My New Puppy Index page was designed to help you find the information you need quickly..... which makes choosing and taking care of that new pup just a little bit easier!
Adding a new puppy to your family is a big step - it's so exciting, but it can be confusing too and you might have a few (or lots!) of questions.
This page will help you find the answers you need quickly. That way you can enjoy every one of those wonderful 'new puppy' moments more.... and worry less.
All puppies are adorable, but not every dog breed is the right fit for your family.
Get help figuring out which breeds are best suited to your home, family and lifestyle... that way everyone will be happier in the long run!
Once you've found a breed you're interested in, it's really important to know how to pick out a healthy puppy.
Get all the tips and advice you need to make the right choice and avoid the potential heartbreak of taking home a sickly pup.
Adopting a puppy from a shelter, pound or private rescue can be a win-win for everyone! Millions of dogs and puppies need a second chance at love.
Your new best friend could be waiting for you.... find out more here.
You LOVE your new puppy, but it's possible that the other canine family members won't feel the same way... at least not at first!
Get tips and advice to make the first few days run more smoothly, and help everyone get along.
Picking out a perfect name for your new puppy is part of the fun. But you'd be surprised at how much effort it can take!
Get the help you need to choose the moniker that fits your prince or princess here.
Everything you need to take care of your new 'baby' properly.
This page gives you the 'Big Picture' view of puppy care and links to all the most relevant pages/sections on my site. A great page to bookmark.
Find out more about the 7 Stages of Puppy Development.
If you know what normal puppy development looks like, and what to expect as your puppy grows, you'll worry less and enjoy him more. Includes adorable videos.
Most puppy owners are anxious to know how big their 'babies' are going to get. Not too difficult to estimate with purebred puppies, but with mixed breeds it's much more of a guessing game.
Learn the tricks to 'guesstimating' your puppy's adult weight here.
Puppies who are orphaned or rejected by their momma need a lot of TLC.
Here's a step-by-step guide to taking care of new born puppies... includes tips and advice on bottle feeding, elimination & more.