Get Ready for Your New Puppy...
Wow - that always sounds like fun! License to shop, and no excuses needed, LOL.
said - this can also be a long drawn out activity that leads to
shopping exhaustion, and no matter how well you do, you always tend to
forget something or another.
On the bright side = and considering tight budgets in this economy - not all things are essential to have right away, and can be added on later to round out your pup's needs or as it grows and matures.
Buying Used Crates and Playpens
Yard sales and Second Hand Stores are a great way of scooping up a used playpen at a fraction of the cost a new one costs [be sure to disinfect thoroughly if you go the used route - more info here!].
Buying Online: Amazon
I'm in my 16th year of raising dogs now, and I think I bought from all of the major pet places online - and trust me, I buy a lot of dog stuff [actually my dog budget is bigger than my people budget, LOL].
And if you have Amazon Prime - along with a bunch [actually loads] of freebies - such as free movies, tv episodes, free music downloads, free kindle books and much more - you get free 2Day shipping on many items, including dog food and other supplies.
Dog Food; High Calorie Supplements; Bowls; Feeders + Water Bottles; Harness + Leash; Chew Toys; Clothing.
Playpen; Play Yard; Exercise Pen; Crates; Gates.
Recommended Shampoos & Conditioners; Brush Types; Comb; Nail Trimmers; Scissors.
Soft Sided Carriers; Back Packs; Car Seats; Strollers; Ooops Baggies.