New Puppy Checklist

new puppy checklist plus free printable

Everything Your Puppy Needs + Free Checklist

In the excitement of adopting a furry, new roommate, it’s easy to overlook a few things. That’s why we’ve decided to prepare you and your pup with our New Puppy Checklist.

Keep reading for a full list of new puppy essentials. For your convenience, we’ve also included a printable checklist below!

New Puppy Checklist

Remember a puppy requires a lot of care and attention. Use the checklist below to visit your nearest pet supply store before bringing your new puppy home.

This list includes necessities, nutrition, grooming tools, and training supplies for your new pet.


New Puppy Checklist


Basic Necessities

  • Adjustable collar/harness
  • At least one 4- to 6-foot leash
  • ID tag
  • An appropriately sized crate
  • Doggy bed
  • 3-5 safe chew toys
  • Pooper scooper/ poop bags


  • Puppy food (Keep in mind not all dog food is the same. You will need to get specific puppy food for your young pup.)
  • Food and drink bowls


  • Soft-bristle brush
  • Grooming wipes
  • Doggy toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Gentle puppy shampoo
  • Nail clippers


  • Potty training pads
  • Stain Remover
  • Treats

new puppy checklist

Lastly, remember that a few of the most important things your new puppy requires is patience and love.

We at Hirschfeld, pet-friendly apartment homes in Maryland, wish you and your pup the best of luck on this new journey you’ll embark on…emphasis the bark 😉

For a list of dog breeds best suitable for apartment life, check out our article, Best Apartment Dog Breeds.