Yorkie’s are the best! They are sweet, loving and caring, but getting a puppy definitely changed my life. Dogs are a huge commitment. Now I was responsible for this little and fragile one pound dog. I had to feed her, bath her, walk her, etc. Since the day she arrived home for the first time I knew she was going to change my life significantly. I feel that I’ve become happier, more responsible and a better person. Benjamina puts a smile on my face every day. I am so lucky to have such an amazing and perfect pup. I can’t image my life without her.
If you take the time to make sure to choose a dog that is right for you and your lifestyle, they will change your life for a better. Why is Benjamina the perfect dog for me? Benjamina is perfect for me because her size makes it possible for me to take her everywhere I want. I take her to class, work, restaurants, shopping malls etc.
I’ve got to admit I wasn’t prepared to get a dog. I highly recommend you to prepare everything your new puppy could need ahead of time!
Advice before your new puppy gets home:
- Be sure to purchase all the supplies you’ll need ahead of time.
- Research a good veterinarian. Make sure their doctor’s office is near your neighborhood.
- Don’t forget to puppy proof the house! Puppies are very curious. Make sure to hide cords or wires, small objects that are reachable, install childproof latches on the drawers, etc.
New Puppy Checklist:
- Collar and Leash: Teacup yorkies are so small that regular dog’s leashes won’t fit. Go to the “Ferret” section and get a Ferret leash. They are perfect!
- Identification: Make sure to include two phone numbers.
- Microchip: Talk to your veterinarian about micro chipping.
- Pick up bags
- Dog Bed
- Dog Kennel
- Carrier: Sherpa Bag
- Food and water bowl: Make sure to buy stainless steel or ceramic bowls. If you plan to travel with your pup, you should buy collapsible bowls as well.
- Treats: Yorkies love flavored treats!
- Vitamins & Prevention
- Nutri Cal – a nutritional supplement that will prevent hypoglycemia
- Clear KARO Syrup
- Frontline (Flea & Trick Prevention)
- Heartgard (Heartworm Prevention)
- Grooming Supplies
- Blow Dryer
- Pet Toothpaste
- Nail Clippers
- Grooming Wipes
- Chew Toys
- Fetch Toys
- Wee Wee Pads
- Potty Training Drops
- No-Go Spray
- Nature’s Miracle (gallon size) or similar stain/odor neutralizer