet 

Everything you need to know before bringing home the four-legged love of your life. 

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Is a new furry family member coming your way? You may have already made the decision or perhaps you’re still considering it; either way, this guide is for you!

There is a lot to think through and do before bringing home a new pet, including deciding on the type of pal that would be a good fit for your family and determining what supplies to have on hand for your pet’s first day home — and even how to set up the perfect space for your buddy to sleep (and feel safe) in.

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This guide will point you toward helpful hints, lists, and questions to consider as you get your home and family ready for the pitter-patter of new paws!

Articles in this series:
1.18 Kitten Proof Your Home (Herd approved)
1.19 Puppy Proof Your Home (Herd approved)
2.28 Setting Up Your Kitten’s Sanctuary (Herd approved)
2.29 Setting Up Your Puppy’s Crate (Herd approved)
4.26 Adopting from a Shelter: 5 Things to Know (Routing with this set)

1.20 Small Breeds vs. Large Breeds: Which is Right for Your Family? (Herd approved)