New Puppy Guide

Welcome home your
new puppy

Adding a dog to your family is a fun-filled occasion that can also raise a lot of questions. Find answers here as you and your pet get to know each other.


Life Stage:

Petco Foundation

Adopt your new forever friend

The Petco Foundation brings together animals in need with loving people.

Essentials for your first 72 hours together

Comforts of home

Welcome your new puppy with a warm bed and everything else they'll need to feel comfortable.

How to Crate Train a Puppy >

Tips for Potty Training a Puppy >

Serve up happiness

Start your growing puppy off on the right paw with clean, healthy food that supports body and brain development.

How much to feed a puppy >

Top-rated puppy food >

Ready, set, go

Make the journey home a safe and relaxing one with essentials for your adventures.

How to leash train a puppy >

Healthy for life

We're here to help your new best friend live their healthiest, happiest life.

  • Veterinary Care >
  • Puppy vaccinations
  • Flea, tick & heartworm prevention
  • Microchip I.D.
  • Dental care & cleaning
  • Vitamins and supplements, as needed
  • Positive Dog Training >
  • Puppy socialization
  • Puppy basics, including "sit," loose-leash walking & come when called
  • Problem-solving ideas for potty training, chewing & more
  • Dog Grooming >
  • Personalized service
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Safety always comes first
  • 7-point Pet Care Check