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SO YOU are going to adopt a dog from a shelter! What a kind and generous person you are!
Picking out a dog from the shelter is a great choice!
Especially if you are going to adopt an adult dog!
Adult dogs tend to need less supplies too!
1. You would need a kind and patient mind with a loving family. Remember, shelter dogs were hurt inner and outer so they need time to get settled in.
2. You would need doggy bowls that are not easy to tip over. It all depends if you are getting a big or small dog.
3. You need a harness, leash, and collar. Name tag would be good too!
4. You would need a brush, wired if your dog has long fur and just rubber or normal brushes if you have short haired furry dogs.
5. Dog food. Ask the shelter on what the dog was fed on for the time the dog stayed there. If you suddenly change the food the dog can get diarrea or get sick. So if you are going to change food, blend it in the dog food it usually eats little by little and take time to see how the dog is doing.
6. Doggy pooper scooper or scoopy bags :) Most dog parks have it so you can take some from there too.
7. You need dog toys and treats. Definately toys if you want to get closer to your new dog and some rawhide treats!
8. Its good to have one or two books about adult dogs or shelter dogs, or the breed of the dog. But you can find almost anything off the internet too :P
9. You would need shampoo and conditioner! You want to keep your dog clean right? Toothbrush and paste would be awesome if you have one.
10. A bed would be nice but most of the dogs I know dont sleep in beds alot. But if you put the bed next to your bed maybe he will sleep there!
11. A good trustworthy vet.
These were all the things YOU NEED for dogs. ANY DOGS practically need these. Here are some other things you might want to get.
1. Clicker for clicker training.
2. Dog clothes if you have a chihuahua on a cold climate then older dogs might not like it at first but maybe he/she will like it!
3. Maybe a good doggy friend?
Thanks for reading and have a great time visiting a local shelter :)