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Getting Puppy Today
The wait is finally ending and we are going to pick up our baby Golden pup, a girl, today.
It has been 2 years since we lost our last Golden, a wonderful dog, and my wife and I finally decided we could move on and get a new Puppy.
My 8 year old daughter is beside herself with excitement. My 4 year old son, not so much.
We stated visiting the breeder regularly when the puppies were 4 weeks old. I think that made the wait harder, rather than easier.
I think we are prepared. Food recommended by breeder (Life's Abundance) is here, crate, leash and collar, and plenty of chew toys and balls.
We do have to wait until later in the day, as we are pretty far down on the list to pick, and we will be getting home after dark, likely. I would rather have some daylight left to let the puppy run around a bit in her back yard, but such is life....there is no way we can wait until in the morning.
Any advise for acclimating the puppy to her new home? Things to do to make her feel welcome and safe? I feel bad that she will be leaving her litter mates today.