Welcome to the Moonrise family! I am so excited and honored that you are bringing one of my puppies home. When I get to send a puppy home to a family like yours, I sleep well, knowing that the pup will be in a great home.

In a way, preparing to bring the puppy home is akin to preparing for a baby, including excitement, uncertainty, parenting choices, and the potential for "puppy blues." The next few weeks will be exciting and full of pleasant preparations for your new puppy, and I will be there for you along the way.

Over the years, I have stayed in contact with many of my puppy families, and their questions and feedback helped me develop the guides to help you prepare for your puppy.

The guides are organized into two modules: Preparations and Pick Up and Puppy Raising. Please enjoy, take notes, print, and download. If you have questions along the way, don't hesitate to text me.



  • Pick up Day, what to bring?
  • What Dog Food Should You Feed?
  • Crate Size and Selection
  • Vet Visit and Vaccines
  • Where Can I Take My Puppy?
  • Grooming
  • How & When to Make Final Payment
  • Puppy Pick Up - How & Scheduling
  • Recommended Must Haves &Where to Buy Them
  • A Few Tips On Housetraining
  • Indoor Playpen & Litter Box
  • Deworming and Parasites
  • Trainers and veterinarians
  • Spay and Neuter timing?
  • Smooth Transitioning to New Home
  • "Puppy Blues"
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