Thanks everyone so far for the great responses! And yes, he is coming...what did I get myself into haha
So we already have a crate that will stay in our room and that's where he will sleep.
We also have an x-pen that we will put in our kitchen when he needs to take a break or if we have to leave him and I will make sure to pull that away from the walls/baseboards, which is something I didn't even think about him chewing on so thank you for reminding me of that! We also have puppy pads here waiting...but hoping to never use them...
Our house is pretty simple, and there's not much out that he can destroy, aside from the kitchen table, couch, and end tables. All of these things are things we actually would like to replace anyways, so if he does happen to destroy them, then at least I won't freak out. We decided not to buy new furniture until he's done chewing so hopefully that was one of our smarter decisions! We did just redo our kitchen though so the little monster better not chew on the cabinets or else he's going to have some explaining to do to the cabinet guy!
I am worried about the electrical cords...any advice on these? I didn't think about the outlets so if he decides to start licking these I'll run out and get some covers. But like Seagodess asked, what do you do about the cords themselves? Any advice?
The other thing I am worried about is our stairs. A baby gate wont work to block off our stairs due to the baseboards...does anyone have any ideas on how to block off the stairs without a baby gate that is also cat friendly?
I know one of our biggest problems is that our backyard still isn't finished, which means there is a big dirt pile back there. I have a feeling that puppy will be getting multiple baths the first week or so until the backyard is done! That should make for some cute pictures though