How much is that doggy in the window?

Golden PuppiesGetting a new puppy is a wonderful experience that can bring much joy into your home. Puppies are cute and cuddly and love attention. Just like human babies, they rely on us to provide them with everything that they need.

If you have already gotten your puppy, congratulations! All of the research and reading you put into it has paid off. If you are currently looking for your perfect puppy, kudos for doing your research and wanting to be as prepared as possible.

Adjusting to life with a new puppy can be overwhelming, even when you've read every puppy book, article, and taken all of the advice that every dog lover you've talked to has no doubt offered.

You've researched getting a puppy. So, now what?

We developed this page to assist you with the first few months of your puppy's life, during that time when chaos and confusion can often reign over sanity (and sleep – just kidding!).

6-8 weeks
(Two Months)
DHC-PV (Distemper, Hepatitis, Coronavirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
Fecal Flotation (stool sample to screen for intestinal parasites)
10-12 weeks 
(Three Months)
DHC-PV Booster
Lyme Disease Vaccine
Leptospirosis Vaccine
Fecal Flotation
14-16 weeks 
(Four Months)
DHC-PV Booster
Lyme Disease Vaccine Booster
Leptospirosis Booster
Fecal Flotation
18-20 weeks
(Five Months)
Rabies Vaccine
Bordetella (Optional)
Fecal Flotation
Routine Bloodwork
Schedule Spay/Neuter
22-24 weeks
(Six Months)
Spay/Neuter Procedure